“What is water damage mitigation?”
Water damage mitigation is the process of removing water after a crisis such as a burst pipe or leaking appliance. It is one of the most common issues a homeowner deals with and it can be hazardous. Without properly removing grey and black water, black mold can appear in as little as 24 to 48 hours. You may not be able to see the moisture building up behind the walls in your home or coming in from cracks in your foundation. Our water detection equipment will detect water where the human eye cannot see.
“Do I need to call right away?”
In the event of a water emergency, do not wait to make the call for help. Minutes can matter! Do not enter the room with water damage until the electricity has been turned off! If it is safe to enter the room, remove wet areas rugs, mop up standing water and wipe down furniture while we are on the way. If you have a camera, take pictures for your insurance company.
“What is the drying process?”
Empire Roofing and Restoration uses state of the art products and certified technicians that will promptly show up to your home or business. First, debris is removed from the area. We then start the dry out process with professional fans, dehumidifiers and water extraction trucks. Our trained professionals will eliminate offensive odors with industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment. If the situation warrants, we will also use anti-microbial treatments.
“What can I do as a homeowner to prevent a water emergency?”
- Clean your gutters and downspouts of debris
- Extend your downspouts away from the house and fencing
- Make sure your sump pump is working accurately
- Keep drains at the bottom of outdoor steps clear of debris
- Keep window wells that are below grade free of debris
- Purchase a plastic cover to keep rain and debris out of your window wells