Regardless of where you live, your home is always at risk for stormwater damage. In cities and urban areas where concrete and blacktop abounds, rain and stormwater runs and gushes over streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and yards, and eventually rushes into rivers and streams. The worst case scenario is excessive stormwater overflowing river banks and making its way into your home or basement, causing unthinkable damage.
The San Antonio area is no stranger to flooding and storm damage from excessive rainfall, elevated water levels in creeks and rivers, and clogged storm drains. In fact, record-breaking floods in recent years caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to thousands of homes and other properties in San Antonio area. If you have experienced the unimaginable, where flooding to your home and property has caused even minor damage, call the Water Removal Pros right away at 470-448-3918. We are available 24/7 and arrive onsite in 60 minutes or less.
The Water Removal Pros provide a range of professional water damage restoration services, serving in San Antonio area including Bexar, Guadalupe, Hays, Comal, Kendall, Wilson and Blanco counties. Because we live in your neighborhood, we understand the damage stormwater can cause. We treat your home as if it were our own, and give you the respect you deserve. We even facilitate the insurance claims process on your behalf by documenting our work, taking photographs, and doing what is needed to ensure you receive the maximum benefit for the damage caused to your home and belongings from excessive storm water.
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Flooding from stormwater is especially dangerous, as the rainwater picks up and mixes with whatever contaminants are on the ground. That could include oil, grease, and coolants from trucks and cars; fertilizers and pesticides from gardens and yards; pet and animal waste as well as waste from septic systems; and a whole host of other pollutants. When contaminated stormwater enters your home, in addition to just extracting the water and drying out your home, you must also take care to decontaminate, sterilize, and deodorize the affected area and belongings.
Once onsite, the Water Removal Pros perform a full assessment of the extent of damage incurred from stormwater flooding. Our technicians take all safety precautions and first shut the electric power down if necessary. Then, and in order to contain the flooding and stop the potential for further damage, we will locate the point of entry of the water and take necessary steps to stop further flooding. We also inspect the exterior of the home and property and assess the extent of stormwater damage that may have affected your home on the outside.
The next critical step is to identify the type of stormwater that has flooded your home or yard. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides standards for categorizing water types according to the levels of contamination that may be present in the water. Given the unsanitary and unsafe nature of stormwater, it will be documented as Category 3, the most dangerous as it can cause illness and even death. All Water Removal Pros technicians are IICRC certified, and have the knowledge and expertise to properly treat any stormwater situation.
The type and extent of water damage from stormwater flooding is also classified, and is determined by how much moisture and water is present in the home as well as where it is located and how much property has actually been damaged. This can range from a small section of carpet and carpet pad to an entire basement or floor, including sub-floor, carpet and carpet pads, furniture, walls, insulation, etc.
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The Water Removal Pros are qualified to provide water damage restoration services for any classification of water damage due to stormwater flooding. After our initial assessments of water type and damage, we extract the water using state-of-the-art, industry-grade equipment. We work to get the water out as quickly as possible, using both portable and truck-mounted water extraction equipment, and submersible pumps when necessary. Additional specialized equipment includes infrared cameras, RF pin meters, hygrometers, thermometers, and a Borescope to identify potential threats of mold and fungal growth—a very real threat to home and health—and formulate a plan to prevent an infestation.
Once the stormwater is extracted, the Pros handle the drying out process with moisture-detection equipment, heavy-duty air movers, and drying panels. In the process, we work side by side with homeowners to identify items that can be salvaged. If the damage is not extensive, it may be possible to clean and restore furniture, fixtures, and electronic items, which we remove to an offsite location for that purpose. Our Pros clean and decontaminate, sanitize, and deodorize water-damaged areas, furniture, and salvageable items in your home, and include HVAC cleaning and HEPA vacuuming to eliminate airborne contaminants.
Severe or prolonged stormwater flooding may have caused structural damage to your home, or it may be necessary to rebuild or renovate damaged areas of your home or other property. Water Removal Pros provides home renovation services from simple painting to completely refurbishing basements. We do what is necessary to ensure your home is restored to its original, pre-flood condition.
Damage from stormwater flooding can range from minimal dampness and moisture to accumulations inches and feet deep in your home or basement. If you live in San Antonio area including Bexar, Guadalupe, Hays, Comal, Kendall, Wilson and Blanco counties, and experience stormwater damage in your home or basement, don’t wait another minute. Call Water Removal Pros immediately and we will be at your home in 60 minutes or less to begin the water extraction, cleaning, sanitizing, and restoration process.
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