When you’re facing flood and water damage cleanup, Complete Restoration™ will be there to help remove the water and debris, dry out the affected area, and make everything as good as it was before.
Our prompt and professional service will be tailored to you and your home, providing you with a well-communicated, personalized plan for water damage restoration.
What to do if Water Damage Happens to You
Water in the basement? Find the source and shut it off. Whether it is coming from a broken water pipe, window well, toilet – doesn’t matter – you have to find the source and stop the water.
If the source of the water is:
- Broken Pipe – Turn off the water main or a valve before the break.
- Plugged Toilet – Turn off the valve before the tank and use a plunger to unclog it.
- Leaking Faucet – Turn off the valve before the faucet or at the water manifold. The water main can also be turned off if you cannot find the other valves. Be careful- this will turn off all the water in the house.
- Broken Drain – Stop using water. Turn off all sinks, toilets, etc. that might be above that drain.
After turning off the source, call the professionals at Complete Restoration to clean up the mess, and do any needed water damage repair.
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Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration
Complete Restoration™ is one of the top flood damage cleanup companies in the Salt Lake Valley. We can respond to your emergency 24/7. We will arrive ready to quickly extract water and remove any unsalvageable materials. We will strategically place fans and dehumidifiers to completely dry out the affected area. Once everything is dry, we will restore the area to your satisfaction. We guarantee our work and strive to make sure every customer is pleased with the restoration.
How to Prevent Water Damage from Happening to You and Your Home
Water damage may happen due to uncontrollable events. However, steps can be taken to reduce the chances.
Some of these steps are:
- Watch your water bill for unexpected high usage.
- Don’t use any water in your house for a couple of hours and see if the meter changes.
- Put food coloring in your toilet tank and check to see if it gets into the toilet bowl without it having been flushed.
- Check for leaks under sinks and toilets.
- Watch for yellowing or bulging of sheetrock or plaster.
FLOOD CLEANUP AND WATER DAMAGE ARE THE MOST COMMON JOBS WE ARE CALLED TO. WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND TOOLS TO QUICKLY AND SUCCESSFULLY TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
In many cases, yes it does! Most companies and policies will cover sudden, accidental water events, such as a pipe bursting or a hose to a washing machine breaking. A standard policy will cover things like replacing a damaged floor or replacing a saturated ceiling, and if you have personal property coverage, it will also cover repair or replacement of any belongings damaged by the water.
Repairing it quickly is the most important part! Water damage restoration is best done promptly before any mold can have a chance to start growing. First, stop the water by locating the leak and repairing whatever caused it. At this point, you can call Complete Restoration- we will come and clean up the mess. The next step is to dry the ceiling both above and below. Wet insulation won’t dry and needs to be removed, any ceiling drywall that is wet or is bulging must also be removed. Then, use fans and towels to dry everything out completely. Next, remove any other loose portions of the ceiling, anything that is flaking or chipping. Use new sheets of drywall or plaster to repair any big holes. Finally, sand, prime, and paint. Repairing a water damaged ceiling is a big job, and can be dangerous. Our professional, experienced team would have it restored quickly and beautifully.
When you realize that you have a water leak or flood, act fast to limit the damage. Call the appropriate professionals, for example, a plumber if a pipe has burst so that they can stop the water. It is also appropriate to call a restoration company like us, to come and help you with clean up and repair, and also to help you with any personal items or furniture that has been damaged. Take pictures and videos to document the damage, anything that may have caused it, and any and all affected items and property. Collect those items in plastic bags or totes, and create an inventory list. Have the professionals create quotes and reports, if there are services you’ve already paid for, keep your invoices and receipts. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
If your drywall has gotten wet, it’s important to dry it out as quickly as possible. If it has just begun to get damp, it can be dried out with fans, and secured in place, and painted. If it has become saturated, it will need to be removed (along with any wet insulation) and the area allowed to dry before repair. When it is time for the repair, cut out the damaged drywall in the shape of a rectangle or square. Use a drywall or keyhole saw and watch out for wires and plumbing. Measure and install replacement pieces. Tape over the seams and apply the first coat of joint compound. Spread the compound out 4 to 6 inches from the edge of the repair to help it blend with the wall. Let this dry, then sand it smooth. Wipe off the dust and apply a second coat. Let dry and sand. Prime the repair and paint over the entire area.
Whether or not carpet should be replaced depends on the source of the water that has leaked, and how long it has been wet. If the water that has affected the carpet is from a clean source such as a supply pipe or an ice maker line, then most of the time, water can be removed and the carpet dried. If the water is from a more unsanitary source, especially sewer water, or has been on the carpet for 48 hours or more, then the carpet and padding often need to be replaced. Call us to help with any type of water that is affecting your carpet!
The very best way to prevent mold is to make sure everything is dried out completely and properly. Water must be fully extracted, fans must be used to dry out whatever is left damp, insulation that is wet must be discarded and replaced, if the flooring is wet, subflooring and padding under carpet must be removed or dried. According to the EPA, if materials have been wet for 48 hours, mold growth may have already occurred. It is best to consult with experienced and certified professionals to make sure mold damage does not occur.
Yes, water damage does decrease home value. If a storm or flood has affected your home, structural damage such as rotting wood, sagging beams, or cracks in walls can occur. If your home didn’t dry properly after these events, then there could also be mold present. It is very important to find and identify these issues and assess the damage, then have it properly mitigated and repaired. Once your home is restored, its value will be restored as well.
If your home needs water damage repair, the first things to do are: make sure the water has stopped, clean up the water, and make sure everything is dry. Once it is dry, patch any drywall that was removed, and repaint the patched area, or the entire wall if needed. Replace and paint any affected baseboard as well. Replace or clean the affected flooring. Clean and place furniture or belongings in the space. Finally, take steps to prevent any future water damage.