A kitchen water damage can happen to anyone at any time. The sink backs up and overflows, the dishwasher leaks, a water line bursts, etc. Unfortunately, many homeowners ignore the sometimes small amounts of water, believing that simply letting it dry will take care of everything. The truth is you will never know the full extent of the damage that can affect the underlying surfaces, unless you have it inspected by a certified water damage restoration company, like CBC Cleaning and Restoration.
In some cases, water damage can be caused by the apartment above you, should the owner be gone and accidently leave the water dripping or running. Water moves thoroughly into every nook and cranny through walls and down adjoining structure into lower units or other floors of a home. If this happens to you, be sure to call a professional because the extent of damage can be enormous if mold begins to grow or structure is compromised. A CBC certified technician will do a full inspection at no charge to know what steps must be taken to dry-down and restore your property.
Usually a water damage emergency response company will start by extracting water from the area as quickly as possible. Dehumidifiers will be placed where the water traversed throughout the kitchen and affected sections. High-powered fans will be set to ensure maximum airflow. These fans are always utilized for drying carpet, vinyl, wood, cement, and other kitchen surfaces until it is completely dried.
In the event of a Category 3: sewage water damage, an antimicrobial disinfectant will be applied to the damaged areas. This solution will disinfect the hard surfaces, allow for safe disposal of porous materials, and reduce the development of mold growth.
Let a professional handle any water damage disaster you may have. It will give you the peace-of-mind knowing the situation has been dealt with properly and effectively. While many homeowners try to clean up an overflow themselves, it is disheartening to later detect the pungent odor of mold in their environment.
Stay protected against water damage to your property by getting the CBC Cleaning and Restoration App on your cell phone. Go to www.CBCFirst.com/24hour, and bookmark the page. You will have 24-hour access to emergency services and quotes literally at your fingertips.