Recent Storm Damage Posts

Moisture Removal and Drying in Mississauga Properties Are Critical during Storm Damage Mitigation

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicle Customers in Mississauga Breathe a Sigh of Relief When SERVPRO Swiftly Arrives for Storm Damage Mitigation

Following Migration Patterns After Flood Damage in Mississauga

Homeowners experiencing flooding for the first time in Mississauga might express some surprise at the lengths we take to ensure we find all spaces the water invaded in your structure. Our technicians know that relying on a visual scan of previously flooded rooms and levels of your home is insufficient to assure that all water is evacuated and that no moisture remains. We use thermal imaging and moisture detecting devices to map the full contours of the flood water’s invasion.

Flooding Respects No Timeline or Barrier

Flood damage in Mississauga is common during snowmelt or heavy precipitation, but it is impossible to predict when these events will occur as weather patterns evolve. The Credit River and other streams and creeks in our neighborhoods also flood during the winter when ice dams form, sending freezing water across the landscape and through cinder blocks or concrete foundations into your basement.

Risks of Missing Hidden Water During Flood Mitigation and Remediation

Most foundations contain building materials with some degree of permeance, allowing water and vapor to intrude depending on the water pressure and the time the flooding surrounds the materials. Vulnerable areas like windows, vents, and walk-out doorways permit even more water to pass inside. Interior building materials can trap and obscure floodwaters. The fluids collect in the cells of cement blocks and rise between exterior walls and drywall, paneling, or lath and plaster. Water leaking into a basement can pool the above ceilings and percolate into hidden recesses behind appliances, heating and cooling systems, and storage areas. If SERVPRO technicians fail to follow the water migration paths both into the home and after it intrudes, moisture remains, causing progressive deterioration of building materials and creating conditions for secondary damage like mold growth. 

Detective Work Reaps Benefits

As our submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors move the bulk of the water out of your home, SERVPRO employees are looking for hidden water caches and saturated structural components. We use the following devices to track the water to devise strategies for removal and appropriate structural drying.

Thermal Imaging

We use special cameras that show temperature variations, assisting our trained and experienced crew members in isolating trapped pools of liquid water or heavily saturated materials.

Moisture Sensor

Used to detect moisture using probes in soft materials, these tools are particularly helpful in mapping the extent of migration but cannot collect data on the amount of moisture.

Moisture Meters

The meters determine the actual level of moisture in materials, which is essential for setting drying goals when compared to dry spaces in other areas of your home. Meter operation by trained individuals is critical, and frequent retesting is necessary to monitor progression toward drying goals.

Thermo-Hygrometer

This tool measures temperature and relative humidity, sometimes adding dew point capture ability. Data collected helps our technicians adjust airflow and temperature and aid in selecting and positioning dehumidification equipment during the flood damage drying phase.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga offers the trained crews and cutting-edge equipment to investigate and develop a plan and complete flood damage recovery. Call (905) 238-7376 immediately to get our team in place when floods threaten.

How Do Storms Increase the Risk of Flood Damage in Mississauga?

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

a room with water covering the floor When flooding strikes, a quick response is what you need. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians and effective water removal equipment. Call 24/7.

No Matter the Source, SERVPRO Can Respond to Mississauga Seasonal Flood Damage

Recently massive flood damage in Mississauga occurred during a snowstorm after a snow plow hit a fire hydrant. The broken hydrant poured vast quantities of water into roadways, taking many hours to clean up. This unique disaster serves as a reminder that flooding can threaten Mississauga residences 365 days a year and that storm damage can take many unexpected turns during its relentless paths toward damaging area properties.

How Can SERVPRO Help Keep Your Family Safe During Storm-Related Basement Flooding? 

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving as quickly as possible to scope out the circumstances required for Mississauga flood restoration. The crucial first phase include a safety assessment during which an experienced SERVPRO project manager checks out the following, among many other hazards:

  • Ceilings and walls for trapped water heavy enough to collapse structures and injure occupants
  • Characteristics of the flood waters, always considered Category 3 or most contaminated, but that can contain:
  • Biohazards such as asbestos or lead-based painted surfaces now broken apart and with the dangerous substances uncontained
  • Infectious organisms from sewage, either washing in from flooded roadways or backing up from waste pipes in your home

If flooding damage is severe enough, we work with your insurance company to cover the expense of alternative housing until your flood-battered home returns to a secure and sanitized condition.

Does SERVPRO Then Begin Emergency Services Related to Water Damage?

As soon as SERVPRO puts controls in place for the safety hazards presented, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews begin the water removal, cleaning, disinfecting, and applied structural drying. We take every step necessary to make storm flooding “Like it never even happened.”

Count on SERVPRO of North Mississauga for rapid mitigation and remediation of residential flooding. A quick call to (905) 238-7376 lines up both an assessment and emergency services for water damage.

Need Flood Damage Cleanup, Repair and Restoration Services in Mississauga – Call SERVPRO

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. Storm and flood damage is no easy task. SERVPRO trained technicians have the knowledge and equipment for every size disaster.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Cleanup from Storms in Mississauga

Flooding, although more common in the spring, can occur at any time of the year in Mississauga. Whether it is a rainstorm washing through the area or rapidly melting snow, the impact on your home is the same when water flows into your basement, saturating everything with mud, silt, bacteria, viruses, and chemicals picked as the water cascades through your neighborhood.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup, demolition, repair, and all storm damage restoration services in Mississauga and the surrounding area. Our team is available twenty-four-seven to respond to your call for help to remove floodwaters, clean up your basement, remove sand, silt and debris and begin drying operations. Due to the contamination carried by the floodwaters, most porous items must be discarded. Porous items include your contents and structural materials such as drywall, insulation, carpets, and underpad in your basement.

Most homes in the Mississauga area are constructed with concrete foundations, weeping tile at the base of the foundation to drain water from the outside of the foundation into the stormwater system. There is also a water drain in most basements. After a flood, the water table is very high, and water may continue to bubble up from the basement drain or through cracks in the foundation or the concrete floor, leading to high moisture and humidity levels.

We address all of these issues, remove the excess water, install dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the floor and structure before repair and reconstruction. SERVPRO services include:

  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Demolition of the damaged structure, including saturated contaminated carpets, drywall, and insulation
  • Emergency services flood damage repair and reconstruction

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga for flood damage cleanup services in Mississauga and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

Where Can I Find Malton Flood Damage Mitigation Services?

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech and vehicle outside job site. When a flash flood destroys your property. SERVPRO is the team of professionals to call. Storm damage remediation is a specialty of ours.

SERVPRO Can Provide Your Home With Expert Malton Flood Damage Mitigation Services! 

When living adjacent to a creek as small as Elm Creek, no one would expect a sudden storm to cause issues from their home. However, with intense enough rainfall, a small creek can become engorged and flood your nearby home. Fortunately, professional help is not far. 

When it comes to needing Malton flood damage mitigation services for your home, never wait. Getting in touch with experts like SERVPRO can help reduce damages and costs during the mitigation services for your home. Let's say the small creek outback your home suddenly floods and spreads that water to your garage. Everything inside is suddenly soaked, as well as your belongings that were in storage there. 

Here at SERVPRO, we are flood damage, mitigation experts. Floodwaters finding their way into your garage is not a problem for our technicians. Every tech at SERVPRO has the necessary training and advanced equipment to tackle flood damage of any size. We can start by removing your belongings and taking them to our facility for treatment, so we can focus on remediating the water damage in your garage. Some advanced technological devices we can use for flood damages include: 

  • Wet/dry vacuums and extractors 
  • Dehumidifiers and heaters 
  • Air scrubbers to remove any mouldy malodors 

It is even possible for your garage to need flood cuts to the drywall inside. However, this is not a problem for our technicians. We can make any necessary flood cuts and install new drywall, to help prevent microbial growth inside your garage. Lastly, we can bring your belongings back to you packed carefully into new boxes, and dry them. We do our best to leave you feeling happy. "Like it never even happened."

If you need flood damage mitigation services, call for help today! Dial (905) 238-7376 to get in touch with SERVPRO of North Mississauga. We're available to help you! 

Has Fallen Rain Caused Flood Damage to Your Mississauga Home? SERVPRO Has You Covered.

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Flash floods cause major damage. IICRC certified techs of SERVPRO have the training and experience needed to get your home back to preloss conidition

Flood Damage Restoration Services by SERVPRO For Your Home.

Many cities in Southern Ontario are prone to flash flooding due to the various rivers and lakes spotted throughout the province. When you live in a city situated beside one of the Great Lakes, the risk of flooding becomes greater during an intense storm. Repeatedly, throughout the last two months, rain has fallen and raised water lines dangerously high. Should your home suddenly fall victim to flooding, fast action is the best remedy you can give. 

Getting trained experts to your home swiftly when you need Mississauga flood damage restoration services is essential. The faster help comes, the less likely it is for microbial growth to occur. Furthermore, the quicker standing water is removed, the less likely it is for deconstruction to be necessary. Immediate action can save you costs and protect the longevity of your home. 

Here at SERVPRO, we have expertly trained technicians who are flood damage, remediation experts. Visualise a flash flood causing water to rush into your home from your front door and soaking your living and dining room. Our technicians can create a remediation plan for your home, designed to get the water out fast and remedy any water damage inside of your home. Our process could look something like this: 

  • Creating a strategy after investigation 
  • Removing standing water with advanced equipment (Wet/dry vacuums and extractors)
  • Making any necessary flood cuts/flooring removals 
  • Employing drying equipment (Dehumidifiers, air movers, fans) 

Our goal is to leave your home feeling like it did before the flood damage occurred.  

If you find your home in need of flood damage restoration services, never wait. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We are available during emergencies. 

Flash Flooding Deposited Water in My Mississauga Basement!

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in warehouse Storm and flood damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for every size of disaster.

SERVPRO Can Provide Your Mississauga Home With Flood Damage Remediation!

Ontario has had some strange weather throughout the last month, and the GTA has had significant rainfall. While many homes are equipped with sump pumps to deal with snowmelt, not every home has such protection. In a scenario where your pump fails and water begins to collect in your basement due to excessive rainfall, don't wait! Getting help quickly can lessen the risk of microbial growth in your home.  

Many basements are unfinished, which makes it particularly vulnerable if your Mississauga home faces flood damage. Mold can cause organic decay, and most of the framing in Southern Ontario homes is made with wood. Leaving excess moisture can cause mold damage to growing, which can then cause health effects. Eventually, mold can even cause the wood in your basement to rot. 

If you call for professional help, SERVPRO can send our experienced technicians to your home with advanced equipment. We can set up devices such as:

  •  air movers
  • axial fans
  • dehumidifiers
  • floor drying mats (for concrete floors)

These devices can be extremely useful in reducing moisture inside of your home when used in conjunction, and they can be daisy-chained together for the best efficiency. Furthermore, our SERVPRO techs can make any necessary flood cuts to the wooden framing and replace what is damaged if needed. Quick action upon finding flooding can help reduce the chances of removal. Once finished, our technicians hope to leave you feeling, "Like it never even happened." 

If you need professional flood damage remediation services, never wait. Get help today by calling SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376. We're excited to lend you a hand!

What Should You Do When a Storm Causes Flood Damage to Your Mississauga Home?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with furniture and items floating everywhere A flooded home can cause a great deal of panic. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 365 days a year for effective water removal services and remediation options.

Call SERVPRO to Remediate the Flood Damage in Your Mississauga Home!

Southern Ontario is no stranger to sudden and intense rainfall. One moment you can be enjoying a sunny day on your porch, and then within an hour, the weather has suddenly changed and become violent. It is easy for some of the older homes to suffer under such pressure. Fortunately, help is not far.

Calling for professional help to clean up the flood damage in your Mississauga home quickly is the best thing that you can do during a flash-flooding situation. Here at SERVPRO, our goal is to get to you as soon as possible. You might wonder why it even matters since it is likely the roads are flooded, making travel difficult. However, here at SERVPRO, we can combat this issue by: 

  • Using pre-packed vehicles, so we're ready to go as soon as we can
  • Using a GPS to ensure we are taking the quickest route to your home
  • Mapping alternative routes that are not flooded to your home 

Even when our technicians face difficult driving conditions, we still focus on doing everything we can to get to your home as quickly as possible.

Imagine that the home you live in is older now, and the roof truly needed to be replaced last summer. An intense storm could quickly flood your home and leave you desperately trying to put pots and pans under leaks. SERVPRO can tarp over your roof, to keep rainwater out and then use extractors and wet/dry vacuums to remove water from inside of your home. Should some of the affected areas have carpeting, we can use rover-mounted extractors to simultaneously pull moisture from your carpet and dry it at the same time. Lastly, after any needed demolition, move-outs, or flood cuts, our technicians can set up drying equipment.

While it might seem like we have to make a bit of a mess before we can make anything better, trust our technicians. It is always our aim to deliver your home to you in its preloss state. 

If your home needs flood remediation, get help now! Communicate with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're ready to help! 

Are their Professional Services for Sewage Cleanup in Mississauga?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded room We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a flood occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Can Provide Technicians for Flood Damage Recovery in Mississauga

A flooding event can lead to road overflow or overload private sewer systems leading to a backup. These issues involve biohazardous substances and can be harmful to your health. Sewer gases can also be dangerous if ingested or breathed.. Our technicians receive specific training on dealing with contamination and contaminated water issues from flooding. 

Water contamination is common in flood damage restoration of Mississauga homes. Infectious waste may include things like sewage, floodwater, or condensation from air-conditioning systems. These issues also have present secondary damage potential, resulting from the buildup of microbial organisms like bacteria, viruses, or mold in the home. 

  • Containing the affected area using polyethylene sheets or negative air pressure machines is essential when dealing with biohazards.
  • We use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectants and bleaches for residential properties.
  • Wastewater is filtered and disposed of correctly in line with EPA guidance and legal regulations. 

Avoid potentially harmful water contamination issues in your home. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for flood damage at (905) 238-7376.

How do Professional Services Reduce Flood Impact?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

stacked equipment in warehouse Mississauga homeowners can see that SERVPRO is stocked and ready for floodwater removal and restoration

Flood Damage in Mississauga Could Permanently Harm your Home without Professional Intervention.

Mississauga is located in the Canadian province of Ontario. The city, which is built on Lake Ontario's shores, has seen steady growth throughout the twentieth century due to its close geographical positioning to Toronto. The city is well-known for its cultural diversity but also as a thriving commercial district. Mississauga was initially a region of several smaller villages and hamlets in the Toronto outskirts. The area was not officially incorporated as a city until the 1970s when the burgeoning population of 722,599 residents saw it become a city within its own rights outside of Toronto. Visitors to Canada frequently fly in through Mississauga's neighbourhoods, Malton, home to the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The city is comprised of 22 neighbourhoods, which together house over 60 Fortune 500 companies, giving the region a strong business reputation. Most of the city's economy is driven by the banking and insurance sector and tech giants Hewlett-Packard.

A City Rich in Culture

Culturally, the city plays host to numerous festivals throughout the year. One of the largest celebrations is Carassauga, which celebrates cultures from all over the world. Each year around 300,000 people attend the Carassauga festival. In addition to this festival, several smaller festivals celebrate the city's unique cultural diversity, with celebrations for Filipino, Vietnamese and Muslim residents among the most prominent. In terms of entertainment, Mississauga is well-known for its Jazz, with several venues performing live music.

  • Celebration Square is at the centre of Mississauga and hosts ice skating events to live music performances throughout the year. One of the main events is Canada Day, while the annual tree lighting ceremony attracts thousands.
  • Shopping districts in Mississauga are among the largest in Canada, with the Square One shopping centre hosting over 350 retailers. There are also large shopping centres, including the Erin Mills Town Centre.
  • For sports, the Paramount Fine Foods Centre is the largest arena in Mississauga. The stadium hosts junior teams like the Raptors and the Mississauga Steelheads, which play in the Ontario Hockey League.

Repair and Protect your Mississauga Home after Flooding

SERVPRO of North Mississauga can help to restore your home after a storm-related flooding incident. Our technicians are experts at identifying and mitigating potential losses from severe water intrusion. We are available twenty-four-hours a day.

The impact of flood damage to your Mississauga home can be manifold. Our technicians perform professional scoping to ensure your home's structural integrity before moving out contents and performing repairs. We can board-up broken entranceways and quickly remove large bodies of water to mitigate permanent losses.

  • Preparing a property could include installing temporary lighting or power to a flooded property.
  • Our industrial water extraction equipment can remove water quickly and efficiently.
  • SERVPRO uses complete drying techniques to guard against expensive secondary damages.

Mitigate losses in your home using professional restoration services. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for expert flood damage restoration at (905) 238-7376.

Enjoy Some Holiday Happenings In Mississauga This December

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Two people walking down a road. This December go enjoy the fun at Erin Mills Town Centre Mall. Or enjoy the festivities online.

Drop By Erin Mills Centre In Mississauga For Festive Cheer

Erin Mills Town Centre Mall is getting in the holiday spirit this December with festive fun for all the family. Kids will love:

  • Sharing their wish list with Santa and having their photo taken.
  • Donating a gift to the Toys for Tots campaign to spread some seasonal cheer.
  • Getting their very own take-home gift wrapping kit for some crafty fun.

If you would rather stay warm at home, there are pet photos and stories with Santa available online.

Open every day until the end of the year apart from Christmas day. Photos with Santa require registration, and different photo packages are available.

You will need to wrap up warm to go out in the winter weather. It is also a good idea to prepare your home for winter to help prevent the need for storm damage cleanup. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for help and advice.

Are Medications Safe to Use after Flood Extraction?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water in a room with an employee trying to extract the water. Flooding in your home can cause large issues, SERVPRO is here and ready to assist you.

Mississauga Residents Concerned about the Safety of Medication after Flood Extraction

Residents of Mississauga are no strangers to the damage a storm can cause. Last year, emergency services had to rescue three people who had become trapped in their cars during street flooding in the North end of the city. In that case, a combination of poor drainage due to road works and some very heavy rain created a drainage problem and a subsequent flood. But even without road works, the area is prone to flooding due to storms and heavy rain.

There are many worrying things to consider after a disaster. One such concern is medication safety - many residents take regular medication prescribed by their doctor. Some medicines are life-preserving, while others control certain conditions or relieve pain. Customers often ask SERVPRO if it is safe to take their medication after flood extraction in their Mississauga homes. The answer depends on whether or not the floodwater contaminated the medicine.

How do you know whether it is safe to take medication after flood extraction?

You must be very careful with medications after a flood:

  • If medications in their original packaging (such as screw-top caps or snap lids) come into contact with floodwater, discard them
  • If medications are stored in other containers and come into contact with floodwater, discard them
  • If life saving medications appear completely dry and undamaged, you may use them if you must until you can procure a replacement
  • Drugs that need to be mixed with water before use are safe only if they are uncontaminated, and if you mix them with purified or bottled water
  • You must replace temperature-sensitive drugs such as insulin as soon as possible

Is there a way to keep medication safe during a flood?

You can keep medications in water-tight containers to stop them from becoming contaminated in the event of a flood. Store medicines on an upper storey of the house if possible.

You can also take precautions to reduce the risk of missing a dose, and to make it easier to procure replacements:

  • Keep a list of who in the house takes regular medication, what they take, and the dose
  • Keep an inventory of how much medicine each person has on hand
  • If you know a flood is coming, try to obtain early refills

How does SERVPRO extract floodwater?

Thorough and reliable extraction is critical after a flood. If there are wet fabrics and materials present, the risk of fungal growth rises. Damp building materials can become unstable – wood can warp, and drywall can swell.

Our extraction process includes:

  • Using free-standing and truck-mounted pumps to vacuum water from inside your home
  • Using carpet wands to pull water from the surface of carpets and to get into nooks and crannies
  • Disposing of any unsalvageable wet materials to decrease the risk of mold growth

What happens after extraction?

Extraction is just one part of the flood cleanup process.

SERVPRO technicians will set up fans and air movers to evaporate water from the surface of carpets, walls, and furniture. We monitor the moisture and humidity levels at every stage of drying to ensure the levels in your home are acceptable. We also set up dehumidifiers to remove water from the air and create a drier environment. 

We know that dealing with your doctors to get new medications is stressful. Although we cannot help you with the medical side of things, we can lighten the load by coordinating with your home insurer and providing information about your claim. We will also coordinate any necessary home repairs, such as laying down new carpet or replacing water-damaged insulation.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga technicians will keep you in the loop at every stage of the cleanup process. You will never have to wonder what will happen next, what it will cost, or how long it will take – our team will keep you abreast of all vital information.

Will my home smell damp after flood extraction?

We understand that damp smells are a concern for our customers. No one wants to be left with a wet-smelling home. After water extraction and drying, we will deodorize your home using air scrubbers, activated carbon filters, and odor-fighting pellets. We can also use fogging or an ozone generator to fill your home with odor-fighting compounds that get into every nook and cranny.

We understand that a flood is stressful, and there are many things to worry about after it. That is why we take care of assessment, extraction, drying, and deodorizing, so you do not have to concern yourself with those. We aim to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

What to Do When a Storm Causes Lake Ontario to Flood My Home?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

Toronto skyline with Lake Ontario From Toronto to Mississauga--Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Floodwater Removal and Restoration

SERVPRO Can Use Advanced Technology to Remove the Flood Water From Your Mississauga Home!

Discovering that your home desperately needs local Mississauga flood water removal services is not how most homeowners want to start their day. However, when you live adjacent to Lake Ontario, severe storms can jeopardize your home. For example, imagine a scenario where the road to your home floods in ankle-deep water. That water flows down your driveway and then floods your garage, leaving your possessions and camping gear in danger of water damage.

The best thing you can do for your home is to reach out to local Mississauga water removal services. You may think that the floodwaters are less likely to damage your home because the damage is in your garage. However, this is untrue since the excess moisture can still access the framing of your home. Water damage of any kind is time-sensitive- don't allow it to sit and cause more issues.

What Could Happen to My Outdoor Equipment if I Don't Address the Flood Damage?

Neglecting the flood damage in your garage can cause much damage to your expensive possessions. For example:

  • Wet tarps, tents, and camping chairs are a breeding ground for mould and mildew
  • Your outdoor equipment could gain a musty and unpleasant odor
  • Prolonged exposure to excess moisture could ruin sealant on your camping equipment

Furthermore, flooding could also impact the framing of your home. Drywall can absorb water and expose your electrical and insulation to moisture. For the longevity of your home, keep water out.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Water Damage?

SERVPRO technicians have access to advanced industry-grade technological devices. To remove the water, we can start by:

  • Removing your packed possessions and sending them to our facility for professional treatment and repacking
  • Setting up portable pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and flood drying mats to remove the floodwaters
  • Arrange drying equipment to ensure mould growth is less likely

Here at SERVPRO, we take flood damage remediation very seriously. Our goal is always to make you feel, "Like it never even happened."

If you need flood damage removal, don't wait. Dial (905) 238-7376 to speak with SERVPRO of North Mississauga. We're waiting to help you!

Is It Safe To Clean Up Excess Water After Flood Damage?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Home in a Flood Regardless of the way that your home was flooded, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

Mississauga Homeowners Keen To Save Their Belongings After Flood Damage.



Residents of Mississauga know that living near Lake Ontario means facing storms sometimes. Although storms in this area are not exceptionally violent, they are still capable of damaging property.

When a storm comes to Mississauga, flood damage sometimes follows on its heels. Residents might find themselves dealing with flooded basements, water-logged floors, or puddles pouring in through damaged doors or windows.

Is it safe for me to start mopping up excess water?

Our customers often ask us if it is safe to start mopping up excess water while waiting for us. Here are some tips to help you deal with the situation while staying safe.

What are some things I can do while waiting for SERVPRO?

While you are waiting, you can:

  • Blot away excess water from floors and wooden furniture using cloths and mops
  • Remove wet seat cushions from sofas and chairs, and prop them up so air can circulate around them
  • Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpets to prevent rust spots
  • Gather up loose items from wet floors and move them to a drier spot

What are some things I should not do?

Please do not:

  • Attempt any wiping or removal of items if you suspect the floodwater could contain sewage or dangerous chemicals
  • Attempt to dry or use any electrical items
  • Turn on ceiling fans unless you are entirely sure the ceiling is dry and secure
  • Scrub or rub fabrics such as rugs, drapes, or upholstery
  • Use a household vacuum or any other electrical device to remove water or dry the area

Only clean up water when it is safe for you to do so, and never enter a room with a sagging ceiling.

What will SERVPRO do about excess water?

We equip our technicians with free-standing and truck-mounted pumps, carpet wands, and extractors to get excess water off the floor and out of carpets and pads. We can also take care of cleaning up water stains on soft furnishings, and we use both wet and dry cleaning to restore your personal belongings. Finally, we deodorize afterward to rid your home of the damp smell.

For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

How Can I Get Flood Damage Out of My Home?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being stored at SERVPRO facility Take a peek inside our warehouse. This is just some of the equipment available to restore your home.

Contact SERVPRO of Mississauga For Expert Flood Damage Remediation Services!  

Flood damage can leave your Mississauga home in urgent need of professional services. Never fear, however. There is quality and professional help nearby.  

Here at SERVPRO of Mississauga, we strive to remediate flood damage as fast as we can. As soon as you contact us, our team organizes and hurries to your location. We understand how time-sensitive any category of water damage is and, for this reason, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.  

How Can SERVPRO Get to My House Quickly If Roads Are Flooding?  

Our technicians try to stay on top of all weather-related news when severe storms hit. To prevent as many setbacks as possible, we can: 

  • Avoid commonly flooded roads during a storm
  • Check weather report statuses and travel on roads we know to be clear 
  • Use a pre-packed van, to leave our facility as quickly as possible 

We know it's the small things that can make a big difference when it comes to remediation.  

What Can SERVPRO Do to Dry My Furniture and Belongings?  

Sometimes a flood leaves your belongings quite soaked. Here at SERVPRO, our specialty is water damage mitigation. To remediate your possessions, we can:  

  • Bring any furniture to our facility, to be professionally cleaned and dried
  • Set up drying equipment around any shelving or other large built-in objects 
  • Pack any small remediated belongings in boxes and move them to temporary storage 

We take taking care of your belongings very seriously. It is always our goal to put back everything we remediated as we found it, so we can leave your home feeling, "Like it never even happened." Trust our technicians to help you! 

If your home has gone through flood damage, don't wait to get help. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. No matter the time, we're here for you.  

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Can I Restore My Mississauga Home After Flood Damage?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

storm caused flooding in room The restoration process is complicated, but with SERVPRO, you are in good hands.

Restoring a Mississauga Home After Flood Damage is Possible with the Help of a Professional Service

Water coming into your home can be devastating. It is hard to tell whether your place and its contents are a complete loss or if you can restore it. Placing a call to a professional cleanup service is the first step towards recovering after an emergency.

Homeowners in Mississauga with flood damage to their properties can call SERVPRO to help in the restoration process. Our team understands the importance of keeping your family safe, and we work diligently to mitigate your loss. With the aid of our industry-grade equipment and techniques, we can develop a plan specific to your needs.

What steps should I take after there is flood damage to my home?
Your main concern after an emergency is keeping yourself out of harm's way. Once the area is secure, and you secure alternate accommodations as needed, our SERVPRO crew arrives at your home wearing personal protective equipment. Creating a barrier between us and any residual bacteria is essential, which is why we also separate any unaffected areas of your home to discourage cross-contamination. If possible, we set up a staging area where we separate unaffected furniture an belongings. Whenever we identify objects with porous surfaces such as upholstery or heavy fabrics, we assess the damage and discard them as needed. Other steps we take in removing floodwaters, and the bacteria within them include the following:

    •    Truck-mounted pumps- if the volume of water in your home is significant, we may bring this type of pump which allows us to retrieve it and dispose of it following environmental guidelines
    •    Wiping down of surfaces using EPA-approved cleaning and disinfecting solutions
    •    Use of thermal imaging technology to identify areas in which water is still present.

The restoration process is complicated, but with SERVPRO of North Mississauga, you are in good hands. Call us at (905) 238-7376 as soon as the emergency occurs and let us work hard to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Mississauga and Toronto Look to SERVPRO for Cleaning and Rebuilding Their Flood and Storm Damaged Properties

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Tech in Tyvek suit behind containment barrier cleaning Even for Contaminated Storm Damage Sites in Mississauga, SERVPRO Techs Get the Job Done!

Storm Threats and Flooding Year-Round for Mississauga Homes

Weather concerns are nothing new to Toronto and Mississauga residents, as we can often experience some of the worst winter conditions each year along with dominant torrential rainfall during warmer parts of the year. Responding to these emergencies can help to prevent the situations getting out of control, though with conditions like flooding, many homeowners and property management professionals get overwhelmed with the needs of their structure and wait to contact experienced technicians to help.

Our SERVPRO professionals have helped to recover storm damage to Mississauga properties numbering into the hundreds, each of which was different than the last. Readiness for the rough hand of nature can help us to reach structures quickly when every minute counts. We have hundreds of air movers and other evaporative drying tools to get damp conditions post-flooding under control to reduce the development of mould. We stay ready to respond in every season of the year for whatever threats your home or business faces.

Threats of the Winter Months

Here in Mississauga, we can average between 85 and 100 centimeters of snow every year, and in the recent 2019, this number almost doubled to 163 cm. This heavier precipitation during the winter months can strain roofs and structures to withstand the weight of lofty snowfalls. Also, ice jams on the creeks and streams, as well as ice dams on rooftops, can both produce flooding conditions for homes or businesses.

In addition to structural repairs needed to address damages of a collapsed or damaged roof, our SERVPRO team must often overcome widespread flooding in the structure once a substantial structural breach exists to allow direct water penetration and runoff to enter the residence.

Threats of the Spring/Summer Months

Because of its location, Mississauga can often find itself positioned in the path of fierce storm systems during the warmer months of the year. While nothing has been as outwardly deadly and destructive as Hurricane Hazel in the 1950s, which struck here in the greater Toronto area, forceful natural disasters have been a recurring threat to the area, such as Hurricane Sandy in recent years. The common thread with these systems is their destruction, each bringing their own demolishing concoction of hail, wind, and rain.

Large Loss Recovery Team

Storm threats offer a wide range of potential recovery solutions to be necessary for massive commercial properties and the larger homes here in the Mississauga area. As a large loss recovery team, our SERVPRO professionals have an extensive inventory of recovery and restoration tools available whenever they are necessary. We also have a considerable roster of qualified technicians representing nearly every niche of the industry to ensure that no property ever waits for the mitigation and restoration work that it needs. There is no job too big for our team to handle.

Emergency Response

There is no convenient time for your home to experience storm or flood damage, so our SERVPRO professionals stay ready to help whenever you need it. We have staffed emergency lines running 24/7 so that you can speak with a real person amid your disaster. We can gather the right information to get our technicians and contractors moving quickly with the appropriate tools, products, and technology. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that means working to reach damaged structures within hours of their initial contact with our emergency response line.

Extraction and Drying

Flooding is often an unfortunate result of storm damage and changing conditions outside amid torrential rainfall or substantial snowmelt. Mitigation is one of the fastest paths to recovering a residence experiencing flooding, and this hinges on our technicians arriving with and deploying the appropriate tools to remove standing water and begin drying procedures. Depending on the presence of solids and debris in the standing water, or even the threats of contamination that could exist with natural flooding, extraction and drying both might vary from one recovery task to the next. We have several extraction tools, including:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Gas-powered trash pumps
  • Engine-driven, truck-mount pumps
  • Wet vacuums

We also have efficient drying tools to help begin restoring damp surfaces and contents once surface water gets removed, such as:

  • Axial and centrifugal air movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Positive pressure systems
  • Negative pressure systems
  • Drying mats

Cleaning Up Your Property After Flooding

Contamination and bacterial threats can exist when natural flooding has occurred. Also, mud and debris can be everywhere the water reached, making it as essential to begin muck-out and debris removal as it is to start controlled demolition on directly impacted materials to reduce the spread and severity of contamination in the house getting restored. We have potent antimicrobials, antibacterials, biocides, and sterilizers to use in your Mississauga property as necessary.

Temporary Construction Solutions

Emergency services are a vital element to our fast response and commitment to mitigation practices of reducing property loss for our customers. With a team of in-house contractors, we can offer temporary construction solutions in storm-damaged residences, including:

  • Roof tarping
  • Board up services
  • Tree removal
  • Temporary fencing

Full-Scale Build Back Post-Restoration

These same building trade professionals that can oversee the temporary solutions that your home might need amid a storm damage crisis can be the same to reinstall and rebuild discarded materials in your Mississauga home. Our in-house SERVPRO contractors can have a direct hand in material removal during the mitigation and recovery stages of flood restoration to remove any contaminated or overly damaged structural element. With controlled demolition, we only remove the portions of materials that need it, making the reconstruction process more efficient and cost-effective.

You cannot predict when disasters can strike and the damage that they can do to your home or business. No matter how structurally compromised your property becomes, we have a team of contractors that can help with the construction solutions necessary to allow for effective mitigation and restoration of your flooded residence. You can reach our SERVPRO of North Mississauga rapid response team anytime you need us by contacting (905) 238-7376.

Local Toronto Flood Damage Remediation Services!

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Rain Storm No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you. Call us at (905) 238-7376.

You Can Trust SERVPRO With Your Homes Flood Damage After an Incident Occurs

Every resident of Ontario understands that snowmelt is a part of the late winter, and they know it could cause flood damage to their Toronto home. For the last couple of years, it has been as if the sky just can’t seem to decide if it wants to snow or rain during February and March. As a consequence, snow melts, rivers rise, and sump pumps fail. Fortunately for you, if this sort of problem occurs in your home, help is nearby. 

Imagine a sudden and significant snowmelt causes flood damage to your Toronto home. The sump pump in your unfinished basement fails, and instead of rerouting the water outside of your home, it allows it to pool inside. Imagine waking up to find several centimeters of water at the bottom of your stairs. 

If you ever found yourself in this scenario, the best thing you could do is call a cleanup and restoration service, like SERVPRO, for help as quickly as possible. Water damage can cause even more problems inside your home if you allow it to sit. Mold spores only need 72 hours to feed off of excess moisture and turn into a colony. As water sits on concrete, it can cause white spots to form on the surface as it dries. Furthermore, should any water penetrate the wooden framing of your home, it can cause the wood to swell, split, and crack. Getting professional assistance as soon as possible can save your home from further expenses.  

Here at SERVPRO, we have built our entire business model around helping you when you need it. Even if you find flood damage in your home at 3 AM or 3 PM, it makes no difference to us. We always have trained technicians ready to service your home. When you make your initial call, SERVPRO can gather a team of talented flood damage restoration technicians and send them to your property immediately, along with advanced equipment designed to help them get the job done as soon as possible. 

Let's go back to the basement scenario. Our technicians can use wet/dry vacuums along with flood drying mats to remove the pooled water. Furthermore, dehumidifiers and heaters can help expel any excess moisture from the air. Here at SERVPRO, we’re dedicated to getting the job done right so that you can live, “Like it never even happened.” 

If your home needs flood damage remediation services, don’t wait. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing the number, (905) 238-7376. We’re always ready to help.

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Call Our Experts In Mississauga After A Flood

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Our commercial grade backup generators in a warehouse waiting to be used We have commercial grade backup generators in case of a power outage due to storm damage in your home.

Help for Mississauga Flood Damage Due to Snow Thaw

If you are new to homeownership in Mississauga, the intensity of flooding during the snow thaw might be surprising. Other areas of the continent are in the news for the water incursions associated with events like tornadoes and hurricanes in the summer and fall, but our more northerly climate requires us to prepare for unwanted water while the snow cover is still significant.

Conditions Conspire to Create a Crisis

The risk of floods in Mississauga from snow thaw is highest during the winter and spring. The ground is coated with snow, but the air temperature can rise above freezing, and rapid melting can become a problem. Spring rains can make this situation worse as the snowmelt and rain run across the frozen ground, dumping into the stormwater drainage system all at once. The overload on the drains can cause sewage to back up. Besides, drains blocked with snow can force water to take another route, perhaps into your basement.

Challenges Transcend Water Damage

When faced with flood damage from both overland drainage and sewage backup, the situation can become dire. Response speed is critical because the water teems with hazardous substances. Snowmelt brings the chemicals from roadways, landscaping, and industrial waste, both suspended in water and as mud and silt, into your home. Sewage threatens health with human blood and fecal-borne pathogens. SERVPRO’s professionally trained, equipped, and experienced workforce is your buffer and solution to these crises.

Hard Work Plus Science

Although SERVPRO employees are highly skilled in innovative techniques, and the use of efficient professional equipment, flood mitigation and remediation jobs often begins with shovels. Before our pumps and extractors can remove the contaminated water, the solid debris must be reduced significantly. Once the process is streamlined, we ensure mud, debris, and Category 3 water are all safely contained for lawful disposal following local rules for hazardous waste.

Detecting, Disinfecting, and Drying

Although speed is essential, SERVPRO knows that we cannot become so focused on “fast” that we forget thoroughness. Any moisture that remains in the affected space continues to destroy porous building materials and expose your home to the probability of mold damage. Using sensitive detection devices, we chase down any lingering moisture, including in recesses and building cavities. We use a range of strategies, including employing portable extractors, drilling holes in mortar joints, and making flood cuts to release water and open areas for drying. Crew members apply effective antimicrobial treatments to cleaned surfaces, and then roll in the air movers and appropriately matched dehumidifiers to dry out the spaces.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga offers a complete menu of flood recovery services when a welcome thaw becomes a contaminated torrent into your home. Call us round the clock every day of the year at (905) 238-7376. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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