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water-extractionHomes or places of business suffer a host of problems, some more severe than others. One of the most devastating issues is water damage. Whether the damage is weather-related or results from a plumbing mishap, it must be addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

To achieve this goal, the use of professional water extraction services is a must. Using the most modern tools, professionals will ensure that the water damage is mitigated as quickly and thoroughly as possible. We will explore in detail what water extraction services are, and how one can benefit from the use of professionals.

Water Extraction Defined

Put simply, water extraction is the process used to remove excess or standing water from a building. Its goal is to minimize water damage, prevent the spread of mould, mildew and other bacteria, reduce the risk of permanent damage to valuables, and restore the property to its former state.

The Water Extraction Process

As water extraction is a daunting procedure, it is best left to professionals who have the necessary knowledge, equipment, and experience to tackle the issue. Below is a brief overview of the process.

First, the flow of water must be stopped, therefore the source of the leak must be identified. If the issue is plumbing-related, as it often is, the building’s main water pipe must be shut off.

Next, visible pockets of water must be removed to prevent further damage to the property. Often, these pockets can be found in walls and ceilings. Removing them can be achieved by using a wet vacuum or a pump to drain the water.

Finally, non-visible water must be removed. This source of moisture is often located in fabrics such as cushions and carpets. Failing to remove non-visible water will lead to the growth and spread of mould, mildew, and other bacteria.

The Importance of Water Extraction

There are many disastrous consequences of water damage, therefore timely water extraction is a must.

For one, untreated water damage can severely impact the structural integrity of a building. If water seeps into the ceiling, the ceiling will deteriorate or even collapse completely. If water seeps into the floorboards, the wood will weaken and eventually give way.

Any materials that are affected will eventually have to be replaced, which is a costly proposition. Water extraction services serve as a means of mitigating disaster and avoiding a hefty payout in the future.

Finally, and this cannot be stressed enough, water extraction prevents the spread of toxins such as mould and mildew. Such toxins lead to severe health hazards including congestion, coughing, wheezing, and more severe respiratory illnesses. Mould spreads rapidly and relentlessly and poses an even greater threat to those with weaker immune systems, such as the elderly. As the health of one’s family and associates is paramount, ensure that professionals are contacted to comprehensively extract any and all water from a property.

The Benefits of Hiring Professionals

In some cases, it may seem as though water extraction is a process that can be achieved without the help of professionals. Perhaps the damage is mild, and one has access to a wet vacuum and fan. Rest assured, however, that the intervention of professionals is crucial.

Professionals will begin by performing a thorough assessment of the property to determine the extent of the damage. This will allow them to choose the most appropriate water extraction techniques and equipment. Employing such techniques and equipment, they will thoroughly and efficiently extract water from all affected areas.

Afterwards, they will apply anti-microbial agents to destroy any vectors that may have resulted from the presence of water. This will help prevent the spread of mould, mildew, and other bacteria that leads to illnesses.

Finally, professionals will dry, dehumidify, and monitor the property to ensure it reverts to its normal state.

Water damage can strike at any time of day, and it is essential that the problem be remedied immediately. That is why professionals are available to help around the clock – twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

We are available for all emergency clean up, 24/7

Why Hire KBS Maintenance?

Water damage can come with devastating effects for both businesses and homes. Whenever you are faced with this type of a disaster, the first thing you need to do is contact KBS Maintenance, for the right disaster management service, in this case, water extraction services. We respond to the needs of our customers promptly, having the full knowledge of the inconveniences and the dangers water damage may cause within a short time.

Effective processes for faster results

We understand the urgency with which most of our clients in need of water extraction services desire. We know that every minute counts. This is why we don’t just respond promptly, but with effective processes of helping you get rid of all the water and offer the necessary remediation.

Our process features the following:

  • Inspection and assessment to determine the extent of damage so that we can choose the most appropriate techniques and equipment.
  • Fast and efficient removal of water from all the affected areas
  • Anti-microbial application to destroy any vectors that might have been occasioned by the presence of the water. This is also to prevent any diseases after the water is removed.
  • Drying, dehumidification and monitoring until things are back to normal

Our professionals are well conversant with the above steps and they will leave no stone unturned in helping you get back to your feet as soon as possible after water damage.

Conclusion

Of all the forms of damage a property suffers, water damage is among the worst. It is best to rely on professional water extraction services to remedy the problem. In this way, you can ensure that the structural integrity of your property remains sound, that health hazards are avoided completely, and that you can return to a normal way of life as soon as possible.

24/7 water extraction services

Our water extraction services are available on a 24/7 basis. This makes us just a phone call away should you experience water damage any time of the day, including during the dead of the night. With the experience our team has acquired over the years, and the continued training in disaster management, we have the right services to help salvage your property, and prevent further damages following water damage.

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Contact us today for more information about our water extraction services or if you have experienced water damage and you need immediate extraction.

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