Flood damage is by far one of the most potentially damaging elements that we have to contend with. Water damage can result from flooding, broken water pipes, sewer backup, and roof or structural damage during storms. The issue of water damage and flood must be immediately addressed since other areas can and probably will be adversely effected. Both structure and contents in a building are at risk from flood and water damage.
In Las Vegas, the appropriate treatment depends on the nature of the flood damage. Some water damage carries contaminants and should be considered hazardous (see water damage helpful tips). Whatever the origin, the prospects for restoration depend largely on the speed with which your building and personal property can be dried. Even clean water can generate mildew and other bacterial growth if neglected.
There are considerable health hazards associated with water damage. Left untreated, mold can quickly grow and potentially make the living or work space inhabitable. The only way to alleviate this is fast response to even the most minor of occurrences.
In Home personnel have been specifically trained and educated to handle even the most severe types of water and flood damage. By employing a balanced drying system, using high powered air movers and dehumidification, we can dry the structure down to a safe habitable level. UCC can normally bring your structure and contents back to their original condition prior to the damage.
24 HOUR EMERGENCY PROCESS
UCC 24 Hour Emergency Flood Service includes:
1. 24 Hour Emergency Service
2. 1 Hour response time
3. Water extraction
4. Structure drying
5. Wet pad removal & replacement
6. Reinstall carpet
7. Black water removal & sanitizing
8. Move and block furniture
9. Pack out all contents when necessary
It is important to be well informed in the event of a water damage. Swift action and a little knowledge can help you make informed decisions.
Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs to avoid carpet staining and/or furniture damage.
Remove personal property from floors.
Transport computers to a dry environment, remove cover and blow dry with low air pressure.
Do your best to remove standing water using a shop vac or towels.
Remove saturated rugs and/or carpet when hard wood floors are at risk.
Turn on air conditioning or open windows to ventilate the area. This will prevent humidity from building up in the room and causing "secondary damage".
Avoid contact with water contaminated with sewage or resulting from flood damage (water entering from the outside environment). Sewage and flood damages are considered category 3 water damage. High levels of bacteria, pesticides and/or other contamination can result in serious health effects.
Never use heat to dry closed building interiors without proper dehumidification. Heat could cause high humidity resulting in condensation on the walls, ceilings and contents. Build up of condensation can result in what is known as "secondary damage".
To avoid electric shock, never operate electrical appliances or equipment while standing on wet carpets or floors. Also, beware of wires and extension cords that could be in contact with the floor. Serious injury or even electrocution may result.
Do not go into rooms where ceilings are sagging and unstable.