Within minutes, water can spread throughout the property and absorb into walls, flooring, upholstery and other objects. Within 24 hours, drywall swells and breaks down, metals tarnish, furniture begins to deteriorate, dyes and inks stain nearby objects, and foul odors begin to spread as bacteria spreads. Within one week, mold and mildew spreads, doors and windows warp, metals rust, paint peels, wood flooring warps, and dangerous chemical contaminants may be produced posing additional dangers to health.
Restoration and repair costs can skyrocket after a week, as damages become progressively more severe and permanent. To avoid costly repairs, call Signal Restoration now to restore your water-damaged property to its pre-loss condition.
Once on-site, we move to prevent additional damage to the building, eliminate hazardous items, and perform emergency repairs. As part of our emergency property restoration services, we utilize high-tech water extractors, dehumidifiers, heat radiators and other equipment designed to quickly and effectively clean up any size of spill. Our team identifies and secures any and all belongings that can be restored. Signal understands that time is of the essence, that’s why our primary goal is always to swiftly and safely get our clients back into their home or place of business.
Sewage damage can permeate throughout the building and into buildings nearby. That’s why other buildings have to be checked for contamination also. Sewage dust or water droplets may also cross-contaminate neighboring structures.
If there are any muddy footprints around the building after a sewage disaster, this indicates that the floor is contaminated with sewage and possible pathogens. We conduct environmental tests in labs to determine which areas are still contaminated, and then contain the spread of pathogens and contaminants.
Signal has helped in the aftermath of many catastrophic events. One of the most notable is the rehabilitation of five hospitals in New York City, after Superstorm Sandy caused catastrophic water damage in October 2015. Read the case study here.