Q: What Are the Most Common Causes of Water Damage In My Home?

A: The most common causes of water damage typically include, broken pipes, leaky pipes, foundation issues, sewer backflow problems and flooding.

Q: How Long Will It Take My Property to Dry?

A: Several factors determine the drying time, which include, location, duration and source of water, the types of building materials, the weather conditions and how quickly emergency services begin. The faster you act, the greater the chance you have on saving your property.

Q: Can I Repair Any Wet Furniture?

A: It all depends on the extent of the damage, and the construction of the furniture.

Q: Can I Open the Windows to Help the Drying Process?

A: It depends on the weather conditions. It’s best left to a professional to determine this.

Q: Can My Carpet Be Restored?

A: If your carpet has been flooded with contaminated water, the health and safety issues are too great to consider salvaging it. It may be best to simply replace your carpeting, and not take any health risks.

Q: How Can I Save My Photos?

A: You can delay further damage from happening by freezing your photos. Start with rinsing them gently, then place your clean photos in a Ziplock bag, and then place them in a container and put in the freezer.

Q: What Should I Do if My Ceiling is Leaking?

A: You should all areas that are affected, and never attempt to turn ceiling fans on when the ceiling is wet.

Q: How Long Does the Restoration Process Usually Take?

A: It all depends on the amount of damage. If there is any structural damage to drywall or ceilings then the process may take up to 5 days or more. The vast majority of homes, can be completely restored within 3-4 days. The drying phase takes between 1 and 2 days. The time it takes for restoration depends on the amount of damage.

Q: Why Is There a Bad Odor?

A: The smell is actually gasses that have been released from mold or mildew. They can be harmful to breathe, so take extra caution not to inhale these toxic fumes, as they can be hazardous to your health.

Q: Is It Possible to Save My Hardwood Floors?

A: Yes. It all depends on how soon you take action. If the wood is wet for too long the boards can begin to warp and lose their varnish.

Who to Call in an Emergency?

If you’ve experienced any type of water damage inside your houses, you should never hesitate to contact a professional restoration company. At Rescue 911, We work with the most qualified technicians that will quickly prevent any excess water from causing any further damage to your house. We stay on call 24/7, and we’re renowned for our fast arrival time. You can’t take any chances when it comes to your safety and well-being. We’re always proud to show you our long and growing list of customer testimonials. At Rescue 911, we offer the most competitive prices, and provide you with the best and safest services. Don’t let the water build up, and get trapped inside your walls or floors. Give us a call today!