Flooding of basements, crawlspaces and main property levels can be quite common, especially if constructed along high water table areas. Along bodies of water such as rivers and streams are most common flood areas, as well as in areas that are prone to hurricanes and heavy rainfall.
Massive amounts of damage can occur in relatively short periods of time; while floodwaters saturate building materials, furniture and paper documents With those waters come bacteria, microbes, mud, and debris, which can be impossible for a novice to handle on their own.
That is why you need to choose a professional company to mitigate any flood waters that have infiltrated your property. At Emergency Response, we are a 24/7, 365 day per year operation- equipped with the right equipment and a professional staff ready to take your call.
Servicing the Anson, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, and Scotland counties, our company is equipped with the proper qualifications to eliminate your flood problems permanently, avoiding any secondary damage along the way.
Our operators are standing by to answer any questions you may have. Consultations are free, and if you would like one of our trained technicians to evaluate your property, give us a call at 877-586-2924.
Causes of Flooding- When you Need Flood Restoration the Most
Flooding can occur unexpectedly, and without warning. In our experience the most common types of flooding are as follows:
- Heavy Rains, Severe Weather
- Water Heater, Dishwasher or Washing Machine Failure
- Cracks within the Foundation of your Home
- Raising Water Tables from Creeks, Rivers and Streams
Recovering from a Flood
If floodwaters do strike, there is not a moment to lose. Each hour that water stands stagnant can lead to increasingly irreversible damage.
Contact your Insurance Company
The moment you realize your property has been impacted by flood waters, reach out to your insurance company to start the claims process. They can document your situation and begin the investigation process.
Ensure it is safe to enter the property
Shut off any main power or water lines to the property and make sure the structural integrity of the building is sound. Safety is key, and sometimes during a flood, electrical systems and structural soundness can become compromised.
Reach out to an experienced Restoration Company
When dealing with floodwaters, you want to lean on an experienced Disaster Restoration company. Not only have they addressed these scenarios before, but they have the training to understand where hidden areas of damage reside and can address them immediately.
Beyond the initial water damage, if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and dried, the result can lead to harmful secondary damage such as mold, structural issues of the home, or spread of harmful bacteria.
Emergency Response’s 4 Step Flood Mitigation Process
When you call Emergency Response to handle a flood in your home, we understand there is not a moment to lose. Our technicians are trained to follow a specific 4 step process we provide to all of our customers.
Step 1: Assess the Situation
When our dispatchers take your call, we do not waste any time arriving to your property. There, our technicians will assess the damage, identify the affected areas, and propose a mitigation plan that suits your needs.
Step 2: Extract Standing Water
In a flood situation, standing water can be extremely hazardous due to the contaminants present in the area. We will immediately begin extracting the standing water- while adhering to the standards of the IICRC for Category 3 water.
Step 3: Rip out & Dry
Since floodwaters are so hazardous, we will determine which building materials can be salvaged and which ones need to be discarded. During this time, we will rip out all materials that cannot be dried, and set up our drying equipment in applicable areas.
Step 4: Remediate, Replace & Restore
Last but not least, we will remediate any of the dried areas through the use of a HEPA vacuum, and thoroughly treating the areas with disinfectant solutions. Next we will replace and paint any drywall, sheetrock or interior finishes that could not be replaced- restoring your property to its original condition
Flood Damage to your Property? Call Emergency Response Today
Experiencing flood damage to your property can be extremely stressful and you want to make sure you choose a professional company to handle the situation. Servicing the Anson, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, and Scotland counties, our company is available 24/7 with dispatchers ready to take your call.
If you would like one of our trained technicians to evaluate your property, give us a call at 877-586-2924. We are equipped with the equipment, experience and knowledge to restore your property to its original condition.