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Water Damage Extraction and Restoration

Water is the single most long-term destructive substance in the indoor environment. Excess moisture or flooding can cause structures and personal property to rapidly deteriorate. The problem becomes more serious when the water is unsanitary or clean-up services are delayed.

The harmful effects of water are sharply reduced by prompt and effective intervention, especially within the first 24-48 hours. Even though the damage may look severe, cleanup and restoration can produce amazing results. From furniture to family heirlooms, office computers to production machinery, BELFOR has successfully restored water-damaged structures and property for more than 75 years.

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Water Extraction and Drying

At BELFOR, our professional water removal services are some of the best in the business and can provide you with peace of mind. Using professional water drying equipment, BELFOR will ensure water damage to your property is minimized as quickly as possible and will be returned to its normal state.

Our water damage restoration techniques include:

  • Identifying Type and Extent of Damage 
  • Evaluating The Loss – The evaluation stage involves assessing the type of water (Category 1, 2, or 3) and level of contamination, as well as deciding what stays and what goes based on those factors. The categories of water can be split into the following:
    • Category 1 – This originates from a sanitary source such as broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflow without contaminants, or falling rainwater.
    • Category 2 – This type of water contains significant contamination from sources such as dishwashers or washing machines overflow/discharge, toilet bowl overflow (some urine, no feces) or a broken aquarium.
    • Category 3 – This is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogens, toxins, or other harmful agents; sources include sewage, waste line backup or flooding from seawater, rivers, and streams.
  • Water Removal or Extraction
  • Drying and Dehumidification
  • Antimicrobial Application

BELFOR also has the industry’s most extensive inventory of drying equipment – air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, thermo-hygrometers and more. We have a large fleet of semi-trailers loaded with equipment and supplies that are strategically positioned around the country for rapid response.

Professional Dehumidification Services

When your property has suffered flood damage, it can be tempting to try and deal with the water extraction and cleanup process on your own. However, without the necessary equipment and specialist knowledge, this can lead to further problems.

Structural drying is a scientific process that requires professional water damage training and the use of specialized instruments. This means that calling a professional water removal service is vitally important to help ensure a full recovery for your property.

Using moisture meters with exclusive proprietary software, technicians carefully measure moisture content and the extent of water damage. We also monitor and document the drying process on a daily basis until optimal drying standards are met.

Dehumidification removes moisture from the air and prevents secondary water damage from condensation. At BELFOR, we use sophisticated dehumidification equipment. This means we can produce effective drying results and eliminate environmental concerns.

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The clock starts ticking from the moment water enters the property, making it vital that you get in touch with a professional emergency water extraction team from BELFOR as soon as possible.

If your property is damaged by water or floods, call BELFOR Canada at 866.366.0493 for professional help.