Water Damage Restoration


Trust the Water Damage Restoration experts at Chem-Dry Ottawa

You never know when you might need water damage restoration in Ottawa. If you pride yourself on maintaining a safe and healthy home, a little bit of water damage is not something to overlook. Whether a 100-year flood or a leaky roof, water damage should not be left untreated. The smallest of leaks can lead to mould and mildew growth and can seriously impact your family’s health.
Chem-Dry Ottawa professionally trained water damage inspectors and technicians will quickly detect the source of a leak or any flooding. After they discover the source they will discuss with you the best solution to avoiding any further damage to your carpet, flooring, furniture, and other household belongings.

Excessive moisture in your carpets or flooring can:

Chem-Dry’s Ottawa professionally trained water damage inspectors and technicians will quickly detect the source of a leak or any flooding. After they discover the source they will discuss with you the best solution to avoiding any further damage to your carpet, flooring furniture and other household belongings.

What to do if your home is flooded

Fast action is essential when your home has been flooded or sustained any water damage. Knowing the following tips during this time-sensitive event can help keep a clear head and reduce the amount of damage your home could sustain. With moisture comes the added issue of mould growth so swift action is vital.

  • Inspect your basement

Water damage happens more often in basements but this applies to any part of the house where is water seeping through. Assess the situation and immediately check for any electrical wires or outlets that have been compromised. Call for an electrician at once.

  • Call a flood or water damage service as soon as possible.

Many water damage restoration and flood services operate 24/7 and often work directly with your insurance companies. Water damage restoration companies detect the source of the leak and often use thermal imaging to locate where the water is seeping in from. Once the water is removed, the process of restoration begin, which dries your home to prevent any mould growth.

  • Remove all valuables from near the source of the damage

During your inspection, remove any valuable items from getting damaged. If an item cannot be dried, consider tossing it out to prevent mould growth which could spread in your home.

  • Sanitize everything

Once your home has been dried and restored, use bleach to clean and sanitize everything the water has been in contact with and to get rid of any mould spores.

  • Get clean carpets

Wet carpets and area rugs are big culprits for mould growth. Consider getting rid of wet carpets. If this is not an option, consider scheduling a professional carpet cleaning for your home. Wet methods such as steam cleaning or shampooing are not ideal when the carpet is already wet. Drier methods, like ChemDry, dry much faster and do not use harsh chemicals that traditional methods use. Traditional methods leave behind a soapy residue which attracts more soiling and

  • Promote the growth of mold and bacteria
  • Lower your homes air quality
  • Lead to cracks in foundations and eat away at structural supports
  • Result in expensive repairs to flooring, carpet and other possessions