Water Removal Services Ann Arbor
Water in your basement? Rain water, sewage backup, plumbing issue. We’ll make as if it never happened within 72 hours.
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Healthy Carpets offers a variety of services that can be used to help customers with residential and commercial water damage.
It can be very devastating to lose your property due to flooding or other damage. It is difficult enough to lose items that are personal or irreplaceable. It can be overwhelming to estimate the costs of restoration and cleanup. Healthy Carpets flood restoration water clean up services has over 20 of experience helping customers in all aspects of water damage restoration. This includes processing paperwork for your water damage insurance claim.
Our Professional Water Remediation Process
Pre-Inspect Flooded Areas (Find Water Source)
Healthy Carpets will walk through the flooded area with a thermal imaging camera. This camera will show us where the water is all coming from. The water source must be stopped before we can remove it.
Remove All Furniture On Carpeted Areas
Depending on how much water we are dealing with we need to remove as much furniture pieces as possible. At this point we should be able to tell if we can preserve the carpet and padding.
Next we will use our truck mounted vacuum to extract as much water as possible leaving us with a damp carpet and padding.
Detatch Carpet From Tack Strip
At this point we are going to remove the carpet from the tack strip, mostly in the corners. The padding will remain under the carpet. The padding is like a sponge and will dry from the bottom up.
Set Up Air Movers
We will then install a whistle blower in each corner between the carpet and the carpet padding. The main goal here is to get a blowing flag effect going on. We want the carpet to react like a flag.
Remove Baseboard And Drill Holes
If more than 2" of water was involved in the flood we will most likely have to dry out the wall. To do this we will use a combination of heat and air movement. We dry out the walls by drilling holes behind the baseboards and blow in 80 degree F air throughout the wall cavities.
Set Up Dehumidifiers
At this point we will set up to 3 dehumidifiers to remove the remaining of the water. This process could take up to 72 hours. We will keep in contact throughout the 3 days.
After the 3 days everything should be bone dry. We will then tack back down the carpets and reinstall the baseboard (if removed)
- Flooding and storm damage
- Leaking appliances, water heaters, plumbing
- Overflowing toilets, bathtubs, and sinks
- Leaking roofs
- Hurricanes and tropical storms
- Sewage backups
- Flooding from firefighting efforts
Water Mitigation Question
It’s natural to want to act immediately when you have a water emergency in your home or workplace. These are the steps you should take before we arrive. However, you should only do what is safe.
- If possible, turn off the water supply. We’ll inspect the area and take care of any issues that may arise if you aren’t sure where it is coming from. A plumber can help you if you are unsure how to turn off the water.
- You can remove excess water by mopping up, blotting, and wiping. If your flooring or hard surface furniture has water, this could be an issue. It is dangerous to use your vacuum to remove standing water.
- Protect carpets, rugs and drapes from further damage. Aluminum foil or parchment paper can be placed between furniture and wet carpets or rugs. Books, magazines and other colored objects should be removed from carpets and rugs. To avoid contact with wet floors, hang draperies with coated hangers. Take out pillows and cushions from wet upholstered pieces.
- Avoid using electronic or electric items that have been in direct contact with water. This could include light fixtures, ceiling fans and televisions as well as appliances. Consider turning off power to any circuits in the property’s power distribution panel if there is a chance that an individual electric item may be turned on by someone else.
Water damage restoration is required when water enters a building or home. Water damage restoration involves drying the property and restoring it to its original condition. Professional technicians are trained to use the right methods and tools in this process.
You may not be able to live in a flood-prone home or business. Flood water can cause illness if you come in contact with it or ingest it. The potential for electrocution is also present if standing water enters a structure that has been inhabited. Electrical outlets and appliances can still be energized and functioning.
We will inspect your business or home and talk with you about the extent of damage. Then we’ll discuss our plan to help restore your property to its pre-loss condition. Then, we’ll use pumps and other water extraction tools to drain the water. Materials that are not easily restored can be removed. We use dehumidifiers or other specialized drying equipment once the excess water has been removed. This will help to restore the area to its pre-loss condition. Monitoring of the drying process continues throughout. We remove odors from the structures that are not required and clean any remaining contents.
The extent of water damage and the type of structure will determine the time it takes to dry out a structure. On average, drying can take between 3-5 days. This depends on how severe the damage is, the contents that were affected, the extent of the demolition required and any hazardous materials present.
Our professionals make adjustments to equipment to ensure that the area recovers as quickly and safely as possible.
Healthy Carpets out of Ann Arbor is here to help with your water damage emergency. We are available 24/7 to provide emergency services. To reach a Healthy Carpets, call 734.224.8206
Most homeowner insurance policies provide coverage for water damage. However, you need to speak with your agent about details of your policy. It is crucial to determine the source of water damage when deciding on insurance. Flooding caused by weather events may require special insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Importance Of Flood Restoration Clean Up
It is not uncommon for flooding or water damage to occur in Ann Arbor. Uncontrolled water can cause severe damage. A small drip from the bathroom faucet or kitchen sink could cause a pool to form in the room, or the entire house, if the right conditions are met. The traditional classification of flood water is black water and gray water. Black water comes from outside water such as streams or raw sewage. Gray water is from inside your unit. It includes the toilet, dishwater and sinks.
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