Here in Tampa Bay, water is everywhere being that the city and most of its surrounding areas are located very close to the water. Being that the chances of flooding are higher than in other places because of storms and hurricanes, there are times when this water is in places we do not necessarily want it to be in which can create water damage. When one thinks of water damage and flooding most people think of storms and hurricanes that create flooding, but many times other causes of water damage that include mechanical failures such as faulty hoses and pipes to malfunctioning appliances can be the main culprits of significant water damage. Many instances of water damage can also be caused by items such as leaky roofs and accidental cases such as being unaware that a window was open.
Water Damage Causes:
Flooding and the water damage that ensues, occurs very quickly and has disastrous effects. Within mere minutes, items composed of metal including nails, screws and corner beads soon begin to rust, disintegrating every piece of metal in sight. Within hours, items made of plywood begin to delaminate and particle boards begin to buckle. Furniture cracks, splits, and warps, while water starts to stain carpets and dyes transfer from the wall coverings and rugs. Within days mold appears along with "musty" odors and electronics begin to corrode and malfunction.
What to do in the Wake of Water Damage:
If you believe that your home or office has been damaged by flooding or has water damage, call EPS as soon as possible, because the sooner you call, the quicker our professional services can save your home from further damage. No matter how long water has been sitting or how big the job, EPS is sure to have a cleanup plan to fit your needs. Our certified professionals will conduct a thorough survey on the extent of water damage and from that point onward will create a custom plan to rid your home of any sign of water and flooding.
What makes EPS Water Cleanup Different?
nvironmental Protective Solutions proven Intrusion Analysis Process (IAP) approaches water mitigation from a different prospective. Our approach is to concentrate on both the structure and loss prevention concurrently which greatly enhances savings. This dual approach often increases restoration/recovery by 50% or more, thus saving more indemnity dollars. Our goal is to mitigate the loss situation by stabilizing and preventing further damage.
With our IAP process, care is taken to undertake preventative measures to curtail damaging effects. Metal finishes are treated and wood finishes stabilized until arrangements can be made to remove items for restoration. Wet drywall and insulation are removed to prevent secondary damage from water. Entire roof structures or portions of damage can be Shrink Wrapped to make a weather tight cover to mitigate loss and often save unaffected areas from secondary water damage. At the same time test cleaning can be performed on items to determine if they are salvageable.