Flood Damage Repair

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Flood Damage Repair

Intrusion of water inside your home can create devastating damage to your property and personal effects. Water damage may occur slowly over time as the result of a leaky pipe or broken window seal or it could occur rapidly after a flash flood or torrential rains. Either one can cause considerable damage if flood cleanup is not done as quickly as possible.

The worst part about a water intrusion is that it continues to wreak havoc and damage property for as long as it is allowed to stand. Prompt flood damage restoration is the only effective way to contain the amount of damage done.

Timely Flood Cleanup Is Crucial

Time is of essence when it comes to flood cleanup and disaster repair. Once a water leak starts, it can escalate rapidly and the only way to limit the effects it may have is by dealing with it as quickly as possible. It really is surprising how much damage water can do if it is left to stand. From destroys heating and electrical systems, rusting metals, rotting wood and delaminating materials, water damages almost anything that it comes in contact with. The longer it stands, the more the damage it does.

Accumulated water also provides the perfect environment for mold to grow and thrive, which could be a potentially serious health risk to the occupants of the home.

Timely flood damage repair not only helps lower the overall repair costs, it also helps prevent respiratory problems caused by mold spores.

Professional Flood Repair Is Equally Important

Water damage often goes way beyond what you can see. While you may be able to dry out all visible traces of water and repair the primary water damage, without the proper experience and tools, potential secondary damage may go unchecked. Neglecting hidden waterlogged areas could, over a period of time, call for expensive repairs. Moisture can quickly change from liquid to water vapour that can travel freely around your property and get absorbed by porous materials causing further damage when it re-condenses. This damage can go unnoticed for several years causing slow but extensive damage that could compromise the structural integrity of your home and necessitate costly repair work.

Flood cleanup and disaster repair is a multi-step process that is best carried out by experienced flood repair professionals who have the proper knowhow and the right tools to get the job done right the first time. At Rapidcan, we use the latest technology, including cutting-edge drying tools for best results. Specially designed moisture detection, chemical testing and thermal equipment help us identify the source of the problem, the extent of the water damage and the potential for secondary damage in the form of wood rot and mould spores.

What Does Professional Flood Damage Restoration Entail?

As a first step in flood damage repair process, our trained professionals at Rapidcan will first remove all standing water that has accumulated on the flooring, carpets and other affected materials. Depending on the extent of the flooding, this should not take more than three to four days.

After all the water has been removed, the area is dried further using dehumidifiers and other highly specialised equipment. This step can take several days, depending on the amount of water that has invaded your home as well as the areas that have been flooded. Moisture meters are used to make sure your home is thoroughly dry. Thermal imaging cameras may also be used under certain circumstances.

Depending on the area that is affected and the extent of the damage done, flood damage restoration may also involve wood floor repair, carpet cleaning, mold removal, air duct cleaning, odour control and drywall removal.

During the disaster repair process, we will work closely with you and your insurance manager to develop a detailed timeline for the repair and restoration work so that your property is back to normal as soon as possible. All of the flood restoration specialists at Rapidcan are highly trained and understand the level of expertise needed for flood damage restoration and repair.

Call Rapidcan today at 416-333-6336 for prompt, efficient and cost effective flood damage repair.

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