New Jersey Water Damage Removal Services
If you’ve been flooded, Joe Kielbasa can help! We’re a 24 hour emergency water damage removal service that can help get the water out, FAST. We have specialized water extraction and water removal equipment that is able to help dry out your carpet, flooring or drywall in no time flat. We have been serving the New Jersey area since 1986. If you have
Let Our Professionals Handle The Flood Work
We provide water damage removal, water extraction, and water damage restoration services for all New Jersey. Even minor flooding can cause lasting damage to your home and belongings, as well as pose health risks for your family. And major flooding will cause extensive damage if just pumped out. Lingering wetness will quickly destroy carpet, drywall, furniture, appliances, drapes, and more If not properly dried, mold will begin to grow and can be a health hazard to you and your family. Fast action to dry everything out as quickly as possible is vital, as serious water damage can begin in as little as a day.
Water Damage Removal
The first step is to remove any standing water and mud and take care of sanitation. The next step is removing contents such as furniture, drapes, bedding, rugs, and clothing from the affected area into a dry area to avoid further contamination and to help everything dry faster. Everything, including floors, walls, and ceilings, should be washed with a strong cleaner and then be disinfected. Then make sure they’re thoroughly dried out.
Water quickly soaks in deeply to where it can take weeks or longer to thoroughly evaporate under natural conditions. Yet even excess moisture damages wood and wallboard in a matter of days, causing warping, splitting, and decay. Given enough time even concrete is weakened. Even after removing carpet and linoleum, sub-flooring can take a month to fully dry.
In New Jersey, winter and spring storms are a major cause of flooding, but a basement can also fill with water due to an appliance, plumbing, leaking water heater or sewage problem. The source of the water has a big impact on the precautions and sanitation requirements. Anything other than straight-from-plumbing needs extra care, and cleanup from a sewer backup should only be handled by professionals.
Basement Flood Damage Tips
If flooding does occur, there are a few things you can immediately do yourself.
- Disconnect electric power to the area to prevent an electrocution hazard.
- Remove furniture and possessions as soon as possible. Don’t throw out anything that’s been damaged without documenting it first (photos are a great idea). If possible, store them until they can be inspected by your insurance adjuster.
- Notify your insurance company.
- If flooding is minor, remove all standing water and use towels or other materials to absorb as much water as possible.
- Pull up any carpeting and padding. There’s a chance that carpet can be saved, but most likely it will have to be replaced. Removing it speeds the basement dry-out process.
- Ventilate and thoroughly dry out the area.
Water Damage Repairs
After the dry out is complete, it’s finally time actually repair building destruction, including wood flooring and sub-flooring, sheetrock and plaster, and the structure itself. As an inexpensive item, carpet padding should be replaced and in many cases, everything must be replaced. But with fast action carpet might be saved with steam cleaning.
Broken & Frozen Pipes
If you have a broken, leaky or frozen pipe, Joe Kielbasa can help! When dealing with broken pipe water damage we can help get the water out, FAST. We have specialized water extraction and water removal equipment that is able to help dry out your structure in no time flat. Ensure you’re not letting the leaky pipe water damage or frozen pipe water damage stay for long otherwise you could have numerous other problems including mold. Call us 24 hours day to help!