Killeen Reconstruction service Pros
specializes in commercial and residential fire, smoke, water, mold, and storm restoration. We offer our top-notch water damage restoration service for the residents of Texas and its surrounding cities. Our extensive experience, and our dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry, has enabled us to offer a wide range of solutions. Water, smoke and fire damage not only destroys residential and commercial property, it can also be a very stressful and daunting occurrence. Finding the right damage restoration company that will help guide you through the entire process is crucial.
When you need professional help getting your property back to the original state, contact the water damage restoration experts at Killeen Reconstruction service Pros. Our staff has extensive experience providing total disaster recovery solutions. Water damage in your home or business can be expensive, if not addressed quickly. Whether a toilet overflowed or your home flooded due to bad weather, it’s necessary to make a take action now!
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The aftermath of an open fire can leave your house or business in bad condition. Smoke and soot can harm your property and belongings, causing lingering odors if remaining untreated. The team of professionals on Killeen Reconstruction service Pros can get your property back in shape after fire harm. Our own goal is to make the house back to the pre-fire condition.
Fire damage can be harmful and we will guide you through the entire process to make the scenario as stress free as you can. Our staff takes a meticulous approach to open fire damage restoration and restoration. We are passionate about customer care and you will observe that with every call and appointment you have with us. Our fire services include deodorization, soot removal, and ground and furniture clean-up.
Killeen Reconstruction service Pros is a mold and mildew inspection and elimination company. Mold and mildew is a serious wellness hazard and should be addressed immediately to ensure your well being, your basic safety and the integrity of your house. Remediation is a extremely time sensitive issue and should be handled in a speedy style to insure proper mitigation. Have an expert mold eradication and cleanup specialist carry out mold eradication and mold remediation the moment the existence of mold is identified in your house.
Restoring your property reflects each customer’s lifestyle, taste, and personality. We have an extensive knowledge of building and construction materials which makes it easy for us to guide you in the selection process (interior colors, flooring, cabinets,etc.) within the construction budget.
When you notice changes to or problems with your roof, call us immediately and get a free estimate of how much it will take to get your roof back in order. Roof Leaks Can Lead to Expensive Problems!
You arrive at home and walk into the kitchen or living room and, OH NO! It looks like it is raining from your ceiling! What should you do? First thing, remain calm. Do not turn on any lights or appliances in the area, to avoid electrical shorting or possible electrocution. Stay away from underneath the water damaged ceiling area (as best as possible) as sometimes a water damaged ceiling will collapse and could cause serious injury.
If the water damaged ceiling is on the first floor, check the second floor to possibly see where the water is coming from and perhaps shutoff the water flow. Some possible and common sources of water: Toilet overflow. Overflowing sink, or tub, that was left on and that is clogged or slow draining. Washing machine overflow. Roof leak (immediately call a 24 HR. emergency service roofer). For many of these issues you will be able to shutoff the flow of water by immediately correcting the problem. If the cause is a broken or cracked supply line (under a toilet or sink) try to shut off the corresponding valve at the source, thereby stopping the flow of water. If none of these solutions work, shut off the water main valve to your house. If this is not possible, call an emergency service plumbing company for help. Remember it is always a good thing to have an established relationship with a plumbing company, especially one who offers 24 hour emergency service.
After you have shut off the water source, you may want to carefully place bowls or buckets where the water was leaking through the ceiling, this will help to prevent water damage to flooring or cabinets below the water damaged ceiling. Remember though, safety first! Do not go beneath a ceiling that looks saturated or cracked. Often, water will drain through ceiling registers or can lights. In this situation this is a normal occurrence as water looks for the path of least resistance to travel downward and often these pre-cut light and heating / air conditioning holes in the ceiling are the easiest way for water to travel downward.
After these initial steps, because of the complexity of this type of water damage situation, it is recommended that you contact a certified water damage restoration specialist to evaluate the ceiling damage. A professional will be able to correctly determine the extent and size of the water damaged ceiling and what areas can be dried or what areas of finish materials will have to be removed and replaced. An important note, even though some of the ceiling may need to be removed, the exposed wood framing beams will still need to be dried prior to re-installing dry wall (sheetrock) over them. Drying of this type is usually accomplished effectively throught the use of dehumidifiers and turbo air movers (high velocity fans). This is a very important step in the water damaged ceiling drying process and should never be ignored.
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Repairing water damage is never a pleasant prospect, but drywall damage repair is less onerous than repairs to some other materials. Ceiling water damage repair for drywall is rather more complicated than repairs to walls, and presents some extra issues.
First of all is the possibility that enough water may have accumulated behind the ceiling drywall that it presents a danger of collapse. While most modern houses have 5/8" fire-stop drywall on the ceilings, this can be a blessing or a curse. It is a blessing in that the extra dimension of the material will withstand greater water weight before collapsing catastrophically. On the other hand, if one isn't able to safely drain out that water before collapse, not only will there be a greater weight and volume of water accumulated, but the extra heavy drywall material itself can present an increased risk of injury to people and things beneath.
Once the source of the ceiling water damage is accounted for, if there is a downward bulge in the ceiling drywall, you will know that there is some amount of accumulated water suspended there. After removing all furnishings and other moveables from the affected area, lay down plastic sheeting to catch the inevitable falling of water and soaked drywall. Obtain a supply of buckets and ideally, a wet/dry vacuum and prepare to catch as much of the water as possible. Pierce the drywall at its lowest point and catch the outflow with the vacuum or in buckets. Once you start, the water will flow until it's gone, so don't skimp on the buckets.
Once the immediate danger of collapse is removed, you can proceed with drywall repairs as in repairing wall water damage. However, note that working overhead presents problems not associated with repairing walls.
Drywall is heavy, and the thicker, fire-stop types are the heaviest of all. If you have to replace any area of substantial size, plan to have one or more helpers to hold the patch in place while it's secured with screws or nails.
Also, take account of the fact that you'll be working overhead, and some means of reaching the work area will be required. Doing this sort of work can be accomplished on a ladder. However, be aware that working on a ladder on a patch that you can't reach all of will require trip after trip up and down the ladder. Drywall repairs demand a number of steps, all of which must be done in their own time. A good idea is to buy or rent scaffolding to maximize the amount of area you can work on each trip up and down. It's safer in the long run, and your knees will thank you when it's over.