Sewage and Water Damage Clean Up Service

Flood Restoration and Water Damage Ottawa

Renovco Ottawa is the Water Damage Experts serving the local Ottawa area in the event of flood damage, sewage reservation, or flooding. We are IICRC certified and have experienced teams deployed throughout the region who can respond quickly to any water or flood damage situation usually within an hour.

Our Ottawa Water Damage team can handle the initial flood damage cleaning, complete disinfection in case of sewer reservation, complete structural drying, and we provide packaging services for your valuables during restoration services and healing that take place in thy house.

We recognize that rapid arrival on-site is essential to minimize water damage caused by water leaks, floods, or sewage. The longer the situation subsides, the more secondary damage can occur, especially mold and bacterial growth.

Water Damage Restoration in Ottawa

With water and flood damage, the longer you wait to have healing, the more secondary damage will occur. Repair costs increase and more time will be needed to rebuild the area to be removed and treated.

Flood damage, high humidity, and humidity can compromise the structural integrity of your home or business. May weaken your floors, ceilings, and walls. Our Ottawa Water Injury Physicians are IICRC certified and work with all major Insurance Carriers in Canada. Our job is to assess the damage and restore flood and flood damage to your home or business.

Ottawa Water Damage will help you with:

  • Water extraction
  • Flood and water damage assessment
  • Removal, softening, and restoration of mold
  • Drying and Structural Dehumidification
  • Deodorizing the house
  • Removal of Property
  • Content Loss Documentation
  • Packaging Services
  • Direct Insurance Billing

Secondary damage due to water intrusion:

Mold is very typical when a home or business has had water damage. If flood damage is not corrected quickly enough or is done improperly, mold growth will certainly be the result.

Ottawa Water Damage Experts – Renovco Ottawa is not only a leading restorer of water damage, we are IICRC certified to remove and restore mold and microbial growth that has occurred. We follow and exceed all industry guidelines for both mold prevention and removal.

Our team of experts will visit your home or business for a professional mold inspection to help discover the source of water or high humidity infiltration. We use the latest technology which includes thermal imaging to find the source and location of the water flow. Using the latest and most up-to-date equipment, it can be detected even if it is not visible to the naked eye.

If abnormal fungal ecology is found to be present, we will make a recovery plan to turn your home into a safe and healthy living environment.

Mold removal process:

Assessment – Your home or property has been properly tested and evaluated to create a work area that will be effective and compliant with IICRC S520 Standards

Placement of critical barriers and negative air – All affected areas should be restrained and placed under negative air pressure to ensure that mold spores cannot spread.

Removal of Mold-Affected Materials-Once contained, all damaged and affected mold materials are removed and sealed in bags that are industrial forces, to prevent cross-contamination of your home or property.

Rebuild / Reconstruction – Once all the materials and mold have been removed and the area has been cleaned, disinfected, and passed a cleaning test, we can offer our reconstruction services to bring the damaged area back to its original condition or if you wish can be an opportunity to renew. Either way, Renovco Ottawa is your company!

If you are in the middle of a water damage situation or have any signs of flood damage, do not wait to call! We offer a free inspection and can provide a work and action plan to correct the problem in question.

If you need immediate action, contact us and we can arrive within an hour! Our water and flood damage team can remove affected and damaged materials and extract water. Structural drying can occur immediately and mitigate or even eliminate any secondary damage that may occur.

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Condo Flood Cleanup and Restoration in Ottawa

Building restoration and flood damage in Ottawa may seem like an unnecessary service as these buildings look safe from flooding; however, some of the leading flood specialists say floods can still affect these condom dwellings. Since high-rise buildings and structures have basements, they still pose a risk of flooding. If you want to prevent flooding in your apartment building or condo, here are some common causes of water damage and how Renovco Ottawa can help you.

Causes of Water Damage in Condominiums

Although most floods start in the basement, there are many other causes that are completely avoidable. If you are filling a bathtub or sink and you are not paying attention, a flood can appear. If you flood your toilet with rubbish or paper, it can also cause a lot of problems. If you have a washing machine in your unit, it should shut down if you do not use it – the same goes for your dishwasher. No water should be left unattended or when you are not at home, even your toilet. Floods can occur as a result of broken pipes in the building, leakage of air conditioning units, condensation, or even from the unit above you. 

Our Condo Building Restoration Services

Our restoration company in Ottawa has been working to restore homes for decades. We have dealt with numerous situations including water removal, water damage repair, sewage reservoir cleaning, mold removal, carpet drying, storm damage repair, electronic water damage repair, and much more. We are determined to bring our customers the best care, service, and consideration for their valuables and work to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Water Damage Repair

Water damage is not only expensive but can prevent your condo from meeting health and safety rules. This can prevent tenants from selling or renting out their units. If there are water stains on the ceilings or walls of your units, you should be proactive and get a professional water damage inspection to make sure there is no structural damage or mold growth.

Water Leaking From The Upstairs Condo

Damage to the water residence by the upper unit may be accidental or may be the result of negligence. Understanding why it happens can also help you understand how long you may have to wait for repairs to fix the problem. These are the most typical causes of water leaks from upstairs condominiums.

  • Wrong washing machine or dishwasher hoses
  • Leaks around bathtubs and showers
  • Blocked toilets or supported sewer lines
  • Leaking pipes behind walls or under sinks
  • Poor maintenance of building plumbing

Fast action is the key to repairing water damage and flood clearing

Fast action and quick mitigation prevent the spread of flood and water damage, lowers costs, and mean less stress for you. Waiting to begin recovery from water damage may cause:

  • carpet deterioration
  • further damage to equipment and furniture
  • dangerous bacteria and mold contamination
  • irreparable water damage to hardwood floors
  • mold odors that can be difficult to eliminate

Renovco Ottawa is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to provide you with a reliable lifeline when repairing water damage to your condo is needed. Let us help minimize losses and get you back into your condo as quickly as possible.

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Bathroom Renovation Ideas for Old House

Nowadays it is hard to find good renovation ideas for the bathroom or any other room in an old style house. The biggest part of all the old houses has so much history that is a sin not to save them. Renovco can help you bring back to life your home like the golden days when it was first built. You are just a phone call away from having the bathroom you desire.  In this article, you will find some tips on how to save all the glory of your old bathroom while using new methods and furniture. In the end, you will have the bathroom you see in the old movies that you like and the enjoyable modern appliance.

Choose the Right Paint Colour

Choosing the right colour may be the most important key so you may have wanted a result at the end. We all imagine the old-time “painted” with dark and faded paint colours but on the contrary, there are a lot of warm and modern colours that can give the same class as the dark violet etc. We advise you to use warm colours like faded yellow or light apple green, always keeping in mind the colours of the furniture. One important thing that you are lucky to have nowadays is the quality of colour. Make sure to use anti-microbial paint that protects your walls from moisture and mildew. Even though it can cost you more at the moment, you will save afterwards because these paints will last forever. Another important thing to mention is that you have to keep the bathroom untouched and unused till the paint has finished drying. colour ideas

Select the Faucet First

Choosing the right faucet for your sink or your tub may be the hardest thing to choose. A beautiful faucet will be the most visible thing in your bathroom that everyone will envy. After you choose the tub and sink faucet you can proceed choosing all the other bathroom hardware, toilet flush lever, towel bar and everything else. There are some modern double faucets ideas with a vintage vibe that will bring after renovation the whole old look to your old house bathroom. We need to keep it simple for the faucet colour, we advise you to choose between gold and silver ones. Also if you want to go a little extra you may choose different sink faucets with different flower styles etc.bathroom_faucet

Think About Your Storage and Counterspace Needs

We do not want our bathroom to be all looks and not at all easily usable. That’s why we need to think about storage so we can have easy access to all the things in our bathroom. The traditional sink offers a nice classy look but lets no room for a storage area and it’s very limited in the counter surface. The best choice is to have a big antic looking wood cabinet with a big bowl sink in the top. The bowl sinks look perfect with our previous chosen classy faucets.

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Make Flawless Flushing a Priority

Usually, older homes have some serious problems with the pipeline system. That’s why firstly you must hire a plumber to fix these issues before continuing to choose the right toilet. Most old houses have iron pipelines that get easily rusted and start leaking. Installing new plastic pipelines will save you a lot of money in the features.flushing-toilet

Flatter Yourself with the Right Light

In most cases, bathrooms have small windows and that’s why they lack natural lighting. Installing a professional and custom lighting system will be your best investment in order to bring to life your bathroom renovation ideas for your old house. The perfect place to pay the most attention while placing lights is around the mirror that is located on top of the sink. The new led lights camouflage as old lamps, not only will help you decorate your bathroom but also will help you getting ready in the morning or putting your make-up on before going out.bathroom-lighting-ideas

Pick Porcelain

Bathrooms of the old houses let you a wide variety of choices of your tiles. You can choose one colour tiles or go crazy on tiles with different shapes, colours and designs because everything is acceptable. We advise you to choose between porcelain tiles design because they are way cheaper and need less little maintenance over cement and encaustic ones.

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Upgrade Your Electrical

The old house bathroom may have an outdated electrical system and we will try to give you some renovation ideas. Your newly renovated bathroom will need a new electrical system too because the modern appliances like a washer machine or hairdryer will need much more electrical power than the old electrical system can not handle.

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Control Air Temperature and Humidity

Bathrooms are rooms with the highest levels of temperature and humidity. You need to be careful about choosing the right heater and ventilation system. The best thing to have is the top middle size window that can bring fresh air and increase the airflow. If it’s impossible to have a window a modern ventilation system is a must.

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Why Us?

Fortunately, all of these potential issues can be solved by hiring a renovation professional that has a proven and tested process. For your various renovation needs, Renovco Ottawa is the best solution. We can help you to replace your windows and doors. We work with quality, also we are fast and very economical. Call us at 613-727-7070 or book an appointment at info@renovco.com.

Our teams of experts are always ready to assist you. Whether you would like to design your dream bedroom, remodel a bathroom, finish the basement, create a new home extension, renovate your office or get your home restored after a flood or fire, or maybe just for a new look, you can count on Renovco!

 

Sewage and Water Damage Clean Up Service

Sewage and Water Damage Clean Up Service

It is necessary that after flooding to call for sewage and water damage clean up service. You have to keep in mind that water and sewage damage can’t wait for too long because it can cause different other problems in your house like mould or even in your health. Sewage has many different health hazards including illness to poisonous gases like hydrogen sulphide,  musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritic, skin problems, and difficulty in the respiratory system. Renovco clean up service for sewage and water damage will be there immediately to protect you and your house.

Causes of Sewage Problems

  • Old or broken lines. It’s recommended to uninstall the old iron lines and use plastic pipes because on the contrary of iron lines they don’t experience deterioration. 
  • Tree roots damaged sewer lines. Mainly in older houses that have iron sewer pipes, tree roots can cause easily big problems. Installing newer water plastic lines and restore the damage would be the solution.
  • Structural Defects. Structural defects come on every house some years after the installation of the sewer lines. This includes that the lines may collapse, misalignment or holes and cracks.
  • Flooding of sanitary and a storm sewer. Sanitary and storm sewer is a system of underground pipes that carries sewage and rainfall runoff water. But sometimes those systems flood and cause problems in the bathroom, basement or kitchen.

Preparing, preventing and stay safe during a flood in Toronto

The best way to deal with sewage and water damage is to prevent them from happening in the first place. We are gonna give you some advice so you can always be safe. 

Prepare and prevent

  • Windows and doors sealing. It is best to isolate doors and windows to prevent water or mould damage to every room. Usually, during storms, a lot of rainwater can penetrate windows and doors if they aren’t sealed and can cause extra damage that can be prevented easily.  
  • Check Valves. Installing sewer valves is necessary on every sewer line to prevent floodwater from backing up into the rooms.
  • Install Drainage. You must install some drainage for downspouts to make sure that water moves away from your building.
  • Keep instructions ready. Ask our specialist for instructions for shutting off water valves and gas in case of emergencies. 
  • Have the Renovco Cleanup Service number ready. In emergencies situation, it is best to have a partner you can call for help. You can call Renovo Services anytime and you’ll be there for you.

Flood Safety Tips

The first thing you should do in a flood situation is to stay calm and disconnect electrical appliances. If the flooding is slow and you have time, you should move inside the outdoor furniture. If your lower kitchen cabinets have come in contact with floodwater they are not eatable anymore. 

Cleaning and Restoration of Sewage and Water Damage

After the scary part is over you should sit and make a plan for restoration and cleaning. You can call Renovco for every sewage and water damage clean up service. After our team is there, you don’t have to worry anymore because in a matter of time everything will be as it was before. 

Water Restoration Services List:

  • Water Damage Cleanup
  • Emergency Flood Service
  • Water Removal
  • Basement Flood Cleanup

After a sewage backup, it is needed a professional intervention right away in order that you and your family can be safe afterwards. If you give us a call in the earlier stages of the sewage backup we can provide an immediate response action to reduce the harm to your home.

Can carpet be cleaned after a sewer backup?

Carpets are great, they offer a wormer and cozy look to the house but they can turn into a big problem after a sewer backup. Carpets have complex fibrous make-up that makes it difficult to clean it after a sewer backup with just the regular tools you use in everyday life. After that, the carpet has been in contact with sewer water it’s the possibility to contain many viruses, parasites and bacteria. Our experts are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – the leading authority on standards for professional carpet cleaning. With the right appliances, we will make your carpet as good as new, without pathogens or different smells.

Is Your Property at Risk for Sewage Damage

‘It won’t happen to me’, maybe you heard this many times before. We never know when a disaster will happen so we have to prepare for the worst. Even if we do everything right, maybe after a storm or natural disasters we will face sewage and water damage that needs immediately a cleanup service. Our teams of experts are always willing to assist you, whether you would like to design your dream bedroom, remodel a bathroom, finish the basement, create a new home extension, renovate your office or get disinfection and cleaning services, you can count on Renovco!

So, feel free to contact us here.

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Tips to prevent basement flooding on this summer

All of us were affected by flood damage to our basements. We also know how stressful is to see the basement flooding or damaged by water. Worst yet if you just finished it and spent thousands of dollars. Now is summertime but that does not rule out the possibility of a storm, causing so flood and water damage on your houses. Here we will give you some tips and information that help you to be prepared and to prevent any water damage.

Prevent basement flooding through these simple tips.

Check Gutters and Downspouts

Our house often needs maintenance, and for better maintenance the cleaning of gutters is essential. Do you know where the water in your house drains in torrential rain? Do you know how efficient those pipes are?  One of the causes of a flood in the basement of our house is the bad system of gutters, which allows water to deport into it. You need to make sure that the gutters of your house are in good condition and are able to drain the water to a safe place.

Have Your Foundation Inspected

After a strong storm, small invisible damages are always hidden, but over time they become major damages. Before the storm season, we always have to check our homes for possible damage from last year.  And with the expertise that an expert can do, you will be able to save your home from potential damage.

Arrange Sump Pump Maintenance

If the absorption of water through the pumps fails, then we will have a guaranteed overflow. Frequent inspection of suction pumps would reduce the risk of flooding in our home. You need to make sure it is plugged in and works properly. The more you care about the maintenance of your home, the less likely it is that your home will be damaged.

Trust the Professionals

Trusting professional teams like Renovco Ottawa gives you the opportunity and the best services you want. We offer services anytime and anywhere.

Have Your Foundation Inspected

  1. Consult a professional for repairs and waterproofing.
  2. Always clean the leaves and the rain gutters.
  3. Check your lateral sewer lines for root intrusion and blockages.
  4. Snake your piping every year.
  5. Check basement walls for any weak spots.
  6. Seal basement window wells, vents, and exterior openings.
  7. Install window well covers.
  8. Install flood sensors in your basement.
  9. Get flood insurance.

What you should Do If Your Basement Floods From Rain

While the storm stops, and you are waiting for the professional team to arrive, do not stay doing anything. Here are four important things you should do immediately when you have basement flooding.

  1. Contact immediately a professional company.
  2. Call your insurance company.
  3. Remove important items in a dry area as soon as possible.
  4. Make sure that there are no electric wires under the water level.

You Have a Bigger Basement flooding Problem? Call Renovco Ottawa Today.

Our teams of experts are always ready to serve you, whether you would like to design your dream bedroom, remodel a bathroom, finish the basement, create a new home extension, renovate your office or get disinfection and cleaning services, you can count on Renovco!

Renovco has a smartly identifiable unique concept. From emergency work reconstruction, content handling and cleaning, warehousing, mould remediation, Ozone treatment, and Fire-line system to a distribution channel and one-stop-shop for design services. However, this clever solution is translating to become, not only an exclusive competency that Renovco enjoys but also a profound peace-of-mind feature that clients treasure. So, feel free to contact us here.

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How To Avoid Flooding Problems?

Flooding Problems or Water Damage in one’s home or business is more common than most people think. In most cases than not is the result of accidents in the house like a tap someone forgot to turn off, or a washing machine hose that can be accidentally removed out of the laundry trough. Another incredible and maybe the most interesting is people who fall asleep in the shower as a result that they come to the house after a few too many drinks.

Once you’ve assessed your home’s overall risk of flooding, take any needed steps to properly flood-proof your home. Flood-proofing can range from expensive home renovations to free, basic maintenance. The steps you’re taking will rely upon your home’s risk and the way well the house was previously built to resist flooding.

Other generally causes of floods or water damage in houses and businesses across Ottawa are due to either poor maintenance or poor workmanship. Overflow of gutters that have not been cleared of debris is a major issue, especially after autumn. Or if you are using flex-pipes for washing machines and dishwashers that have not been fitted properly usually give way and cause major flooding. Common problems are also undetected leaking pipes. Remember that cracked and damaged roofing is often the reason for flooding during heavy rains. Sewerage overflow is another problem.

Prevent water damage or flooding problems Ottawa

Of course, it is almost impossible to control all the contributors to water damage in your house or business but you can take some steps to reduce the likelihood that you will be affected by water damage or flooding problems.

As an experienced company on flooding restoration Ottawa we recommend some steps to consider to avoid water damage problems.

  • If you are leaving the house for an extended period (for vacation or in another city for several weeks) it is recommended to switch off your water supply from the mains to minimize the risk of flooding problems and water damage from leaks or bursts pipes.
  • If you hear a noise in your roof or walls you should investigate them further as soon as possible because this is a sign that they may have water leaks.
  • If you have kids it is highly recommended that before bedtime and before you go out check that all taps have been turned off or not.
  • If you have passed all night out, and you came home late, it is very recommended to not sit in the shower to try and sober up. The possibility to fall asleep is highly likely and blocks the drain causing a major flooding issue.
  • Try to clean your gutters periodically to make sure that they do not backflow into your home during heavy rains.
  • You have to check your roof and to ensure there are no broken tiles or loose roofing materials. A damaged roof will most likely result in major flooding problems in your house during heavy rains.
  • A good indication that can prevent you that your sewer may be blocked and could overflow into your house are slow drainage in your sinks or if you notice bubbling water in your toilet.
  • When installing a washing machine or dishwasher hoses always is recommended to use professionals and you have to make sure that the water supply hoses are fitted correctly and make sure you do not cross-thread them.
  • If your washing machine hose empties into your laundry trough ensure that it is secured and stays in the trough permanently. It is very unexplained how many people move them and then forget to put them back, causing significant flooding in their house.

If you are unfortunately confronting flooding problems in wet carpet or timber flooring, or in water damage to your walls or other surfaces in your house or business call a professional company like Renovco as soon as possible. The faster water is faraway and the drying process starts the more contained the damage will be. If you do not do something fast the water could result in molding, cupping of your timber floor or extensive damage to your walls and subfloor, etc.

Do not try and dry your water damaged home yourself, you are unlikely to be able to remove the excess water from the subfloor or to dry it effectively. Call Renovco team at 613-727-7070 to find out what to do if your home or business in Ottawa is affected by water damaged resulting in wet carpet, wet flooring, water damaged walls or mold resulting from moisture and long-term water damage. We are certified and accredited by the IICRC Professional (Clean Trust Certified) and the OCCQ (BBB in Quebec). As a result, our team will provide you with advice on what to do and the impacts of no action. Our aim is to have our water damage technicians at your location anywhere in Ottawa within the hour.

 

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Flood Restoration Ottawa – Renovco Team

In many places in the world, flooding is very concern. Of course, where there is rain, floods can easily follow. You have to know that floods are among the leading causes of global deaths, so you have to choose a flood restoration Ottawa professional company as your partner. Not everyone knows what to do when a flood occurs in their area. Renovco Team has put together some important tips to help commercial/residential building owners handle flooding.

How Do Floods Form?

Before knowing tips related to flood damages you should know how do floods form. With a simple definition, a flood is an overflow of water beyond its normal confines, covering a stretch of dry land. It is known that small amounts of rain are not a problem, but when the rain is consistent, strong or torrential, it can be a big problem. These types of rains in Ottawa can cause natural disasters, flood damages, the need for a flood restoration Ottawa and not only.

Where Does Flooding Occur?

Different places feel the effects of floods differently, but there are many commonalities within the locations affected. One commonality is the presence of a large body of water nearby. When consistent or strong rains occur, these bodies of water tend to overflow and full up lower-lying areas.

The varying terrain elevation is a crucial factor in flood occurrences, meaning that when the rain starts pouring- floods can happen regardless of your geography. This can cause heavy storm damage to your home.

How Dangerous Are Floods?

Floods are among the most lethal and damaging natural disasters in the world. Flood damages and repairs are very costly. Lots of the flood-related to property damages stem from the mud and silt build upon said properties, which can wreak destruction.

Other factors that can cause floods are pollutants and man-made objects and they tend to contaminate locales with various harmful materials like shattered debris and untreated sewage that can directly contribute negatively to health.

Can We Contribute To a Flood Restoration Ottawa?

Obviously is known that there is no magical cure for floods. But we can contribute to and help to alleviate climate change that can aid future generations. Consistent preparation is important and can be done regarding floods that can affect the here and now.

Remember that once the water level starts rising you have to move furniture and other important possessions to the upper levels of your house. Or if you see signs of flooding, you should relocate your family, pets, and livestock somewhere safe. In cases when your property is damaged or destroyed, you should call a professional flood restoration Ottawa team to perform water damage restoration to your residence or business.

Flood Damage Repair Cost

The average flood damage repair cost is between $1,200 and $4,500 to restore or repair water damage, with an average of $2,750.  Renovco Ottawa’s professional water damage repair team can determine the cause and extent of the destruction by categorizing and classifying the damage to your home. Water damage cleanup can range between $3,75 to $7,00 per square foot.  Repairs range depending on the type of damage, approximately $450 to $7,000. The type depends on the source and extent to which it has affected your building.

Average Water Damage Repair and Restoration Costs
Area of the HomeNational Average Cost
Roof$350-$1,400
Ceiling$325-$1,100
Basement$500-$85,000
Drywall$275-$785
Floors$200-$500
Bathroom (fixtures)$150-$350
Plumbing$1,000-$4,000

Flood Restoration Ottawa Tips

  • If you have experienced a natural disaster like water damages, fire damages, or others you know well the importance to immediately evacuate the area where you are. If you don’t do that, especially in flooding cases you may have other big problems like structural collapse, injuries due to tripping and falling, electrical shock, fire hazards, loose and broken pipes, toxic mold, and bacteria growth.
  • The next tip is to shut off water entry and direct the water runoff to prevent further flooding and damage. Your local fire department or professional flood restoration Ottawa company can help you remove access to water by pumping it out.
  • Another tip is after the water has been removed, you should try to save any furniture or items. The best manner is by professional help so you can prevent every structural damage caused by moving stuff around.

Why Us?

Renovco Ottawa offers 24-hour flood restoration Ottawa services for residential and commercial in the Ottawa and not only. Our certified and professional team has experience dealing with different types of floods. Contact us if you want to know more about our services or if you have experienced a flood in your building. Renovco has a smartly identifiable Unique Concept. From emergency work reconstruction, content handling and cleaning, warehousing, mold remediation, Ozone treatment, and Fire-line.  This clever solution is translating to become, not only an exclusive competency that Renovco enjoys but also a profound peace-of-mind feature that clients treasure.

Mold Cleanup Ideas

Mold Cleanup Ideas By Renovco Team

Preventing mold can save a lot of money, time and it easier than to clean up after it damages the home. Renovco as an experienced mold removal company has some mold cleanup ideas to refer you:

  • The first step is to identify problem areas around your home and correct them.

Of course, identifying the mold problems helps you to remove all mold spores and to prevent a second opportunity to its growth. Make a specific control of your home: where are the problem areas? Check if your basement flood? Have you ever seen condensation on your upstairs window? Don’t forget repairing damaged gutters or roof problems too.

  • Dry the wet areas immediately.

It is known that mold spores can’t grow without moisture, so take care of wet areas right away. If you have water damage in the basement after heavy rainfall, you should dry it within 24 to 48 hours.

Never leave wet items lying around the house. Always ensure to dry the floor and walls after a shower. Remember also to leave wet clothes in the washing machine, where mold can spread quickly.

  • Do the proper ventilation

You know that your routine domestic activities can encourage the growth of mold in your home. So ensure that all home activities as cooking dinner, taking a shower, or doing a load of laundry doesn’t invite mold by providing proper ventilation in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and any other high-moisture area.

It’s recommended to use AC units and dehumidifiers (especially in humid climates), but make sure they don’t produce moisture themselves by checking them periodically and cleaning them as directed by the manufacturer.

  • Another of the most important cleanup ideas is to equip your home with mold-resistant products.

Be sure to use mold-resistant products like mold-resistant drywall or mold-resistant, and mold inhibitors for paints during building or renovating home. Moisture-resistant drywall is especially valuable in areas prone to wetness, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, and kitchens.

  • Monitor humidity indoors.

Renovco Teams recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30-60%. A simple way to measure humidity is by using a moisture meter purchased from your local hardware store.

  • Direct water away from your property.

If your property is in-ground not enough sufficiently sloped away from the foundation, water may collect there and seep into your crawlspace or basement. So take care of this important detail.

  • Regularly clean or repair roof gutters.

A mold problem can come as a result of a roof that is leaking because of full or damaged gutters. Make regular roof gutters clean and inspect them for any damage. Repair them if you see damages and keep an eye out for water stains after storms that may indicate a leak.

  • Improve the airflow home.

If temperatures drop, the air is able to hold less moisture. But without good airflow in-home, excess moisture has the possibility to appear on your walls, windows, and floors. To prevent any moisture problem, open doors between rooms, move furniture away from walls, and open doors to closets that may be colder than the rooms they’re in.

  • The last mold cleanup ideas here are keeping mold off household plants and to care for your plants.

Household plants are beautiful and help keep your indoor air clean but mold likes them too. The moist soil in indoor plants is a perfect breeding ground for mold, which may then spread to other areas of your house. So, take care of your plants and prevent mold problems before they start growing.

For specific and professional help, please contact us here.

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Fire And Flood Restoration Cost | Water Damage

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Fire or water damage flood

Fire or water might be the basis of modern life. They have their positive and negative parts. Fire these days is used to cook or heat but if you do something wrong with the usage, it can be fatal. Same with water, we can’t live without it but if water loses control because of natural disasters it can be fatal too. Fire and water are the most usual home disasters that happen. Fire makes everything dust and water losses almost every material value and both can take human lives.

Flood damage.

A quick react to a flood damage by calling Renovco Ottava emergency restoration team will minimize any structural damage in your building. Flood damages can destroy the personal belongings and furniture in your home. Renovco’s team will inspect your home, provide a diagnosis for the flood, and water damage. Removing water can take up to a few days depending on various factors, severity of water damage, where the damage has occurred, how long the damage has been occurring. Renovco’s repairs any damages in your home by using powerful tools.

After these two disasters, all peoples needs some cleanup. For this specific task exists multi-service companies that provide cleaning services.

A fire or water damage can be expensive depending on the level of damage. We have an average of how much is the average that a cleanup costs. It goes from $800-$93.3000, it may look too much when you see the maximum that it can go but this amount is paid by peoples that their house or building is almost totally destroyed. For a house that has a normal fire or water damage, you will most likely pay from $3.200-$25.000.

So for this kind of service you have to make sure that you are hiring the proper company that has years of experience in this field like “Renovco Ottawa”. Renovco Ottawa makes sure that your investment for this kind of service doesn’t go in the wrong hands.

Restoration Cost

For example for a fire and smoke restoration, the cost for square feet will be $4.70 per square foot to restore a 2.600 square foot home.

  • Water Damage Cleanup ($1,000-$3,900)
  • Soot Removal and Cleanup ($2,000-$6,000)
  • Burnt Materials Cleanup ($50-$100 per pound)

For smoke damage clean up you will be charged between $200-$1.000. Smoke can be cleaned in two ways.

  • Thermal Fogging ($200-$600)
  • Ozone Treatment ($200-$500+)

Some homeowners usually spend between $2.300-$6.300 to remove the cigarette smoke. To remove the smell are a lot of services that are needed to be done.

  • Carpet Removal ($700-$2500)
  • Indoor Painting ($900-$2700)
  • Duct Cleaning ($200-500)
  • Furniture Cleaning ($100-$200)
  • Ozone Removal ($200-$400)

After cleaning up fire damaged parts you have to install a fire suppression system and it can cost between $200-$1.100.

 

Types of suppression systems:

  • Extinguishers ($30-100)
  • Smoke Detectors ($10 or less). High-quality ($600-$900)
  • Sprinklers ($0.80-$2.50 per square foot)

Dangers of water damage

  • The fire caused by contact with electrical outlets or sources.
  • The growth of mold or mildew on both hard and soft surfaces.
  • Softening and rotting of wood and other organic materials.
  • Stains caused by minerals or particles in the water seeping into porous materials such as stone or wood.
  • The spread of bacteria or disease in water from contaminated sources like sewers.
  • Odors caused by mold, mildew, and bacteria.

Steps that you can follow after water or fire damage.

  • Turn off the power to the affected area to prevent electrical fires.
  • Remove any throw rugs or moveable soft furnishings from the room.
  • Mop up or bail out as much water as you can without using any electrical appliances.
  • Move artwork, photographs, and decorative items to a safe place to dry.
  • Open up cabinets and doors to help facilitate drying.
  • Wipe down any walls or furnishings that have a small amount of moisture on them.
  • Hang draperies out dry.
  • Open any windows to help air out the area.

 

This process may take some time that is why we are there to examine the whole house from the damage source to the smallest details. So this process can last longer depending on the damage. Don’t hesitate to call us for any type of service that we provide and you will have the best service that you have ever seen.

 

Flood Restoration Ottawa

Flood Restoration Ottawa & Sewage Back-Up Cleaning

A Flood and Sewage Back-Ups too can cause a disaster for any business or homeowner in Ottawa and not only. A flood restoration Ottawa is all that you need in these catastrophic situations. No matter the type of floodwater damage be it backed up water drains, water overflow or rainwater flooding, all are disasters and require immediate interaction.

You have to know that is essential to organize a quick flood restoration Ottawa to prevent your property from suffering unwarranted. In this way, you prevent that your floors, walls, structural elements of the property appear problems, and the possibility of bacteria, mold and mildew odor disappeared.

Renovco Ottawa as a Decontamination and Flood Restoration Ottawa Company has some recommendations that any resident, homeowner and business owner can follow. In this way, you can easily know how to react in case of flooding or sewage back up.

  • Be Attend for Any Flood Warning

Different websites and news channels offer real-time and up-to-date emergency information for Ottawa. In particular for those properties that may be affected by creek flooding or water in certain suburbs.

  • Create a Flood Equipment

It’s important to create flood equipment. It has to include a torch, warm or spare clothing and blankets. First aid kit including any prescribed medications or prescriptions, bottled water, and non-perishable food. Renovco Team also recommends you keep a copy of your insurance documents in your flood bag.

  • Take Extra Care

We’ve all heard the ads, ‘If it’s flooded, forget it’, which always be adhered to. Its recommended to not enter floodwater unless it is an absolute emergency. In cases when you are stranded, do not attempt to wade through floodwater. Call emergency services to await rescue and/or evacuation.

  • Choose the Higher Place you Can Find Around You

In case you are outside during the flood, the best choice is to find the highest possible ground to confront out the flood. If you are somewhere inside, move any essential items either upstairs or to higher points, including your flood equipment.

  • Turn off every appliance can cause damage like: the Gas, Electricity and Water Supplies

If your property is threatened with flooding, turn off all the supplies and take care to not touch anything.

Flood Restoration Ottawa Tips:

  1. You can enter your property when the emergency team has approved that it is safe to do so.
  2. Be attentive, there is still the opportunity that water present it can hide dangers such as structural damage, debris and contaminated waste
  3. Take photos of any flood damage and call your insurance company
  4. Contact Renovco Ottawa

Renovco is the leading sewage and water damage remediation company in Ottawa, and not only. Our skilled team and sewage remediation technicians offer services 24 hours a day.

Choose your professional company

Our teams of experts are always ready to serve you, whether you would like to design your dream bedroom, remodel a bathroom, finish the basement, create a new home extension, renovate your office or get your home restored after a flood or fire, you can count on Renovco!

Renovco has a smartly identifiable Unique Concept. From emergency work reconstruction, content handling and cleaning, warehousing, mold remediation, Ozone treatment, and Fire-line system to a distribution channel and one-stop-shop for design services. This clever solution is translating to become, not only an exclusive competency that Renovco enjoys but also a profound peace-of-mind feature that clients treasure. Feel free to contact us here.

Feel free to call us at 613-727-7070 or to send us an email at info@renovco.com.