Preventing Water Damage
The best way to prevent damage is regular maintence of your home/ business. Some issues that may seem like a small problem, but they may cost you a lost in damage.
Leaking pipes can destroy your carpet, your wood floors, can seep beneath tiling and cause damage to your foundation. They can eventually cost you thousands of dollars in repair cost. Perhaps even more importantly, leaking pipes in Florida creates the ideal breeding ground for mold spores. Mold spores, mildew and fungi are toxic, potentially dangerous and are blamed for everything from ordinary allergies causing blisters and eczema to serious breathing problems.
On top of mold dangers, Florida’s tropical environment is notoriously muggy. High humidity and elevated volumes or rain, especially in the rain season, combined with our balmy environment also help provide the perfect conditions for molds, mildew and fungi.
In Florida, leaking pipes, water damage and moisture can wreak serious damage to drywall, carpet, wood floors and tile. That’s why we at Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services strive to stay atop an industry dedicated to your health and protecting your home/business.
If you have recently had issues with your pipes leaking in Brevard, or Indian River counties or the surrounding areas, we recommend that you call us right away to ensure that your home is dry and safe. At Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services, we realize that when it comes to vacating water from your home or business, time is of the essence. If you discover moisture from leaking pipes that threatens your flooring, walls or ceiling, do not hesitate. Call us immediately.
Here in Florida, leaking roofs causing water damage can be a real problem. Not only do we have to deal with torrential rains, especially during the rainy season, but we also often have high winds that rip shingles up and topple trees. Additionally, there’s just the wear and tear of time to consider. All in all, having a leaky roof and water damage in Florida isn’t uncommon.
Also, the failure to properly maintain your roof can have serious consequences. Finding and fixing minor roof deterioration in its earliest stages is probably the greatest preventive measure against leaking roofs and the resulting water damage.
Overflowing Toilets and Sinks
Perhaps nothing is more repulsive than dealing with a toilet overflowing in your home. The result is what is known as an unsanitary flood. Unsanitary floods are distinguishable by the color of the water, either gray or darker, and are obviously considered to be hazardous to one’s health. Unsanitary water damage should immediately send up red flags and have you seriously contemplating call an experienced, professional restoration and water remediation service to ensure that your home/business is properly dried and sanitized.
Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services has vast experience in dealing with unsavory, unsanitary water damage. We understand that a prompt reaction time is key for properly cleaning toilet and sink overflows. Your health may depend on it!
If your toilet or sink overflows, call Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services immediately and we will be on the scene removing unsanitary flood waters to prevent further water damage in your Tallahassee home.
Unsanitary floodwaters are toxic and full of dangerous bacteria including E. coli. Virulent strains of E. coli can cause gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections, and neonatal meningitis. In rarer cases, virulent strains are also responsible for hemolytic-uremic syndrome, peritonitis, mastitis, septicemia and Gram-negative pneumonia. Needless to say, nobody wants E. coli present in his or her home. Yet toilets and sinks do overflow occasionally.
Don’t risk you and your family’s well being! Call Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services immediately following a toilet or sink overflow! However, there’s no need to panic. Even if you have carpet, fast action can prevent bacteria rich water damage in your Florida home, saving you both money and keeping your family safe. In the event that your toilet or sink overflows, the first course of action is to call Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services to prevent further water damage. We will be there generally within an hour.
Florida Water Damage Prevention After Your Toilet Or Sink Overflows
Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services can remove the dangerous, unsanitary water from your home quickly. We use state-of-the-art technology with truck-mounted equipment and an X Extreme Extractor. This drying method is at least five times faster than conventional methods and Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services is one of only two companies in the area that uses it.
Our technicians are also the best-trained, most up-to-date staff around. Everyone we employ is fully insured and bonded, including IICRC/Clean Trust training so you know you’re in experienced, educated hands.
At Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services, we can often save building material instead of destroying them.
We also use multiple types of moisture meters to make sure your carpets, rugs and the rest of your home is 100% dry.
We always do follow-up monitoring, especially after a toilet overflow, to make sure your home is dry and safe. Unsanitary water damage in your home or business is serious, and we treat it that way.
Hot Water Heater Damage
Broken water heaters can cause water damage that is manageable when handled by the right company, and Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services is the right company. To prevent serious water damage, call Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services as soon as your water heater breaks. We will be there within the hour to begin the process of restoring your home to its previous condition or better! Broken water heaters are no laughing matter. They can spill gallons and gallons of water, potentially destroying not only the floors directly beneath them, but seek through baseboards and walls into neighboring rooms and ruin carpets, rugs, wood floors and furniture. Water seepage can also creep up dry walls causing even more damage. When water heaters break, water damage can reach into the thousands of dollars. If your water heater breaks, do you want to risk having just anyone who claims they can completely dry your home come out and charge you hundreds, maybe thousands? Don’t risk it! Call Armstrong’s Cleaning & Restoration Services as soon as your water heater breaks to prevent water damage. With decades of experience and the finest staff anywhere, we are the area’s leading restoration and water Remediation Company.
Not only that, the water can also create the ideal breeding ground for mold, mildew and fungi. Not only can these problems cause undesirable odors, but they can also create serious health problems for children and the elderly…problems, which can be complex and even life threatening.
Foul, musty odors
Allergies and bronchial illnesses
Preventing Fire damage:
Accidental fires remain a serious safety threat. Each year, roughly 3,400 people are killed in fires or by burn injuries, making them the third-most-common cause of accidental deaths.
In addition to removing any fire hazards, all households/businesses should have at least one smoke alarm on each floor. Also, new smoke alarms should be installed every 10 years. Residential/Commercial fire sprinklers are also an excellent addition to help minimize fire damage. Please note that you should always have a plan and practice a fire drill at least twice a year so that everyone in the house/business knows how to get outside fast in the case of a fire.
Here are some simple steps that can be taken to prevent fires:
Prevent fires while cooking,
Cooking, mainly stovetop cooking represents the leading cause of home fires. Many such fires occur after residents put something on the stove but become distracted and forget about it. It’s essential to give anything that’s on top of your stove has your undivided attention. If you have to leave the kitchen, turn the heat off of the burner before you leave the room.
Prevention while heating your home or business.
During the colder months it is important to be aware of the hazards that can cause fires while heating your home/business. Portable, electric space heaters start a great deal of trouble, as sheets or window curtains accidentally come in contact with the unit and ignite. If you use a space heater you should ensure that it is far enough away from other objects to avoid danger (at lease 3 feet). In addition, you should have central heating equipment professionally inspected and serviced each heating season. Also, if you regularly have logs burning in your fireplace, get your chimney inspected and cleaned annually as well.
Preventing fires while smoking
If you have a smoker/s in the house or business, the best way to prevent cigarette-related fires is to institute a policy of no smoking indoors. Designate a space outside for smokers to smoke. In addition, cigarettes should be doused with water before they are thrown away to make sure they are completely extinguished.
Preventing electrical fires
Faulty or deteriorating electrical cords are another top cause of fires. Cords that become frayed or cracked can send sparks to flammable surfaces and start a fire. In order to prevent this check all of your electrical cords to ensure that they are in good shape, and replace any that are worn out and do not overload circuits.
Preventing fires while burning a candle
Instead of using traditional, open-flame candles, consider switching to battery-operated candles that look and perform like real ones. If you do use traditional candles, make sure there is always an adult paying attention in the room when one is burning. The flame should be extinguished when the adult leaves the room.
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Preventing Water Damage