Florissant Homeowners and Businesses Suffering Water Damage
Water is the single most long-term destructive substance in the indoor environment. Excess moisture or flooding can cause structures and personal property to rapidly deteriorate. The problem becomes more serious when the water is unsanitary or clean-up services are delayed.
Water damage can result from several causes. A broken dishwasher hose, the washing machine overflowing, leaking or broken pipes and clogged toilets are a few events that can cause severe damage if not addressed quickly. Torrential rains can cause flash flooding, which can seep into your home or business building. The most devastating water damage is caused by sewer backups.
Homeowners can do some cleanup after water leaks and floods, but only a professional and certified professional has the knowledge, training and equipment needed to address any serious damage causing health risks or structural threats. Standing water carries pathogens and can cause mold. If untreated, the mold will spread throughout the building and cause even more damage, sometimes even resulting in condemnation of the building because of health issues.
If standing water isn’t addressed within 24 hours, it will seep behind drywall and walls and underneath carpets and flooring. This results in mold and bacteria multiplying where you cannot see it. This creates a serious hazard to people and animals exposed to the microbial growth.
There is also danger in exposed wires or plugged in devices coming in contact with water, which can electrocute people, resulting in major injury or even death. Snakes, reptiles or rodents may have been swept in through flooding waters and hiding under debris. Protective clothing should be worn in a flooded home to prevent injury.
Let St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration clean up the mess and preserve and protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur. We have the equipment and protective clothing and gear, including a vapor respirator, rubber gloves and eye protection. We are trained in identifying the extent of the water damage and will recommend items you need to discard completely, versus those that can be salvaged.
The technicians that St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration will dispatch to your water-damaged home or business are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). As trained professionals, they have the equipment to locate and measure hidden pockets of water, even when the surface isn’t wet on the outside.