If your household or business has been subjected to water damage, then you know the importance of getting things back on track as soon as possible. We have 24-hour availability so that means that you can talk to a supervisor who will send out some crews to start working on it.
Don’t worry about water damage incidents, call us to take care of everything. We’ll do all the cleaning & drying work necessary to get your life back on track.
Water damage experts come to you for a free estimate and then work with you to fix the problem. It’s a great way to find someone more knowledgeable, without having to leave your home!
Our crew specializes in water extraction and restoration for various surfaces, such as wet carpets or hardwood. We can also help with a variety of other services that include a full water damage repair.
Our services include:
- Water Damaged Roof
- Hardwood Floors
- Water Soiled Carpets
- Damaged Tiles & Flooring
- Drying Water Damage
- Water Damage On Ceilings
- Water Damage On Walls
- Water Damage In Basements
- Water Damage From Burst Pipes
Why is Fast Response So Important?
After a water damage incident, it’s important to take steps as soon as possible to stop the damage from spreading. Experts suggest handling removed items with care.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends using antimicrobial protection because it will prevent the onset of long-term damage caused by fungi like mold and bacteria, as well as shorten the duration of future problems.
If the wall is wet drywall without treatment for up to 48 hours it can already show evidence of microbial growth.
One of the most important things you can do following a water damage event is to discuss your situation with a reputable water damage contractor. This is because it’s not always easy to take care of this on your own, and the longer you wait the less likely you are to get rid of it.
if water ever enters a construction zone, it’s best to remove materials like carpet, insulation, and sheetrock.
Water should be cleared before you start dehumidifying or air-movers; these work by getting rid of the moisture found in an area. Once you’ve covered all of this, turn to dry machines like commercial air movers that will remove moisture found in an area.
The more quickly water damage is repaired, the less damage will occur and the less it will cost.
3 Important Steps to Cleaning up your Water Damage
Floods include three phases:
1. Water Removal
Standing water can usually be removed by extracting it with a wet vacuum or providing relief for wet materials like carpet pads, damaged sheetrock, insulation.
If your home was flooded, you will need to hire a professional cleaner who can provide enough manpower and equipment to deal with the water issues. You should also take care of other things like electricity before trying to clean up the home.
2. Dry out
There are several different mitigation techniques that are important for controlling the effects of water damage like dehumidifiers and air movers. Fast-drying is critical as moisture can cause mold to grow, which has the potential to cause serious health problems.
Materials that have been flooded may take months to dry off. However, industrial-grade dehumidifiers can draw moisture from walls and floors of a building, cutting down drying time considerably.
Dehumidifiers also provide protection for items in an area not directly exposed to water such as carpets, furniture, and paint. This is because the humid air may cause them to warp or peel over time and lead to mold growth.
When it comes to your drywall, wood, and other structural materials after a leak or small flood, make sure you get rid of excess water in air circulation.
3. Water Damage Restoration
After the water damage to your home has been remedied, you can take steps to get your space back to normal.
If the water damage has got out of hand, it’s likely that the bottom baseboards of your wall will be removed and holes will be drilled to help dry up any remaining water. The carpet or flooring might also need removal.
Water damage can cause ceilings made of sheetrock to sag or even collapse.
Any items that are damaged by water, such as insulation, ground-level floors, and wood floors, must be replaced.
Most water damage specialists will also possess the equipment, knowledge, and expertise to fix the damages caused by water. But if you are happy with their work so far, it is worth talking about repairs with them.
Why Choose Reliable Water Restoration?
The experts know that the first 48 hours after a wet structure has been dealt with are critically important to limit the water damage.
We responded quickly to your situation, by removing any standing water, blocking furniture away from the moisture, setting up drying equipment, & applying a mildew retardant.
We’ll work closely with your insurance company to get everything straight so you don’t have to worry. We’ll keep you updated throughout the whole process.
More about our company and service areas:
Reliable Water Restoration of Arlington, 80 Hemlock St, Arlington, Massachusetts, 02474, (781) 362-6462
We serve all surrounding areas of Arlington and other locations:
02474, 02475, 02476, 02477
Arlington Heights, Kelwyn Manor, East Arlington, Arlington Center, Brattle Square, Jason Heights, Arlmont Village, Morningside, North Union, Turkey Hill, Little Scotland, Poets’ Corner, Quincy Heights
More info about Arlington:
Arlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It has a population of 46,308 and is six miles northwest of Boston.
Arlington covers a total area of 3,517.5 acres (14 km2), or 5.5 square miles, with 1.2 miles² (286.2 acres) of water and 0.4 miles² (210.52 acres) of land used as parks
The population at the 2010 census was 42,844 people. 18,969 households were found in the town. The average density of the place was 8,239.2 people per square mile (3,197.3 km2). The density of housing units is 3,841.2 people per square mile (1 mile squared).
A sizeable majority of the town’s population is white (83.6%) and Asian (8.3%). The rest is African American (2.3%), Native American (0.1%), and from other ethnicities (5% total).