Rapid Water Extraction & Thorough Drying Of Flood and Water Damaged Premises
The longer a flooded or water damaged premises stays waterlogged, the more damage is done to the structure, and the more expensive it is to restore to its pre-flood condition. That’s why our one hour response time counts.
Most home owners believe that a soaked fitted carpet is the most serious casualty of flooding, but in fact, structural damage is a far bigger problem.
Roof damage or a leak upstairs may cause a collapsed ceiling on the floor below within hours.
And when flooding occurs at floor level, water can start to be absorbed by the sub floor and walls within 60 minutes and may seriously affect the stability of the floors beneath and become a source of health-threatening and unpleasant smelling mould and mildew.
How to dry your home after a flood
- Remove all irreparably damaged materials such as collapsed ceilings, or carpets contaminated by sewage or leaking drains.
- Install heavy duty water extraction equipment right away to suck out as much surface water as possible as fast as possible. (We have our own truck-mounted generators if your power supply is cut off).
- Install as many dehumidifiers and air movers as necessary to dry the area out fully, and as soon as possible. (This process may take up to several days, depending on the amount of flooding and the types of building materials and furnishings affected, e.g. plaster board, timber, concrete, carpet).
- When the structure is completely dry and floors and walls have been tested with an electronic moisture detector, we treat for mould and mildew and repair or replace floors, skirting, partitions, tiles, plaster, built in cabinetry and paintwork as required to restore the premises to pre-flood condition or better.
With over 20 years experience treating Water Extraction in Melbourne, and many 5 Star glowing trusted reviews on Google, contact us today for a free quote and take the stress out of getting back to normal whilst we take care of it all for you.