WATER DAMAGE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM – SPEAK TO BRISBANE’S WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION SPECIALISTS TODAY
Do not be complacent about water damage! Water damage of any description is a serious problem for homes and buildings. We have many years of experience in water damage restoration in Brisbane and the surrounding areas and understand the importance of having this rectified as soon as possible.
Internal water damage requires urgent action from the moment your floors, walls, or ceiling becomes wet. The damage starts immediately and will continue to escalate the longer it is left. For most external water damage situations, although still a serious issue, you have a little more time to act before any extensive deterioration occurs.
What is water damage?
Water damage can be caused by three different types of water. Understanding this will ensure that you and the technicians are protected whilst the damage is being assessed and repaired. It will also help you to identify the root cause of this damage and ensure it is addressed as soon as possible to avoid future issues.
1. Clean Water:
This is where regular potable tap water causes damage to your property through leaky taps and overflowing baths or sinks. Often water damage of this nature can bring contaminants it picks up from your floors along with it. If left to sit like this, the water will become more contaminated over time… the perfect environment for mould and bacteria to reproduce.
2. Grey Water:
This type of water is non-potable, or unsafe for consumption. This is because it contains micro-organisms and bacteria, and it can quickly turn to black water (the third water type) if it is not cleaned correctly. Grey water damage can occur if your toilet overflows, your dishwasher leaks during its cycle, or chemically treated water from an aquarium or similar leeches out. Most often, grey water is created when rainwater drips through your roof and ceiling insulation onto your walls, floors, and belongings. This water is not safe to handle without proper protection, so it is definitely best to leave it up to the experts to rectify.
3. Black Water:
Despite its name, black water does not always have to appear black or have a bad odour, but it is very harmful to living beings. Accidental consumption of black water can cause serious illness or even death in some cases. Blackwater can come from a sewer backup, rising river water, toilet trap backflow, or surface water on the ground. Most often, black water contains soil and silt, and it can accumulate around foundations, particularly in cases of flood damage.
Water damage not only causes significant aesthetic problems in your home, but it can also pose a health risk to you and your family and contribute to ongoing structural issues within your building. If you know anything about mould, you will know that it thrives in damp environments. If water damage is left untreated, there is a definite chance that mould spores will begin to grow and multiply.
What can happen to a building if it is affected by floodwaters?
A common type of water damage in Brisbane and surrounds is that from floodwaters. As floodwaters generally fall into the ‘black water’ category, it is critical this is dealt with quickly.
Water damage restoration must be carried out by professionals as soon as possible. If left, flood water damage can:
- Take weeks or even months to completely dry out
- Grow mould and bacteria
- Leave contaminated or chemical residue on the external and internal surfaces of the building
- Cause extensive structural damage which is obviously unsafe for occupants
- Contribute significantly to rotting foundations
- Result in corrosion of electrical lines and equipment in the home
Why is it important to act quickly with water damage?
If wet floors are left to dry without the aid of professional services, there will be problems. Mopping up with towels and leaving fans on certainly helps a little bit but that will not solve the problem. Wall skirtings and timber joints will remain damp which will quickly become the perfect conditions for the rapid growth of mould spores.
A common problem created by this kind of damage is the seeping of water into your internal wall cavities. If left to sit unattended, this water will rot your property from the inside out with the end result being hidden mould and an ever-increasing damp odour throughout your home.
What water damage restoration services do we offer in Brisbane?
South QLD Restoration is your one-stop restoration shop. Our range of restoration services is virtually unlimited and our experience, together with our industry expertise, will ensure your water damage is completely rectified within a short timeframe. The main associated services we offer for water damage restorations include:
- Carpet cleaning
- Carpet repair
- Mould retention
- Grout cleaning and repair
- Tile cleaning and repair
- Tile and floor sealing
When administering all of our services, we only use commercial grade equipment.
Dealing with water damage or flooded floors under any circumstances requires the right equipment to be used. Yes, you can hire equipment, but the general carpet cleaning and drying products available on the consumer market are only able to handle small jobs. They also take longer to achieve any kind of outcome and will end up costing you more money in the long run.
Many years ago, we were among the first group of professionals to realise the need for commercial-grade equipment specifically designed for water damage restoration. We carried out research and testing, finding what we believe to be the best technology available. We incorporate this into our primary equipment and are able to offer our customers water extraction units, air mover fans, floor drying pads, and high capacity humidifiers.
All this equipment allows for a quick-drying process which means we are in and out faster than other teams and you’re less likely to see any permanent damage.
How does our overall water damage restoration service work?
Our team is available 24/7 and are able to provide initial advice on how to manage a water damage event at your home.
Our emergency response team is able to attend site within 1 to 4 hours.
When we first arrive, we will conduct a walk-through inspection to identify affected areas and provide an educated judgment on the root cause of the damage.
Then, using our specialist thermal camera and moisture metres, we will conduct moisture mapping of the area to determine the extent of the water damage.
We can then develop and discuss with you a drying plan which adheres to the IICRC S500 International Standard. We are committed to ensuring your home is restored to the pre-damage condition and that the ongoing health and wellbeing of your family, home, and belongings are maintained.
Our drying equipment will be installed to reduce further secondary damage and to thoroughly dry the affected areas. We monitor this entire drying process and will report on the outcomes. We continually adjust the equipment throughout this process until your home is completely dried out.
The final steps include a thorough clean of the area, removal of drying equipment, and the compilation of a written report for your insurance company.
We guarantee a prompt response time
It is imperative that you make contact with professional water damage restoration experts as soon as possible. We guarantee an urgent response every time, because we know too well that if left for too long, water can cause serious damage. You may have to replace floor coverings and even some flooring. You could even experience serious structural and internal wall damage. In the longer term, your furniture, flooring, walls, cupboards and hidden corners of your home are likely to become contaminated with mould. Not only is this unsightly, but as we know it is also very unhealthy.
In this industry, most water damage professionals are unable to truly respond to all emergencies, especially if they are already responding to previous callouts. At South QLD Restorations, 24/7 means 24/7. We have the manpower on hand to respond to all calls for help and rectify your emergency water damage situation quickly.
All of our vans are equipped with everything we need to commence the process of getting your home or office back in order fast. All you need to do is call us, and we’re on our way.
Why trust South Qld Restorations with your water damage restoration needs in Brisbane and surrounds?
At South QLD Restoration, we understand how frustrating and overwhelming the experience of water damage can be. This is why we offer our priority 24/7 emergency water damage restoration service. The sole purpose of our water damage restoration service is to extract the water from your home, facilitate the clean-up, restore all affected areas, and follow up with floor or surface cleaning and sanitising. This will ensure any bacteria or mould growth is prevented.
As a member of the Water Damage Network, we take water damage restoration seriously. Especially when working with families, businesses and insurance companies. We ensure that your home or office is restored to its original condition for the least amount of fuss, time and money.
We also understand the associated damage that can occur following water damage, including wall, floor, tiles, carpets, and grout. Our wide range of services means that we are able to rectify an endless list of damages and ensure that your needs are met with professionalism.
Call us for ultimate peace of mind
If you are seeking water damage restoration services in Brisbane, South Qld Restorations will be there for you day or night, rain or shine. On-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our technicians can assist with any water damage clean up emergency. We specialise in water damage carpet cleaning and sanitising, and are committed to providing you and your family with a clean and safe environment.
We take pride in working with families, businesses and insurance companies to act quickly against wall, floor, and carpet water damage. We work hard to repair and restore premises back to their original functionality pre-disaster.
No matter where you are between the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and down to the Gold Coast, if you need any sort of water damage restoration service, contact South QLD Restoration now. Remember, no job is too big or too small. Our professional and reliable team are ready to respond and are dedicated to resolving any water or flood damage issues whilst ensuring the safety and integrity of their clients’ properties. Call 1300762021 today.
Water Damage Restoration Rates
Call Out: $195.00 (includes first hour labour)
Technicians: $85.00 per hour
Air Movers: $33.00 per day per mover
Dehumidifiers: $88.00 per day per unit
Air Scrubbers: $77.00 per day per unit
Chemicals: Quoted on site