Water Damage Restoration Winnipeg

Water Infiltration puts your health and property at risk

Moisture and wet conditions are a recipe for disaster that can lead to the destruction of furniture, floors, walls - even compromising the structural integrity of your home! Water damage is considered an emergency situation because it's leading cause is flooding from natural disasters such as hurricanes which occurred recently along with wildfires-both events happen when one least expects them. 

With this said if there was ever a time where you felt unsafe due to these unexpected occurrences then grab some towels and get started on drying up what has been destroyed by both mother nature + man made chaos until further notice.

It's important to know how water can get into your home, and what steps you should take when a disaster strikes. Our restoration services are here for any of the following: removing free-standing water, mold removal and restoring property back to its original condition. We're experts in returning life after major damage has occurred at no cost or obligation so call us today!

Get the professional water removal, clean-up, and damage restoration you need, day or night in Winnipeg, MB.

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  • Adhere To The Highest Safety Standards
  • Water Removal
  • Mold/Mould Removal
  • Flood & Water damage restoration in Winnipeg, MB
  • Available Service 24/7
  • 100% Success Rate
  • Prompt service
  • We work with insurance providers
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Why is water damage so dangerous?

When water damage strikes in your home or business, repair time depends on the scope of water damage. Water intrusion can cause mold and mildew to form when water sits for more than 48 hours.
The longer water lingers without being properly cleaned up, the greater chance you have of experiencing harmful water damage.
If water has been sitting on your property for over 48 hours, water damage can cause more water to flood your home or business. This secondary water damage is caused by water freezing inside of walls and other items in your water damaged area.
This process of water freezing takes place when condensation occurs within the walls and repeatedly starts back up as soon as the water thaws out.
In order to save money, water damage repair companies are being asked by water restoration contractors to come out and complete water damage inspections immediately.
Water damage is a serious issue and only trained water restoration professionals should handle water cleanup services. Due to the amount of water that enters a property, it is extremely difficult for homeowners to clean up water alone.
Water that enters your home contains all sorts of water borne debris and it can cause water damage in your home. Dirty pond water has a high chance of carrying harmful microorganisms that will spread water damage throughout your space.
These unwanted pests such as mildew, mold, and fungus can harm the healthiness of homeowners breathing air inside their homes or offices.
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what causes water damage?

Water damage and infiltration can come from many places. The source of the water come from within such as burst pipes, or from outside rain and roof leaks. It is important to identify water damage sources before attempting any repairs.

Water in the basement can come from several sources: water that flows into your basement from rainwater, water that was run down a wall and leaked into your basement, water leakage from water pipes and water that seeped through the exterior walls.
Water infiltration can be very problematic not only because water damage is costly to repair but because water will deteriorate other materials underneath it causing mold growth, wood rot and rusting. Mold infections are serious health hazards especially to young children and elderly adults.

Common Water Damage Sources

  • Overflowing appliances such as sinks, bathtubs, and toilets
  • Burst pipes
  • Blocked or clogged gutters
  • Broken water heater
  • Ice dams
  • Leaky roof
  •  Flooded basements
  • Heavy rain or storms
  • Foundation cracks
  • Backed-up sewage and septic tanks
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Property damage risks

Water damage doesn't only put your health at risk, but can destroy property and ruin household items in a matter of days.
Water can destroy your carpet, drywall and sheetrock. Water can bust pipes, seep into the foundation, with damage costs quickly adding up to thousands of dollars.  
If you are experiencing water damage in your home or business, time is of the essence to act before water damage becomes worse.

Water Damage Risks To Property

  • Weakened building structure
  • Corroded Pipes
  • Damaged Electrical Systems
  • Damaged concrete & brick
  • Leave unpleasant odors
  • Permanent stain on walls, floors and furniture

If left unchecked, water can damage these areas beyond repair and require expensive restoration costs or replacement. Our restoration services utilize high-tech equipment to safely and effectively treat affected areas. 

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Health risks of water damage

With water damage, there is a risk of developing numerous diseases. People who experience issues with their water supply or have experienced some form of flood will likely have to deal with the health effects such as disease and illness.

Water damage mold is also a problem that people need to be aware of. Mold can cause many different problems for individuals including respiratory symptoms, eye irritation, and skin rashes.

To help people prevent these health effects, it is important to understand the issues associated with water damage in their home or business.

Untreated Water Damage Risks To Health

  • Standing water is a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses
  • Sewage reflux from flooding is a dangerous biohazard
  • Wet and damp environments promote toxic mold growth
  • Bugs that carry many diseases are attracted to and breed in wet environments

Our Water damage restoration services

Water damage restoration is a process that involves removing all contaminated water in your home and replacing any damaged materials to prevent mold growth and repair electrical systems if water has caused an electric shock. Water damage can be overwhelming and water removal is a very time-sensitive process.
Our water damage professionals will provide you with expert services, walking you through the water restoration process step by step. If your home or business has experienced water damage, contact us for your water damage restoration services.

Water Damage Assessment  

  • Identify & stop the water source
  • Determine the type of water
  • Survey the extent of the damage
  • Remove or block any furniture 
  • Recommend treatment options

Water Removal & Water Extraction

  • Use industrial strength pumps and vacuums to remove any water
  • Inspect carpet and remove if necessary
  • Measure extent of damage using moisture detectors and hydrometers
  • Use infrared cameras to find "hidden" water behind walls and ceilings
  • Mold removal / mold remediation (if necessary)

Drying & Dehumidifying the area 

  • Remove any remaining moisture using air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Track progress using moisture monitoring equipment
  • Further drying to prevent secondary water damage like floor swelling and warping

Clean & Repair of damaged materials

  • Complete cleanup of damaged contents
  • Structural renovations (if needed)
  • Odor removal and deodorisation
  • Anti-microbial sanitising and disinfecting treatment
  • Safe disposal of damaged materials  
  • Insurance company co-ordination (if needed)

What to do if you have water infiltration?

What to do

  • If possible, turn off or stop the source of water
  • Safely seal off water from reaching unaffected areas
  • Take photos for insurance claim
  • Call a professional water damage and restoration company right away

What not to do

  • Do not use a regular vacuum 
  • Do not dry with paper towels 
  • Remove all electronic devices 
  • Be aware of sagging walls or ceilings
  • Do not assume area is dry without professional verification equipment 

How we take the stress out of water damage

Mold Removal Winnipeg will take away all the water and make your home look as if it was never damaged to begin with. Every job we do comes complete with our company promise:

We'll remove any mold, sanitize every surface that has been exposed to moisture, help you get back up on two feet quickly by taking care of insurance claims for you so they're not a hassle at a time when there are enough stressors in life without them piling up!

Keeping You Informed Every Step Of The Way

Clear, transparent and frequent communication throughout the entire water mitigation process is how to prevent stress for all involved.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority

Not only will we identify any structural damage or mold present, but also use Health Canada approved products that allow us the flexibility needed when working on homes that might have sensitive allergies among occupants.

Helping You With Your Insurance Claim

Save time, money and stress by working with the experts to file your insurance claim.
We know how confusing it can be when you’re not sure of what process is best for filing an insurance claims. That's why we work directly with all the major carriers in order to help our customers save time, energy and frustration. 

Answering All Your Questions

With expert technicians on hand to answer any questions and provide preventative tips, you'll be able to rest assured that your property will remain as good as new. 

Contact us for expert water removal, flood cleanup and water damage repair in winnipeg

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Water Damage Restoration FAQ's

What causes water damage?

Surface water and internal water are the most frequent causes of water damage. Rain, flood, fire sprinkler discharge, and other surface sources all-cause surface water. Internal water is generally a leaking roof or plumbing that goes unnoticed for an extended period of time before making itself known as dampness on the walls.

What can water damage do to my belongings?

Water can harm a variety of items. Mold growth can occur if the item isn’t dried/dehumidified promptly, resulting in damage to your possessions and spores that are proven to cause allergic attacks and respiratory illnesses. Water also rusts metal and warps wood if allowed to run long enough.

What type of damage can water cause?

Surface and internal water damage are two types of water damage. Surface water is the simplest to repair because it usually runs off of surfaces such as walls, floors, ceilings before seeping into items on its way down.

Internal water is a more challenging issue since it frequently seeps into cracks in things over time, making its presence known only when it has become an issue.

What are some causes of water damage?

Water damage can be caused by a variety of factors, some of which are internal and others that are external to your property. Leaky roofs, cesspool pump failures that cause sewage backflow, flooding (both locally and nationally), fire sprinkler system leaks, overflowing bathtubs, sinks, and toilets are just a few examples of common causes of water damage.

Is it possible to know where the water damage is coming from?

Yes, in certain situations. If your basement is flooded or there is a sewage backflow, it’s more likely to be coming from the outside of your property (unless it’s plainly apparent). If you have an internal leak, such as a burst pipe, the source of the water may be within your home.

Is there anything I can do to prevent water damage?

Prevention is always preferable to cure. If you have a foundation leak, it will keep coming back if you have a wall pipe that has broken. Water damage can be prevented by following these common procedures:

Have a professional plumber check for any leaks in your pipes; Examine the foundation of your home or company for cracks, leaks, and other hazards; If you have the potential of sewage backup into your house, install a backflow preventer on your sewer line.

How do I clean up water damage?

The greatest thing to do is to call a professional water damage repair company. It may appear difficult, but hiring a professional is the quickest approach to get your property back to normal. We advise that you not attempt to clean anything yourself since you run the risk of doing additional harm or being electrocuted by exposed wires.

What is my property at risk for after I have had water damage?

Mold may grow in your house or business if water damage occurs within 24-48 hours after the event. Mold will develop on any wet surface and can hide behind walls or under flooring. As a result, it’s critical to act quickly to prevent mold from developing by drying out your property as soon as possible.

How do water damage restoration companies restore my property after I have had water damage?

There are several different ways to get rid of dampness from your property or company, but it’s vital to understand that not all methods function in the same way nor provide comparable outcomes.

Air Scrubbers; Dehumidifiers; Removing wet stuff (flooring, drywall, etc.); Extractors; Water extraction using a truck-mounted equipment; Wood drying or replacement in crawlspaces and attics are some of the most popular techniques for repairing your property after water damage.

Do I need to use the same company that did the repairs that caused the damage?

Many people believe they must use the company that performed the repairs, but this is not usually necessary. Most water damage firms have a lot of expertise dealing with water and smoke-related issues and can restore your property after you’ve had water damage (we do encourage you to use them for the restoration if you had internal water damage in your home or business)

What are some signs that I have a mold problem?

The most typical symptom of a mold infestation in your home is black spots or marks on any surface, but the greatest way to tell if you have mold is to call a professional water damage restoration firm. They will be able to check the material in your house or business for moisture levels and detect any potential mold that may be there.

Is it possible to get rid of mold myself?

It is not simple to remove mold on your own; if not impossible. The greatest thing you can do is call a professional water damage repair firm and have the mold removed as soon as possible.

What are some ways I can prevent mold?

The most popular technique is to remove any visible moisture as soon as possible, repair any leaks, and treat or dry out wet materials such as carpeting, drywall, and so on. If you replace anything make sure it’s completely dry before putting it back in place. Keeping the humidity level in your house or company under 60% can also help.

How do I know if a water damage restoration company is qualified?

The finest thing you can do when employing a water damage repair company is to go with one that has prior experience and a solid reputation. We advise checking with family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors to see whether they have used a water damage repair firm before. You may also look for reviews of various water damage companies on the internet.