Bear, Inc is a Water Damage treatment company with years of experience and highly trained workers ready to help recover and restore your property
Water is essential to our lives in many ways but when heavy rain, failing sump pumps, leaky roofs, overflowing toilets , washing machines and bathtubs cause water damage- water becomes the enemy.
What kind of damage can occur if treatment is delayed ?
Delay in removing the water and treating the affected area can cause property and structural damage that increases the longer the water sits. Carpeting, furniture and draperies are the most obvious items that get damaged, but water can seep into walls and floor boards causing more costly damage that can be harder and more expensive to remedy. Prompt removal of the water is essential. Our highly trained staff and high powered equipment will handle your water damage needs - fast.
What happens to carpeting when subjected to water damage conditions ?
If excess water is not removed within 24 hours, carpeting will begin a process called delamination .In this situation the latex that holds the carpet fibers to the net like backing begins to break down. This results in the two layers separating and making it difficult if not impossible to reinstall. If this occurs, the cost of water damage treatment is increased by the carpet having to be replaced. If water is left standing, or even if the carpeting is damp, bacteria and mold can set in quickly causing a health hazard. Early and effective treatment can save valuable carpeting from be being damaged as well as keeping problems like mold, mildew and bacteria from ever developing.
How is Water Damage treated ?
The first step is to stop the source of the water eliminating further buildup of water. Next all excess water will be extracted from the carpeting and padding to limit the damage and aid in drying out the carpeting and floors. Carpeting will be taken up and the padding underneath removed (out technicians are trained to determine if the padding needs to be removed depending on water damage conditions ).
Anti- microbial agents will be applied to the top and back of the carpeting, as well as the floor, to prevent any mildew or bacteria from developing on the the damp surfaces.
Carpet blowers and dehumidifiers will be placed in the room to circulate air above and below the damp carpeting. Drying time can take as little as 24 hours or several days depending on the size of the area, type of carpeting, and the nature of the water damage.
If the carpet is salvageable and in good condition we will reinstall it over new padding. If the carpet can not be salvaged our carpet sales team will give you a quote for replacement of carpet and pad.
If the original carpeting is being reinstalled the final step will be a thorough cleaning and another final treatment of anti-microbial agents.
What about sewage backups?
For situations where sewage is involved, like toilet backups, replacement of carpet and padding and heavy disinfection of all surfaces is the only safe solution for the health and well-being of the residents.
Clear water backups can usually be fully recovered if treated in the first 24 hours. Time is the most important factor in the treatment of any water damage case to prevent loss of property and health risks.
Since 1989 Serving
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