The gentle flow of water coming from the faucet has a hidden strength unrealized by most home and business owners until a water damage emergency occurs. A torrent of water from a burst pipe caused by corrosion, collapse or even frozen pipes can unleash chaos in minutes. If this happens to you, the water extraction and remediation team with Maven Construction Group is ready to help 24/7 for emergency situations. From a water damage inspection to structural reconstruction, we’re your first call for any water damage emergency!
No matter the source of the water damage emergency, safety should be your first priority. Start by turning off all electrical supply to the affected area. Keep children and pets away from the water, even after the electricity is off.
Once the electricity is off, stop the water source to mitigate further damage. If the water is coming from a burst pipe or water heater, turn off the water supply line in the home. The water line for most businesses and homes is located on the ground level and enters through the side of the structure. Look for the line to be opposite the water meter, and a turn-off valve should be next to the line.
Our team is ready to begin a water damage inspection so we can start remediation as soon as possible. We have advanced drying equipment and more than 15 years of experience in handling water damage emergencies, such as water heater overflow cleanup, roof leaks and much more.
Maven Construction Group works directly with insurance companies and follows a comprehensive claims process, including accurate documentation and estimates of the damage. Our team is self-funded which means we’ll begin restoring your home without needing to wait on the insurance company to process the claim — allowing you to return to normalcy sooner.
If possible, move boxes, furniture, personal items and valuables away from the water. The longer an item sits in water, the greater the odds of mold and mildew growth. Don’t worry about carpet and other floor coverings. Our water restoration company will address flooring during the clean-up and restoration process, and we also provide climate-controlled storage for belongings during this time.
We understand the urge to clean and wipe down surfaces that were in contact with the water. But wait for the water damage contractors with Maven Restoration Group to take care of the deep cleaning. We use antimicrobial products to disinfect all contaminated surfaces to thoroughly sanitize and clean your home and belongings.
If the household vacuum was spared from the water, don’t use it to suck up standing water. The water may carry an electric current, and household vacuums aren’t designed to safely handle water. Household vacuums can create a fire or shock hazard if used on water or wet surfaces.
Even if you know for sure the electrical supply to a water-damaged area has been turned off, treat all areas as if the electricity is on. When water damage occurs, it allows the electricity to “charge” anything it comes into contact with. Also, the damage could be more extensive than it looks. Unseen wiring may be exposed or damaged, increasing risk of shock and fire, and appliances or equipment may be electrically charged. Therefore, avoid water-damaged areas and do not use any appliances on wet surfaces.
A water damage inspection in Gainesville is the first thing Maven Construction Group will do after arriving at your home or business. Our team uses specialized equipment and tools to measure moisture content in visible and hidden locations, such as behind molding and under floorboards. The data and information we gather during the inspection allows us to create a custom plan to follow during clean-up.
No matter how much of the structure was affected by the water damage, another key goal of ours is to prevent further commercial or residential water damage while clean-up and restoration efforts are taking place. Industrial-grade dehumidifiers and fans are frequently used to control and remove lingering moisture until the work is complete.
Our water removal services are powered with the use of industrial-grade vacuums that work in conjunction with air movers, dehumidifiers and air scrubbers. Our equipment is rotated through the room until all standing water is gone. How long this takes depends on the type of substrate under the floor, room size, and how much water is in the specific room.
Though drying begins by removing any standing water, it also applies to unseen pockets of water in the home or business. During this stage, drying equipment is focused on areas of concentrated moisture, such as a particular section of a wall. It’s not uncommon to remove baseboards to aid in drying. To make sure all drying efforts stay focused, Maven Construction Group will contain an area by sealing or taping off the room.
Monitoring actually begins as soon as we turn on the first drying device but it’s an on-going process until the area is declared dry. Once dry, restoration can begin on required areas and areas needing extensive structural repair will undergo reconstruction.
A professional water damage inspection is key to begin properly cleaning and restoring any damage the home or business suffered. The team with Maven Construction Group works quickly and methodically during all steps of emergency water removal. Time is of the essence when water damage occurs — call Maven Construction Group today!
Locally owned and operated in Gainesville, FL, Maven Construction Group is a licensed general contractor, Angie’s List Certified Contractor, and is accredited and A-rated by the Better Business Bureau. Maven has delivered the best damage restoration and reconstruction services in North Florida for more than 15 years.Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344