When it comes to water damage, it is important to remember that it doesn’t take a major flood or a hurricane to cause severe damage to your home. Most water damage problems are actually the result of a small leak that goes undetected over a long period of time. By the time you notice it, it is too late. Your drywall can become swollen and stained, ceilings could be sagging, carpets ruined, floors warped and it could pose a threat to your home’s electrical system (as well all know water and electricity do not mix).
Whether you’ve discovered flooding from a broken or leaky pipe, a sewer line break, a sink or toilet overflow, or a malfunctioning appliance like a water heater, washing machine, dishwasher or refrigerator in your home, our flood damage technicians are equipped to handle any problem of any size 24 hours, day or night.
Potential Dangers From Water Damage
Something as small as above average humidity levels are more than enough to cause you problems, namely in the form of mold, mildew, and other potentially dangerous toxins. According to the CDC you should keep the moisture levels in your inhabitable spaces between 40% to 60%.
Obviously, standing water will damage flooring, drywall and other similar materials on your property; but just the elevated moisture content in the air can lead to future issues such as MOLD! Molds slowly destroy the things they grow on, and if left unchecked, can cause serious structural damage. Not only can mold do severe structural damage, it also poses serious health risks to you and your family. Inhalation exposure to mold indoors can cause headaches, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and serious negative long-term health effects. Inhaling, ingesting, or even contacting the toxic byproducts of mold (mycotoxins) can lead to even graver health concerns. That is why it is very important that you have an experienced contractor handle the water removal and water cleanup in your home to avoid future issues that can be both dangerous to your health and property.
Basement Water Damage Cleanup in Birmingham
Flooded basements and crawlspaces can present more challenges than ground level spaces. Hidden moisture can lead to mold and mildew that can invade and ruin your stored contents and valuables. In addition to that, if your basement is flooded, there could be an electric current running through the water. Don’t ever step into standing basement water. It’s best to avoid these hazards by calling a basement flooding expert to handle the damage for you. It’s our job to detect and remove the water in your basement quickly, completely, and safely. Do not wait to call if you have basement water damage.
Fast & Efficient Water Damage Restoration
The key to proper restoration is fast response time. The sooner you call DEC, the sooner our team of certified service technicians can get to work and the sooner your water damage cleanup will be but a distant memory. DEC is one of the few “Full Service” restoration companies in the Central Alabama area. We not only have the expertise and equipment to dry and decontaminate the affected areas of your home or business, but we also have an experienced and certified staff of construction specialists to handle all of your reconstruction needs. Unless you want to be your own contractor, remember to always ask for a Full Service restoration company. Our ability to put EVERYTHING back to the way it was, is what sets us apart in the water damage restoration industry.
Our water damage services include:
- Damage Assessments
- Mold Remediation
- Structure and Contents Drying
- Debris Removal
- Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning
- HVAC Duct Cleaning
- Structural Repair
The Frozen, Burst, & Broken Pipe Experts
Frozen, broken or leaky pipes are all inconveniences that can lead to major headaches for your Birmingham home or business. Often times, when you experience a broken pipe, it is due to the weather dropping well below freezing temperatures. Frozen pipes can be one of the most damaging problems a home owner or business owner has to face. What makes frozen pipe water damage so bad, is that it usually allows water to get into the ceilings and walls of the structure. Homes that are left vacant with no regulating of heat or poorly insulated walls can be a common culprit of frozen water pipes and frozen water lines in the winter time. Broken pipes can also be a common cause of water damage, causing gallons of water to come flooding through your living room, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Give us a call as soon as you notice a pipe burst in order to minimize the damage and get your plumbing back in order.
Sewage Damage Cleanup & Removal
If you are dealing with sewage damage, then you need immediate sewage cleanup and sewage removal to keep you and your loved ones safe. Our team of certified experts have over 20 years of experience resolving various sewage cleanup and repair problems. Sewage removal is a dangerous process due to the toxic microbes that may be present in raw sewage waste. You must have an experienced sewage damage expert with specific equipment that will ensure your family stays safe during the sewage cleanup process. Sewage can contain high amounts of harmful bacteria and there are serious health risks associated with it. It’s critical that you do not try to clean up a mess from broken pipes that are connected to a sewage line. Coming in contact with raw sewage can cause disease, can destroy your valuables and cause severe damage to your property. Don’t hesitate at the first sign of sewage damage in Birmingham, call DEC today!
Your Flood Damage is in Good Hands
Our top priorities are safety, quality, and exceptional customer service. We are an emergency water damage company that provides service to all residential and commercial water damage victims throughout Birmingham and the surrounding areas. If you have flooding of any kind, our trained and certified experts can handle any and all water damage repairs. We make sure that any affected area is professionally cleaned, deodorized and sanitized. DEC is available to handle any crisis 24 hours a day. Regardless of the time of day, we are there to service your needs.
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