Water Mitigation

Not many things are worse than finding water damage in your home or commercial building.  Immediate attention to the problem is critical to contain the damage and reduce the risk of additional issues such as mold.  
Choates General Contracting provides 24 hour emergency Water Mitigation Service!

24 Hour Emergency Water Mitigation
Residential and Commercial!
Call 215-329-0911 or 877-809-6828

Water damage can be caused by several different factors:
  • Leaking or burst plumbing
  • Cracked or leaking foundation
  • Flooding from weather or neighboring property
  • Backed up sewer lines

Choates General Construction provides:

  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Water and sewer extraction
  • Cleaning and decontamination
  • Debris removal
  • Selective demolition
  • Odor elimination
  • Infrared Camera and Moisture Mapping inspections
  • State-of-the-art drying and de-humidification
  • Structure, Stucco and EIFS repair

While you may be tempted to begin cleanup yourself, improper or delayed action can cause further damage, and may cause health risks to you and your family.  Water will "wick" vertically up walls and into structures, will travel under base moldings, will penetrate through floor coverings.  In addition water may be contaminated and is an electrical shock hazard. Improper drying of affected areas can become a food source for mold growth.

The Choates General Contracting technicians are trained and certified, and use the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques to identify the cause and extent of the damage. 
We utilize:
  • Moisture Meters
  • Moisture Mapping Technology
  • Infrared Cameras

This technology allows us to examine the exterior of your stucco, EIFS or Brick claddings with minimal intrusion.

The first step in Water Mitigation is to identify the source of the water.  Once we’ve identified the source and have eliminated it, we will begin extracting the water.  Damaged carpet and other floor coverings will be removed and inspected.  Whenever possible, they will be salvaged.

Once the water has been extracted, we will use specialized diagnostic equipment (moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, etc.) to determine the extent of the damage to your structure.  Drywall, Cabinets, and other items that are so saturated they cannot be saved will be removed and disposed of.  

At this point, our focus is on drying the structure as quickly as possible.  We utilize a variety of drying equipment, such as air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers.   

A Choates General Construction technician will monitor the humidity and moisture levels of the affected areas to assure that it is drying timely and appropriately.   

In addition to the quick water removal and drying of the affected area, we provide:
  • Waterproofing
  • Foundation Repair
  • Stucco Repair
  • EIFS Repair

We understand that your home or commercial building is a huge investment, and that water damage is a serious headache.  We offer 24 hour emergency Water Mitigation Service.  If you have experiencing water damage, call us right away.

While we are on our way, do the following:
  • If water is coming from a pipe, make sure the water source is turned off. This will help contain the damage.  If you can’t stop the flow of water, contact a plumber right away.
  • Turn off the circuit breakers to your home. Do not attempt to unplug or remove any electrical devices located on the affected area until the breakers are off.
  • Place window draperies through coat hangers and hang them on the curtain rod
  • Be extremely careful while walking on wet, slippery floors
  • Try not to walk on wet carpeting as this may spread water to unaffected areas
  • If the water is a result of sewage backup, do not enter the affected area until after decontamination is complete.  Keep children and pets out of the area.  If possible, leave the building until cleanup and decontamination is complete.

Do not attempt the following:
  • Do not use your home vacuum! This can result in electrical shock.
  • Don’t walk on the affected area any more than necessary. This will keep the damage from spreading to unaffected areas

24 Hour Emergency Water Mitigation
Residential and Commercial!
Call 267-978-3040

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