All homes and buildings are vulnerable to water damage because it can be caused by many natural and non-natural factors. Water damage is commonly caused by rain or flooding as well as leaks, burst pipes, backups, and overflows, and it can lead to significant damage by spreading throughout a home or building through porous building materials. Materials that absorb water are at risk for structural damage as well as mold growth. ServiceMaster of the Shore Area provides water damage restoration services in Ocean City and Egg Harbor Township, NJ to remove water and help recover from the damage. We can handle anything from standing flood water to excess moisture with our advanced water extraction equipment and we will also work to prevent mold growth.
Water and Flood Damage Cleanup
Water can quickly become a problem once it gets into a home or building because it will continue to spread through porous materials until it is removed. Wood, flooring, sheetrock, insulation, drywall, and other substructures are absorbent and they can each sustain damage including warping, discoloration, and structural damage from absorbing water. The ability of water to spread so easily through your home means that small leaks can eventually lead to serious damage. It is important to address water damage issues right away to not only stop the water from spreading, but also to prevent the appearance of mold. Moisture is the main trigger of mold growth and its appearance will make the damage much worse.
At ServiceMaster of the Shore Area, we provide effective water damage restoration services using state-of-the-art equipment and advanced drying methods. Water damage can quickly become an emergency with how fast it spreads which is why we are available 24 hours a day.
The water damage restoration services we provide consist of the following steps:
- Emergency Service: We arrive immediately after your call to stop the water from spreading and evaluate the damage. Our technicians can help you determine what is worth saving and we will remove objects and materials that cannot be salvaged. Standing water is removed with our water extraction equipment and after the initial removal, we set up drying equipment and dehumidifiers to remove the excess moisture from the air space, structural elements, and furnishings.
- Reinstallation and Cleaning: Once the water has been removed the affected areas will need to be cleaned and disinfected to prevent corrosion and mold growth. Our technicians will move large objects like furniture during the cleaning process to ensure that we clean and disinfect the area as thoroughly as possible. Any objects that we move will be put back in their original place.
- Structural Repairs: Wooden structures and drywall that have absorbed too much water will lose their structural integrity which can lead to significant damage. Our technicians will assess the damage to your property and repair and structural damage with our reconstruction services.
Water damage may seem like a non-threatening issue at first, but it can quickly spread and cause deep problems in your home or building. It is very important to call ServiceMaster of the Shore Area as soon as you find water damage in your home or business in Ocean City and Egg Harbor Township, NJ. You can trust our technicians to accurately assess the damage and remove all excess water and moisture. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (609) 445-2035 for emergency water damage restoration.