Water Damage & Flood Restoration
There is no way of predicting when water damage will strike your home or business, whether it be from a plumbing leak, roof damage or a massive storm, but the results of water damage can spell catastrophe for your property. It can find its way into the walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and other contents, and the degree of damage increases exponentially the longer it is not addressed.
Understanding the urgent need for immediate repairs and restoration, BMS CAT acts quickly to minimize the damage to your home or facility. Because disaster can strike at any time, often when you least expect it, our emergency helpline is always open to ensure that our highly trained and experienced team is on-site within hours of your phone call.
Understanding the Characteristics of Water Damage
Regardless of the cause, we can rapidly recognize and act upon the signs of water damage to your property and its contents. After addressing the cause of the problem, we will promptly remove any salvageable materials before carrying out emergency repairs and working closely with insurance companies to help ensure a seamless transition back to normalcy.
If your residential or commercial property has been affected by water damage, it is essential that you call us immediately. Moving water caused by a flood or a burst pipe can spread quickly throughout the building, permanently staining things like carpets, upholstery, books and records. Items such as wooden furniture can swell, with individual components even disintegrating, and unprotected metal surfaces can also be permanently tarnished. For this reason among others, water should be removed as soon as possible.
Long-term effects of water damage include a development of bacteria and mold and the associated unpleasant odor and increased risk of allergens. If left unattended, structural damage to the property may also occur in the form of warping and splitting frames, windows and doors. However, our team can be addressing the problem within the first few hours will greatly help reduce the degree of permanent damage and the consequent increased restoration costs.
In some cases, water damage might not be immediately apparent, and may only be characterized by an unpleasant odor or growth of microbial organisms on surfaces around the affected area. Even a small leak can cause severe damage if it is not dealt with in a timely manner.
Dealing with Wet Environments
The first step in dealing with flood damage and other water damage is to ensure that the area is properly dried. We use high-volume desiccant dehumidifiers to force dry air into these damp environments minimizing the risk of further damage. Prior to dehumidification, we will identify the source of the water intrusion, determine the level of contamination and begin making repairs. By removing water from the property, the potential for mold growth is mitigated. As water evaporates either by force or naturally, it is important to lower the humidity of the air of a damaged home or facility. By using dehumidification, we are able to remove moisture from the air, working to halt the damage caused by water to various components of the building.
Recovery of Contents
Here at BMS CAT, we understand the importance of recovering essential materials, such as business documents and records either stored on printed or electronic media. If necessary, salvageable content will be removed and restored in our secure facility. Items are professionally packed, barcoded and stored in one of our warehouses before we return it to you once the restoration of your property is complete. We also have a dedicated document and media recovery team that will take every step to restore water-damaged electronic media, such as hard disks, tape drives, and optical disks. Our professional records recovery service makes it possible to recover documents that, just a few years ago, would have been written off as a total loss.
We realize that every day you’re misplaced from your home is stressful, or if your facility is not functioning, it costs your business an enormous amount of money. Our experienced and professional restoration crew will work as quickly as possible to get the property up and running again to limit the interruption of life or business. Once we have carried out urgent repairs, we will also make sure that the home or facility is free of contaminants caused by water damage. This process may also include thoroughly cleaning the air ducts and HVAC system to ensure that no harmful allergens and other contaminants end up being circulated around the property once it is turned back on.
Contact us today to learn more about our water damage restoration services and let us show you why we have been in business since 1948!