Flooding doesn’t happen often in Glendale but, when it does, the aftermath can be devastating. Your floors and walls get soaked with water, your beautiful furniture and carpets are dirty, and there can be hosts of pathogenic bacteria, mold, and viruses in your property. Whether you had a minor flood or Category III water damage, you can count on Emergency Flood Team Glendale to save your property and return your life to normal quickly.
Don’t wait to start the flood cleanup process. We are available 24/7 for flood and water damage cleanup services. Contact us now to speak with a friendly agent.
How We Help After a Flood
We offer full flood and water damage cleanup services, including for Category III water damage (black water) and sewage cleanup. Our Glendale flood cleanup services include but aren’t limited to:
• 24/7 availability, 30 minute response time
• Standing water pump-out
• Black water cleanup
• Sewage cleanup and treatment
• Carpet and upholstery drying
• Moisture control
• Mold abatement and mitigation
• Damaged item removal and recycling
• Insurance billing
What to Do after a Flood
If your home is flooded, the first thing you want to do is make sure you are safe. Don’t ever stand or occupy rooms which have sewage spills in them. The pathogens can get into the air and cause respiratory and skin problems. Flooding can also cause electrical risks; don’t ever try to disconnect electrical appliances while standing in water or if the wall socket is wet. When in doubt, exercise caution!
Flooding from natural disasters such as storms is usually not covered by your homeowners insurance. If you have a separate policy for flooding, then contact your insurance agent right away. The agent will inform you of what steps you need to take next. You should not, however, wait until the insurance adjuster comes to make a damage assessment to start the flood cleanup process. The longer you wait, the more damage the water and moisture will do. When you wait more than 24 hours to call for flood cleanup services, then you also risk mold growth, which is dangerous for your health and require extensive cleanup.
Pumping Out Flooded Basements
If you have more than 2 or 3 feet of standing water in your basement, care must be taken when pumping the water out. If the water is removed too quickly without controlling the pressure or moisture levels of the walls, then the basement walls could crack and the floor could collapse.
Drying Carpets and Upholstery
In situations where carpets or upholstery are affected by sewage water, they will need to be thrown out. The health risk is just too great! When they are affected by clean water sources though, our flood cleanup experts can usually save them. Methods include using water extraction machines, steam cleaners to remove dirt, bacteria and mold spores, and setting up industrial-strength drying systems. When carpets have been fully saturated, we will usually remove them for drying so mold doesn’t begin to grow and the subfloor can start to dry out.
Drying Walls and Ceilings
We use moisture meters to identify wet walls and come up with drying plans for them. Unfortunately, wet drywall often needs to be removed as it acts like a sponge and holds water. Other walls (and sometimes drywall too) can be saved, but the drying must happen from within the wall. We use injection-dry systems which pull moisture out from inside and funnel it through a network of tubes. The drying process can usually be done in as little as a half to full day.
Disinfecting Property After Flooding
Flood water carries with it many harmful substances, and the moisture also allows many bacteria and fungi to thrive. After the flood cleanup, steps must be taken to ensure your home is safe from pathogens. At Emergency Flood Team Glendale, we have powerful disinfectants, biocides for mold and spores, and sealants so your home can be completely clean and odor-free.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking your flooded home will dry on its own. Opening the windows may help evaporate moisture from walls, carpets, and other surfaces – but the moisture will just get into the air. After flooding, the humidity levels in a home can go from the norm of 30-40% to 90%. To keep moisture levels under control and prevent mold growth, our team of Glendale flood cleanup experts will set up professional-level fans and can create air channels to facilitate safe drying.
Mold Cleanup Services
One common problem which occurs after a flood is mold growth. When you call us in immediately after flooding occurs, we can take steps to prevent mold growth from occurring, such as getting moisture levels under control quickly and drying surfaces. Once mold has begun, some property may need to be removed and thrown away, such as soft materials like mattresses and drywall. Our teams are IICRC Certified and know how to get rid of mold. We can save many items from mold damage and make sure you and your family are not at risk from toxic mold spores.
Emergency Flood Team Glendale is standing by to get your home clean and safe again. Call us today for fast, expert flood cleanup services.