July 8

How to Deal with Water Damage

By Kevin Finn

July 8, 2021


Heavy rainfalls and flash floods often come unannounced. You never know when the next one will happen, or how it'll affect you. Lately unexpected flooding has caused  a lot of chaos. After the floods and rains have passed, remember that the first thing you should check is that everyone around you is safe, and that the environment is not hazardous.

Water damage can be classified into four types::

- Class 1: This is the most basic kind of water damage, affecting only a tiny section of a room or an area. Moisture is absorbed at a minimum in this type of damage.

- Class 2: In this situation, the water damage is extensive. Carpeting is completely saturated, but  there is no water over 24 inches up on the walls.

- Class 3: This has the quickest rate of evaporation, and the water damage has impacted and affected the whole area of the structure, including the ceilings. At this point, restoration specialists must intervene to fix the situation.

- Class 4: In class 4 damage, the building's structure is jeopardized. This happens in extreme flooding circumstances and makes the building uninhabitable.

If your water damage falls into any category but Class 1, it is necessary to get it fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage, including the growth of mold, which can begin in as little as 48 hours.

Dealing with water damage

Don’t Try Cleanup on Your Own!

It's quite likely that your personal possessions and residence will be harmed as a result of the flood and heavy rains that occurred, but that doesn't mean you should try to clean it up on your own. Doing so might result in life-threatening situations such as being seriously injured or electrocuted.

Cleaning the entire area by yourself can be time consuming and  result in additional damage to the furniture and walls, among other things. Even little water occurrences can create havoc with your home.

That’s where St Louis Cleaning and Restoration steps in! Our team of professionals creates a viable plan of action to repair the damage caused by water in your house. Whenever a crisis occurs, our team is readily available to help. St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration specializes in water damage restoration. We will provide a comprehensive variety of services to meet your needs.

Why Choose Professionals after Water Damage?

Comprehensive Detection

Once you involve our team of professionals to clear out the damage done by the flash food or rainfalls, they will start with a complete and thorough inspection of every area of your house that was affected.  

We use moisture meters to assist us through the cleanup and repair process, to identify where the most damage has occurred. Once we've determined where we should concentrate our efforts, we immediately begin extraction and drying services to prevent additional damage.

Professional Tools

Our experts are acquainted with the most up-to-date restoration equipment. Industrial-grade dehumidifiers, water extractors, and high-volume air movers are some of the tools we use to effectively remove standing water and dry out the premises.

Lesser Losses

As we mentioned earlier, the sooner you hire a professional to remove  the water from the area, the less damage your home will experience. Since water damage repair is a time-consuming process; St. Louis Cleaning & Restoration has a whole team devoted to performing the repair process on site.

Smoother Insurance Claim Process

We know that dealing with any post-flood scenario is difficult but filing an insurance claim on your own can be challenging. St. Louis Cleaning & Restoration will assist  you with the claim process by providing required information and advice to guarantee a successful claim.

Choose the Best Professionals

St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration has been in the water damage restoration business for 21 years and is one of the area’s top water damage restoration service providers! Our technicians are trained and qualified and have a thorough understanding of water damage and restoration procedures.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can transport our cutting-edge drying and monitoring equipment to your home, business, or other facility. Or we have a huge facility where we can bring your possessions for drying and cleaning. Don’t hesitate to call on our trusted crew in your time of need.

If you have recently experienced a flood, or if your property has been damaged by water in any way, please contact our team at St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration. We specialize in the safe removal of standing water from flooded areas as well as the restoration process afterwards. We will ensure that everything is cleaned up and restored back to its pre-flood condition.

When it comes to flood damage repair there are many things that need to be taken care of; we can handle them all with ease! You will never regret calling us--we'll get your home feeling like new again quickly and safely. Give us a call today for more information on how we can help restore yours after this catastrophic event.

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