4 Important things to consider during flood restoration

4 Important things to consider during flood restoration.

 If you are returning to your Seattle property after a flooding event, be sure to check the following 4 simple things.  You may want to consider them in your flood repair budget.

Mold. You’ll want to get an air quality test to determine if you have elevated mold levels — you won’t necessarily see the mold. You’ll want to know what types of remediation and testing will be required by local jurisdictions.

Electrical. If outlets, wiring or the circuit panel were under water, they may need to be replaced, even if they appear to be in decent condition. This is something else your local building department can tell you, and they may even create new rules for these recently flooded houses.

A/C Compressor. If the outdoor A/C unit was under water, it may not work (or at least will need a new motor). So, even if it looks fine, factor in replacing it.

Duct Cleaning. If you find that mold levels are elevated, budget for getting your HVAC ducts cleaned.

for more tips see our Water Damage Restoration tips page.

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Remember, the very first thing is to be sure the water has been removed from your home or office.  For fast 24 hour emergency water extraction contact Premier Flood Restoration.

We can start a water removal project anytime, day or night. Our well-trained Seattle flood restoration techs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get your place back in shape right away.

By choosing a professional custom drying service, you get a care regimen that is put together specifically for your Seattle home or business. We take into account the source of the water, possible contaminants and possible damage. We then test thoroughly to detect all moisture that might be lurking in cabinets and walls and beneath your floor. Then, using industry gold standard equipment, we ensure that all flood water and contaminants are thoroughly removed.
When you have a Flood Damage emergency, do not try to remedy the problem yourself. You need Professional Flood Damage Restoration. Hiring experienced professionals can help you ensure that you have a thorough and custom job that will completely remediate the flood problem and get you back to your original state.

Have you had flooding in your home? Don’t hesitate, get in touch today. We’ll get right out to give you a free assessment and get started restoring your Seattle home.

Contact Us today! (253) 642-1025

Act quickly after a flood to prevent mold

Act quickly after a flood to prevent mold.

If you’re trying to clean up after a home flooding accident, be aware that you’re in a race against mold and bacteria, which can grow quickly in damp environments.  Especially in an inherently wet place like Seattle Washington with relatively high humidity.  It might be a good idea to call a water removal company seattle.

Mold is especially dangerous for people with breathing problems caused by allergies or asthma. But high levels of mold can also cause problems for people who are relatively healthy. Symptoms of mold exposure include wheezing, shortness of breath, sore throats, flu-like aches and pains, and fatigue. Mold isn’t the only threat from flooding. Bacteria may also be a problem if your house was soaked by sewage. Bacteria can cause dangerous gastrointestinal and skin infections.  That’s why it’s important to stop these pathogens before they take hold of your home.

“You’ve really got 24 to 36 hours to work with,” says Rebecca Morley, executive director of the National Center for Healthy Housing, a nonprofit organization that wrote a guide to help residents clean up flooded homes after Hurricane Katrina.

 The good news is that the faster you act, the more you may be able to save.

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DIY Cleanup? Or Call a Seattle Pro?

The first thing to do is to pump out or soak up any standing water. But be careful: If you’ve got several feet of water in a basement, where fuse boxes and other electrical circuitry may be submerged, have emergency workers clear the space before you get to work.

If you have a lot of flood water in the house, Morley, who has been through two floods herself, says hiring help can be a good investment.

The first step is to call a Seattle based professional water removal company.   Premier is a professional water extraction and water removal company.  Available 24/7 to help you with water removal and water damage restoration.

“I had water up to my ankles. My carpet was floating when I got home,” Morley says. “The water removal company has all the heavy equipment that’s needed to dry out a place quickly. They bring in their big fans, their big dehumidifiers.”

You might also need a professional if your house was flooded with sewage, which has an unmistakable smell. Sewage is hazardous and best handled by someone who’s trained.

If its a small flood, how to get started.

  • Start hauling wet things, especially plush items like pillows, upholstered furniture, or curtains out of the house to a place like the garage or the driveway where they can dry. “They are going to be the more challenging things to salvage,” Morley says.
  • Use a shop vac or wet vac to suck water out of soggy carpets.
  • Fans can help get air moving in enclosed spaces, but they may not be enough.
  • Consider renting or buying a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low in the air in rooms you’re trying to dry. Basements and big areas may require larger, commercial-sized machines. “You want to get as much air movement as possible over the wet areas,” says Arthur Lau, a certified microbial investigator for Microecologies, a national restoration and cleanup company.
  • Remove baseboards and moldings from flooded walls, especially if the walls are made of sheetrock. “Baseboards really prevent the lower few inches of wet walls from drying out, no matter how much air you put on it,” Lau says.
  • Cut small openings along the bases of walls to let air into the wall to dry the back as well as the front of the sheetrock. “The paper covering on sheetrock is on the front and back sides. So you may see nothing on the room-side surface, but you don’t know what’s happening on the backside,” Lau says.

After Mold Starts Growing

If the power has been off for a few days, mold may have already gotten the upper hand by the time you’re really able to start cleaning. Both the CDC and the EPA recommend bringing in a trained professional to clean up mold that covers more than 100 square feet or a 10-foot-by-10-foot area. Some states require contractors that clean up mold to be licensed. At the minimum, anyone you hire should have experience getting rid of mold, references you can call, and liability insurance.

If you’re cleaning a smaller area, you can wash mold off most hard surfaces with a mixture of detergent and hot water. The EPA doesn’t recommend using chlorine bleach or other biocides — chemicals that kill living organisms — to clean up mold unless there are special circumstances, such as a person living in the home who has a weakened immune function.

Save or Toss?

The National Center for Healthy Housing recommends tossing the following items if they look or smell moldy or they’ve been underwater:

  • Carpet, carpet padding, and rugs
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Computers, microwaves, window A/C units, or any appliances that have fans that were sitting in moldy rooms
  • Papers and books
  • Food items, including canned foods if they were in contact with flood waters

Items that can usually be cleaned and saved include:

  • Hard, non-porous items like jewelry, china and dishes, glass, porcelain, and metal
  • Wood furniture, even if it’s moldy, as long as it’s in good condition
  • Some electronics and small appliances, depending on flooding conditions
  • Photographs, books, and valuable legal documents with only small levels of mold
  • Artwork, textiles, or clothing that has no physical damage

Keep in mind that undamaged items may need to be stored away from the house while you dry it out.

Clean hard surfaces that have small amounts of mold with detergent and “as little water as possible,” Morley says. “The most important thing is to keep things dry,” she says.

Also, if you can see mold growing, you should take precautions to keep from breathing it in. Wear an N95 respirator mask, which can be purchased at hardware stores. You may also want to consider heavy work boots and puncture-resistant gloves to protect your hands and feet from sharp objects if you’re also dealing with debris.

Why we use the Injectidry System for Water Damage Restoration.

Why we use the Injectidry System for Water Damage Restoration.

At Premier Seattle Water Damage Restoration Services, we want your property to be its best.  That means in a flooding emergency, we are Seattle’s best water extraction service.  Available 24/7 we can dry your property and its contents quick and efficiently.  In order to do that, we employ the best technology.

We use the Injectidry system in conjunction with Laminar air moves to completely dry walls, cabinets and floors. Injectidry uses negative air flow to create suction that can pull water out of walls and floors. The system can reverse any cupping that occurs on hardwood floors and prevents warping and rot.
The Laminar air system creates a strong air flow that dries out any hidden water in your walls or floors. This sort of aggressive air drying can remove hidden humidity that can cause drywall to warp, swell or deteriorate or cause issues with flooring

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We test after treatment to assure that all water is thoroughly removed from your home. By treating quickly and completely, we can save you costly repairs or replacements.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist with your emergency water removal situations. Whether you have water in your home from excessive rains, a broken appliance or backed up pipes, we can get there right away to start the specialty water removal services that can prevent extensive damage to your home. The sooner you contact us after a flood, the less water damage you will encounter. Call or Contact us now for a free on-site assessment.

How long before mold sets in? -Professional water removal

How long before mold sets in? -Professional water removal 

Premier has performed many water removal jobs, for many different types of water damage restoration emergencies throughout Seattle Washington.  We know the value of working fast to remove water, but often though who wait can suffer the consequence of mold growth both under the hardwood floor or in places like cabinets.  Without fast water extraction, you are at danger of dangerous mold growth.  How long can you wait?  This is a tricky question.

When performing professional water removal work on some projects that had been wet for two or three days when we arrived, there was minimal indication of microbial growth.

If there were any indications, it was usually that “musty” odor, which we know are microbiological volatile organic compounds (MVOCs). We normally associate these odors with mold growth after a flood emergency.

From the 2002 New York City Guidelines of Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, the inference was that mold would begin to grow in 24 to 48 hours. That statement was removed in the 2008 version. Additionally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its publication, Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, references the time line of 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth and states that “even if materials are dried within 48 hours, mold growth may have occurred.”

While both publications do not specifically state that mold begins to grow in 24 to 48 hours, this is the generally accepted time frame used by water damage responders to determine when mold begins to grow.

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How long to wait for professional water removal?

The bottom line is, not long.  Luckily Premier offers 24 hour emergency service day or night.  You can contact us anytime if you experience any kind of water damage emergency.  Our fast and friendly team will get to your Seattle property and get it dry before Mold can set in place.  So call right away at  (253) 455-7508

 

How appliances can cause flood damage in your Seattle home

Appliances that can lead to a Flood Damage event.

Even new appliances can leak or cause flooding, learn how, and how to prevent it.

We all rely on our appliances to help with the daily routine.  More often than not, those convenient appliances run water through them, which means they have the potential to cause a water extraction emergency if they fail.  If your Seattle property has flooding, our water damage restoration technicians are standing by to help you 24/7 if your appliance fails.  Here are the top 5 appliances that can cause flood damage.

1. Refrigerators

Refrigerators produce a lot of excess moisture, particularly when they’re cooling items in warm environments. Every time the refrigerator door is opened, warm air passes over the condenser coil creating condensation. This condensation often pools as water on the bottom of your refrigerator.

Most refrigerators are outfitted with drain lines to siphon off this excess fluid. Drain lines become blocked with food, which prevents them from draining water effectively. Drain lines need to be cleaned regularly with chlorine bleach in order to keep them unplugged.

Another common culprit from refrigerators that can leak is the water supply line that feeds your ice machine.  Should this come unattached, you could be looking at a massive amount of standing water when you get home!  Its always a good idea to periodically pull the fridge away from the wall to check beneath.  There is a chance there could be some flood damagewall damage, or hardwood floor flood damage that you havent noticed.

2. Dishwashers

When a dishwasher overflows, often the cause is simply that someone put too much detergent, or the wrong type of detergent, into the dispenser.

Flooding DishwasherIn other instances, the malfunction may be due to a faulty float switch assembly or a strainer clogged with food and detergent debris. Float switches are relatively easy to replace, and strainers can be removed and washed in your kitchen sink with a mild detergent and a stiff bristle brush.  If you know for a fact that the leak and resulting flood damage is not related to the float switch or the strainer, then the likely culprit is one of the appliance’s many plumbing connections. The leak could be in the metal pipe fittings that connect the dishwasher to the main water supply, or in the flexible hosing that discharges used water into a drain underneath the sink.

3. Washing Machines

Washing machine leaks can be dramatic. Fortunately, they are easy to fix in most cases. Before you take out your screwdriver, however, make sure that the water on the floor isn’t due to a clogged floor drain.

The six most common sites for washer leaks are the inlet connections, the hose connections, the center post gaskets, the outer tub sea, the air dome seal and the pump. Refer to your owner’s manual for the exact location of these things on your model. Unplug your washing machine, turn off the water main and start troubleshooting these fixtures one at a time.

4. Water Heaters

Leaking Water HeaterWhen water accumulates around the base of a gas water heater, the leak is usually due either to a malfunctioning temperature and pressure relief valve, a leaky plumbing connection, or corrosion in the water tank itself.

Test the T&P valve by flushing water through it to clear any accumulated residue or debris. If the water tank is the culprit, then the entire water heater will need to be replaced.  Like any household appliance, the key to preventing a malfunction is proper, timely maintenance.  With water heaters, it’s best to have them maintained annually by a licensed and certified plumber!

5. Toilets

Overflowing toilets are due either to a clogged drain or a malfunctioning float that allows too much water into the tank. If plunging doesn’t clear the drainage pipe, then the blockage may lay in the pipes outside the house. Time to call in a professional plumber!

If you experience flood damage and need Seattle’s best water damage restoration and water extraction services, call us at Premier emergency. (253) 642-1025

 

 

How to Remove and Replace Wet Flooded Drywall

Water Damage Cleanup | How to Remove and Replace Wet Flooded Drywall

If you have ever stepped into your home and witnessed a flooded room, you know the panic that can set in.  Take a deep breath, we are here to help! We will show you how to remove and replace that drywall.  Although, if the job seems too daunting, and something you would rather leave to the professionals, call Premier Water Extraction right away, and we can not only extract the remaining water from your Seattle property, but our water damage restoration team is standing by 24/7 to help repair the flood damage.  Contact us or call (253) 336-8711

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Before you step into that basement or flooded room, always be sure the power is shut off.  Standing water can carry dangerous current, even from exposed outlets.  Always be safe before anything else.

STEP ONE: MARK

The water damage will be visible on your drywall, and makes an unfortunate but fairly clear line on the wall. Mark a cut line six to 12 inches above that using either a laser level or marking around the room at a uniform height above the floor. Then snap a chalk line. This might seem unnecessarily fussy at this point when all you’re trying to do is remove soggy drywall to ventilate the wall. But a neat job now will greatly speed the installation of replacement drywall.

STEP TWO: PLACE TARPS

Place a tarp at the base of the wall to catch debris. The tarp is a smooth surface that will keep the damaged area cleaner and make it easier to scoop debris off the floor.

STEP THREE: CUT

Cut along the line with a sharp utility knife.

STEP FOUR: PUNCTURE

Take a framing hammer and knock a hole in the drywall that will allow you to reach through to the other side. Make sure you do this between the studs, and below the cutline so that you’re damaging the drywall that you’re going to remove anyway.

STEP FIVE: REMOVE AND TEST

First, remove the plates from your electrical outlets and pry off baseboard trim. Next, wearing gloves, reach into the hand hole and pull the drywall away from the studs. The first couple of bays will be difficult. Once you’ve opened a large area, use a flat bar, hammer, or a flat-nosed shovel to pry the drywall away from the studs.

While you’re doing this, check for dampness on the exterior walls. Get your hand in the insulation. Your goal here is to remove the drywall up to the point where the insulation is dry, so that anything that gets damp is replaced. So if the insulation still feels wet where you made your first cut line, make another test cut higher up the wall.

NOTE: Removal of electrical cable, outlets, and outlet boxes (and their replacement) should be left to a licensed electrician.

STEP SIX: TRANSPORT

Transport the debris outside. The ideal is that you already have a Dumpster, dump truck, or garbage hauler so that you won’t have to remove the debris twice. If that’s not possible, pile the debris on the ground and cover it with a tarp to keep it from getting wetter and heavier. Weigh the tarp down or stake it in place do it doesn’t blow away.

Remember that drywall is heavy—especially waterlogged drywall. But there are several ways to move it. One is to slide it inside a tarp. Large chunks can also be placed in a wheelbarrow or dropped into a plastic garbage can, which you can slide out of the house or carry on a hand truck.

Whatever you do, figure out debris transport before you cut your first piece of drywall and you’ll have an easier time overall.

STEP SEVEN: DISPOSE OF THE REMAINDER

Cut away soggy fiberglass insulation and stuff it into contractor trash bags. Remove drywall screws by backing them out or snapping them off. Same goes for drywall nails.

STEP EIGHT: VENTILATE

Fans speed evaporation and reduce the chance of condensation forming inside walls and the formation of mold.

POST-FLOOD INSTALLATION

To put your Seattle walls back together after the flood, you’ll need to have an electrician replace outlets and wiring, and perhaps the receptacle boxes as well. At PM, it’s always been our view that a homeowner who does his or her homework is competent to do basic electrical work, but flood damage is a special case. Flood-damaged electrical materials should be replaced by a pro, who can also evaluate the home’s grounding and bonding system. After that’s done, you can move on to replacing the insulation you cut out and hanging new drywall.

To do that, cut each piece of replacement insulation so that it firmly butts against the piece above. Staple it in place. Next, cut the replacement piece of drywall and screw it to the studs. Use one screw on each side of the joint (that is, one screw in the new drywall and one screw on the older piece of drywall above). Spread taping compound on the seam and embed paper tape in the compound. Properly embedded paper tape is strong and easy to apply. Strike off excess drywall compound with a 6 in. knife and let the compound dry. Sand off ridges and bumps before applying the next layers of compound.

If all this sounds like a bit more than you can handle and you live in the Seattle Wa area, we can help.   Here at Premier Seattle Water Damage Restoration, we understand your dilemma.  We deal with flood damage repair and water damage restoration every day.  Thats why we are standing by to help you get your Seattle property back to its original state 24/7.  Skip the hassle of messy and often uneven DIY work and let us help, Call today (253) 336-8711

7 Critical Safety Tips when your Seattle Basement Floods

7 Safety Tips for Basement Flooding and Flood Restoration.

There’s no doubt a flooded basement is aggravating, inconvenient and costly. Unfortunately, we need to add “potentially dangerous” to that list. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe and on the road to flood restoration.   The first step is to get on the phone and call a professional water extraction team.  If you are in the Seattle area, call Premier Emergency Flood Water Removal Services at  (253) 642-1025.

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1. If your basement is flooded because of widespread flooding, be careful of structural issues.

Floods can shift massive amounts of earth, leaving foundations unsupported. Waterlogged soil also tends be to far less stable than dry soil. What does that mean for you? The water in your flooded basement may be doing more to hold up your foundation than the ground around it. If you pump it out too soon, the foundation could shift, doing serious damage to your home. If you have any doubt about the structural state of your home, call Premier.  It will be worth every penny if it saves you from injury or costly structural repairs.

2. Make absolutely sure the electricity is off.

It’s just plain common sense that if there’s any possibility the water in your basement is in contact with a live electric current, you should not enter the water. Still, you need to take full precautions. Don’t assume if the power is out in your area it will stay off for any length of time. Imagine what would happen if power were restored suddenly while you’re knee deep in water that’s covering an outlet. One solution is to shut off your main breaker box, but only do so if you can reach it without standing in water or on any wet surfaces. If in doubt, don’t touch it. If you can’t shut off power yourself, call your power company and have them shut off service to your home until you have everything dried out.

3. Use generators and pumps wisely.

With no power to your home, you’ll need a generator or gas powered pump to remove the water. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, and locate the generator or pump as far from your home as you can to avoid fumes coming into the house. Never run a generator or motorized pump inside your home no matter how good the ventilation seems; deadly carbon monoxide buildup can result.

4. Look out for flammable substances.

Seattle is a wet place, if you’re the victim of a regional disaster, floodwaters may have carried gasoline or other flammable chemicals into your basement, and any type of flooding could release flammable chemicals stored in your home. Watch out for fumes from these substances. Flooding can also shift natural gas lines or damage propane equipment, releasing gas into your home. If you smell any of these chemicals, especially gas, evacuate immediately.

5. Suit up.

Make sure you’re wearing boots with a good grip and thick soles. Not only will you have “slippery when wet” conditions to deal with, you may find mold or mildew adding to the slip hazard if it’s been some time since the flooding occurred. Keep in mind that you can’t be sure what the water has moved around, so be careful where you step. At a minimum, you should be wearing rubber gloves to protect your hands from contaminants. Depending on how deep the water is, you may need other waterproof clothing. Make sure that you wash your skin thoroughly with soap if you come into contact with standing water from your basement. A mask may be necessary if there has been time for mold to grow in the flooded area.

6. Check water supply.

This step is best left to a professional like Premier Emergency flood restoration in Seattle . If any part of your water supply system has been submerged in the flood, it may be contaminated with chemicals, dirt, mold or bacteria. Have it checked out to ensure the system is clean.

One last tip

When in doubt, call a professional Flood Damage Restoration Service in Seattle.  Premier Emergency Water Removal is Seattle’s leader in water extraction and flood damage cleanup.  Contact Call (253) 642-1025 or contact us now

3 main reasons for home sewage backups.

3 main reasons for home sewage backups.

When you have sewage backing up into your Seattle home, you need to work fast. There are three main reasons for serious sewage backups.
Sewage Backups can happen to anyone in any home. Luckily Premier Water Damage Restoration is here 24/7 to help with sewage water cleanup services. When we get calls from Seattle-area homeowners who need help cleaning up after their lines backup, the cause is usually one of these three things.

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1. A Clogged Sewer

Just like your drain pipes, your main sewer line can become clogged, which can cause sewage backups in your home. If it is just one toilet, sink or tub that seems to be giving you a problem, it may just be a clog in that drain. If, however, every flush creates a sewage backup in your home, you likely have a blockage in your main sewer line.

-Most sewer clogs can be prevented with regular maintenance and proper use of your drains. Here are a few tips that will help keep your sewer line clear.

-Don’t use your toilet as a waste basket – Flushing facial tissues, napkins, diapers and other waste down your toilet creates clogs.
-Use your garbage disposal intelligently – Avoid dumping large quantities of anything down your garbage disposal that can become lodged within your sewer line.

-Don’t pour grease down your drain – Grease and fat, although liquid when poured down your drain, can harden within your plumbing, collecting debris and creating a stubborn clog.

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2. Trees and Roots

Another common cause of home sewer backups is tree roots. Even if the area directly above your sewer line is free of trees, roots from a neighboring yard could be the cause of your sewer problem.

Tree roots can cause a couple of problems for your sewer lines – they can grow into the pipes and cause holes and blockages or they may wrap around your sewer line and crush it.

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3. Collapsed Sewer Lines

If your Seattle-area home is older, your sewer backup could be caused by broken, cracked or collapsed lines. Although plastic sewer lines have now become the norm, older homes were built using cast iron and clay piping that can break down over time and create sewer problems.

Don’t Make the Same Costly Mistake Most Homeowners Make
Don’t reach for what you think might be a cheap and easy fix, such as Draino(r) or Liquid-Plumbr(r) to treat a clogged drain. These harsh chemicals can damage your plumbing pipes and sewer and result in making a simple fix a more costly repair.  When a backup occurs call Premier, we can clean up the mess and get you on track to getting your sewer lines fixed.

Premier is the leading water damage restoration company in Seattle.  For the fastest sewage cleanup services you can find, contact us now at (253) 642-1025

Top Reasons for Seattle Flood Damage

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Top Reasons for Seattle Flood Damage

Beautiful Seattle Wa is known for many things, including its love/hate relationship with water.  From sustaining rain, to coastlines and pristine mountain lakes, Seattle has more water than most cities.  Unfortunately for some, even newly built Seattle homes and businesses are sometimes vulnerable to flood damage.   According to the FEMA, water damage from floods is one of the most common and costly hazards in the U.S. Recent statistics by the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) cite a 1 in 4 chance of flood damage in high-risk areas over the course of the average 30-year mortgage. Sadly, for many Seattle home and business owners, losses due to water damage from flood are not covered under your typical insurance policy.

Storms, sustained rainfall, snow melt, and ice are all contributors to Seattle’s flooding problems. Flooding also occurs due to overburdened or clogged sewage and drainage systems, urbanization (such as paving), even old and rusted pipes can burst in cold weather. Flooding can occur quickly and sometimes silently.

How can flood damage affect your Seattle home or business?

-Electrical damage and risks
-Health and safety risks.

Flood damage produces health and safety risks including:

-Structural damage
-Sharp glasses and metals
-Sanitary hazards and diseases from standing water
-Contaminated drinking water
-Defunct drainage and sewage systems
-Cut off communications
-Road and bridge destruction
-Landslides
-Damaged crops
And so much more…

Injury and loss of life

The most devastating affect flooding can have on you or your business is loss of life. Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the U.S., claiming the lives of people, pets, livestock, and wild animals alike.

Stress

It may seem obvious, but Flood damage victims can experience intense stress. Including anxiety, depression, fear, anger, frustration, sadness, and grief. These symptoms can interfere with relationships, cause trouble sleeping, depress appetite, and more. That’s why mental health professionals are kept on hand when FEMA and Red Cross respond to flood-related disasters.
Property damage.
Ninety percent of damage related to all natural disasters is caused by water damage due to flood. Homes, businesses, vehicles, belongings, equipment… Nothing is immune. Just a few inches of water could cause major damage to the contents of your home or business, not to mention buildings and land.

Financial

Not all insurance companies and policies cover water damage resulting from flooding, which can put a huge strain on flood damage victims financially. The cost of all flooding in the U.S. for 2011 alone was over $8.5 billion. Ensure you have proper flood insurance for your home or business by verifying your current level of coverage today. It can take years for affected communities to be re-built and life to return to normal.
Have you suffered from flood damage?
Property damage from flood water of all kinds requires fast action. Don’t wait on flood damage cleanup, Call Premier Flood Damage Restoration Services in Seattle Wa at (253) 263-1915. Premier can help you regain controls and piece of mind when a flood damage emergency occurs. Premier will get your property dry and back to normal quickly and efficiently.

The keys to drying hardwood floors – Seattle

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How to dry hardwood floors after a flood.

Hardwood Floors add character and value to a home. If a burst pipe, heavy rainfall or sewer backup sends water into your home, you need to act quickly to save this precious feature.  Depending on the amount of water, it may be critical to call professionals right away. Drying hardwood Floors is often not a DIY project. In the Seattle Area, Premier, is the Business to contact 24/7.

First, we will extract the water using professional water extraction equipment.  Once we remove the water, we locate moisture that may be lurking under your damp hardwood using our specialized moisture detection equipment. We then mark the areas using low-tack labels that will not cause damage to your wet hardwood floors.

After finding where water needs to be removed, we install hardwood drying mats and let them get to work. The Injectidry system uses negative air flow to create suction that pulls water out of your hardwood flooring, thoroughly drying the area. This can help us reverse cupping and avoid warping, staining and other damage to your valuable hardwood floors. By ensuring that all invading water is completely removed, our hardwood floor drying can prevent damage that could otherwise mean that you would have to replace the flooring in your Seattle home.

By removing the water quickly, Premiere can ensure that your wet hardwood flooring is dry and good as new, saving you the headache and cost of replacement.

Premier is available for emergency water removal and drying hardwood floors in Seattle and the surrounding areas seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Our highly trained staff is ready to move when you need them. Contact us for an assessment and an estimate anytime, day or night.