Emergency Water Damage

Emergency Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a sudden and unexpected water loss, whether it is of a clean source or a ground water flood.  Small leaks over time may be more complicated as microbial growth may have already begun.  It prevents additional secondary damage by taking fast, appropriate actions and contacting an experienced and certified firm as we are.  1-888-4-FLOOD-911

Water mitigation is needed after plumbing failures or when storms cause water to rush into your home. Soaked rugs, damaged walls, warped flooring and ruined furniture are only the beginning if mitigation is not engaged quickly.

Specific steps are taken to reduce property destruction, to prevent further water damage and to restore your property to its full value.

When to Call For Emergency Water Mitigation Service?

Seeping water damage is progressive, pervasive and can mean valuable objects may become permanently damaged – especially if emergency response is delayed beyond the first 48 hours.  Best to start mitigation process immediately.

Water damage is usually caused by a plumbing failure. When moisture seeps into anything of value there are immediate steps that can be taken to reduce the amount of long-term damage that results.

Steps to take as soon as you detect water damage:

  • Remain calm so your thinking stays clear
  • Close the water main or shut off any water source so flooding stops
  • Shut down the electrical breaker in damaged areas before unplugging or removing any electrical devices from the wet carpet or submerged areas.
  • Move any personal contents that are absorbant out of waters reach
  • Call Rainbow International®  of York Region North 1-888-435-6639 to book an Emergency Service Call
  • Put aluminum foil under legs or feet of any furniture in contact with wet carpet or water to prevent permanent staining
  • Lift any curtains or draperies away from wet carpet or water
  • Lift and tack up any upholstered furniture skirts
  • Remove books, papers, fabrics, shoes, potted plants or other items that are able to stain wet carpet

Avoid doing these things:

  • Use your home vacuum – electrical shock can result, as well as damage to the equipment
  • Place newspaper in traffic areas to walk on – newspaper ink transfers easily to wet carpet fibers which results in permanent staining
  • Walk on carpet any more than necessary – this keeps damage from spreading to unaffected areas



Don't Delay Water Mitigation Services

Shop vacuums or companies with only carpet drying equipment cannot prevent water from wicking up walls, under baseboards and molding or into sill plates. Water will penetrate through floor coverings into subfloors, eventually causing damage to rooms below.  Professional Drying Equipment installed properly can salvage most items in a clean water loss.

If internal building humidity is not controlled, undamaged objects safe from the original flood damage could be ruined as a result of absorbing moisture from the air.  This is called secondary damage.  Structures not dried out quickly enough or properly will become a food source for mould, later causing a need for even more professional mould remediation services.  This is a

Rainbow International’s Emergency Water Mitigation Services

Our water damage restoration technicians are trained in current procedures like Rapid Structural Drying in order to dry the entire structure as quickly as possible by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technology on a clean loss.  The goal is to dry everything at the same time saving time and money.

Moisture meters are used to locate moisture invisible to the eyes or that lurks hidden behind walls or cabinets.  There are penetrating moisture meters and non-penetrating.  Rainbow International Water Damage Restoration Service Professionals of York Region North will guarantee that all wet materials, objects and surfaces are completely dried if their proceedures are followed and equipment is not removed early.  If you decide to stop drying prior to the actual dry goal, you will have to assume all responsibility for that decision.  Wet materials are breeding grounds for micro-organisms which do negatively affect your living environment.

Because we at Rainbow International of York Region North understand just how important it is to act quickly in the face of an emergency such as water damage from a plumbing failure or flooding from storm water backup, or other cause,  we can be at your site guaranteed with 2 hours.  All messages are returned as soon as possible which is usually immediatley as a live person answers.  Anytime there is an unfortunate evert of water damage, flood damage, smoke damage or fire damage, you can rely on Rainbow International of York Region North to provide quick emergency response and efficient professional services 24-hours a day. 

If you have any questions you would like to ask us, your Water Damage Restoration Contractor, click here. Or call now for your free consultation about how to best approach your water damage emergency plan. Call Rainbow International of York Region North or schedule an appointment online.  Meet your local lead Technicians - call to arrange an appointment at your Insurance Brokerage Company or Real Estate Brokerage.

We would love the opportunity to help when times are hard.  It's how things are handled during the stressful time is what is remembered forever.  We Care 24/7 Call us at 1-888-435-6639 or (888)4-FLOOD-911.