Water Damage Restoration Services near St. Louis, MO
Whether it is summer or winter, water damage can plague your home or business year-round. Leaky roofs, cracked seals, frozen and burst pipes, seasonal storms, snow melt and flooded basements are common causes of water damage. While some problems are preventable, Dalmation Cleaning and Restoration knows you can’t prepare for everything. We provide 24/7 emergency water extraction, flood cleanup, and water damage restoration services to St. Louis and surrounding areas when disaster occurs.
The most common cause of water damage to your home or business is flood waters. Whether from heavy summer rains, snow melt or other leaks, these situations can lead to major headaches. Most water damage problems can be avoided if caught early. Water damage can lead to structural damage, damage to personal property, or even mold growth. If you’ve noticed basement water damage and need help with the cleanup, call Dalmation Cleaning and Restoration right away.
We use state-of-the-art drying chambers, drying mats, dehumidifiers, and other equipment to safely remove the water and moisture from your homes and businesses. If you’ve recently experienced a flooded basement, frozen water pipes, broken or burst pipes, water leaks, or any other water damage, call in a professional. You can also print a copy of our flood cleanup checklist. We can also help with your insurance claims.
Water Damage Dos and Don’ts
- DO safely remove yourself, other people and pets, especially if the water is black.
- DO turn off the water at the main if the flood was caused by a leak in the plumbing system.
- DO shut off all electricity at the main breaker.
- DO call Dalmation Cleaning and Restoration to begin the water damage restoration process.
- DO call your insurance company or agent to file a claim.
- DO take photographs or video of as much of the damage as possible.
- DO open doors and windows for cross-ventilation until electricity can be restored.
- DO place aluminum foil, china saucers or un-stained wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- DO remove valuable items such as vital records, paintings, irreplaceable photos, family heirlooms and important documents to a dry safe place.
- DO place water-logged records and important documents in the freezer to slow mildew growth until professional drying is possible.
- DO remove as many items as possible and place undamaged contents in a safe, dry place.
- DO remove wet fabrics from your home, including sheets, tablecloths, blankets, etc. Place them outside for drying.
- DO remove damp books and spread them out to dry.
- DO hang damp clothes up to dry. Leather is sensitive to outside weather variables so it is best to keep them indoors at room temperature.
- DO punch small holes to relieve trapped water and let it drain into a bucket if the ceiling is sagging.
- DO remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting
- DO remove tabletop lamps and other items to wipe excess water from wooden furniture.
- DO remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
- DO remove saturated area rugs and other removable floor coverings. Place outside and away from your home.
- DO lift wet drapes and tack them up or place them on a coat hanger hooked to the curtain rod.
- DON’T enter a room with standing water until you have turned off the electricity.
- DON’T turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.
- DON’T enter rooms where the ceilings are sagging.
- DON’T leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.
- DON’T use your household vacuum cleaning to remove water.
- DON’T use televisions or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially wet concrete floors.
Water Damage Restoration Services
- Water damage restoration
- Hazardous Material Removal
- Flooded Basement Cleanup
- Floor & Contents Drying
- Emergency Water Extraction
- Sewage cleanup
- Odor removal
- 24/7 Emergency Services