From nonfunctional sump pumps, to poor land grading, to catastrophic damage to roofing or siding, any number of things may be a catalyst for flooding in your home. No matter what the cause of flooding is, however, trust that the experts at Allied 24/7 Restoration Services are on hand to provide you with thorough and extensive flood restoration in Montana.
Water is unlike any other element in the extent of the damage it has the potential to cause within your home. If left improperly remediated, water can cause warping in wood, lingering odors, mold growth and structural weaknesses in your home—all of which will prove costly to fix and hazardous to you and anyone else in your home. Moreover, flood damage in Montana can quickly become extensive, since water and moisture seep into every nook, cranny, crack and crevice they come into contact with.
To ensure you’re not leaving your home open and vulnerable to the effects of water damage, let Allied 24/7 Restoration Services completely and entirely absolve your home of water. Our approach pinpoints all water, properly dries it, addresses all areas damaged and observes all areas of egress, giving you a complete gamut of service, from assessment to resolution. Read more below on our comprehensive approach to dealing with water and flood issues.
Whether from flood water damage or a flooded basement, water damage cleanup should be trusted to an experienced, well-trained water restoration service. Allied 24/7 is the trusted water damage service authority in Kalispell, the Flathead Valley and all of Montana.
The first 24 to 48 hours after water damage occurs are vital, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the stage in which rapid response should occur to prevent mold from forming. When working with water-damaged materials, always wear protective gloves; if mold is present, wear a respirator. The EPA recommends disposing of water-damaged books and paperwork that are not valuable, as well as fiberglass or cellulose insulation material.
After a room or other indoor area sustains water damage, use fans for ventilation and to circulate fresh air throughout the area. However, do not aim fans or other drying devices directly at water damaged items. Remove free-standing water with a water vacuum. For carpet, upholstery and concrete, use a vacuum that extracts water. Use mops, towels and sponges to absorb water from smaller areas. Paneling with water damage should be removed from the wall to dry.
When drying framed items such as pictures or paintings with water damage, do not use heaters or dryers. With the glass side facing down, remove the back of the frame and carefully lift the photo or other item from the frame. If the frame and object are stuck together, do not force them apart. Leave the items out to air dry on a clean, flat surface and then remove any pieces that were attached to the frame.
There is no way guarantee prevention of water damage in a home or business according to the Institute for Business & Home Safety. However, certain steps can minimize loss. Keep electrical components off floors, weigh down or anchor fuel tanks, and caulk basement cracks to lessen risk. Check for leaks around windows and doors and ensure sump pumps, washers and water heaters are working properly to keep the risk of water damage low.
For more details on flood damage restoration, contact the most experienced damage restoration service in the Flathead Valley, Montana, Allied 24/7 Restoration. (406)756-4357