Depending on how much water you see after a flood has damaged your home, you might be tempted to use wet vacuums and fans to eliminate the water. But even a couple of inches of water inside your home can do serious damage to it. At CAMDUR Building Group, we offer flood damage repair services in the Atlanta, Georgia area. We’ve seen the damage a small amount of floodwater can do, like:
- discoloration of surfaces
- warping of floors and woodwork
- bad odors
- split and rotting wood
Getting Your Home or Building Dry
Before you can even evaluate the damage done to your home, you must make sure that all water is removed. This requires caution, as floodwater is usually black water and can be highly unsanitary. Once the excess water is removed, the drying process begins. This involves bringing in high-powered equipment to provide good air circulation, dehumidification and direct heat drying.
Our company has a water damage remediation certification, and our experts can handle any flooding situation.
Once the interior is dry, we will clean and inspect your floors, walls and personal belongings. If the electrical system was impacted, it will also need to be inspected. What is salvageable can be repaired, but usually work on the floor and drywall, including a new coat of paint, is required. The remediation specialists at CAMDUR will ensure that all water damage is identified and repaired in a timely manner.
Mold is a fungus that thrives in moist conditions. It feeds on the cellulose found in plywood, drywall and carpets; and is able to grow in as little as 48 hours. Mold can grow after a single flood event, then lie dormant until damp conditions develop later. Without professional flood damage repair services, you might never notice the beginnings of mold growth in your home.
Mold is also hazardous to your health. Some, such as black mold, can be highly toxic, releasing dangerous mycotoxins into the air. Mold can cause anything from headaches, coughing or sneezing to severe allergic reactions, asthma attacks or permanent lung damage. Mold requires special care to remove. The experts at CAMDUR Building Group have mold remediation certification, and can dry your home, remove molds and provide advice on home ventilation and humidity control. We ensure that your home or business keeps safe and dry. If you’ve experienced flooding in your home or business, contact us today.
The experts at CAMDUR can help with your basement leaking, dampness, and water damage issues. Below-grade waterproofing solutions are easier to implement during the initial home construction phase, but many of the available options can be implemented even on an established home. CAMDUR offers waterproofing services and can help with structures built at or below ground level. Typical causes are runoff, condensation, and groundwater swelling. Solutions will depend upon the cause of the problem, but can range from the identification and installation of an appropriately sized dehumidifier system to installing a perimeter drain system around your home. If you notice dampness or a musty odor when you enter your basement, your home may be experiencing initial symptoms of leaking. CAMDUR recommends that you make it a priority to combat the dampness issue before more serious damage occurs to your home.