Start Drying Immediately
Going through a water damage restoration experience in your home or business can be very stressful, but it is important that you act quickly. Delaying taking action to dry out your affected property can lead to rot and mold, and lead to health problems, additional costs, and the potential for your insurance claim to be denied.
Clean Up, Drying & Preventative Services
We first test to make sure every item that we will be removing does not contain any asbestos or lead so that we don‘t risk contaminating your house. Following the IICRC standards The Flood Guys remove unsalvageable materials and the dry, dehumidify, and treat the surrounding area with antimicrobial to prevent any mold growth. The drying process can take a few days or weeks depending on the type of building materials, flooring, and level of saturation. The Flood Guys use professional grade equipment, including moisture detection, to provide efficient and effective service for your home or office with standards set by the IICRC .
Common Causes of Water Damage
Roof leaks are common with roof failures due to wear over time. Sometimes it can happen during a heavy storm due to hail or a tree falling and penetrating the roof.
Supply Line Failure
Supply lines that connect to your dishwasher, sink, or washing machine can fail due to pressure issues or a tear in the line. This can cause major water damage if left untouched.
Heavy rains, natural disasters or an outdoor drain failure can cause your home to experience main floor and basement water damage.
Hot Water Tank Burst
Unfortunately, there are times when your hot water tank will fail due to age or improper installation. We work in tandem with your plumber to first stabilize and then structurally dry the affected area.
Sewer Line Failure
Sewage can build up in your crawl space and can cause damage to your home’s foundation along with potential health issues for your family. Sewage cleanup requires special protective equipment and skilled handling and is often conducted in confined spaces. See our Blog for tips on recognizing a sewer line failure.
Shower & Tub Overflow
Overflow in bathtubs and showers can be caused by negligence or a clog in the drain system. A shower faucet releases about 2.1 gallons per minute. A bathtub faucet releases 4 gallons per minute. These large amounts of water can cause major water damage to your home very quickly.
Leaking Shower & Tub
Failure to maintain shower tile grout and not replacing or repairing old caulking can lead to moisture build up in the walls or floor of a bathroom. Over time this will turn to mold or rot leading to potentially dangerous air quality. Northwest Clean Air Agency Information and WA State Department of Health