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Archived Water Damage Blog Posts

Keeping Your Water Bill Low

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Keeping Your Water Bill Low Water Damage from leaky faucet
We’ve talked a lot about how to prevent and reduce the risk of water damage in your home, but what about reducing the cost of water in your home?

Here are a few tips from our team of experts here at SERVPRO of Langley that will help you keep your water bill lower while helping your home and the environment in the process:

1. First and foremost, it’s important to identify and then fix any water leaks you may have. Not only can leaks potentially drain thousands of gallons worth of water, they can lead to major water damage problems for your home. Check faucets, drains, and plumbing around the house to look and listen for any signs that could indicate a leak. If you find one, get it fixed right away!

2. Use your dishwasher! That’s right – running a full load of dishes in the dishwasher is actually a much more efficient use of water than washing dishes individually by hand. The key here though is running a fullload, that’s how you’ll get the most out of your water usage.

3. Take shorter showers, or switch to a low-flow shower head. Reducing your shower time by even a couple of minutes makes big cuts in the amount of water you use from month to month.

4. Insulate your water pipes. One trip to the hardware store for some foam insulation cut in the shape of a pipe and your half-way there! Taping insulation to your water pipes will help them heat up water faster, which in turn means less time running water from your sink or shower waiting for it to warm up.

5. Limit your use of the garbage disposal in your kitchen sink. Instead, scrape whatever excess food that’s on your dishes into the trash, then place them in the dishwasher – remember? We want a full load! Disposals use a lot of water to flush things down the drain, so reducing its use will reduce the amount of water you’re using in your kitchen.

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Water Damage in Surrey

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Surrey Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Langley 24/7 778-552-7762

The unfortunate reality is that a water damage crisis can take place at any moment. Whether it’s leaking pipes or a broken dishwasher, unexpected flood damage is a frightening and traumatic experience. In addition to excess water creating structural damage to your residence, it can make the air circulating in the property unhealthy and encourage the rapid growth of bugs and mold.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mold may be more likely to make some people with asthma, allergies, or other breathing problems sick. At SERVPRO of Langley we know you want things to return back to normal as soon as possible when flood damage in Langley happens so our experienced technicians will come into your home, industrial, or commercial property and assess the damage so they can create your own personalized restoration plan for flood damage repair.

Our technicians are professionally trained to extract water, encourage structural drying, and perform comprehensive site inspections with documentation. While you are waiting for the technician here are a couple of tips to make your water damage cleanup process as smooth as possible.

  • Wear goggles and gloves if you decide to do any cleaning. If you touch mold spores with your bare hands you can trigger an allergic reaction or respiratory problems.
  • Make sure to wear boots, long pants, and a short-sleeved shirt. You don’t want to get any “grey” water, water with biological or physical contaminants on your skin.
  • Go to the local hardware store and pick up a N-95 respirator mask (around $15.00) so you do not breathe in any mold spores.

At SERVPRO of Langley our teams are dedicated to drying and restoring your structure as soon as possible so you can forget that this whole mess ever happened in the first place. We are the experts for flood damage repair in Langley.

24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICES

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICES Our Trucks are always ready to go!

SERVPRO of Langley is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today
778-552-7762

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Langley has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Langley

SERVPRO of Langley specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Leaking Crawl Space!

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaking Crawl Space! Crawl space in Langley, BC

Finding out that water damage has affected your home is never an exciting moment. That’s because cleaning up water damage can be stressful, tedious and overwhelming for those who lack the experience and knowledge it takes to remove water damage properly. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way! Water damage remediation companies like SERVPRO of Langley exist to help remove the damage for you, so you don’t have to worry about removing a thing. Give us a call and our technicians will do everything we can to get your home back to normal as soon as possible.

Call our SERVPRO office 24/7 for help with any water, fire, or mold issue in your home or commercial property at 778-552-7762

Spring Cleaning is here – Remove that mold!

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Spring Cleaning is here – Remove that mold! Spring Cleaning!

Possibly areas of mold growth you can help prevent? 

Your spring cleaning checklist should include a check for mold wherever there is moisture present in your home. That includes the obvious places, like under the kitchen sink, around the washer, or inside the bathroom. It should also include the attic, in places where there has been water leakage in the past, and in the basement, especially in dark corners or where exterior landscaping may cause water to pool. Mold can often be seen by the naked eye, appearing as a stain, a furry growth, or even just pinpricks of colour. If there is anything in your home that you suspect might be mold growth, the safest thing to do is call a professional mold specialist like SERVPRO of Langley to determine what it is, and to facilitate removal if necessary.

Mold can cause discomfort, property damage, and negative health effects regardless of your age, sickness, or general health. Common symptoms of mold growth in the home include itchy watery eyes, sneezing, and persistent headaches. To grow, mold only needs a stable temperature, an organic material, and water to set up a colony that can quickly spread throughout your home.

Household cleaners, bleaches, and germicides are not effective against mold growth, and can even help spread the problem to other areas of your home.

Mold likes to grow on organic materials; wood, paper, textiles, grout, and drywall are all common materials. While dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down surfaces is likely already a part of your spring cleaning checklist, it can also have the added bonus of cleaning and removing spores or food sources that mold needs to grow.

This April, add a mould inspection to your spring cleaning checklist for peace of mind and a healthier, safer home environment.

SERVPRO of Langley 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Langley 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Langley provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Langley.

SERVPRO of Langley is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today -
778-552-7762

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Langley has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Langley

SERVPRO of Langley specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Surrey Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Surrey Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Surrey home’s basement flooded due to heavy rains.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Surrey basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Langley and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 778-552-7762