Water damage mitigation is the process of stabilizing, cleaning and completely drying affected building materials after sustaining any level of water damage. These damages can be caused by various sources such as flooding, pipe breaks, and sewer backup. No matter the source or extent of damage, an immediate response by our team will quickly stabilize your property and control the extent of loss.
When it comes to flood damage, water extraction and the restoration process, nobody does it better than we do. From the initial dryout to final restoration, we are able to take care of you the entire way. Our services are available for any type of water damage clean up large or small. We not only have the equipment to handle the largest flood situations but the staff and commitment to quality that will let us provide a personal touch to the restoration process. When we work with you, you can rest assured that we will strive to make the process as painless as possible.
Water damage is a very serious situation that has the potential to wreak havoc in a few mere hours if unchecked. When leaks or floods go unaddressed, water will quickly seep into crevices, wick up drywall and soak into carpet. All of these need different types of equipment to fix, and without complete dryout the chances of mold developing becomes much higher after 24 hours. Our technicians’ first priority when they come on-site is to get everything set up as quickly as they can to prevent any of this from happening. Once the extraction and drying process is underway, you can be confident we will handle the rest smoothly and quickly.
AHS is here in your time of need. We take pride in our level of service when it comes to drying out your home or business and then restoring it. Water damage emergencies can be traumatic and we understand that. Our goal is to get your life back to normal as quickly as possibly.
Determine the Cause of Water Damage
Here are the most common causes of water damage at homes and businesses:
Just Discovered Water Damage? Here's What to Do NOW:
- Close the water main or shut off any water source so flooding stops.
- If you can’t stop the leak yourself, call a plumber.
- Shut down the electrical breaker in damaged areas before unplugging or removing any electrical devices from the wet carpet or submerged areas.
- Call AHS at (847) 668-7408
- Put aluminum foil under legs or feet of any furniture in contact with wet carpet or water to prevent permanent staining.
- Lift any curtains or draperies away from wet carpet or water.
- Lift and tack up any upholstered furniture skirts.
- Remove books, papers, fabrics, shoes, potted plants or other items that are able to stain wet carpet.
- Call your insurance company. All policies require that homeowners or businesses report their loss "as soon as reasonably possible."
- Using your home vacuum – electrical shock can result, as well as damage to the equipment
- Placing newspaper in traffic areas to walk on – newspaper ink transfers easily to wet carpet fibers which results in permanent staining
- Walking on carpet any more than necessary – this keeps damage from spreading to unaffected areas