Los Angeles Water Damage Restoration, Mold Removal, Fire, & Smoke Remediation
BMS CAT Los Angeles Damage Restoration, Remediation, Recovery and Repair Services
Our Southern California office is conveniently located in Los Angeles, and from there we respond to our customers throughout the region 24 hours a day. We strive to anticipate our customers’ needs and to be prepared to meet those needs swiftly and effectively.
Water Damage Restoration Los Angeles
The BMS CAT Los Angeles water damage repair and restoration team is prepared for any kind or size of water damage event in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How does water damage occur? Simply put, when water gets into places in a building where it is not supposed to be, water damage usually occurs.
Events that lead to water damage include:
- Burst or leaking pipes
- Sewage backing up into a structure
- Sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and washing machines that overflow
- Water heaters and other appliances that leak
- Flooding caused by hurricanes or tropical storms
- Roofs leaking
- Foundations cracking and allowing water into a building
- Sump pumps that malfunction; water enters a basement
- Poor drainage around basement walls that results in water buildup seeping through cracks
Los Angeles Contaminated Water Cleanup
Water is categorized as white, gray, or black in accordance with its contamination level.
White, or clean, water is called Category 1 water. Clean water is potable and is the water that flows into a home from a city supply or a treated well. It goes from supply lines into appliances and faucets. Category 1 water is what comes out of an overflowing bathtub or sink, a leaking faucet, or a water pipe to a dishwasher or washing machine. Clean or white water is safe for people.
Gray water is called Category 2 water. This water isn’t clean or potable. It comes from the drains that empty sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, bathtubs, and showers.
Black water is Category 3 water. Sewage generates black water, and flood waters containing debris, oils, fertilizer chemicals, animal feces, etc. Black water is contaminated and highly unsanitary and as such is dangerous for humans to be in contact with.
Of importance to note is that white water can change to gray water simply by sitting for 48 hours, and gray water can change to black water if left untreated for 48 or more hours. It is generally best if professionals are called in to do contaminated water cleanup.
Water Removal in Los Angeles
When a homeowner or property owner discovers their building is full of standing water, he or she should first attempt to find the source of the water and then turn off the main supply to the home or building. If the source of the flooding can’t be found, a plumber or representative of the local water company should be summoned.
After the water source has been identified and the water flow stopped, the next action step is to call a water damage restoration company such as BMS CAT. We assess the situation and then begin water removal as soon as possible.
Assessing the water damage requires gathering some data, such as establishing how long the standing water has been there, which rooms are affected, and where the water has come from. We use specialized instruments for measuring moisture content in walls, substrates, floors, decking, baseboards, cabinets, and ceilings. Data gathering results determine how much drying equipment is necessary to employ after water has been removed.
Water Removal Methods
After we have established the extent of the water event, our BMS CAT Los Angeles expert water damage repair crews begin the task of water removal. Essentially, super-strength industrial grade shop vacs are pressed into service, sucking up all water present in a home or building and discharging it outside. This is done room by room for however many hours it takes to remove all the water.
Once the water has been removed, the work focus shifts to drying. We employ large air movers to circulate water throughout the home or building. We also utilize dehumidifiers. Finding hidden pockets or wells of water also occurs at this point by drilling holes into cavities (i.e. walls) and removing baseboards.
Los Angeles Water Damage Repair
Water damage repair in Los Angeles is declared completed when all the flooded rooms of a house or building are water-free and dried. Moisture-content readings confirm that spaces are dry.
At this point, BMS CAT’s job as a Los Angeles water damage repair company is finished. Structural damage that may have occurred as a result of the water event is turned over to a general contractor for making those repairs.
Mold Remediation Los Angeles
Mold removal from a Los Angles home or commercial property should be handled by certified and trained technicians backed by a name people the world over trust like BMS CAT Los Angeles. Mold can be dangerous to one’s health if not handled properly in the remediation process.
BMS CAT provides trained employees, rather than subcontractors, who are experts at dealing with mold and mold-related problems in buildings of all sizes. Our staff understands that a fast response time is of the utmost importance, as well as taking extra steps to prevent the mold from returning.
BMS CAT Los Angeles Mold Removal and Inspection Services
- Immediate Action– We supply 24-hour damage remediation services.
- Moisture Detection– Our expert team is able to discover unseen moisture in your flooring and walls so we can help prevent future mold issues.
- Insurance Accepted – We handle on the insurance paperwork and deal directly with most insurance companies.
- Full Service – Every part of your mold removal needs are handled from inspection to screening, removing smells and mold remediation.
Fire And Smoke Damage
BMS CAT Los Angeles is a leader in the fire and smoke damage restoration industry, and we are fully equipped to do the job right the first time. With a 24-hour emergency response service, it ensure that our crews are on-site within hours of your call.
Our team knows that recovering from a fire can be challenging, so they take every step to make sure your home or business becomes a home again or your business can get back to making a profit. Our certified technicians will treat your property and possessions with love and care.
Our fire damage and smoke removal services make use of state-of-the-art equipment and fine-tuned processes that ensure your possessions, walls, ceilings, and floors are restored to pre-loss condition.
Los Angeles Disaster Planning, Recovery and Repairs
The team here in Southern California has responded to all types of disasters. When a water main broke on UCLA’s campus, we were there to clean up. When fire damaged a local Los Angeles manufacturing facility, we cleaned and deodorized the facility to get them back to business. From Earthquakes to document restoration, fires to flooding, our teams have the experience and expertise to respond to any type of disaster, no job is too big or too small for BMS CAT Los Angeles.