Our water damage experts will help get your property back to a healthy space again. We have the equipment to extract excess water, dryers to get all the moisture out, and environmental friendly sprays to prevent mold and spores from growing.  If your water damage has already caused mold to grow, we can clean up or remove the infected area. 

Water damage doesn't happen all at once, unless you experience a flood, it can happen slowly over time and can be difficult to find. Water damage does have some common signs. If you notice condensation, signs of fungi, discoloration or warping, then you may have damage. 

Water damage is often caused by something small like a leak or small drip. It can come from back flow from clogged drains.This water can be potentially hazardous because it can contain sewage. American Restoration 24/7n can identify where the problem is and fix it, then remove all the hazardous materials involved. 

If you notice water pouring into your home or business, call us. We will get our technicians out to you. We will determine where the water is coming from and stop it if possible. We will remove and try to salvage any of your items that is in or near the water. 

Unless you have the correct protective gear, do not walk through the water. It may contain harmful chemicals or bacteria. It may also be close to electrical appliances, outlets, and other harmful devices. Let our technicians handle everything for you. 

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Prevent Basement Flooding

There is plenty that can be done right now to prevent your basement from flooding. The good news is that you probably won't have to spend much time or money to make it happen. Mostly, you want to keep water from gathering on the lawn next to your basement.
Here’s how to accomplish that:
• Clean your gutters along with downspouts. If they usually are clogged, the water will just run down the walls and stay near the home.
• Extend your downspouts faraway from the house by affixing the black, corrugated plastic pipe that one could get at any home improvement store. The pipes should extend no less than 10 feet away from the house or any other structures.
• Re-grade around the perimeter of your dwelling to promote positive drainage away from your foundation. You can shovel compacted soil on the below-grade walls to create no less than a two-inch-per-foot slope up against the foundation. You can then cover that soil with normal topsoil mix and mulch.
• Become especially careful of sites where two walls intersect, creating an inside corner (such as where your chimney meets your own home). These spots are notorious regarding water build up.
• If you do have a sump pump, make sure it’s working by opening the cover and pulling through to the float. You will then hear the electric motor running.
• Make certain the sump pump discharge pipe exiting your own home is extended far from your foundation walls to avoid having that same water infiltrate back in your foundation drainage. You can use the same type of plastic pipe that you simply used to extend the downspouts.
•  Buy a backup power source on your sump pump. If you lose electricity in a storm, you can still make sure your water doesn’t rise through the foundation of your house.
• If you have outdoor steps leading right down to a basement, make sure the drain at the bottom of the steps is free from any blockage.
• If you have window wells that are below grade, remove any debris and purchase a plastic cover to keep rain and debris out.

 

If your basement does happen to end up flooding call American Restoration immediately at 833-726-7378.

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