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WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION AND FLOOD MITIGATION SERVICES
If your home is flooded, it is easy to become overwhelmed. But you don’t have to take the aftermath on by yourself. ERS has over 25 years of experience handling water damage restoration. Why choose ERS as your flood damage restoration company?
- We move out to your location within an hour of your call
- Available 24/7 all year (including holidays)
- Specially trained technicians with IICRC certification
- We use commercial-grade tools to pump out, suction it from floors, and dry it up
- ERS doesn’t just avert disaster – we’ll clean and restore your building
ERS' WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION SERVICES
The Emergency Restoration Specialists will do whatever it takes to de-flood, dry, and repair your building:
- Water pumping and drainage
- Injectidrying and blow drying
- Floor, wall, and ceiling tear-out and replacement
- Carpet Drying and Replacement
- Other repairs
- Removal of mold
- Decontamination and spotless cleanup
- Furniture cleaning
- Water damage repair
- Water damage cleanup
We set up an Injectidry system for this wet wood floor.
The result was a complete extraction of moisture which saved these beautiful wood floors from permanent damage.
Water Pumping and Drainage
If your basement is flooded, the Emergency Restoration Specialists can quickly pump out standing water and restore it to what it once was. When your sump pump fails, or a disastrous storm rips through and leaves a catastrophic amount, Emergency Restoration Specialists are on the other end of the line awaiting your call to pump it out. We also check your water source and plumbing system for leaking. In case of a leak that may lead to flooding risks, our water damage restoration company works on it. Our water damage restoration process begins with water extraction, then water damage repair and dehumidification.
Standing water remains soaking into walls, floors, furniture, and personal belongings every minute, increasing the possibility of permanent damage. The longer you wait to deal with the problem, the more mold develops. The smell gets worse. The cost of repairs increases, and your home’s value plummets.
Jump on the problem before it’s beyond repair. No other emergency professionals pump water out of your home and drain it properly faster than Emergency Restoration Specialists. We get it done fast and get it done right.
Injectidrying and Blow Drying
Injectidrying works by forcing in controlled amounts of warm, dry air beneath your walls, floors, or ceilings to expedite the drying process and eliminate the threat of mold growth. Simply attempting to dry out surfaces from the top won’t always do the trick after extensive damage. Injectidrying gets beneath surfaces.
Hoses plugged into small holes drilled behind the baseboard between studs blow constant warm, dry air to dry out wet drywall quickly. Injectidrying systems pump air through specially designed mats attached to hardwood floors to draw moisture between the flutes.
Remember, air molecules move from high to low pressure. Injectidrying greatly decreases air pressure in the small spaces behind your walls or floors to facilitate moisture transfer from surfaces to the air. Emergency Restoration Specialists install comprehensive injectidrying systems to dry your basement and neutralize the threat of mold within days.
New blower fan shipment. We stock thousands more in the warehouse pictured here.
Floor, Wall and Ceiling Tear-out and Replacement
Emergency Restoration Specialists do far more than suck out floods and call it a day. When we say “restoration,” we mean it.
If water damage has become so problematic that your home is deteriorating and becoming a safety hazard, we perform restorative services to tear out floors, walls, and ceilings made vulnerable by extensive seepage and mold growth. Brittle floors and ceilings are extremely unsafe and must be repaired.
Our field technicians are IICRC certified to clean and restore your home to what it was before the catastrophic damage. Emergency Restoration Specialists know what they’re doing; no one does it better.
Carpet Drying and Replacement
When your basement or living area floods, the first victim is carpeting. Depending on the scope of the damage, you will need your carpet cleaned or replaced. If the water collecting in your basement is removed quickly, you may get away with simply getting your carpet cleaned. If left to fester and corrode, it may damage your carpet beyond repair, and you need it replaced.
No matter what you need, Emergency Restoration Specialists quickly restore your carpeting to its original clean, dry condition so you can walk barefoot. We perform cleaning and replacement services in the wake of catastrophic damage to make you forget you ever needed us in the first place.
Decontamination and Spotless Cleanup
Emergency Restoration Specialists target contaminants seeped into your carpet, flooring, walls, or ceilings due to catastrophic problems. In some cases, contaminated floods could damage highly permeant materials such as carpeting or low-quality furniture. However, contaminants can be remediated in many cases, and your materials may be restored.
Field technicians at ERS perform services beyond simply cleaning up the mess and moving on. We decontaminate your living area ensuring no chance of gray water and return it to its original spotless form. Our IICRC certification means we know restoration, and we do it right.
When standing water in the basement seeps into your furniture, you might think it’s ruined. Not so fast—Emergency Restoration Specialists have the equipment and experience to restore your furniture to its original state once the mess is cleaned up.
Depending on the severity of the damage, our IICRC-certified restoration professionals dry your furniture and work their magic to restore it to its former glory.
With Emergency Restoration Specialists, nothing is beyond repair. You never deserve to have your home catastrophically damaged. We turn back the clock and restore your home to something you can be proud of again.
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Our water damage restoration process is built around a commitment to efficient and thorough service. Here’s how our proven procedure unfolds:
- Water removal and Drying: Our first step is eliminating standing water from your property. This immediate action is a mold remediation strategy and minimizes the chances of additional damage. Following this, we use our advanced drying method, the injectidry process. This technology lets us dry your property faster than conventional methods, ensuring the damage doesn’t prolong and you can resume normal life quickly.
- Repairs and Replacements: As the drying process progresses, we’ll simultaneously conduct necessary repairs. Items that can be restored will be fixed, while those beyond salvage will be replaced. Our services encompass the tear-out and replacement of structural elements, and in cases where carpets are unresponsive to the drying and cleaning process, we’ll replace them too. Our goal is to restore your property to its pre-damage condition.
- Cleaning and Decontamination: Certain types of water, like those from sewage systems, floods, or black water leaking from plumbing pipes or drains can carry harmful contaminants. It’s essential to remove these germs to prevent potential health risks. Therefore, the final stage of our water damage restoration process involves rigorous cleaning and decontamination. This restoration service ensures the damaged area is thoroughly sanitized and helps eliminate lingering odors related to water damage and contaminated water leaks.
With ERS, you can trust that your property is in expert hands. We strive to make the restoration process as stress-free and swift as possible while ensuring your home or business is safe and comfortable once again
Flood Timeline: How Damage From Water Works
1. FLOODING STARTS AND WATER SEEKS THE LOWEST POINT
Initially, carpets and other high-permeance materials absorb water. If it is heavily contaminated, those materials may be instantly compromised. Mid to low-permeance materials like wood and concrete won’t be immediately affected.
Water running into electrical systems will damage them and may be very hazardous. You should safely turn off your power.
Wet electronics should be unplugged/unpowered with batteries removed and left to dry for several days – they may still work.
2. WATER BEGINS TO SATURATE, DRIP, AND WICK
As minutes turn to hours, the engineered wood, drywall, and similar materials will start to absorb. This causes expansion, bowing, and cracking – sometimes reversible. Saturated materials will drip, letting water infiltrate lower into floors and interstitial spaces. Wicking is when water travels upwards as it is absorbed into the wall materials.
Soaked furniture will start to discolor and possibly deposit stains onto the carpeting.
The sheathing and floors on older buildings might not use water-resistant adhesives. They will become irreparably damaged faster than modern engineered wood products.
Even if initially clean, it may contaminate contaminants and become hazardous.
A lot of upper-story flooding can make the ceiling collapse. This can mean a slurry of wet insulation and dirt covering the floor below a ceiling breach. The first sign usually paints bubbles on the ceiling, where it is pooling. Depending on the amount, the bubbles can burst by themselves. You can even have a catastrophic failure of a large section of the ceiling.
3. WOOD DELAMINATES, METAL RUSTS, CONCRETE ABSORBS WATER, AND MICROORGANISMS GROW
Without prompt removal, more and more materials become unsalvageable. Picture a shipwreck – this process is getting started in your building.
Lower permeance materials like wood and even concrete will start to take on water, making repairs much more costly.
Bacteria, fungus, mold, and mildew will create terrible odors as they eat through the structure’s organic materials. Even after the building seems to dry out, the moisture retained by low-permeance materials can slowly leech out and feed the trillions of microorganisms beneath your floors and in your walls. Mold kills.
Wood will rot and soften, creating a hazard for any occupants.
Water requires a rapid and proportional response. ERS will help you avoid cost overruns, repeat repairs, and condemnation or even destruction of your building.
GROUNDWATER INFILTRATION CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
Topography Around the Home Dictates Water Drainage
Groundwater overflows also occur because of the layout of your property. Where does the water flow? Does the land slope away from the foundation of your home? If it doesn’t, you may have consistent flooding issues. Over time, houses settle and may become small pools. The grade of the land around your home plays an instrumental role in determining whether you’ll run into flooding issues.
No matter the cause of your flooding issues, specialists at Emergency Restoration Services will restore your home to its original state after a catastrophic problem. We can always take your call and move to your location within 60 minutes.
SAVE YOUR HOME FROM FLOOD WATER WITH ERS' EMERGENCY SERVICES
Stop this timeline of decay by contacting Emergency Restoration Specialists. We’ll send our certified technicians over ASAP. Once on-site, they’ll assess the situation and work isolating the water in your home. After the extraction, our experts will repair and restore the damage sustained.
We will do everything in our power to return the condition of the disaster site to its original condition. We’re confident in our capability and offer a 100% guarantee on our work to prove it. Just look at what others have said about our results when we came and restored their homes.
If you have an emergency, don’t wait for the damage to set in. Call ERS for water damage restoration services.
Contact our restoration specialists by email for non-emergencies.
ERS Serves The Following Areas
Milwaukee, Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Fox Point, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Oak Creek, River Hills, St. Francis, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Whitefish Bay
Big Bend, Brookfield, Butler, Chenequa, Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lac La Belle, Lannon, Lisbon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, Muskego, Nashotah, New Berlin, North Prairie, Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc Lake, Okauchee Lake, Pewaukee City, Summit Village, Sussex, Wales, Waukesha
Belleville, Black Earth, Blue Mounds, Brooklyn, Cambridge, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, Dane, Deerfield, DeForest, Fitchburg, Madison, Maple Bluff, Marshall, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Mount Horeb, Oregon, Rockdale, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee, Windsor
Bohners Lake, Browns Lake, Burlington, Caledonia, Eagle Lake, Elmwood Park, Franksville, Kanasaville, Mount Pleasant, North Bay, Racine, Rochester, Sturtevant, Tichigan, Union Grove, Waterford, Wind Lake, Wind Point