Almost 70% of property damage involves water – through broken pipes, natural flooding, sewer backups or after a fire. Water can cause extensive damage and pose a serious threat to building structures, interior furnishings, important documents and prized belongings. Additionally, mould can begin growing within 48 hours, and mould growth and related bacteria and allergens can result in serious long-term health issues.
It is important that water damage is dealt with promptly and professionally.
Heavy snowfall followed by subsequent thawing is a regular issue across Canada. Last winter, one homeowner had recently refinished her basement, only to have snows melt so quickly that her sump pump was unable to keep up. The newly finished basement was under 5 inches of water.
“I am sure I don’t have to express the discouraged feelings my husband and I were feeling at the time, as we had just finished the basement to our liking. Again, the crew from FirstOnSite was there to reassure us that everything would be looked after and back to normal shortly, and it was.”
FirstOnSite crews worked to remove the water and prevent further flooding, got the basement dry enough to begin restoration over the course of a weekend, and had the basement back to normal within a month.
FirstOnSite technicians are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified. We have over 40 locations across the country, an employee base of over 1,100, with the largest inventory of specialty restoration equipment in Canada.
Every situation is unique, but time is always of the essence. We are always ready to mobilize with speed and professionalism.