Recent Water Damage Posts

Leaving your home during vacation

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

VACATION TIME!! 

Nobody wants to come home from the best vacation of their life to a flooded house. Floods ALWAYS seem to happen at the worst time ever. If you are planning to be away from home for a while take a few seconds and shut off the main water supply to your house.

As long as the house is empty and no one will need water inside or out side the house (like for wartering the lawn) you should be fine. It only takes a second and could possibly save you from returning home to a nightmare. If you have any questions please call us at (808)235-5015 we would love to assist you in any way that we can! We provide free inspections and free estimates and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Kailua North/ Laie one of the Nations Leading Restoration Company

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Kailua North/ Laie one of the Nations Leading Restoration Company We are equipped and ready for any and all sized disasters

SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – (808)235-5015

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Kailua North/ Laie

SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property

Like it Never even Happened

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Of Kailua North/Laie provides 24 hours fire and water damage restoration services on the Island of Ohau.

We are available 24 hours a day for water and fire emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We answer our phones 24 hours a day and are ready to respond any hour of the day.

Call us for help (808)235-5015

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this difficult time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

Small mistakes can lead to Big Disasters

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Small mistakes can lead to Big Disasters A sink was left with the faucet slightly on overnight, causing sever damage to garage.

Sometimes its the little things that can cause the most and biggest damage.  They are often things you would least expect too.  For example, leaving a faucet not completely turned off, a toilet over flowing, a pipe bursting, something on the stove gets extremely burnt, water containers crack, or a water heater leaking or exploding.  

Many of these cases are out of our control and are inevitable and can happen to anyone.  It is important that you know what to do in these cases to prevent further damage.

In these events do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Kailua/North Laie (808)235-5015.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  No job is too big or too small, we do it ALL!

Water Remediation is the most common type of restoration services on our Island.

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.  Which can also turn into mold damage or growth.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (808)235-5015

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie

SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Treating Water Damage in Your Kailua Area Bungalow

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Treating Water Damage in Your Kailua Area Bungalow Clogged gutters can bring rain water into your home instead of directing it away. Contact SERVPRO to inspect your gutters as well as other things.

SERVPRO Offers Many Types of Effective Services Which can Remediate or Prevent Water Damage for Bungalow Owners

One of the most common causes of water damage in Hawaii is, of course, natural disasters. However, the location of the property and the materials used to build the property all play a significant role. Leaks from plumbing fixtures also plague bungalow owners, where water seeps into cracks, tiles, and walls, taking a toll on unprotected materials.  

Having a plumbing issue in your bungalow can lead to severe water damage in Kailua if not taken care of correctly. The time it takes for you to make a decision can drastically increase losses you might experience. With the help of a qualified professional, you can keep an eye on areas that regularly cause problems and stop extreme situations before they happen.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can perform an inspection of your property that gives you a close look at what you have to deal with to make your bungalow safe. It helps to check your heating and air-conditioning system for leaks, proper drainage, or installation problems. Your roof might pose problems as well with bent, damaged, or clogged gutters and downspouts.  

SERVPRO offers a variety of services to fit your unique situation, whether you have a plumbing issue damaging your cabinets and flooring in your kitchen, or problems with the structure, framing, or foundation of your bungalow, we can help. Our technicians help you get ahead of problems before they get out of hand, and a detailed plan to restore water damage that already occurred.

SERVPRO’s professional water damage restoration services help you prevent wood rot, corrosion, moisture buildup, and mold growth. Our technicians give you access to all of the equipment necessary to extract excess water, entirely dry the affected areas, and help protect your investment property.

Contact SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie for quality cleanup and restoration services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Get quality help, when you need it, from a company that manages your entire restoration process. We keep you and your insurance agent informed throughout the process to help make the entire experience as stress-free as possible. (808) 235-5015

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Water Damage to a Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to a Home Severe water damage to paint

Often times many think "Its just water" "We can clean it up ourselves" not realizing the effects of water damage.  After 72 hours of a water loss if the drying process has not began there's a chance of microbial growth which can then lead to mold.  As time progresses so does the category of the water.  Which can be much more expensive and tedious of a job to get done.  Water also can absorb into flooring, paint, belongings, and walls which may cause total losses and will need to be completely demolished and removed.  Some may belongings may be able to be salvaged but not all.

We do provide free inspections and estimates. Call us today (808)235-5015 we have a response team ready to go at all hours of the day! 

Air Conditioning Water Damage To Your Kaneohe Home

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Air Conditioning Water Damage To Your Kaneohe Home Kaneohe Water in the Wrong Places Means SERVPRO is Needed for Clean Up

Secondary Damages Often Occur After Appliance Malfunctions, Gets Things Dried Out Fast, Call SERVPRO

Air conditioners are an everyday staple in nearly every Kaneohe home. While they can be a luxury that makes for some comfortable living, they are still appliances that are mechanized and inevitably bound to malfunction and fail. For window units in homes that don’t feature central air stations, these failures can leave substantial water on the floors and walls of the area.

There are numerous reasons why you want to seek professional assistance for the water damage to your Kaneohe residence. First of all, you probably do not have the tools and equipment to assess the full extent of the damage. You also do not likely possess the equipment or experience to extract and thoroughly dry your home following such an incident, which failing to do this can result in further damages and lingering structural concerns.
 
Our SERVPRO emergency response team act quickly to reach your home and begin the restoration process right away. With situations like pooling water, the faster the water can get extracted and the area dried, the less likely that lasting damages occur. The initial assessment of the damage first ensures that water is done leaking onto the floor and that the damaged unit is removed from the area to prevent further issues.

Extraction and drying follow this step. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians then bring out sophisticated instruments like our infrared cameras to measure moisture and assess internal damages to the walls. The further scanning of the area ensures that all of the areas get wholly dried and that the moisture and heat inside of the walls of your home do not combine to produce mold colonies.
 
Ultimately, our job is not completed until the homeowner can be shown that all of the water has been removed and the damage that it caused has been successfully restored. As this is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie should be the team you think of when you are facing your own water emergencies. You can reach our emergency response team at any time by calling (808) 235-5015.

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Areas that Are More Susceptible to Water Damage in a Typical Kahaluu Home

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Inspects Hot Spots for Water Leakage to Help Prevent Water Damaging Events

Water damage in a typical Kahaluu home does not affect all the areas equally. Some areas are more susceptible to this risk than others. With this being the case, it is important for every homeowner in the area to be familiar with some of the potentially hardest hit areas. It is only in this way that appropriate mitigation strategies can be adopted.

The years and years of SERVPRO’s operation in the field of combating water damage in Kahaluu makes it qualified to offer homeowners information on this issue. Our accumulated work experience and acquired expertise make us a viable partner to restore water damaged homes. For a start, areas beneath the sinks are perhaps the most vulnerable. This is for the sheer reason that sinks handle the lion’s share of all the water that flows in a typical home. Negligence is also a key factor. This is mainly because users of kitchen faucets have time and again failed to close them tightly after use. Bathrooms come in second, as SERVPRO has consistently noted. These two facilities handle quite a large quantity of water, second only to the sinks and kitchens.

They also contain pipes, faucets, and drainage channels that are prone to leaks and damages. Areas underneath water heaters and roof gutters are the third worst affected. SERVPRO technicians often restore these water damaged areas during a service. When unable to contain the excess water, damage is the result. In times of excess precipitation, the basements are often badly hit. Their location below the ground level greatly hampers their drainage.
 
As such, they can flood or contain excess levels of moisture. They also suffer other negative consequences of excess accumulation of water. Identifying hot spots can help prevent, mitigate, and reduce costs and efforts for water damage restoration. Rely on SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie to restore your property to its preloss condition. Call us 24/7 at (808) 235-5015 for a prompt response.

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Professional Response Solves Kailua Water Damage Problems

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Response Solves Kailua Water Damage Problems Keep the Water Where It Belongs, Not in Your Kailua Bungalow--Call SERVPRO

Water Leaks? Prevent Damage by Calling SERVPRO in the Kailua Area

Appliance malfunctions are one of the most common reasons water damage affects today’s homes. A slight breach in the gasket on a washer or a small leak in the pipes leading to an automatic ice maker can slowly damage the walls or the floors of your Kailua home in hidden areas. SERVPRO technicians receive training to locate and restore the many paths water takes to intrude and damage structures of your home.
 
A modern kitchen makes water work in many ways. Clean dishes and quantities of ice keep your household going strong, water lines snaking under cabinets to make these things happen. Leaking in one or more of these lines saturates your kitchen fixtures, causing water damage in your Kailua home. You notice an uptick in your water bill and occasional puddles on the floor. Looking under the sink or you see a damp cabinet bottom. Mopping it up does not cure the problem. Contacting a professional is the wise thing to do. We find the source and make sure to abate both leak and damage.
 
When SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians arrive, expect questions about where you notice water or dampness. We take it from there, using moisture measuring devices to give us a baseline from which we determined drying goals. A technician may remove the kick plates between the bottom of your cabinets and the floor to check for obvious leaks and any standing water contained underneath. Our crew locates the leak and arranges for repair and then gets to work on the damage done by the water.
 
Slow leaks can equal major damage as wood swells and weakens. We evaluate the condition of your cabinets to see if drying alone is an option or if some pieces of wood need to be removed and replaced. The floor under the cabinets also receives an inspection, including the subflooring. Tile floor handles water well unless there are cracks in the joints or grout. An examination of the subfloor may be necessary, viewed from a lower level or crawlspace. As we work through the areas saturated we look for mold growth, which is common when water leaks over time. If found, we add mold remediation to the agenda; our technicians are trained in the EPA mold abatement protocols.
 
SERVPRO crews extract any visible water and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture in the air and fixtures. We recommend you run your AC units as well to lower humidity. The team monitors moisture levels, and we remove our equipment only when the proper levels are attained.
 
If your suspicion that a water leak exists somewhere in your kitchen needs confirmation give us a call at (808) 235-5015. An experienced water damage crew from SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie makes certain the leak is found and fixed and the damage restored to preserve your home and your investment.

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