When fighting a fire, hundreds of gallons of water are used to extinguish the flames. This amount of water paired with the pressure and intensity of fire hoses can cause a wide range of damage that compromises the overall safety and stability of the structure.
It is a common misconception that water damage is solved by simply removing the excess water. However, not all water damage is immediately visible. When water damage happens, moisture gets absorbed into the flooring, walls and other hard to reach places. This creates a ripe breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can further damage your property and cause a range of harmful conditions, including air contamination and allergies.
Mold and mildew colonies can form in less than 48 hours. That’s why it’s important to take action immediately and enlist the help of a professional fire damage restoration company that offers drying and water removal services.
How Do You Clean Up After Water Damage?
Our services are focused on drying and build back. At Dry Kings, our team of specialists remove excess water and use industrial strength dehumidifiers to dry out the structure.
We disinfect any affected areas to kill existing mold spores and harmful bacteria to prevent it from spreading to other areas of the structure. To make sure all excess moisture is removed and mold is addressed, our technicians may need to cut out damaged structures and remove walls.
Lastly, we remove all damaged materials and either restore or replace them, so it looks like the water damage never occurred. Repairs may range from minor jobs such as new drywall and a paint job to extensive repairs such as the rebuilding of an entire kitchen or bathroom. As licensed general contractors, the team at Dry Kings are able to help you with any kind of rebuilds that might be necessary to return your property to its pre-loss state.
During the water removal and drying process, we will address the following common water damage repairs.
Water damaged ceilings are at risk of collapsing and causing further damage to your structure. A waterlogged ceiling is also a prime environment for mold growth. Our team inspects the ceiling for damage, mold, replaces panels and re-builds the ceiling as necessary.
Mold and mildew can easily spread after a fire. This includes harmful black mold, which is associated with numerous health issues. We will thoroughly inspect your property and complete the necessary cleaning steps to remove the mold and help prevent future growth.
Porous materials such as wood flooring and furniture absorb water very quickly, creating warping and other damage in the process. Our technicians will inspect your property for signs of water damage, remove the affected materials and replace damaged flooring and wood wherever possible.
Depending on the nature of the fire, drywall damage is to be expected. We will dry out affected drywall where possible and replace it where necessary.
Caulk and Seal
When a structure is water damaged, seals around appliances like toilets and bathtubs can become weakened, making your property vulnerable to catastrophic cracks and leaks. Our team will check all seals and use caulk to repair any that have been damaged.
Wiring in the walls and electrical appliances that have been damaged by fire or water pose their own fire risk. Our technicians will carefully assess the electrical elements of the building for damage and replace where necessary.
Carpets can harbor mold and other toxins after water damage has occurred. While some carpets can be dried, others will need to be replaced entirely. Our team will carefully inspect carpeting and replace it as it is necessary.
Contact a Water Extraction Professional Today
Dry Kings is available 24/7 for all of your water damage and restoration needs! Call us today at 415-429-6281 for a free assessment.