As a flood restoration business we specialise in the restoration of flooded carpets. We handle every job from start to finish, just one call and our qualified staff will handle any job. No job is too small or large, from small domestic floods to large commerical properties.
Our services includes drying of carpet, underlay and subfloor. This includes floating the carpet, relaying, odour control, browning treatment, (if required,) and finally steam cleaning the affected areas, to bring them back to the pre-loss condition.
Not only do we specialise in carpets but also structual drying.
This include drying of subfloors, plaster and wall walls and wall cavities. This process is called closed drying, as apposed to open drying which is often used in drying carpet. Closed drying uses both air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture out of the building. The air movers turn the water into moisture, which then is caught by the dehumidifiers and pumped down a drain or collection container. We have equipment which allows us to duct air into any type of area to ensure that the buidling is to a dry standard. Drying the building structure prevents the chance of further damage, eg: mould and often means that structures dont have to be replaced, meaning less inconvenience and cost to the customer.
What to do if theres a flood at my place?
Dont panic and dont lift the carpet. If you want to start the drying process, before one of our tehcnicians arrives, you can place white towels (colour fast towels) on top of the carpet, and stand on them, to soak up excess water.
Also don't place heaters on top of the carpet as this can cause other issues,like shrinkage and it is a fire risk.
A pedestal fan can be placed on top of the carpet, or ceiling fan turned on and a window opened to aid in the drying of the carpet until one of our technians can assess the extent of water damae and install the appropriate equipment .
Burst hot water system
Floating the carpet
Structal drying is very important in reducing secondary damage to building struture. This may need to be done after a flood on a premises, by causes like a roof leak, burst hot water service or if a plaster wall has absorbed water from for example a washing machine overflow or the like.
The basis of structural drying is to dry all the areas you can see and can't see, like wall cavities. Water logged walls can be spiked and air movers and dehumidifiers can be used to draw this moisture out, thus reducing the need for replacement of walls and other structual members of a building. This allows for faster recovery and less cost and inconvienece to the customer.
Pictured below are examples of some of the equipment used in stuctural drying.
We at Dryforce are always keeping up with new technologies and have recently aquired Hydroxyl Generators.
The Hydroxyl Genterator is very effective way of elimating odours caused by sewerage, mould, fire and smoke.
It can also be used to stop odour, whilst drying out carpet from water damage.
The hydroxyl technology is a "Green" way of elimatining mould, odour, bacteria and viruses without the use of harsh chemicals and without leaving any residues behind.