It is always frustrating to find flood water within your home or building and you may be unsure of what to do when you find it. Standing water can become a problem in your property if flood water from outside seeps in or if burst pipes, overflows, and sewage backups bring in a lot of water. It is important to call the right professionals as soon as you discover indoor flooding because the water will quickly warp and damage the affected materials and furnishings and increase the risk for serious structural damage.
At Philip White Water Restoration, we provide complete flood cleaning services to help homes and businesses that have been flooded in Ocoee, FL. We can effectively remove standing water using advanced extraction equipment and set up dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas and materials. You can count on our technicians to respond to any level of flooding on your property.
Damage from Indoor Flooding
There are several potential causes of serious flooding within homes and businesses. The most common is natural flooding in which flood water from outside finds its way in, usually in a basement or crawlspace. Standing water can also be caused by internal issues like burst pipes and sewage backups. When a pipe bursts, it can spill hundreds of gallons of water into a building. Sewage backups can result in standing water too, but with the added danger of the waste materials in the sewage that can threaten your heath and cause serious damage.
No matter the cause of the flooding, the damage in every scenario will be severe, especially if you don’t take quick action. This much water will quickly penetrate building materials like wood, drywall, and flooring which will result in warping and buckling of the materials. This can have a detrimental effect on the structural integrity of your home or building. It is important for this amount of water to be removed properly because removing it too quickly can make the damage to the building materials worse.
The other problem likely to occur with major flooding is mold growth. This is because mold spores prefer to grow in moist or wet areas. The appearance of mold will add to the damage as mold eats away at the affected materials and present a new threat to your health.
By reacting quickly to indoor flooding, you can help limit the damage caused by the water and prevent the appearance of mold.
Professional Flood Cleanup
When you call our professionals at Philip White Water Restoration for flood cleanup, you can expect our technicians to take the following steps:
- Quick response and evaluation of your property to assess the extent of the damage and the cause of the flood
- Removal of water with water extraction equipment and strategic drying with dehumidification equipment
- Cleaning and restoration of affected areas
- Final inspection to ensure complete restoration
If your home or business in Ocoee, FL has been affected by flooding, make sure you call our professionals at Philip White Water Restoration right away. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (407) 818-1110.