- February 1, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, Water Damage Restoration
When you have an emergency to handle, you don’t have time to spend hours doing online research to find out which company to turn to; the one with just what you need and who can do it in the most professional manner. Let us save you time; you can turn to Classic Commercial Services. We’ve been in business since 1973 and have offered 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration services for the last 22 years. We also offer Sewage and Biohazard Cleanup services.
Water Gone Restoration
Our Disaster Response Team is on standby to get your call! We are available 24/7 to talk you out of your water emergency! We pride ourselves on the services we provide that help people out of their dire circumstances. Water emergencies can come from a variety of sources: broken pipes, backed-up sewers, rivers or creeks bursting their banks, or heavy rains. We can be there quickly with the most effective water restoration tools. There are four things you need to as soon as you discover the water damage. We will expand on these four steps below, including what you need to do before we get there, if possible, and what we’ll do when we get there.
The first thing that needs to be done is check for hazards. When water is involved, you’ll want to make sure everyone is safe, so check for electricity, downed lines, vulnerable sockets, biohazards, and slip-and-fall possibilities.
The next thing you should do is to stop the source. If you need help doing this before we get there, call us and we can walk you through it over the phone. If the source is a broken pipe, or another internal source, you’ll need to attempt to shut off the plumbing. If it is a plumbing issue and you have a water manifold system this can be very easy, but if the source is external raging storm waters for instance, stopping the influx can be challenging, but we are very experienced and can help.
Starting the water removal process can seem obvious, but having the right equipment to do it safely and efficiently is a skill. The goal is to get the most water out as fast as we can and then launch into mitigation. Do what you can do safely while we are on the way!
The next thing you’ll want to do is to remove furniture and any other valuables. Move everything you can to higher ground. If there are inches of water in the room, move as much as you can out of any water. If there is just a little water on the floor you can make cups out of aluminum foil and place them under the legs of furniture. What you want to avoid is furniture sitting in water, acting a sponge for it, and being ruined. Metal feet can rust and veneers can peel off. Electronics too, should be moved so as to avoid being ruined or causing shock.
Water Damage Mitigation
Once the drama of the initial water damage has passed, we can get down to work to save as much as we can from having to be pulled out and replaced. This means removing as much moisture from the structure as is humanly possible. We do this through dehumidifiers and blowers. The length of this phase of mitigation depends on the level of damage we are looking to skirt. We also offer services such as contents restoration and document drying to help you out on the road to recovery from a water damage disaster.
Biohazard Cleanup- No Microbes Left Behind!
While there are many unspeakable circumstances that call for a biohazard cleanup protocol, one of the least unpleasant, and take our word on this one, is sewage. If you’ve had a toilet back up and there is sewage to clean up, our biohazard team will spring into action and make sure that there are no dangerous microbes left behind to multiply and cause trouble.
Now you know, when you have a water damage situation, you can call Classic Commercial Services for water damage mitigation. We are available 24/7 and offer immediate response.