It's about that time again. The time when water damage hits the state of Colorado hard, and apartments throughout our state can often get hit the worst. We get a steady stream of calls in our office from property managers, apartment complex supervisors and tenants that have experienced some type of flooding in their unit, and we have seen the water come from many different sources.
Flooding can be one of the worst sources of water damage within an apartment, as heavy rains can quickly turn into dangerous and damaging flash floods. But many issues associated with water damage in apartment buildings often start with something small. A pipe breaks inside of one of the units, or a hot water unit starts to leak on the third floor, ruining the other units below. Or, an old roof starts to leak, a toilet overflows or windows can no longer hold out heavy rains.
Whatever the situation, it’s always important to understand the damages that flooding can cause to an apartment building and the process to keep the building, and your belongings, safe from water damage.
A flood inside of an apartment complex has the unfortunate possibility of displacing a lot of people all at once. The inconvenience of leaving your own residence to avoid the dangers of a flood can be stressful and aggravating all at the same time. At RESCON, we have instituted a comprehensive victim assistance program that works closely with apartment dwellers in order to help them in these trying situations.
Along with the aggravations of apartment flooding, there are some serious dangers that we think you should understand. Flooding caused by heavy rains is often accompanied by strong winds and lightning. Overturned trees, debris and electrical wires can all cause serious injury, so make sure that you protect yourself at all times during these events.
Throughout the years, we have also witnessed first hand the damage that water can have on our client’s personal belongings. In fact, one of our property management clients recently called us to handle six units of a Colorado apartment complex that had been damaged from an overflowing bathtub on the fourth floor. The water had damaged family pictures, furniture, clothes and other personal belongings throughout the units. Fortunately we were able to use our state of the art drying process to salvage most of the items. But, it’s important to know that water can permanently damage some of your most treasured keepsakes.
The most dangerous hazards of flooding often come in the form of secondary damages, or what happens after the flood. Mold can begin forming within 48 to 72 hours after the water damage has taken place, and this can pose serious health risks to everyone inside of the entire apartment building. Mold has been linked to serious health related issues, and can also cause a lot more damage to the building than the water damage alone.
When you uncover any water damage in an apartment building, it is very important to take care of it right away, as even the smallest amount of water could lead to mold issues down the road.
The first thing to do when you discover water in your apartment is to call your landlord or property manager right away. You can also reach us directly for instant help at the number below.
Time is of the essence, and the sooner we can take action, the easier it will be for everyone involved. Once we arrive, we will take the following steps to get you back into your apartment:
1. We inspect the damage, and use our special equipment to remove all of the water out of the apartment safely and quickly.
2. We take extra precaution to protect your belongings, and secure the rest of the apartment building from any further damage.
3. We then get started on our rapid drying process that will extract all of the water throughout the damaged area.
4. We make sure to remove any possible odors left behind from the flood. Sometimes, apartments can get a musty smell after a flood and we make sure to eliminate that possibility.
5. Our crews will also be sure to protect against any mold from popping up inside the building.
6. Finally, we will fix the damage in the apartment unit, and bring it back to its proper condition.
This process is proven, reliable and backed by an iron-clad RESCON guarantee.
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At RESCON, everything starts with the people. We only hire the best people in our industry, and they come with a lot of great experience. We understand that we are only as good as our people, and it takes a team of dedicated people to run a process like the one we have created here.
If you are looking for fair prices, great service and amazing quality – give us a call. Let RESCON keep your apartment building dry without missing a beat. Call us at 1-866-699-WATER (9283), or reach us online at www.callrescon.com.