Even though the most obvious causes of water damage are severe forces of nature such as:
Water damage also can occur when a fire is extinguished from leaking pipes and malfunctioning washing machines. As well as leaks in your roofing and siding from defective gutters. This can cause water to pool around your property and potentially leak into your basement.
Following a water related incident quickly switch off circuit breakers that distribute power to flooded areas. Remember that safety comes first. If you think it is unsafe or even if you are not sure, call Flood Auckland at 489-7784. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t forget to call your insurance company to inform them of the damage. If the property is severely damaged, indeed determine whether it is structurally safe to enter.
The drying process depends on several factors including location:
We determine when the drying process is completed, through our consistent monitoring and evaluation. Even though your carpeting may feel dry to the touch, the underneath the padding and sub floors may still remain wet. Every situation is different however most property takes approximately three to five days to dry thoroughly.
The extent of damage and the construction of the furniture will determine if your furniture can be restored. Any damage can only be assessed after the furniture is completely dried. Furniture that cannot be salvaged will be documented. A customer release form is needed for anything needing to be disposed of.
Not necessarily. Depending on the type of water loss. You can sanitize, disinfect and reuse dishes. As well as cooking utensils and food preparation areas. You should however throw away wooden cutting boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle nipples and pacifiers. Since it’s almost impossible to safely clean them.
Within hours. As mold thrives in moist and warm environments. Any place wet or humid is a perfect place for mold to grow. Therefore it is extremely important that you take action immediately. Call Flood Auckland at 489-7784 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We do not always recommend to open windows. Outside weather conditions may vary. The technician will determine when and if the outside air is appropriate.
Keep the foot traffic to a bare minimum. We recommend wearing shoes for safety.
Although it varies from case to case, here are a few reasons carpet may not be salvageable:
Water can be absorbed into the drywall, baseboards, sub flooring consequently when water damage occurs. Drying these surfaces requires high velocity air movers to accelerate the release of absorbed water into the air. It is necessary to place dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture. Surely to help protect property and create conditions for efficient drying.
Hard surfaces may be both cleaned and sanitized. Affected items which cannot stay to sanitize will consequently requires disposal.
Call NZ Steam ‘n’ Dry carpet on 0800 783 266.