Flood Damage In Victoria BC…
Victoria is a beautiful, wet, garden city, small floods and flood damage are not uncommon.
If you have experienced flood damage in Victoria BC or water problems within the area, you ought to know that immediate action is critical.
If you experience a flood or are CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING a Flood:
- First attempt to stem the source of the leak as soon as possible.
- Then CALL US! 250-708-0091
The faster you react, the less expensive it will be for your health, and your wallet.
Small amounts of moisture can be devastating. Even if you cannot see any damages, there could be a host of issues going on within and behind the drywall. These issues only get worse over time growing into larger, more serious problems.
How fast should you react to stop flood damage? Have a look at this time lapse video.
Drywall absorbs water rapidly. By the 2 hour mark, water had already gone 6 inches into the drywall, and soaked the wooden stud behind it. Capillary action causes the moisture to steadily travel up the wall, soaking everything on its way. This moisture causes the drywall to swell and disintegrate. The lumber studs will also absorb moisture. Eventually, this can cause them to warp and rot. If there is insulation, that will also sponge up water and create unpleasant odors. All of this wet material makes a perfect breeding ground for mold, which carries with it a whole new host of problems.
If water problems are dealt with quickly however, many of these issues can be avoided. At Aquamist, our trained professionals have the expertise to detect moisture and to restore your home back to a pristine condition.