Your Belongings and Storm Damage
How Can Storm and Flood Damage Impact Your Mississauga Home?
With the Credit River and Etobicoke Creek being significant water bodies passing through the city, prolonged rainfall and freezing conditions can have pressing effects on neighbouring homes and businesses on the shores in Mississauga. The response of our SERVPRO of Northern Mississauga technicians for these emergencies is critical because thousands of homes in the city could become damaged by rapidly changing weather conditions, windstorms, and flooding.
Flood Removal Approaches for Large Property Losses in Mississauga
Many corporations have their headquarters in Mississauga, including Hewlett Packard, Magellan Aerospace, and Walmart Canada. These structures require immediate action when disasters strike because they are the operational hearts of the multi-branch systems they represent. We have efficient flood removal and flood cleaning equipment and products designed for larger loss situations like warehouses and high-rise buildings, including:
- Trailered desiccant dehumidifiers
- Extractor trucks
- High-pressure pumps
Flood Mitigation Techniques
Flooding is an unfortunate effect that often follows severe weather events throughout the year, especially when properties along the banks of Credit River become impacted by events like ice jamming that stops the flow of water and forces it to spread out into the neighbourhoods built around these water features. Arriving quickly to damaged properties allows us to employ water removal tactics and equipment like wet vacuums, submersible pumps, and weighted extractors. Once standing water and saturation concerns have been addressed, our SERVPRO professionals can begin work on thorough drying, cleaning, and decontamination as necessary.
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SERVPRO of North Mississauga specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of North Mississauga can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of North Mississauga can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
- Peace of mind when you need it most