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Water contamination spreads rapidly to unaffected areas, thereby increasing the cost dramaticall. Stains released from furniture discolour carpet permanently. Paper goods are ruined due to moisture absorption, swelling, warping and discolouration. Pre-existing (animal) urine odour becomes apparent.
Furniture in direct contact with water delaminates, swells, finishes crack/peel, legs begin to split, drawers bind, drywall swells and softens. Wallpaper adhesives release. Bacterial odour (souring) becomes apparent.
Colonies of fungus begin to grow, along with characteristic “musty” odour. Moisture-sensitive components in pianos and organs begin to warp in the presence of condensed moisture. Metal surfaces begin to rust and corrode. Structural members (door casings, windows casings, studs, joists, decking and flooring materials) swell and buckle, distort or delaminate. Furniture veneer delaminates. Fabric dyes begin to bleed. Electronic components exposed to moisture malfunction or are ruined. Individuals with asthma can’t breathe and allergic reactions become severe.
Advanced fungus growth destroys organic materials (jute backings, paper coverings on drywall, paneling, wood) while chemical within the wood materials are dissolved and discolour or destroy the finishes. Wholesale damage to structure and contents is experienced. Serious occupant problems abound. Claim costs escalate astronomically!
At AAA Steam Carpet cleaning we are an industry certified in water damage restoration. We can provide water extraction from just a few gallons to several feet deep. We will evaluate your flood and make suggestions based on several factors;
Besides quick extraction we can remove effected carpet & pad as necessary. We apply an anti-mold & mildew spray. Placement of furniture on blocks to prevent further damage. Mopping or pressure washing of hard surface flooring. Drying equipment rental and monitoring. Re-cleaning or reinstallation of carpet & pad. If the damage is extensive- effecting walls and contents we will happily recommend a reputable local restoration company.
There are ways to keep your basement dry or lessen the damage from a flood by;