With rising sea levels, climate change and the decline in natural soakaways (ie. more tarmacked and concreted areas). It is estimated that the risk of flooding will only rise and therefore the need for flood damage restoration will increase.
If you have been affected by a coastal, river, surface or groundwater flooding emergency, it is important that you act quickly to help prevent secondary water and flood damage.
Not only will prolonged standing water increase the chance of mould growth. But it can begin soaking into the construction of your building. Which will increase the complexity (and thus the cost and timeframe) of drying flood water in your building. And not to mention the health risks of coming into contact with bacteria and pathogen ridden water – river and sea water is full of animal faeces.
Flood Water Removal & Drying
Our highly skilled and experienced technicians will firstly extract the flood water from your building before stripping out affected materials and furniture. Drying of flood water will start once this is complete. In this drying stage we will remotely monitor the water damage restoration process. This allows us to stop at precisely the right time, keeping costs to a minimum.
Expert Flood Damage Restoration
Once the building is completely dry, we will start on the water damage restoration services. This includes the replacing of plasterboard, woodwork and dry-lining where appropriate. The water damage restoration service we provide is a complete service that ensures you will only ever need to make one call. All traces of water will be removed, your property will be dried and returned to a safe level of moisture and all water damaged contents will be restored or replaced by our experts. We will leave your building as close to pre-flood condition as possible. Thus, allowing you to get back up and running in the least possible time.
To complement our flood restoration services, we also offer:
- Mould Removal
- Flooded Basement Cleaning
- Room Dehumidification
Danger and Health Risks of Flood Damage
Flood water carries with it several health risks, which can be a direct result of the flood damage or the secondary damage it can cause. One major risk is electrocution. It isn’t uncommon for a flood to cause damage to buildings and power lines. Which can lead to a live electric current being in the water, which is potentially deadly.
Another risk of flooding is sewage contamination. Heavy, extended periods of rain can often cause sewers to overflow which can cause an escape of sewage. Raw sewage is full of harmful bacteria and parasites which can cause serious illness to anyone that is exposed to it. We advise that if you’re property has been flooded with sewage contaminated water you should look to hire a flood damage restoration or sewage cleanup service ASAP.
Flood water is full of bacteria and parasites, which will be left anywhere the flood water has been. Once the flood water resides or has been removed, those surfaces will be contaminated. Similarly, to sewage contaminated flood water, these surfaces pose risks to the health of anyone that comes into contact.
3 Types of Flood Water Damage
If you are experiencing a flood, it is important to know the three types of water. Knowing the three types of water will allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed with the flood damage restoration.
- White Water is clean water, it will be clear in colour and is free of bacteria and viruses. White water is free of contaminates and is considered safe to handle. However, we always recommend that you limit exposure to any type of flood water and also wear PPE.
- Grey Water is the second type you may encounter during a flood. Just like it’s name you should expect the water to be grey in colour or cloudy. Grey Water comes from households and buildings but is free of faecal matter.
- Black Water is by far the most hazardous. It is contaminated with faecal matter and is full of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites. If your property is flooded with black water, it Is vital you avoid contact with the water and hire an expert to perform a sewage cleanup and air & surface decontamination service.
Contact Ideal Response Today
Contact us today for a free estimate or for more information on our flood restoration services. You can speak to one of flood experts via website live chat, telephone or web from submission. Once we gather some key pieces of information we will put together our proposal and a date of attendance to complete your water damage restoration service.