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MN Water Restoration and Repair

Water Damage Can Often Be Caused By Weather Flooding due to storms can take a serious toll on your home and belongings. Sometimes the flooding comes in the form of ground water, which can bring raw sewage and other hazardous contaminants into your home. Another type of flooding can be from water main breaks, or other plumbing problems inside your home. Sometimes you’ll have a leaking pipe, or a leaking water heater. Potable (or drinkable) water floods don’t pose the same threats as untreated water floods. No matter the source of the flood, if you have standing water in your home, you may have the right environment for serious health risks. You can’t waste time after a flood. You need water damage repair fast. Most of your belongings and the materials that homes are built from are made to remain dry. Providing walls, carpets, carpet padding and air ducts are dry, they’re safe and serviceable. But add water and the right conditions and your home becomes a big biohazard. Water In The Home Is An Invitation To Grow Mold and Mildew Slow leaks are dangerous because you don’t necessarily notice them right away. Meanwhile a wet area can grow mold and mildew, maybe even going unnoticed and out of control. Major leaks and floods are dangerous too, and they sometimes bring raw sewage and other biohazards into your home. Standing water in the home is an invitation to grow mold and mildew. Even when the water is removed, everything remains damp. In addition to creating mold, flooding causes structural damage as well. When gallons and gallons of warm water (or water of any temperature) spill into your home, wood floors can warp and swell, your walls can absorb water like a sponge, your carpets and carpet padding absorb the water, your furniture soaks in the water, your wood furniture can become damaged, warp and split. Water damage restoration can help lessen or remove the problems associated with flooding. Water Damage and Contaminants Floods can back up sewer lines which break and create dreadful toxic damage to your home and surrounding area. It’s very important to check with health officials and know the capacity of the damage and type of work required. A Minnesota Water Damage Expert will be able to evaluate if the damage is just too great to repair. If hazardous wastes are involved, you’ll need our professional guidance to evaluate the safety issues. We’ll evaluate if it’s safe to do water extraction, or if we’ll be hauling away the debris for a full carpet replacement.  ...

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Minneapolis Water Damage Floor Repair MN | Water Damaged Floors

Repair and Restoration For Water Damaged Floors In all cases of water damage in floors, cleanup should always start with removing any standing water to prevent further damage. Next, discard any floor materials that cannot be salvaged anymore such as carpet padding. It is also very important to remove excess moisture from the floor and especially the subfloor of wooden floorings. This can be done by using dehumidifiers or fans and other drying devices that force dry air onto the area and help restore the correct level of humidity. Once the surface is thoroughly dry, it should be treated against mold growth. Water Damage Floor Repair After applying an anti-mold treatment, the floor should be ready for repair and restoration. The specific methods for restoring water damaged floors will depend on the type of floors that were affected. For carpeted floors, replace the carpet padding and then reinstall new carpet if the old one was severely damaged and beyond cleaning. For water damaged wooden floors, make sure you have removed all hardwood that was damaged. The subfloor must also be replaced if the water has weakened it. Apply a floor-leveling compound and then install new wood flooring, making sure it has the same color, thickness and texture as the existing floor. Re-sanding and refinishing the replacement wood pieces may also be necessary so they will blend with the rest of the floor. For water-damaged tiles, use baking soda and water solution to clean stains off tiles. If there is serious staining and discoloration, it would be necessary to call a tile professional. If there are cracked grout lines or any loose tiles, they would have to be removed and replaced. It is important to make sure there is no moisture in the surface underneath the tiles. When It’s Best to Call for Professional Help Whether you have had water damage in your home caused by a storm or the cause of water damage in your home is sewage backup, do not attempt to do the cleanup yourself. You will be putting yourself at great risk because you are dealing with highly contaminated water. You should call a water damage restoration professional instead. Also, if the water damage is extensive, affecting large areas or more than one floor, then it is also best to call professional help because you may not be able to clean up everything quickly and time is of the essence in any water damage incident. Molds can grow on a surface that has been wet for just a day or two. In addition, the wet floor and subfloor must be dried thoroughly and this is done properly with the use of specialized equipment. You may have to rent them so why not just hire a professional water damage crew who already has the needed equipment and training to do the job efficiently. Calling for professional help is not just a convenient way to have your water damaged floors cleaned up and restored. In most cases, it is necessary to prevent further damage....

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