Your Utah Water Damage Restoration Experts
We are Utah’s leading water damage restoration experts since 1987. All Pro’s powerful truck-mounted water extraction machines produce high CFMs (cubic feet per minute) to remove water, reduce humidity, and accelerate the drying process by 1200 times! We are on-call 24/7 for your water emergency. Our remediation experts work fast to repair water damage and make your home safe again. We maintain a large inventory of extraction tools and specialty drying equipment to dry carpet, inside walls, cabinets and floors quickly and remove all signs of water. Pipe break, sewer backup, toilet overflow, or mold? From Dirt to Disaster, We Clean it All!
Get Rid of Water Damage Fast
The longer it sits, the worse it gets! Home damage from water isn’t just cosmetic. When flooding occurs, water can seep into every crevice in your home. You may not realize that excessive humidity can cause moisture to travel into even the dry areas of your home. Not only can this broaden the scope of repair work, but it can damage your furniture, pictures, and other valuable items and increase mitigation and replacement costs!
We will protect and move affected contents to a safe environment to prevent secondary damage to these items.We emphasize the proper safety precautions to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your home. We do this in the following ways:
- Inspect home for structural damage
- Fit our employees with proper personal protective equipment such as suits, respirators, boots, and gloves
- Inspect equipment for thermally protected motors, grounded plugs, and frays in cords
- Post signs to prevent cross contamination, slips, and falls
Free Water Damage Restoration Assessment
Call us 24/7 for a free damage inspection! Trained technicians arrive within one hour to assess the best way to properly clean, sanitize, and dry your home to prevent mold from growing. Technicians bring moisture detection tools to find hidden water pockets inside wall cavities, insulation, behind baseboards, underneath cabinets and sub floor.
Our 10 Step Water Damage Restoration Process
We’re here to restore you home to its former glory by stopping the flow of water, inspecting the damage, and repairing the damage we find.
1. STOP the Water
The first step is to determine the source of the water and STOP it! It may be a toilet overflow, broken pipe, appliance malfunction, drain backup, sprinkling system break, stream or ditch overflow, or ground water seepage. Depending on the source, the water may or may not be contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, or parasites that can make you sick. Technicians have moisture detection sensors and an infrared camera to detect and stop the water from spreading.
2. Inspect The Situation
A certified and trained estimator uses moisture detection equipment to determine what is wet and how wet, and document where it is wet by mapping out the affected areas and contents. Relative humidity and moisture levels in the air and contents of your home will also be documented. The estimator will inspect your home regularly to ensure that your home is drying as quickly as possible.
The scope of work, relative humidity of the air, moisture content levels, and overall drying progress will be documented. Digital pictures are taken to evidence the affected areas, structural damage, and damaged contents, if applicable. In addition, the estimator will do the following:
- Ensure that the most effective drying method is used—disruptive versus aggressive
- Make adjustments to drying equipment
- Determine what structural materials are non-restorable by weighing costs of replacement versus drying
3. Protect Your Home From Further Harm
Water travels through the air increasing humidity levels that can affect contents and valuable in your home. Humidity can get trapped inside walls and insulation holds moisture like a sponge. Carpet can delaminate or rot, wood can swell and buckle, furniture can stain, transfer color or bleed, and there is a risk of mold growth in carpet, framing and sub floor). Trained technicians move contents out of the affected rooms into a dry room, bubble wrap contents and raise furniture on blocks and take precautions to protect valuables. Contents at risk of secondary damage from moisture in the air are artwork, books, electronics, appliances, draperies, rugs, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, documents and photographs.
4. Extract the Remaining Water
Extraction dries 1200 x faster than evaporation! Water weights 8.34 lbs per gallon and porous materials hold a lot of weight in water. We maintains a large inventory of extraction tools and a fleet of vehicles with truck-mounted extraction machines that produce high CFMs (cubic feet per minute) to remove water, reduce humidity, and accelerate the drying process by 1200 times! We maintain a large inventory of extraction tools and can provide bulk extraction to remove the water quickly!
5. Carpet & Pad Water Extraction
Depending on the source of water and contamination, the carpet and pad may or may not be salvageable. As a general rule, sewer contaminated carpet and pad are normally removed and replaced. Technicians are trained to test the carpet construction primary and secondary backing for its strength and durability. Removing water promptly reduces the risk of furniture staining, browning, color bleeding and color transfer.
6. Clean The Water Devastation
Depending on the water source, the water may be contaminated with the following:
- Surfactants from dish washers, washing machines, aquariums, or water beds
- Pesticides, heavy metals, or toxic substances from rusty pipes, ground water, rivers, streams, or seepage due to hydro-static pressure
- Pathogenic or disease-causing agents from sewage drain or toilet back-flows which may cause Hepatitis A or B, E. coli, or tapeworm
Technicians are trained to recognize whether contamination may be present, and clean according to industry standards. Contaminated areas are flushed with steam heated above 200° and spray an antimicrobial agent to reduce odors, kill microorganisms, and prevent mold growth. Children, elderly people, and others with weak immune systems or respiratory problems can get sick from strong chemicals such as antimicrobials.
7. Stabilize the Environment
It’s important to stabilize the drying environment. Technicians are trained to use the “HAT,” humidity + airflow + temperature, extraction process. Humidity can be controlled by opening or closing windows to direct airflow and increase or decrease the temperature. Air movers and dehumidifiers are used to push and pull the air through wet materials.
8. Dry the Affected Areas
Depending on the cubic square feet of the affected area, temperature of the room and class of drying, technicians are trained to determine the sufficient amount of equipment and ensure proper placement of specialty drying equipment to dry home within 3-5 days. We maintains a large inventory of specialty drying equipment to remove moisture from walls, insulation, framing, sub floor, ceilings, cabinets and floors.
- Air filtration & scrubbers to prevent cross contamination
- Air movers to increase velocity and the rate of drying
- Dehumidifiers to remove moisture from air and recirculate dry air
- Ducted drying system to dry inside walls, ceilings, and under cabinets
- Wood floor drying system to dry under floors and sub floors
- Heaters & generators to add energy to the air and increase the rate of drying
Not only will we install specialty drying equipment, but we will remove non-restorable materials such as drywall, insulation, baseboards, linoleum, etc. to increase the rate of drying. A certified and trained estimator will inspect your home regularly to ensure that your home is drying as quickly as possible.
9. Remove Damaged Materials
In many cases, it is necessary to remove non-restorable building materials such as drywall, insulation, baseboards, linoleum, etc. to increase the rate of drying. Indications for replacement are visual signs of bubbled or cracked paint, curled wall coverings, open linoleum seams, wood swelling, warping and/or buckling. Vapor barriers like non-porous paint, baseboards or linoleum need to be removed to facilitate airflow and drying.
10. Restore Your Home
We have a general contractor license and works with a network of specialty subcontractors to repair and restore your home to its original condition. A project manager is assigned to each claim to manage the project from start to finish. To minimize miscommunication, there is only one point of contact for daily communication between the client, contractors and insurance adjusters. The project manager inspects work of the emergency crew to tie up any loose ends and address any issues. All subcontractor work is scheduled and inspected by the project manager to ensure consistent quality service and on-time project completion.
Mold Testing & Remediation?
It never hurts to get your home tested for mold after you experience water damage. Mold is toxic to health and can become a hard to remedy nuisance. Call the professionals today and get your property tested for mold. We specialize in mold remediation.