Water Damage Elk
Home Rescue for Water Damage in Elk Grove: 866-722-7876
PuroClean Home Rescue taking care of
commercial and residential Water Damage losses in Elk
Grove and surrounding areas offers the following serrvices:
24 hours a day!
Basement and Crawl
Space mold removal
Basement and Crawl
Space dry out
Clean Water and
Mold Testing Services
Fire Damage Restoration
Soot Damage Cleaning
Complete Smoke Damage
mitigation and restoration
you've experienced a water loss in Elk Grove, we can
Here is a list of important things to take into account
when you have a water loss, but first contact
PuroClean Home Rescue
so we can get a team of professionals to you home fast!
- Determine where the water is coming from or what
caused it and shut off the source, or call a plumber.
- Make a determination as to what type of water it
is? Is it fresh water (category 1), grey water (category
2) or sewage (category 3)? Of the three types, fresh
water is the easier to dry and clean up because there
are no contaminants (bacteria etc). Grey water has
a medium degree of contaminants and comes from sources
that aren't fresh, like if your washing machine overflows,
or your toilet leaks from the bowl but there aren't
any feces. Sewage is from your toilets and has to
be handled with a great deal of care and totally differently
to a fresh water loss. Sewage is grossly unsanitary
and the possibility of disease will be on anything
in contact with this type of water. Don't touch any
items that have come into contact with sewage with
your hands. Full PPE is required (eye protection,
gloves, face mask and we wear disposable suits) when
we work with category 3 water losses.
- Avoid electrical shock by wearing rubber soled boots
and keep extension cords out of the water. It's always
best to shut the power off to the flooded area at
the breaker box. Ask PuroClean for help or SMUD for
help if needed.
- Keep a record of all damage to contents, with photos
or video if possible, for insurance purposes.
- Don't use a regular household vacuum to remove the
excess water, rather use a shop vacuum if you have
one or place towels down to start mopping up the surface
water. DO NOT put newspaper down on wet carpet; the
ink will transfer to the carpet.
- Move as much furniture off of the wet carpet as
- Prop up and cushions that were affected for immediate
- Place pieces of plastic or aluminum foil under wood
and metal furniture legs to prevent discoloration
or bleeding. Again, do not use newspaper.
- Remove any area rugs or oriental rugs from the floor
if wet and hang to dry outside or inside. Don't leave
a rolled up wet rug in a room - it will never dry.
- Remove table lamps and other knickknacks from table
tops and wipe as much excess water from wood furniture
as you can.
- As long as the water didn't come from the floor
above or ceiling, turn the air conditioning on to
aid in the dehumidification process. If it's safe
and dry outside you can also open the windows to release
trapped moist air.
- Take away any artwork from the walls if affected
and place them on a soft surface in an unaffected
room. If the pieces are expensive or hold sentimental
value we have a business relationship with one of
the best art restoration companies in the States.
- To prevent electrocution ensure no electronic items
are on while resting on the wet floor.
- Get help from the professionals at PuroClean Home
Rescue 866-722-7876 for water damage mitigation and
- Household items that have been contaminated by sewage,
or that have been wet for a long time, will have to
be bagged, tagged and possibly discarded.
- Store valuable papers that have been damaged by
the water in a freezer until PuroClean arrives, we
have another contact that does freeze-drying and they
will do a great job at saving your documents and rare
- Carpets will be dried within about two days, but
walls and could take longer and hardwood floors will
take a few more days. Sewage-soaked carpets will need
to be thrown out. Homeowners can't effectively dry
large areas of soaked carpets themselves in the time
required. Contact PuroClean Home Rescue at 866-722-7876
- PuroClean will ensure that all interior wall cavities
and structural members are completely dry. Moisture
in walls will cause mold to grow, it is important
to examine the walls (with moisture meters) to ensure
that they are within the dry standard.
- Call your insurance company and report the water
damage. They will let you know your claim number and
adjuster information. Your adjuster will contact you
and probably come see the loss in a day or two.
Rescue is certified by:
of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
remediation following Water Damage causes Mold!
Most mold remediation projects start because of excessive
humidity levels, improper water damage remediation or
poor air circulation.
If water comes into contact with organic building
materials (like wood or the paper backing on drywall)
and the water damage isn't noticed or extracted properly
mold growth can grow within 72 hours. This mold growth
may or may not be visible especially if it's source
of water is a leaking pipe inside a wall. The mold
contamination may stay hidden within the walls, under
the floor, or above the ceiling until the damage is
severe or someone gets sick.
Mold contamination can cause headaches, drowsiness,
muscle aches, upper respiratory problems, nose bleeds,
or even coughing up blood. This can result in transmitting
further illness to people occupying the affected area.
PuroClean Home Rescue can help with your mold problem
by recommending a testing company who will come out,
take air samples and send them off to a lab for analysis.
PuroClean (if required based on lab results) will then
remove all mold and dispose of it properly, and treat
all contaminated areas with an anti-microbial.
No matter how severe the damage, it's in the owner's
best interest to call on the experience of a professional
mold remediation specialist to carry out the restoration
process. Insufficient techniques and incomplete removal
by unqualified contractors can potentially cross contaminate
the whole home or office building and cause ongoing
damage after the treatment which could result in more
cost to the owner.
Don't wait to get help. Call PuroClean Home Rescue