Flood Damage Restoration in Newcastle June 2007
Flood Damage Restoration comes in many shapes and forms. Some customers have extreme damage with contaminated water going through an entire house. Others may have left a window open and rain affected the corner of just one carpet in one room only.
Many of you may remember the East Coast Low that started the grief. The Pasha Bulker ran aground on Nobbys Beach and we had around 200mm of rain in one day. The strong winds combined with the deluge causing thousands of flooded properties in Newcastle.
There are some simple things to remember in extreme weather events.
Avoid driving around and above all, do not attempt to drive through a strong flowing creek. You cannot always determine how deep the water is and if you get it wrong, you may end up paying for your mistake with your life.
If your home experiences water damage, act fast! Call a IICRC certified water damage restorer like Chem-Dry Superior without delay. We work together with companies in Sydney and even further afield so we are able to handle hundreds of incidents at the same time.
Check your contents insurance. Some insurance companies have certain exclusions that they do not cover. In our experience, it is not that easy to contact the insurer as they may be inundated with calls from frantic policyholders. Do not despair – part of our service is to deal with insurers on your behalf. The most important thing to remember is that the process of mitigation has to start as soon as possible.
We dry properties through water extraction and installing drying equipment. The last thing you should do is to switch the drying equipment off because they are a bit noisy. These machines ensure that properties are dried quickly. Together with proper antimicrobial treatments, mould incubation is stopped before it starts. We see mould affected properties where best practice was not followed. Information about water damage procedures is readily available today. Cutting corners with water damaged homes is not a smart move. Low prices appeal to all of us – this is not a time for shopping around. Poorly dried or heaven forbid, homes being dried naturally, will give the occupants a lifetime of problems with mould.
Move unaffected contents to dry parts of the house if the are in water damaged rooms. Quite often our flood damage restoration technicians have to move hundreds of items before they can start their restoration work. Make their job easier and let us start making your property safe again quicker.
Water damage causes are varied:
Hot water tanks.
Water damages homes? Act Fast – Call Us!
We offer a wide range of cleaning services to look after flood affected contents. Cleaning, restoration and sanitisation of: