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Jan
07

Water Damage Restoration Vancouver

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Water damage Restoration should be started as soon as possible. Water damage can be induced  by a range of situations including pipes that have burst, toilets that have backed up, sinks that overflow and a host of other sources including plugged drain tiles, and even cracked foundations. Water can do a great deal of damage quite promptly to floors, carpets, drywall and personal belongings. In situations such as these the sooner you start your water clean the less damage you will have to repair.

Water damage types can best described and placed into the following categories:

1. Clean Water: from a clean source without contaminates such as a sink that has overflowed.

2. Grey Water: Is water that is no clean and could pose a danger or risk. ( i.e. dishwasher overflow)

3. Black Water: Sewage  backup and also drainage water. Could be dangerous and carry contaminates.

Water of any type or description will certainly absorb into drywall, baseboards and also sub-flooring. Water restoration starts After removing the standing water and stopping the water problem.

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Ken and his company  utilize high speed air movers as well as dehumidifiers to take out wetness and enhance quick drying.  Drying time may differ as well as it will depend on the area location, location of the water damage, the material types that have been damaged and even the current weather conditions.

Total Home Services utilizes high speed air movers as well as dehumidifiers to take out wetness and enhance quick drying.  Drying time may differ as well as it will depend on the area location, source of the water , the material types that have been damaged and even the current weather conditions.

After the water has been successfully removed and any sort of non-salvageable products have been eliminated Total Home Services will will strategically place restoration drying fans according to to industry standards and guidelines.  Total Home Services will monitor the restoration equipment and return to the home at regular intervals, to check the restoration equipment, temperature levels, moisture in general, as well as moisture content of the affected walls, components, or other affected materials. This monitoring assures an accurate and timely drying process.

Once the temperature, humidity, and moisture content is considered appropriate and safe based on industry standards, the equipment will be removed.  If there has been sewage contamination, hard surfaces areas are washed as well as sterilized. Drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation, particleboard as well as panelling are gotten rid of and also anything that can be disinfected is thrown out.

If is important to understand that a quick start to water damage restoration  helps stop  damage from spreading and this means, decreased clean up costs faster recovery time and consequently less exposure to longer periods of inconvenience and frustration for our clients.

A quick clean up also helps reduce the chances for personal asset damage and a reduced chance for mold contamination, extreme damage to floors and odours from water that has been absorbed into the area.

Total home Services will will perform fast restoration on floor coverings, walls, ceilings and even structural materials that have been water damaged . You will be assured of a job well done in the face of your unexpected misfortune.

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Ken Bradshaw of Total Home Services can be reached at 604-808-7039. Ken is known for his quick response and will service The Lower Mainland including:Vancouver, North Vancouver,  Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody,  East Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey and Langley.

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Oct
05

Water Damage Repair Burnaby

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Water Damage Repair

If you have every come home to water damage and you are knee deep in water a flooded basement you probably understand the need for a quick response and a timely water damage repair.

Water damage repair is quite frequently needed  because of a broken pipe and quite often it is the result of a broken pipe from extreme cold weather. It is also possible that foundation cracks or a broken weeping tile system is allowing water to penetrate into the home.

Your first course of action is to try and stop the source of the leak. If the water is generating from an open tap or faucet it may be as simple as turning it off. If you are unable to determine the source of the water damage  it is always a good idea to turn off the main water supply to the building.

Once you have shut off the water supply you will probably want to call a fire and water restoration company such as Total Home Services.  In cases where you will need  water damage repair and preventation of further r damage from mold and contaminates it is always wise to call in a professional that specializes in water damage repair and mould remediation.

A restoration company is well equipped to deal with water extraction and the correct drying procedures, they will have heavy equipment such as dehumidifiers and blowers to assure drying takes place in a timely and controlled fashion.

If there is contamination involved for sure you don’t want to tackle the clean up on your own as the aftermath of a poor clean up job could linger on for years and the decontamination will require EP approved chemicals. A professional fire and water damage repair company will assure the job is done correctly as a professional restoration company is trained to use different cleaning and decontaminating agents on certain materials and there is no substitute for this type of knowledge.

Professional restoration companies will also be instrumental in finding the original source of the water problem and will be able to guide you to the proper repair.

Your insurance company will also be relying on the the professionals to report the nature of the problem, the repair solution and they will be able to help the homeowner with communication and reporting to your insurance carrier.

We hope you never find your self in an emergency situation when it comes to water damage repair…if you do… our response time at Total Home Services is fast and we have been professionally attending to these types of water and fire damage issues for over 20 years.

Total Home Services are experts in fast response to water and fire restoration and they are a  member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, a Certified member of The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, a member of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of North America, a member of the World Floor Covering Association and hold a WRT Certification.

If you are in need of a professional water and fire restoration company call Ken Bradshaw today at 604-808-7039

You can expect quick emergency response times in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Burnaby, and  New Westminster. If you require professional Restoration company outside of these areas for non emergency we are well known for our expert workmanship and skills. If you have an emergency outside of these areas call us for a response time and we will be more than pleased to help you quite often we may have a service truck in your area.

We are often servicing non-emergency situations in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey.

Our Number is 604-808-7039

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Water Damage

Ken Bradshaw of Total Home Services has been in the water and Fire Restoration business for over 20 years. Water damage can be a quick total surprise such as a broken pipe or it can be a slow drip over time that goes unnoticed and eventually causes wood and materials to rot or mold. Either way it may take a professional team to correct your water damage problem.

A few preventative measures could prevent thousands of Dollors worth of water damage repair. So heed the following.

Always make sure to shut the water off for any kitchen or bathroom improvements. You should always know where the water shutoff valve is, and turn it off when working near water pipes or a water supply to ensure that you do not create a flood of water. Making sure to do this can prevent unnecessary water damage. It is surprising the number of times we have seen a project go bad because the location of the shut off valve was not known or planned for by the owner.
Keep your water flowing during cold weather by adding heat wraps to water pipes located in crawlspaces or under mobile homes. Acting like electric blankets for your pipes, these special wraps use electricity to create just enough heat to prevent ice from forming in the pipes. Frozen pipes can burst or split, causing costly leaks and water damage. This can happen so quickly and it can be easy to prevent.
To save money on home maintenance, check all of your faucets and pipes for leaks and have them repaired quickly. Leaking faucets can waste quite a bit of water, costing you in higher bills. Also, pipes that are leaking within your walls or under your house can lead to serious water damage. Minor Bathroom renovations can turn to major Bathroom renovations if water has dripped or leaked behind the walls. This kind of gets us back to the mold and rot situation mentioned above.
Chimneys, gutters, and downspouts can often get overlooked during our  inspections to wintierize our homes. It is important to inspect these aspects of your home to make sure they are functioning properly and make any repairs necessary.

Your chimney can catch fire if not cleaned on a regular basis and gutters and downspouts can become clogged with debris, which can lead to water damage if not addressed. Fire and water damage are not a lot of fun and they can be costly and dangerous.

Nobody likes to even think of these things but if you find your self in this kind of a situation Call Ken Bradshaw of Total Home Services. Ken has over 20 years of experience in home fire and water restoration and he put this experience to work if you require renovations or repair around the home.

Ken is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Institiute of of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest, World Floor Covering Association and the Dri-EAs University.

Take advantage of Ken’s experience and call him today 604-808-7039.

Ken Services, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Mape Ridge and Surrey.

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Water Damage Repair

If you ever step into your basement and find yourself up to your ankles in water you will understand the need for a quick response to your water damage repair problem.Water damage is quite frequently caused from a broken pipe and quite often it is the result of a broken pipe from extreme cold weather. It is also feasible that foundation cracks or perhaps a broken weeping tile system is allowing water to penetrate into the home and resulting in some form of water damage repair.The first thing you want to do is cut off the source of the water supply. If your problem simply stems from somebody leaving a tap or valve open by mistake you simply shut off that tap. Many times however the source is not that quickly identified so it is best to shut off the main source of water supply to prevent further damage and allow time to assess the size and source of the water problem.

Once you have shut off the water supply you will probably want to call a fire and water restoration company such as Total Home Services. In cases of extreme water damage and penetration it is always a good policy to call in professional people they will be in the best position to provide advice on your water damage repair.

A restoration company is well equipped to deal with water extraction and the correct drying procedures, they will have heavy equipment such as dehumidifiers and blowers to assure drying takes place in a timely and controlled fashion.

The problems of a poor clean up job could go on for years and you certainly do not want to live in a contaminated dwelling as a result of this. A professional fire and water damage restoration company will make sure the water damage repair job is properly done. The decontamination may require EP approved chemicals and Total Home Services is trained to use different cleaning and decontaminating agents on certain materials.

Total Home Services will also be able to find the source of the water problem and will guide you through the correct water damage repair procedure.

Total Home Services will also provide excellent communication with your Insurance company to allow your claim the best opportunity to be dealt with in a quick, reliable fashion.

We hope you never find your self in an emergency situation when it comes to water damage and repair if you do our response time at Total Home Services is fast and we have been professionally attending to these types of water and fire damage issues for over 20 years.Total Home Services are experts in fast response to water and fire restoration

Total Home Services is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, a Certified member of The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, a member of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of North America, a member of the World Floor Covering Association and hold a WRT Certification.

If you are in need of a professional water and fire restoration company call Ken Bradshaw today at 604-808-7039 or visit their website at http://www.homerepairandrestorationsvancouver.com

Set your mind at ease and view Total Home Services Better Business Bureau report.

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Total Home Services has a quick response fire and water damage repair response in the following areas: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Burnaby. Other areas of the Lower Mainland such as Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey are also serviced please ask for your response time when you call in.

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Black Mold

If you have had water damage one of your objectives is to prevent the growth of black mold.

If you’ve ever been in a situation where black mold starts to form on any of the walls within your home,  you’ll know how upsetting this can be and how it can have a detrimental effect on your health and even the future sale of the property.

What causes black mold to form?

This could happen due to a lack of ventilation and a build up of mositure or there may have been a water spill that was never correctly rectified.

Mold forms when there are high levels of moisture and especially if the property is warm on the inside and temperatures are cold on the outside. The walls start to sweat and gather moisture and this leads to dampness.

When the areas eventually dry out, there’s usually a dark green and black color present and this is the start of mold caused by the growth of fungus, which should be treated instantly, as it can have effects on your general health.

What are the health risks of black mold?

The most commen reported health problems with the unwanted black mold are chesty coughs, headaches, migranes, rashes, sinus problems, constant sneezing bouts and respiratory and breathing problems, so if you suffer from asthma then, it’s absolutely vital to get the black mold removed at the earliest opportunity.

In more severe cases of there can be toxic emitted from the black mold called Strachybotrys Atra, which attacks the lungs and can have serious effects on very young or elderly people.

Once you’ve located the exact area of the mold, all areas of exposure to the fungus should be protected – eyes nose and hands. Using bleach is one way to attack the fungus and kill the mold and there are specific paints which have agents for mold removal. If you are considering doing it yourself be sure to review your process very carefully make sure your skin in protected, the areas are well ventilated and you have very carefully researched your process.

A safer more reliable method course of action would be to hire a professional who is trained in mold remediation.
I hope you found this article useful. If you require any further details regarding the safe removal of black mold you can visit the website at www.homerepairandrenovationsvancouver.com or Call Ken at Total Home Services 604-808-7039.

Watch “On The Job Video” in respect to Bathroom mold.

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Water Damage Restoration

If you’re looking for the latest details on water damage restoration you may find this  article to be just what you have been looking for.

If you’ve ever experienced water damage to your property then, you’ll know  about the feelings of despair and the panic that normally sets in and you probably don’t really know which way to turn.

What to do in the event of water damage?

The first thing to do is assess the damage of to your property and the extent of the overall damage. Hiring a professional company to carry out the removal  of the water damaged goods and restore the property to it’s original condition is essential. When using such a company it’s important that they are proven in their field and have some form of certification like the IICRC who are a recognized body for water damage restoration.       

There are general guidelines for procedures to carry out a rigorous examination of the affected property and document all the affected items including structural damage and any cross water contamination. Once these details have been sorted the appropriate details can then be submitted to your insurance company and loss adjuster.

What is the procedure of water damage restoration?

The first thing is to remove all of the affected items from the property and get rid of any excess water using the appropriate water sensing equipment for the safe and quick removal of the water. There is a good chance you may also require sanitization.

The affected areas must be made good by way of air drying equipment like scrubbers and dehumidifiers. This equipment is usually left for a few days in order for the drying process to work efficiently.

Now the replacement of any drywall, timbers, floorboards and cabinets can take place and this is were things start to take shape and you begin to get your house back.

 The final piece in the jigsaw and the happiest part is the new materials like wallpaper, paint, decor, carpets and furniture and once this is all in place it will be such a relief that, you’ve finally got your property back after this horrible inconvenience.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you require any further information regarding water damage restoration and mold remediation you can visit the website at www.homerepairandrenovationsvancouver.com.

If you have questions on “Water Damage Restorations” Call Ken at 604-808-7039

Water damage Service areas include: Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge.

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