Category Archives: Water Damage

Washing Woes: What to Do if Your Washing Machine Floods

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:50 am

washing machine floodWashing machines are a wonderful invention. They make lives so much easier in the home, allowing people to simply pop their washing in, then leave it to get on with the job.

However, when they break, these ingenious machines can abruptly turn into your biggest nightmare. These machines are designed to be filled with large amounts of water whilst in operation, and as a result, when they break, you’ll inevitably get huge amounts of water all over the utility room or kitchen floor.

Washing Machine Malfunction: What’s the Real Problem?

It’s bad enough that your machine has broken down and that you may be faced with the prospect of having to buy a new one. Continue reading

Categories of Water Loss or Damage

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:28 am

water flood 1Any time that your home or business is exposed to large quantities of water, there is a chance of damage to your property. Even small plumbing leaks can cause enough moisture to create mold and destroy drywall, carpets and sub-floors. However, water damage is categorized differently, based on the type of water that is released into your structure. These categories can define how dangerous the water damage is to health and outline the methods needed to restore the building. Continue reading

How Deep Is Your Water Damage?

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:43 am

burst pipeWater damage can be deceiving. Even a small water problem like a broken water pipe or leaking water heater can lead to thousands of dollars of damage to your home if the water is not properly extracted. The problem usually arises when a homeowner decides to remove the water without professional assistance. Although they may mop up all the apparent moisture and even use fans to dry out the area, there may be water that has seeped into walls, under floors and even into the ceiling below. Once in this crevices, the water damage can go much deeper, causing extensive home damage.

Dangers Of Hidden Water Damage

The water and damage you can see after a flood or water overflow problem is just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading

Top Causes of Water Damage in the Home: How to Protect Your House Effectively

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:55 am

burst pipeWater damage can be a costly, difficult thing to manage in your home. Water can wreak havoc with your décor, your valued possessions, and in some particularly severe cases, even with the structure of the house itself.

In order to avoid the aggravation (and unexpected cost) of water damage to your home, here is a list of the top causes of water damage, and what steps to take in order to avoid experiencing them yourself! Continue reading

Florida Flooding: A Brief Look at the Worst Storms in Florida

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:55 am

floridaFlorida, most of the time, boasts an enviable climate, which often brings visitors flocking to the state to enjoy the sun. However, as a subtropical area, it also means that storms are prevalent, and with those storms, comes a lot of rain.

In addition to this, most of Florida sits at sea level. Its highest peak, a hill in Walton County, is only 345 feet above sea level! It’s surrounded by two huge bodies of water, and home to nearly 2000 rivers and lakes. All of this in combination provides the perfect elements for flooding to take place. Continue reading

Staying Prepared: Steps to Take Before a Flood Strikes and How to Deal with the Aftermath

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:55 am

flood prepareIn Florida, we’re used to flood waters. During the rainy season, the risk of flooding is greatly increased, and state residents accept it as one of the negatives of living in the otherwise fabulous Sunshine State!

However, accepting that floods may occur is not the same as being under-prepared for them. Whilst it’s good to have a calm, rational attitude towards flooding, it’s equally as important to take steps to help protect your home during heavy rainfall. It’s also highly advisable to be informed about what action to take after the event, should your home experience flooding this rainy season. Continue reading

Mold Issues after Flooding: The Facts and the Benefits of Mold Remediation Services

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:54 am

mold damageAfter your home or commercial property has been hit by a flood, it’s likely that your initial concerns are with protecting your valued possessions, of cleaning carpets and flooring and getting things dry and free of damp as quickly as possible.

However, one of the most significant issues caused by flood water isn’t damage to furniture or property, it’s actually mold. Any excess moisture within a building provides the perfect breeding ground for mold, which, aside from being unsightly, can actually be extremely detrimental to the health of you, your family, or your employees. Continue reading

Don’t Let a Flood Shut Your Business Down: Commercial Flood Services

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:53 am

business floodYour business is your livelihood. It’s also what you rely on in order to keep you and your family comfortable; and it’s precisely this fact that makes it so imperative to keep your company as safe as possible and to take precautions against any foreseeable problems. However, in addition to taking safety measures to avoid problems, it’s also really important to know what steps to take to solve issues, should anything unforeseen occur.

Flooding of Commercial Premises: The Facts

The fact of the matter is that, if you’re a business in Florida, you’re at potential risk of flood, thanks to its prolific rainy season. Shockingly, after flooding, around 25% of businesses never manage to reopen, as the damages are simply too insurmountable to recover from. Continue reading

NEW! Water Damage Remediation Services from Gator Cleaning Solutions

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:32 am

water moldWhen a home or business owner has a flood damage occur in their property (perhaps caused by an overflowed toilet, or broken pipes), it is important to eliminate the moisture intrusion quickly to minimize water damage. Mold damage can occur rapidly (within a 24-48 hours in the right conditions) if water damage is not professionally mitigated in a short amount of time. When Gator Cleaning Solutions is called, we respond immediately to minimize further damage to the structure by using our vast industry knowledge, specialized equipment, and IICRC Certified procedural techniques for water damage restoration including following: Continue reading

Minimizing Water Damage to Your Property

Posted by: Erin Meyer 6:32 pm

WATER DAMAGEWater damage is the most common cause of property damage. It can intrude into your home or business due to natural disasters (like a heavy a rainstorm). It can also invade via man-made causes, such as faulty plumbing or roofing. Either way, the effects of water damage on a home or business can be devastating. Unmitigated flooding can cause wood rot, rust, mold, and other types of property destruction, so time is of the essence. When you require water damage repair, call Gator Cleaning Solutions, right away, to have our expert team with professional restoration resources respond to remedy the problem and restore your property to its pre-loss condition. Continue reading