Flood Water Extraction The Dangers of Floodwater GET RESTORATION EXPERTS knows that floodwater in your home or business should be taken seriously, and recommend that it be handled by a professional who is qualified to remove the water safely and properly. Floodwater that enters your property due to excessive rainfall and overflowing rivers and creeks is not considered safe due to the potentially toxic contaminants it brings with it. As this water travels over roads and yards, it can pick up vehicle fluids, pesticides, fertilizers, septic system and animal waste, and more. Flooding can occur in your home or business for other reasons too. Faulty or broken appliances that overflow, frozen pipes that burst, and sewer line backups all result in floodwater that can affect only the area where they occur or extend further as water seeps through carpets and floors and is absorbed into walls and furnishings. When this, or any type of flooding occurs in your residential or commercial property, the pros at GET RESTORATION EXPERTS can help. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle any floodwater emergency you have. Our water cleanup and restoration professionals understand the dangers inherent in floodwater and know the results can be devastating. The longer the water stands, the greater the potential for structural water damage and damage to furnishings and belongings. When you place an emergency call your local GET RESTORATION EXPERTS at (757) 434-6263, we will be onsite in 60 minutes or less, and work to do whatever it takes to properly and thoroughly extract the water and return your home or business to its pre-flood-damage condition. Our technicians are trained and highly qualified, with certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. The IICRC is well recognized as the organization that sets the industry standards for inspection, cleaning, and restoration. And you can rest assured knowing that GET RESTORATION EXPERTS is licensed, bonded, and insured. Our Proven Process Gives You Peace of Mind When we come into your home or business, you can trust that we use knowledgeable technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and science-tested methods. Our step-by-step process means you get the absolute best results. We first take all necessary safety precautions. For example, our technicians use protective or hazard gear and shut down electrical power to avoid risk of electrocution. We locate the point of entry of water or source of flooding onto your property and take preliminary steps to prevent further water from entering. To develop an appropriate plan to remove the floodwater and clean the affected area, we inspect the home or commercial property both inside and out. This assessment lets us see the full extent of the damage from flooding. We categorize the water according to IICRC standards. The level of contaminants that may be present in the water determine the categorization. Floodwater is assigned Category 3—the most dangerous—as it can contain biohazards that cause serious illness and even death. Next, using specialized equipment that can include submersible pumps, we extract the water. We remove it directly to our truck so it does not come into contact with anything else on the property, and then dispose of it properly. The next step is to dry the area completely and as quickly as possible. We use high-powered fans and heat panels, and also rely on Mother Nature’s breezes and sunshine through open windows. Our drying process also includes checking hidden, hard-to-reach areas, such as behind walls and under floors. We look for residual moisture, and place additional specialized equipment to test the levels of dampness and humidity that remain. When we are assured everything is sufficiently dry, we thoroughly clean and treat areas where the threat of mold exists to ensure no infestation occurs. Mold can cause additional health concerns such as allergies, or exacerbate an already existing health condition such as asthma. Working alongside property owners, we examine the contents to identify items such as fixtures and other belongings that can be cleaned and salvaged. We remove them to an offsite location for proper cleaning and restoration. Whatever cannot be salvaged is removed and disposed of properly. Using effective FDA-approved cleaning products and methods, we thoroughly clean all surfaces—floors, walls, ceilings, fixtures, etc. You can trust us to ensure complete decontamination and sanitization so you feel safe and comfortable when you return to your property. In collaboration with the home or business owner, we secure the resources needed to repair or renovate any part of your property that sustained damage during the flood. Our goal is to always do what it takes to restore your property to its pre-damage condition. GET RESTORATION EXPERTS’s Floodwater Removal Service Benefits Availability when you need us most – 24/7/365 We are local with over 25 years of experience Courteous customer service representatives Fully trained, knowledgeable technicians – ready and onsite in 60 minutes or less Professional-grade truck-mounted equipment – for proper removal and disposal of flood water Complete water extraction, drying and plumbing services – to remove all residual moisture Thorough cleaning, decontamination, and sanitization using safe FDA-approved products Support during the insurance claims process with photos and relevant documentation GET RESTORATION EXPERTS understands how serious flooding in your home or business is. What’s more, we offer hoarding cleanout and mildew removal. With 24/7 availability, 365 days a year with the knowledge and the experience to properly and thoroughly handle any floodwater extraction and restoration issue you might have.