Water damage is a familiar problem as it happens in some form to just about every home and building. Weather conditions such as floods, rain, and high humidity as well as other problems including sewage backups, burst pipes, and plumbing issues can result in excess water or moisture which becomes absorbed in porous building materials such as wood and drywall. This allows excess water to spread throughout the home or building and cause mold or mildew growth. ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration and Recovery (DRR) provides water damage restoration services to remove excess water from homes and buildings in Los Altos, CA and repair or restore the damage. We react quickly to water damage emergencies to limit the damage and begin the restoration.
Water Damage Restoration Process
Our technicians combine over 35 years of collective experience with the best drying and cleaning equipment in the industry to restore any size loss from water damage in commercial and residential settings. The drying equipment we use includes air movers, dehumidifiers, hydroxyl technology, and floor mat systems among others that allows us to completely remove water and moisture from the air space, structural elements, and furnishings in your building. Water damage often extends to your carpeting and personal belongings as well which is why we provide carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and content cleaning and pack-out services as part of the water damage restoration process.
What to Do in Case of Water Damage
- Locate and repair the source of the water so that the damage will stop spreading before the restoration begins.
- Put any valuable items away in a safe, dry location.
- Shut off the electricity if the water damage is extensive, our technicians will deal with the electricity as part of the restoration.
What NOT to Do After Water Damage
- Do not throw away the part that is the source of the water damage, you may need to show the part to your insurance company.
- Do not leave water to dry on its own, it will only get absorbed deeper into the building materials to cause more problems.
One potential cause of water damage in a home or building is sewage backup which must be dealt with more carefully than water damage. Sewage backup contains viruses and bacteria that can greatly increase certain health risks and it is important for sewage to be removed by a certified professional. Our technicians can safely remove sewage backup as well as disinfect the area to prevent the spread of diseases. If you encounter sewage backup, do not try to clean it up yourself and call ServiceMaster DRR as soon as possible.
Many cases of water damage start out small but the longer you wait to take action, the more severe the water damage can be. Make sure to contact ServiceMaster DRR once you discover water damage in your home or building in Los Altos, CA. We will respond quickly with our advanced cleaning and drying equipment to limit and restore the damage and we work with many local insurance companies. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day at (408) 457-0633 to respond to instances of water damage in Los Altos, CA and the nearby towns of Santa Clara County.
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