When water damage strikes, you need a professional who is equipped and knowledgeable about how to handle the situation. Steamway Carpet Cleaning Highland Ranch has been helping residents and businesses alike get through all degrees of water damage. Our approach saves your property and prevents secondary damages.
Don’t wait any longer. Call Steamway Highland Ranch for fast water damage cleanup services. We are available 24/7 to help you through this emergency.
How to Clean Up Water Damage
At Steamway Highland Ranch, we often get called in to extract water from flooded basements and saturated carpets, such as from burst pipes or backups. In these extreme cases, residents know that they need professional help and there is too much water for it to dry on its own.
However, we more frequently get called in because of small cases of water damage which have gotten out of control. For example, a homeowner might experience as small plumbing leak. They fix the leaky pipe and put up a fan or two to dry the wet carpet and drywall. What they don’t realize is that water is very good at getting deep within surfaces. It might seem like those fans got your carpet dry, but really there is still moisture stuck in the carpet padding and saturated in the subfloor. Within a few days or weeks, that moisture causes mold growth – leading to unsightly stains and a serious health risk for your family.
Water damage – even if you think it is mild – should ALWAYS be cleaned up by a professional! It is better to attack the problem right away than risk it getting worse. Here are some of the ways that professionals handle water damage cleanup services:
• We use high-powered water extraction machines to get water out of your carpet
• Wet carpet padding often needs to be removed and thrown away; it simply takes too long to dry and mold growth is inevitable
• Hard surfaces like subfloors and hardwood are dried with special “injectidry” systems
• Air movers are set up to help get moisture out of surfaces and into the air
• Dehumidifiers get rid of moisture in the air
• Air humidity is carefully controlled so mold growth is prevented, as well as damage from warping
• Wall cavities are ventilated
• Upholstery is dried with extraction machines and fans
• Biocides are applied to prevent or kill mold growth (if necessary)
Please note that we always do everything in our power to save your property. However, some types of property are very difficult to save from water damage and may need to be thrown away. For example, we often have to remove and throw away drywall which has already started to swell. Wet books and paper usually need to be thrown out. If they are valuable or important, then you can freeze dry them to save them until humidity levels are under control.
Cleaning Up Mold Growth from Water Damage
The most dangerous thing about water damage is that it creates the perfect environment for mold to grow. It only takes 24 hours for mold to grow. Mold spores are microscopic and blow throughout your home. Because water damage increases humidity levels throughout your home, the mold spores can start to grow wherever they land, meaning that you can end up with mold growth even in areas which were originally unaffected by the water damage.
Mold cleanup is a serious job and should only be handled by a Certified expert. The technicians at Steamway Highland Ranch are highly trained and IICRC Certified for cleanup. We know the various types of mold, biocides for killing mold, and methods of preventing and containing mold growth. Unfortunately, when mold starts to grow on surfaces in your home, they usually need to be thrown away. We will do our best to save your property but soft and porous surfaces like mattresses and drywall almost always need to be thrown away. This is why it is so important to treat water damage before mold growth occurs.
Honest, Affordable Services
We understand how stressful water damage can be. We promise that we will never take advantage of you because of your emergency situation. Our prices are affordable and, with our up-front pricing policy, you will know how much water damage services will cost before work begins. Our technicians are IICRC Certified and experts at what they do. You can rest assured that your home is in good hands when you call us for emergency water damage cleanup services!
Don’t let water damage wait. We are available 24/7 for emergency water damage cleanup services in Highland Ranch.