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Fast, Efficient Water Damage Assistance for Mississauga Property Owners

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

water damage restoration equipment in a warehouse on wooden shelves SERVPRO has the tools and equipment to restore your water damaged home in Mississauga.

24/7 SERVPRO Response Gets Your Mississauga Water Damage Under Control Fast

Whether you are in charge of a commercial property or a homeowner, any water damage must get addressed quickly. While water is natural, any spill or infiltration like burst pipes, flooding, or another event can lead to the loss of building materials, structural damage, contents, or the potential for mildew and black mould growth. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) with the training and experience to navigate all the pitfalls of water removal services so that you do not have to. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – ensuring your water restoration project gets planned out and executed correctly the first time around.

Rather than grabbing a mop and bucket or using a wet/dry vac for water damage in Mississauga, having SERVPRO’s team at your property can get you faster results. You will be cutting back on the risks of costly secondary damage and microbial growth that could develop if you leave any moisture behind. We are there to handle assessment, extractions, drying, and moisture detection so that your property gets the attention it deserves.

How Fast Can SERVPRO Arrive After I Call?

We stand by our motto, arriving at your door to get to work within just four hours of your initial contact with our SERVPRO customer care team. Once on the scene, our crew chief assesses the water damage, structural elements, and contents impacted to determine the right equipment and processes to handle the project. In most cases, this involved drying in tandem with water removal services so that we could get the best results. 

Upon arrival and after assessment, our technicians execute containment measures. This step allows us to thwart water migration and limit the tracking of any debris and moisture into unaffected areas of your property.

The Latest in Restoration Industry Technology and Equipment

Something else that sets professional water mitigation and remediation apart from DIY is that we have all the best tools at our disposal. Not only do we pack our Green Fleet of vehicles with equipment, but we also have access to our SERVPRO warehouse loaded with everything we need to scale each project to achieve our goals better. Some of the equipment you will see us using on most water restoration calls include:

  • Truck-mounted extractors, submersible and gas-powered pumps, weighted rovers, and carpet wands remove standing water.
  • Drying and dehumidification equipment and tools to bring down moisture to restore relative humidity (RH). These include dehumidifiers, centrifugal air-movers, axial fans, drying mats, etc.

What Happens with Any Items or Building Materials that are Damaged?

We carefully assess all structural elements and building materials to determine salvageability and integrity. The same goes for any commercial inventory or personal belongings for residential calls. According to local guidelines, what cannot get successfully and safely cleaned and restored will get disposed of. Depending on the situation, we may also use our pack-out/move-out services to inventory and pack up items to have them relocated to our warehouse for safekeeping or further cleaning while the restoration project occurs.

How Can You Tell that No Moisture is Left Before You Get Done?

SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in all aspects of water damage restoration, which includes moisture detection. We follow the path of migration, where water likes to move into dry spaces. Additionally, we have a selection of moisture detection tools such as meters, sensors, and thermal imaging technology that help us find any hidden pockets of moisture that may not be visible to the naked eye. 

Call us at SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 if you require professional water damage assistance. We are available 24/7 to mobilize for all emergency calls.

Who Should I Call For Water Cleanup Services In Mississauga?

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Floor & Wall If you find your home needs water cleanup services, get help today.

SERVPRO of Mississauga Can Provide You With Fast Water Cleanup Services

When you find your Mississauga home in need of water cleanup services, you need them to be fast. After all, the longer that water sits in your home, unaddressed, the more potential it can cause damage. No matter how large or small the spill is, it's essential to reach out for help immediately.

Picture that the water supply line running to the fridge in your kitchen leaks and puts your home in need of local Mississauga water damage cleanup services. Let's say your kitchen has hardwood floors and beautiful cabinetry. Leaving the water too long could jeopardize those things.

What Could Happen to My Floors and Counters if I Wait Too Long?

Leaving excess moisture in your home for too long could cause:

  • Wooden floors to absorb water and bubble
  • Cabinetry can also absorb water and swell
  • Mold growth under floors and in crevices

Thus, it is best to remove any standing water and excess moisture from your property as soon as possible.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remediate My Property?

Here at SERVPRO, we're committed to helping you. Our remediation of your property could include:

  • Any necessary cleanup
  • Removal of damaged flooring and flood cuts
  • The use of advanced technological devices

We care about your home and want to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened." Our highly trained technicians are committed to delivering you fast, effective, and quality water cleanup services. When it comes to finding water in your home, always remember to act quickly. Quick action is often the best way to ensure the longevity of your home.

If you find your home needs water cleanup services, get help today. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. No matter the time, we're ready to help.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup for Residents of Mississauga

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Water in basement Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga today at (905) 238-7376 if you need help with professional water damage restoration.

Need Help Cleaning Up and Drying After a Water Leak in Mississauga – Call SERVPRO

The majority of homes in Mississauga have basements, often finished, with laundry facilities located on the first floor or in the basement. Whenever there is a water leak or overflow, the water can cause a great deal of potential damage on the main floor and the basement if the water is not removed quickly. Flooring materials on the main floor are exposed to water. The water travels to the room below, causing ceiling materials and basement flooring to be exposed to high moisture levels.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup, drying, and restoration services to Mississauga residents and business clients. We use high-capacity water extractors to remove water and moisture from carpets and hardwood floors. Moisture sensors can detect moisture inside walls and ceilings. We open access points in walls and ceilings to remove water and dry the area if necessary.

Mold can begin forming colonies in as little as 24 hours after a water leak with the right conditions present. We urge all of our clients to take action immediately to remove the excess water and call our team to properly dry all structures and contents exposed to water after a leak. Mold can cause health effects. Moisture is absorbed by wood products, causing swelling, buckling, and warping if all moisture is not removed.

Our team uses specialized water extractors to remove water from hardwood floors to prevent absorption by the wood. Our high-capacity dehumidifiers and air movers will dry the contents, including carpets and underpads.

SERVPRO water cleanup services include:

  • Water removal services
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Basement water removal and cleanup

Call the water cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO of North Mississauga and nearby areas for water damage assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

SERVPRO of Mississauga Can Remediate Water Damage

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

tech vacuuming up water SERVPRO cleans up water damaged Mississauga properties with advanced equipment

Water Damage Cleanup in Mississauga Is Close By

Having an appliance suddenly break down and leak onto your floor could make anyone worry about the possibility of water damage. Imagine a scenario where the water supply line of your washing machine breaks and causes a mini flood in your upstairs laundry room. The pooled water can sink into every nook and cranny in sight. Before long, it can travel along with the frame of your home and soak other floors without warning, leaving a trail of damage in its wake. 

What Can You Do When an Accident Causes Water Damage in Your Mississauga Home? 

A fast reaction means everything during a water damage emergency. You can prevent further damages by quickly: 

  • Shutting off the water supply to your house 
  • Immediately calling for professional services
  • Locking any pets away so technicians can move about freely 

Here at SERVPRO, we have built our entire business model around getting to your home when you need us. From your first call, our goal is to get our technicians out of our facility and to your home. Our highly trained water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can use our signature green vans to arrive at your home as quickly as possible. 

How Can You Find All the Spilled Water in My House? 

A washing machine leak can spill a lot of water into your home, and it doesn't have any issues moving about. Here at SERVPRO, our techs are trained to look for signs of water damage and can use advanced technological devices to look for hidden pockets of water. Our techs can use various techniques and devices to find water, such as:

As our technicians probe your home, we can locate the pockets one by one and use wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove any standing water. 

If you think you need water damage remediate, get help immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. We're always ready for you. 

Water Damage Fast Response in Mississauga

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

IICRC logo Trust SERVPRO's IICRC certified team for water damage cleanup and restoration in Mississauga

Mississauga Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Water Mitigation

Water damaging incidents can often be one of the most typical service calls our SERVPRO team receives for Mississauga homes and businesses. Understanding how quickly the situation can get out of control, we always strive to provide a fast and deliberate response no matter what day or night these disasters occur. We have an experienced roster of technicians ready to utilize modern practices and advanced equipment and technologies to dry and restore damaged structures.

Water damage for Mississauga homes can vary considerably from one site to the next, from a pipe bursting after steep temperature drops to a leaking sink fixture that deteriorates kitchen cabinetry; what it takes to restore the disaster depends on the situation at hand. Before determining what personnel, equipment, and practices are necessary, the job hinges on the inspection and evaluation of our crew chief and project manager. They scope the work to get done. This thorough assessment can help the customer, their home insurance provider, and our responding technicians know what is necessary to make water problems “Like it never even happened.”

Preparedness for Emergencies 

Preparing for disasters before they happen is not guesswork but a calculated response to the likelihood of water emergencies occurring as they continue to happen consistently. So our SERVPRO professionals keep our inventory of recovery tools, and advanced detection devices stocked year-round to address these emergencies as they happen. Having production vehicles ready to mobilize at the first sign of a disaster can shave hours off of response times and help to preserve and protect more of your damaged Mississauga property.

Staying prepared also involves maintaining the equipment we use every day to restore and recover damaged homes and businesses. Our team cares for our inventory of tools and equipment through upkeep, cleaning, and repairs as necessary. Ineffective tools on a job site slow down production and prevent our team from accomplishing our goals efficiently.

Highly Qualified Technicians 

Any restoration company can write up pamphlets or shoot commercials telling you that they are the best, but in the end, it comes down to more than talking. Our SERVPRO team does more than the bare minimum to produce qualified restoration technicians. That starts with the training and coursework required for our professionals to obtain accreditation in their respective niches. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the industry standard for practices and technician education. They are the chosen educator for our newly acquired talent and provide continued education coursework online and in-house to push our team always to be the best.

Extraction Tools 

One of the first actions that our professionals must take when reaching a water loss incident is removing standing surface water from the scene. Pooling water can be a continual threat to exposed materials and contents. The standing water can also produce hazards like an electric shock or slip/fall concerns for those in the damaged area, so removing this surface water as quickly as possible is the priority for our responding professionals.

As part of our preparedness for water loss emergencies, our READY trailers stay stocked with our popular extractors, such as:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Gas-powered trash pumps
  • Wet vacuums and wands
  • thermal imaging devices

Depending on the severity of the situation, any of these extraction tools might get used on a restoration task. We also have truck-mounted extraction systems that roll out with our Green Fleet for substantial depths or widespread concerns. These engine-driven water removal machines can continually pull water from a home's flooring at 300 psi, allowing our SERVPRO team to move thousands of gallons from Mississauga properties within hours of arrival.

Drying Equipment 

Removing the most pressing threats like standing water might be an obvious place to begin the mitigation process, but drying is less straightforward. There are numerous tools used to restore construction materials and contents after saturation has started. At the heart of the drying process, you find two main pieces of equipment:

 Air Movers 

High-velocity air movers are the cornerstone machine of evaporative drying techniques used in water damage restoration. These machines are two main types, allowing our technicians to direct heated, dry air at either direct points on a surface or item (centrifugal units) or to impact the totality of a water-damaged room (axial units.)

Dehumidifiers 

The use of air movers and other evaporative drying equipment increases the relative humidity and moisture content in the environment. Dehumidifiers like our desiccant and low-grain refrigerant (LGR) models can help to collect this moisture in the air to maximize drying.

While these two types of equipment are at the heart of drying processes in every Mississauga home or business, we also have other moisture removal tools and equipment to help in this process. Combining these pieces of equipment can help provide efficient and effective recovery of water-damaged properties. Beyond air movers and dehumidifiers, other drying equipment includes:

  • Drying mats
  • Positive pressure systems
  • Negative pressure systems

In-House Contractors

Many water leak incidents that impact area structures can be a destructive force, requiring more than extraction and drying to resolve. As a full-service restoration team, our SERVPRO response includes both mitigation technicians and a capable crew of licensed residential contractors. These building trades professionals can help with controlled demolition and reinstalling discarded materials once this stage is reached in the restoration process. By offering reconstruction and restoration, we can save customers time and money on the recovery that their property needs by streamlining the process.

Water losses can be a debilitating situation for many of the homes and businesses in the area. With the time-sensitive nature of these disasters, it is critical to get help as quickly as possible. You can reach our SERVPRO of North Mississauga rapid response team anytime you need us by calling (905) 238-7376. We have skilled technicians and an extensive inventory of recovery tools to help.

Why Worry About Water Removal in Malton if the Fluid Drained Away?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe leaking water Taking care of the water removal after an emergency is our specialty. Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO Technicians Trace Water Damage Migration to Ensure All Materials Dry Out

When a burst pipe or ceiling leak from a rotted roof drains into your Malton house, water removal quickly can seem superfluous. Although the water pools up and sweeps across floors, it also appears to vanish. When you are no longer wading, is the water crisis past? SERVPRO professionals strongly suggest that is not the case.

What Does the SERVPRO Crew Evaluate After a Significant Leak?

A broken pipe or severe rainstorm can send thousands of gallons of fluids flowing into your home in Malton. Water removal involves many steps, the majority of which involve following the pathways the water wended throughout the numerous building materials of your home. All caches of trapped water need release and extraction, and damp structures, fixtures, and contents require specialized strategies for drying. Expect our technicians to:

  • Use moisture detectors, moisture meters, and infrared imaging to map the perimeters of the water damage infiltration
  • Plan controlled demolition if water is unreachable or to open wet building cavities for drying, including, as needed:
  • Ceiling weep holes for pooled, overhead water
  • Drilled or cut drainage openings behind baseboards to drain the water between walls
  • Loosening of strategically selected hardwood floor planks to allow air flow and drying
  • Flood cuts sawn between walls studs to remove crumbled drywall or plaster and facilitate warm air movement 

When SERVPRO Finds Trapped Water Is Extraction Preferred?

Whenever possible, liquid water needs evacuation assisted by the controlled demolitions strategies above. Although SERVPRO has highly effective drying equipment, the time it takes to dry materials completely reduces significantly with diligent extraction. Time management is vital during water removal scenarios as the damage water causes is progressive and secondary damage such as mould damage takes only 24 to 48 hours to take hold.

Have confidence that the team from SERVPRO of North Mississauga will track, find, and remove all water and lingering moisture in your dwelling. Contact us at (905) 238-7376 to schedule an assessment and discuss a water damage management plan.

Need Water Cleanup, Drywall Demolition, and Dust Control in Malton – Call SERVPRO

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech using water vac in kitchen SERVPRO IICRC certified water damage mitigation services are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service for your home.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Cleanup Services in Malton

Many clients wonder why drywall and insulation in outside-facing walls would need to be removed during water cleanup after a leak in their home in Malton. Water leaks in plumbing systems near outside walls can begin leaking after extremely cold weather cause water pipes to freeze, crack and start leaking when they thaw. The insulation is wet, the drywall becomes saturated, and water may spread across the floor or into another room immediately below the leak.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup services in Malton, water damage repair, and restoration services. Although the insulation can be dried, in most cases, the wet insulation is removed and the area dried before new insulation is installed. We must remove the drywall and vapor barrier during this process to access the wet insulation and repair the frozen pipes. In addition to dehumidifiers and air movers, space heaters may be utilized to avoid further frozen pipes until we install new insulation.

The removal of the interior drywall damaged by the water leak and insulation usually creates a great deal of dust. SERVPRO constructs containment barriers and negative air pressure systems to minimize the spread of dust and insulation fibers to other home areas during this process. We also investigate the water inside cupboards and between floors to avoid further secondary damage to various compressed wood products used in cabinets and subfloor systems.

SERVPRO provides the following services to return your home to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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

What You Can Do If Your Basement Floods Due to a Burst Pipe

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe that is leaking water When your home suffers from a situation like a burst pipe, quick action is necessary. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for water removal services.

SERVPRO Can Offer You Fast and Expert Water Removal Services!

Many new Canadian homes have unfinished basements when they're sold, so the owners have options about what they would like to do with the extra space. Some people build entire apartments, and others create gym spaces. However, what happens when that space becomes flooded before a homeowner can get the chance to do something with it?

Should a situation like a burst pipe cause flooding in your basement, do not hesitate to reach out for professional and local Malton water removal services. Here at SERVPRO, we're water damage experts, and we can help you with: 

  • Cleaning up the excess water
  • Setting up drying equipment to help ensure there is no lingering excess moisture
  • Cleaning the space, so the chances of microbial growth are even lower

Our technicians are expertly trained, and our best have thousands of hours of experience under their belts. Once inside, and after assessment, our technicians can create a remediation plan that can help leave you feeling "Like it never even happened." As you might guess, our first step is to remove the standing water from your basement.

SERVPRO uses industry-grade advanced equipment. We have water extractors mounted on our signature-green trucks, which allows us to remove significant volumes of water from your property all at once. With the excess gone, our technicians can focus on using drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and air movers to help draw moisture out of the structure of your home and the concrete flooring. Any impacted insulation can be bagged up, disposed of, and then replaced. We do all of the work for you, so you do not have to interrupt your busy life. Let us help you, and we can make it our goal to leave you feeling happy and satisfied! 

If your home needs water removal services, call today! Dial (905) 238-7376 to speak with SERVPRO of North Mississauga. We're available 24/7!

Act Quickly When Your Mississauga Home Needs Water Damage Restoration

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with water covering the floor Many appliances have a certain life span. When they fail, water damage can follow. Contact SERVPRO to quickly assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO of Mississauga Can Provide You With Swift Water Damage Mitigation

As the summer heat sets in, many people look for new ways to stay cool. Having a refrigerator that dispenses ice and cold water at any given time is a necessity in the 86 F+ weather that June, July, and August can bring. However, to have a fridge that can do such things, a water supply line must be connected to the unit. If all goes well, this is no issue at all for your home.

However, should the water supply line break, or be installed incorrectly, you could quickly find your kitchen urgently needs the help of local Mississauga water damage restoration technicians. Imagine pooling water, which is centered around your refrigerator and spreading outward. Excess moisture can impact: 

  • Walls
  • Baseboards
  • Flooring
  • Your belongings

Immediately calling SERVPRO can make a significant difference when it comes to the restoration of your home. Quick action can help prevent microbial growth and the demolition of damaged materials, which helps prevent waste from going into the landfill. Here at SERVPRO, our goal is to be as green as possible, which is one of the many reasons We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our first step would be to remove the excess water pooling on your floor in a situation like the one described above. From there, we can begin to make decisions about the best course of remediation based on the building materials in your kitchen. Remediating a tile floor is distinct from hardwood or linoleum and requires a different technique.

Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians know if your home may need floor cuts, a new floor, or a quick set-up of our advanced technological devices. Trust us to help you during your time of need. We're proud to help you get back to your everyday life.

If you need water damage restoration, don't wait. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're open and here to help!

Is A Bucket Enough For Water Removal In Malton Properties?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling Leaks and the resulting spouting water in your home can be quite overwhelming. Call SERVPRO 24/7 to come out to your home and assess the damage.

Water Removal in Malton Homes Require Advanced Equipment and Tools That Only Reliable Restorers like SERVPRO Use

Discovering a water leak on your property is not pleasant. Sprinkler system failures and roof failure can cause significant damage in your Malton home. Your next decision defines how extensive the damage spreads.

Acting fast by involving SERVPRO restorers to help with water removal in your Malton home is the best decision. We respond within the shortest time possible since we understand how fast water damage can spread. Delaying water removal can lead to: 

  • Mold growth 
  • Persisting odors 
  • Wood wrapping
  • Structural instability 

How do restorers conduct water removal? 

For effective and fast water removal, we use advanced equipment and tools and unique but approved products. If the water has already saturated building materials, we extract the moisture through evaporation and dehumidification.

We can use desiccant dehumidifiers with two 20 inches reinforced duct lines. The equipment uses chemicals called desiccants that absorb moisture. It produces heat that passes through the desiccant material to the affected area via one of the duct lines. After heating the affected area, the other duct line extracts moisture from the building. We prefer desiccants dehumidifiers since:

  • The equipment acts effectively in drier and cooler conditions
  • It produces the driest air with the lowest vapor
  • The machine works effectively when the intake air is cooler and drier

Poor water removal can lead to irreversible damages that may cause a fortune to repair. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for fast water mitigation in your business. “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.” Call us today at (905) 238-7376.

Is a Bucket and Mop Enough for an Effective Water Damage Restoration in Mississauga?

5/30/2021 (Permalink)

a broken white pipe that is leaking water When facing a broken pipe situation, water damage can result. Call our certified technicians right away for water removal and remediation services.

Effective Water Damage Restoration in Mississauga Requires the Skills of a Professional Restorer like SERVPRO

Severe water damage in your home is one of the most devastating situations. Broken pipes, leaking equipment, and more severe problems like sewage dumps can cause major problems in your Mississauga home. Ensure to involve professional restorers like SERVPRO on time to get your home back to its original state. 

Act fast to save as much as possible 

Also, small amounts of water can cause mold to grow in as little as 24 hours. If water damage restoration in your Mississauga home is delayed for an extended period, it can also cause structural issues that you might not be aware of until it is too late. SERVPRO restorers ensure to extract excess water and clean your property within the shortest time possible. Professionals trained in the safety and sanitization of water-damaged properties should conduct the cleaning.

Cleaning may take various forms, including:

  • Spray and wipe cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wet cleaning

To clean any object as thoroughly as possible, our restorers may use foam, abrasive, or immersion cleaning techniques. If mold remediation is needed, this phase may also include it.

We can use quaternary compounds, which can be mixed with nonionic detergents, to clean surfaces in the affected area. The product ensures to act against a wide range of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Also, the product can deodorize your property since it has a very pleasant odor.

Do not stress over water damage to your property. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga today at (905) 238-7376 for a hassle-free restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When do Mississauga Residents Need Water Damage Remediation?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Water on floor Don't let water take over your home. Let the professionals at SERVPRO help restore your water damaged home back to its original state.

SERVPRO Water Damage Professionals in Mississauga Can Help Mitigate Losses after Water Intrusion

If a burst pipe, faulty appliance, or blockages lead to large amounts of water entering the home, you may need to enlist professional assistance. Water can impact property in several ways, and failure to act quickly can lead to expensive or even permanent damages. 

SERVPRO is a local restoration service that can help with water damage in Mississauga. Understanding psychrometric science is an essential utility to mitigating losses in a wet property. High humidity can be as harmful as liquid water exposure to your home. Our technicians can measure and control specific humidity to prevent excessive damages.

  • Specific humidity measures in grains per pound (GPP) of moisture in the air.
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers are helpful in reducing GPP.
  • Specific humidity is a more accurate measure of moisture in the air than relative humidity and is measured using a thermo-hygrometer.

Avoid the costly after-effects of water intrusion in the home. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for water damage assistance at (905) 238-7376.

Is Water Intrusion Expensive to Fix?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

servpro logo on hood of truck The SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives swiftly to mitigate water damage in Malton properties

Untreated Water Damage Can Lead to Unnecessary Expense, SERVPRO Can Mitigate Losses for Malton Residents

The presence of moisture in a home can deteriorate over-time, leading to expensive damages. Microbial infestation is another potential risk factor with untreated water intrusion from leaks and breakdowns. SERVPRO is capable of mitigating losses by carrying out complete drying of the property and microbial protection.

All water contains microbes. These microbes can be a leading cause of water damage in your Malton home. Microbial organisms proliferate in the presence of moisture. That can lead to bacteria, mould, or viruses growing in your home. The surest way to mitigate against microbial infestation is to correct the moisture problem. SERVPRO technicians can access and dry parts of your home that have been adversely affected by a slow leak, burst pipe, or structural deficiency.

  • Advanced structural drying equipment is readily accessible by SERVPRO technicians looking to dry cavities in the home.
  • Expert dehumidification, air movement, and temperature control can ensure efficient drying and reduce microbial growth.
  • Using anti-microbial chemicals and disinfectants, our team can prevent long-term water exposure and damage to your property.

Protecting your home against water exposure is vital to reducing expenses and mitigating losses. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for water damage restoration technicians (WRT) at (905) 238-7376.

How Can I Dry my Mississauga Home Quickly?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

interior water damage If your home requires efficient drying, contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) Are Experts at Efficient Drying of Residential Properties in Mississauga.

What factors affect drying time?
The Mississauga property can suffer from seasonal rainfall or internal plumbing issues during your period of ownership. A wet property is tough to dry correctly due to a lack of natural ventilation and colder areas within the property. The longer the property is wet, the more likely it is to suffer adverse damages relating to mold or water stagnation. It is essential to manage temperature, air-flow, and humidity inside the structure to maximize drying efficiency. Our technicians can mobilize special drying equipment like venting box fans and rapid air-movers to create an artificial air-flow within the structure. Using your home's central heating or portable furnaces, we can raise the temperature to an optimum level for fast-drying. As water evaporates, it can increase humidity levels, which reduces the potential for fast evaporation. By deploying dehumidifiers, we can regain control of the indoor environment and ensure it remains efficient for drying.

How long should it take to dry a property?
When we perform water damage restoration for Mississauga residents, one of the most important questions for homeowners is how long it takes. We usually work with a ball-park figure of between two and five days to thoroughly dry a property. These estimates can be affected by the size of the property, the extent of damage, and the difficulty we expect to encounter establishing proper drying protocol. SERVPRO recognizes that water issues can be a significant inconvenience for homeowners. Our crew chiefs can communicate with you every step of ensuring that your restoration timeframe is as accurate as possible, allowing you to plan your everyday life with minimal inconvenience.

What are the stages of drying a property?
- Initial assessment using measuring devices
- Drying protocol using psychrometric controls and equipment
- Re-assessment and possible adjustment of drying strategy

If your home requires efficient drying, contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

What Can I Do to Remove the Water Damage in My Mississauga Home?

8/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch and other furniture floating Water damage can quickly escalate and overtake your home. Contact our experienced technicians for water removal services.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga Can Assist You With the Water Damage in Your Home!

Picture renovating the old ensuite in your Mississauga home into something sleek and modern, only to have one small mistake cause water damage. Unfortunately, this situation happens quite often. With the rise of Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest, many people have access to information like never before. Many homeowners decide to save themselves some extra costs by doing the hard work of renovating a section of their home themselves.

There is nothing wrong with a good DIY project, however, if that project caused water damage in your North Mississauga home, you need to know what to do in that situation. Let’s take the example a little further and illustrate it into a more precise focus. Let us say most of the work inside your ensuite was well done, and the entire room was coming together wonderfully. Unfortunately, a small issue with the plumbing connected to your tile shower stopped your work in its tracks. Visualize leaking pipes, trapped between drywall, insulation, and tile. Picture the water running to the floor and then soaking through. This scenario is a breeding ground for not only water damage but mould as well.

What Could Happen if I Left the Leaking Pipes For too Long?

Most average homeowners would not have an accurate idea of how long it takes for water damage in Mississauga to become out of hand. Truth be told, it takes less than seventy-two hours of moisture exposure for microbial growth to form, and that is not the only problem unaddressed water can do. If moisture is left for too long, it can:

  • Cause the wooden framing behind your shower to swell and hold moisture
  • That swollen framing could cause your brand new tile shower to warp or even crack 
  • Insulation is an ideal hot spot for microbial growth, giving it plenty of access to the organic material of your framing 

It is never wise to leave excess water to its own devices for too long. If your home has a water leak or a humidity issue, don’t leave it unaddressed. Get help as soon as possible, for the longevity of your home. While you may worry about expenses, leaving the water can only cause further damage and, therefore, more money over time.

Can SERVPRO Save Our New Shower? 

Here at SERVPRO, we aim to minimise losses. In this example, we could do the following to help preserve the hard work you put into your renovation:

  • Locate all hidden pockets of water with infrared technology, so we know where to deconstruct damaged materials
  • Map our remediation plan out based on the source of the damage
  • Remove drywall and insulation from the other side of the shower, if applicable, and work from that side 
  • Use specialized drying equipment for tight spaces 

Our technicians are trained to find as much excess moisture in your home as possible and get it under control. We provide them with advanced technology to do the job and get it done right, so you can forget about the damage in your home and move on with your life. We do all that we can to minimise waste and reuse materials.

What Advanced Technology Can SERVPRO Use to Dry Out my Bathroom?

Whenever our technicians leave our facility, we send them to you in a green-van full of equipment. The advanced technology we use is specially made to combat the water damage in your home. Our technicians can use:

  • Air blasting tubes, to filter dry air between your walls
  • Heaters, to provide dry and warm air in your bathroom 
  • Axial fans, to keep air moving and dry
  • Dehumidifiers, to get excess moisture inside of your home under control 

All of these devices have their own individual uses, but they become like a harmonious choir when combined. When used in conjunction, our equipment can provide an environment ideal for evaporation to your ensuite, allowing us to control moisture levels inside. Controlling moisture levels inside of your home is essential to ensure humidity does not cause water damage.

Here at SERVPRO, it is our goal to get your bathroom as dry as possible promptly because we know how eager you are to get the DIY renovation finished. Never leave your home to uncertainty. Get professional help, so you can relax and go back to your life, "Like it never even happened."  

If water damage interrupts your day, don’t wait to get help. Dial (905) 238-7376 to speak with a representative of SERVPRO of North Mississauga. Our technicians are happy to help make your day a little brighter.

What Is One Of The Most Common Home Insurance Claims For Indoor Flooding In Mississauga?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Answers Calls for Faulty Washing Machines in Mississauga on a Regular Basis

One of the top five reasons for home insurance claims involving flooding is a faulty washing machine. Once your washing machine has a water leak, it can release massive amounts of water into your Mississauga home.

What causes washing machine leaks?

Faulty or worn out hoses are the most common reason for washing machine water loss. Flooding can be extensive, considering the water supply line is always on. Water pressure to your washing machine is the same as your kitchen sink, and that is a lot of power if let loose. Rubber hoses deteriorate over time. A home that is over five years old has a significant increase in possible hose failure. Beyond the five years, you have an 80% chance of hose failure before ten years. This means needing professional SERVPRO water cleanup in your Mississauga home. Washing machine flooding can lead to:

• Water damaged floors and carpets
• Mold
• Hidden damage behind walls
• Furniture and cabinet damage

Maintain Your Washing Machine

There are things you can do to prevent your washing machine hoses from bursting and causing flooding. Some extra time and money can save you extensive water cleanup bills down the road. Take these steps to avoid future problems:

• Inspect your hoses monthly.
• Replace older/worn out hoses immediately. Do NOT wait.
• Install an emergency shut off kit.
• Install stainless steel braid hoses.

Even when you do everything right, your washing machine can break down and leak water into your home. SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained team provides water damage mitigation to your home if flooding does occur.

Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for quality water cleanup service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Happens When Water Leaks Out of My Refrigerator? Whom Should I Call?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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The Water Removal Experts from SERVPRO Can Cleanup and Restore Your Home in Mississauga.

The weekend trip was fun, but you are glad to get back to your home in Mississauga until you walk into your kitchen. Water is all over the floor and appears to be coming from underneath the refrigerator. Whether a cracked drain pan, water line to the ice-maker, or a clogged up defrost drain tube, refrigerators can begin to leak. And residents in Mississauga know to call SERVPRO.

What Can the Water Damage Experts from SERVPRO Do to Help?

Our team of skilled workers is highly trained to deal with unexpected leaks that cause water damage to Mississauga homes. Several steps to dealing with such situations are listed below

Why Inspect the Damaged Area?

Inspection of the area that the water has flooded is necessary to determine how much damage has been done and to determine the type of equipment that would be best to use. There are several pieces of equipment that our company uses to remove water. Some of these are:

  • Extraction Units – These can be portable or mounted to one of our trucks.
  • Pumps – These range in sizes and which type is used is based on how much water there is and if there is any possibility of solids mixed with the water.

What About Water That Has Soaked into the Walls and Cabinets?

Our technicians will determine what is the best piece of equipment to use to dry the structures in the damaged area. To cover larger spaces that are affected by water, the Axial Air Movers are a good choice. However, there are many pieces of drying equipment that our technicians use. The injecti-dry equipment can force warm air using positive air pressure into the wall cavities to enhance the evaporation rate of wet drywall material and studs.

Cleaning and Restoration, The Final Steps.

Once the water removal and drying process are complete, our lead restoration technician or project manager can walk you through the affected structure to ensure your satisfaction with our efforts.

The water removal and damage experts at SERVPRO of North Mississauga are available 24/7. So, whenever you need an immediate response, dial (905) 238-7376.

Tips for Protecting Your Brampton Homes from Water Damage

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Water damage can be the most devastating type of damage to deal with in your Brampton homes. Not only does it cause initial damage, which can be quite powerful, it can also leave long-lasting damage in the form of rotting and mold. This is why preventing water damage before it happens and protecting homes from water damage is so important. Keep reading on and we’ll give you the top 5 tips to protect your home from different types of water damage.

Tips for Protecting Homes from Water Damage

Water damage is the second most common claim according to the Insurance Information Institute. They studied data from 2013-2017 and found that only wind and hail had more claims than water damage and only by a very thin margin. Therefore, protecting homes from water damage is a top priority. Here are some of the most recommended Brampton water damage tips to keep your home safe and mould-free.

1. Stay Vigilant

It is important to stay vigilant when it comes to water leaks. Keep an eye out around your home for any random water appearing on the floors, water stains on the walls or ceiling, or any musty, earthy odours. This could be the sign of a water leak.

2. Turn Off Appliances When Not Using Them

This may be a hard habit to get used to but it could save you a ton of money and prevent a devastating accident. When you’re not using the washer, for example, it’s a good idea to turn the water off. Also, avoid running things like the dishwasher when you’re not at home and able to catch a leak if it starts.

3. Keep an Eye on Your Water Bill

It’s a good idea to know what your water bill usually runs. If you notice a sudden spike, you likely have a leak. Leaks that you can’t see may be causing devastating damage. It’s important to get a professional out to check your pipes.

4. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Backed up gutters and downspouts are an accident waiting to happen. Make sure your gutters remain clear of debris and that downspouts are installed far enough away from the home.

5. Test Your Toilet for Leaks

If you’re worried about your toilet leaking, you can test it with a little food colouring! Just add a few drops of food colouring into the tank and then wait. If you see any colour appear in the bowl of the toilet after 25 minutes, you have a leak and need to get it repaired.

How to Prevent Basement Flooding

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

SERVPRO® of North Mississauga understands how devastating it can be if you’ve ever had to deal with any type of basement flooding, also how upsetting it can be to have your personal property ruined by water damage. Not only is it a major hassle but it can also be very expensive. While there are some things you just can’t predict, there are quite a few ways you can prevent basement flooding before it even starts. The good news is, it only requires you to be conscious and observant. Keep reading on and we’ll tell you exactly how to prevent basement flooding in 5 easy steps.

Basement flooding can happen at any time but tends to occur in the spring. This is due to the influx of water from snow melting (where applicable) and an increase in rainstorms. If you find your basement flooding during the spring every year, you will definitely benefit from the tips below.

1. Check The Foundation

Check the foundation around the outside of your home for any cracks. Also, look inside the basement on the floor and walls. If you find any small cracks, you can use epoxy to fill them. If the cracks are wide or large, it is recommended you call a professional in. Keep an eye on your foundation and basement walls and floors throughout the year. Repair any problems you find.

2. Keep Your Sewer and Septic Maintained

To prevent basement flooding, it is essential to have your sewers checked and your septic tank cleaned; if you live in one of the older neighbourhoods in Mississauga, and are not hooked up to water and sewer. After the snow has melted and heavier rain starts to set it, clogs in the sewers or overly full septic tanks will become apparent as they overflow or back up and flood your yard and basement. 

3. Clear Gutters and Downspouts

 Our lovely city of Mississauga is filled with beautiful trees. Please make sure you check your gutters at least once a month and clear any leaves or branches. Also check the downspouts to make sure they are clear and pointing away from the foundation by at least three feet. If necessary, get an extension or trough for the downspout to make sure it’s far enough away from your home.

4. Invest in Window Well Covers

If you have windows in your below-grade basement, it is vital that you have window well covers for them. When you purchase clear acrylic window well covers, you won’t be sacrificing any natural light but you’ll be protecting your basement and home from rain and more.

5. Check Your Sump Pump

If you have a sump pump installed in your basement, it is a good idea to check on it from time to time. Make sure it is working properly and plugged in. Also check its well to make sure it is free of any debris. Sump pump failures are reported to be the most common reason for basement flooding in Toronto and Mississauga. Therefore, it is important you keep it properly maintained. 

What to Do if Your Basement Has Already Flooded

If your basement has already flooded the first thing you will need to do is get rid of the water as fast as possible. If it is a couple of inches or less of water, you can likely do this on your own with a sump pump. If you don’t have one or your sump pump caused the flooding in the first place, you can usually rent one from most home improvement stores. If it is more water than that or you don’t have any type of pump, you will need to call in the professionals from SERVPRO® of North Mississauga to help.

Once the water is removed, the area needs to be dried as quickly as it can be. Professionals often use large fans to achieve this but if the damage isn’t too extensive, a few box fans might do the trick. If you have carpet installed, it likely will need to be removed. Anything that is porous and saturated will also need to go. This can include drywall as well.

Instead of suffering the expensive headache, follow the 5 tips above on how to prevent basement flooding. If you follow all of the steps and remain observant, the chances of having your basement flood will decrease significantly.

Our Experienced Water Damage Experts are available 24/7/365 by calling SERVPRO® of North Mississauga at 905.238.7376

Why Does My House Smell Like Sewage?

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

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Here at SERVPRO of North Mississauga we understand that the smell of sewage is certainly not a pleasant one for anyone. But if you’re a homeowner, it can smell less like noxious gas and more like money being shelled out for professional repairs. Here are some of the possible reasons your home might be emitting a foul odour and what you can do about it.

The most obvious place to start is the bathroom. But, if you’ve already cleaned and thoroughly examined your toilet and the smell persists, the issue is likely more problematic. You could have a vent pipe that is not working properly, or a broken or loose seal around your toilet. Reseting your toilet with caulk or a new ring would likely fix this problem.

Often odours can come from the shower—either from a build up of biofilm or clogs in a P-trap. Action to take here would include a solid cleaning job of the tub drain and troubleshooting of the P-trap (smells can come from a soggy clog as easily as from a “dry” P-trap). Just like the shower, a bathroom sink can emit a foul smell too.  First check the overflow area for the same accumulation of biofilm. P-traps in your sink could have the same problems as the shower, as well as washing machines—another potential source of sewer smells.

Washing machines can also have clogged pipes and vents which can trap sewer air. Sometimes, the water itself can be the culprit—both bacterial buildups in the tank and even an over accumulation of hydrogen sulphide in your water can create hazardous odours. 

If you’ve taken a look at these spots in your home, and cannot locate or troubleshoot the smell source, then it’s most likely time to call us at SERVPRO of North Mississauga. You could need sewage cleanup, have a blockage in your sanitary main, tree root problems, collapsed sewer lines or flooding that’s not apparent to a quick sweep of the yard.  In these cases, the solutions are best left to the professionals.

Preventing Water Damage From Frozen Pipes

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Preventing Water Damage From Frozen Pipes

Here at SERVPRO of North Mississauga we understand  that the winter months can bring numerous problems to your property. With the temperatures dropping, one of the main things to keep an eye out for are frozen pipes.

Why Are Frozen Pipes A Problem?

Frozen pipes can be a problem in many different ways besides the fact that they can damage your property. Some of the most common problems that are caused by frozen pipes include:

#1: Lack Of Running Water:

As you can easily understand, when your pipes are frozen, you won't have any running water. This can be a big headache since you need water to take a shower, wash the dishes, among so many other daily chores. 

#2: Potential To Burst:

One of the things that many homeowners don't know is that frozen pipes can lead to pipes bursting. After all, as the water freezes inside the pipe, the pressure between the blockage and the closed faucet can increase up to a point that makes the pipe likely to explode. 

Some Pipes Are More Vulnerable

While not all homeowners in Mississauga will have deal with frozen pipes, the reality is that certain conditions may make your pipes freeze more than others. These include:

#1:  Exterior Walls:

When your water pipes are located in the exterior walls of your home, they are more vulnerable to freezing. 

#2: Basements And Attics:

If your pipes are located in your basement or attic, they are more prone to freeze. In many cases, they don't get the same amount of heat as the rest of the house. Also most people don't utilize basements or attics as much as the rest of their living space. If you don't spend as much time in attics or basements you won't tend to notice any potential problems. 

#3: Furnace Failure:

If your furnace is off for a prolonged period of time due to malfunction or power outage and the weather is below freezing, your pipes can freeze very quickly so make sure to get your furnace serviced regularly.

How To Tell Your Pipes Are Frozen

#1: There Is Frost On The Pipe:

One of the ways to check if you have frozen pipes is to take a look at some of the pipes that you use more frequently. For example, if you take a look at the sink pipes and you see frost accumulating on the outside, this may indicate that the pipe is frozen.

#2: No Water:

If you turn on the faucet and you don't have any water coming out, you may have your frozen pipes. 


#3: Burst Pipes:

If you don’t notice the frozen pipes quick enough the pipes could burst, if this happens please call a local plumber immediately to mitigate the water damage to your home or office.  

When you notice any of these signs, it is important to act quickly. As you already know, frozen pipes can lead to substantial  water damage. So, when the temperatures start to drop, you must keep an eye on your pipes. 

Bottom Line

SERVPRO of North Mississauga  works tirelessly  to keep your items from damage while we do work. Our content specialists team will do wonders with your clean-up on all types of materials.  

Trust that SERVPRO of North Mississauga will work around the clock to make sure it is “Like it never even happened.”