Flood Water Removal Residential Not all flood damage results from a storm. Damaged pipes, failed sprinkler systems and backed-up sewer lines can all cause flood damage in your home. The goal is to minimize as much damage as possible, and react quickly. With flood damage, there is minimal time to lose, and you want to make sure to address the entire affected area- including contents such as furniture, toys, clothing and other valuable items. Servicing the Mankato, MN and surrounding metro areas, make Tidy Clean your first call! Our dispatchers are available at ALL times because we realize that emergencies do not always happen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. When facing a flood, it is natural to wonder how your home will ever be restored again. When you choose Tidy Clean, we will ensure to take this event seriously and bring your life back to normal in as little time as possible. We realized that this is your HOME and that your belongings need to be treated with care and respect. There are several factors to consider when flood water enters your home. Especially if the water comes from outdoors, it can be mixed with E.coli, fuel, bacteria and hazardous materials that could affect the occupants in your home. At Tidy Clean, we are fully certified by the IICRC which means we know how to restore your home in the safest manner possible. We can respond quickly and address the critical areas as soon as physically possible. Flood Water Risks When flood water enters your home, there is more to consider than a standard water damage call. Most of the time, flood water occurs from water that has already been contaminated. We usually classify flood water as Category 3 (the most hazardous) because usually this water has mixed with oil, debris, contaminants, fuel and other hazards. When you are facing a flood, you are typically encountering more volume of water, and a higher risk of damage to other contents in the home. Tidy Clean has a team of IICRC certified technicians will know how to fully mitigate the space and prioritize the actions that need to be taken first. When you choose our team, we will be able to get you up and running in a short period of time. Types of Flood Damage Failed Water Lines: Water line failures due to old age or a burst of cold weather can happen at a moment’s notice. Insulated and well-maintained pipes are usually are at less risk, so if you can take the time to have someone inspect your pipes, it may help prevent costly damage down the road. Amateur Home Renovations: Tackling on a home renovation project can actually cost you more money than if you hired a professional. Specifically if you are trying to do your own plumbing, be sure you know what you are doing. It seems very easy to take it on yourself to save money with websites such as ask.com and YouTube. Be warned, a slight error in plumbing can turn into a costly mistake. Sump pump. Sump pumps can cause flooding when they get overworked, lose power or pipes freeze. The best preventable method is to insulate the pipes or keep your heat at an even level-whether you are home or not. Another way to prevent costly damage is to have your pump inspected every so often. This way, you can avoid a major breakdown and a costly repair bill. Roof Damage: Damage to your roof can also cause serious secondary damage and flooding if you are not aware of failures. In Minnesota, it is very common for snow and ice to create ice-dams and leak through the roof structures. If there is existing roof damage, massive amounts of water can end up flooding areas in your home. If the water is not dried correctly, mold growth can occur and spread through all areas of the home through the HVAC system. If winter is coming, hire someone to take a good look at your roof and inspect for specific places that may cause damage. Have them repaired so that the harsh winter conditions do not create more damage than necessary. Tidy Clean Your Flood Damage Solution Tidy Clean is a full service Restoration company who can handle and size of flood damage in your home. When you choose us, we are committed to arriving in a short period of time, and will send out IICRC professionals to handle the damage in your home. Servicing the Mankato, MN area, we can fully service your flood damage restoration needs. For 24 hour service call 888-285-8080, or for a free estimate call 507-344-1742.