Water damage comes in all shapes and sizes and no matter the source or the amount of water, it can cause trouble in your home or building. Common causes of water damage include flooding, rain, and other wet weather conditions as well as problems like roof and foundation leaks, plumbing issues, overflows, and sewage backups. All instances of water damage require immediate attention to limit its spread and prevent serious damage or mold growth in the affected areas.
A-Co Restoration provides water damage restoration services in Boise, ID to remove excess moisture and flooding from homes and commercial buildings. Our technicians use advanced water extraction and drying equipment to dry your property and we can also address resulting property damage and mold growth.
While older homes face a higher risk of water damage due to older appliances and pipes, modern homes are also vulnerable. In fact, nothing can prevent water damage from invading your property and ruining your building materials. Everything from burst pipes to sewage backups to appliance leaks can cause water damage; there are simply too many sources that can contribute to this disaster.
As soon as you notice the disaster, never hesitate to call for professional help as the damage will quickly spread to other areas, including the floors, walls, ceiling, and personal belongings. Over time, mold growth can also develop that will lead to bigger problems. Our technicians are trained and experienced to fully extract the water, start the drying process, remove soiled porous materials, and install replacements to fully restore your home or building. We will also remove the source of the damage to prevent the water from spreading in the process.
Water Damage Restoration
As soon as it starts, water can create a number of problems for property owners, including damage to wood, flooring, drywall, and a number of furnishings. Due to their porous structure, they will be quick to absorb water like a sponge, quickly causing permanent damage and even mold growth. Everything from staining to corrosion to rotting to buckling can occur. These materials should be given first priority in the drying process.
Mold growth is also cause for concern as soon as the water spreads. Mold can grow anywhere with a moisture source, so it won’t be long before the spores develop within a wet area and consume the cellulose within porous materials. Mold growth is also hazardous to humans and pets, triggering a number of breathing and allergic reactions when coming into contact with the mold spores.
Damage Caused by Water
Water damage can happen at any time, and it is important to take action as soon as you notice the issue. Water spreads easily through homes and buildings by getting absorbed into porous materials like flooring, drywall, wood, insulation, and furnishings. As these materials absorb more water, they become vulnerable to serious damage and mold growth. The presence of mold increases the damage as well as the risk of health issues from exposure.
Calling our professionals when you notice water damage will limit its spread and stop the damage to your property. After you call us for water mitigation, you should take the following steps:
- Shut off the electricity to the affected areas. If major flooding occurs, the power to the entire home or building should be shut off.
- If you have found the source of the water or leak, stop it if you can.
- Move your belongings to higher floors to save them from water damage.
- Stay away from the affected areas. Indoor flooding can be hazardous.
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Water Damage Cleanup from A-Co Restoration
Our technicians at A-Co Restoration are IICRC certified to provide complete water damage cleanup. You can expect us to arrive with advanced equipment to effectively remove flood water and moisture and we will also look for and address any mold or mildew growth.
Our water mitigation services include the following steps:
- Assessment: We will start by assessing the spread of the water and extent of the damage to form a restoration plan. You will be informed of our plan and the steps we will take.
- Extraction and drying: We use industrial level sump pumps to remove standing water and we will set up dehumidifiers and fans to handle the drying. If your power is out, we will have a generator to power our equipment.
- Cleanup and restoration: It is possible for flood water to contain contaminants that can affect your health. After your property is dried, we will clean and restore the affected areas and repair structural damage to wood and drywall.
- Mold check: Throughout the water restoration process, we will look for mold or mildew. Mold growth is a common problem when water damage occurs because the spores thrive in most areas. If we find mold or mildew, we will remove it from your property.
If your home or business in Boise, ID is affected by water damage or flooding, do not hesitate to call our professionals at A-Co Restoration. You can call us 24 hours a day at (208) 747-8525 for water damage emergencies.