Flood and Water Damage
The team at Slime & Grime Limited have been drying out properties and restoring buildings and contents after fire and flood damage for many years. We are fully qualified, CRB checked, client focused and operate 24/7 as required.
The Importance Of Acting Quickly
It is vitally important to deal with an ingress or escape of water as soon as possible after the incident. The longer a property is left wet, the more problems will occur. Moisture left in a property can cause problems that can be very expensive to put right. Damp, when left unattended, can cause structural problems in a property and make it unsafe for living and working.
Types Of Flood Damage
Clean Water Damage
This type of water damage is usually caused by leaks form things like water tanks and kitchen appliances. This type of damage is not usually of high risk to human health, however, can cause damage to building structure.
If there was a leak that caused this type of damage and it had gone unnoticed for a long period of time, it is always best to let professionals assess the damage. While the cleanup process may seem relatively simple, it's the local building structure that causes the most concern. The risk increases yet again if the water has come into contact, or is close to, electrical currents.
Clean water damage, if left untreated, can turn into grey water and black water damage if left untreated. In some cases, this can only take a few days.
Grey Water Damage
Grey water damage is the name given to water damage which poses a moderate health risk to humans. It usually contains some kind of additional chemicals or micro-organisms.
This type of damage is usually cause by errors with water appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, where it is not just water escaping, but it also contains chemicals.
Slime & Grime has specialist equipment which can safely pump the water out of the building and dispose of it correctly and safely. We will then dry and dehumidify the affected area and carry out checks on items and objects that may have been affected.
Black Water Damage
This type of water damage is the most dangerous from the types mentioned. It is highly unsanitary. Common causes of black water damage stem from floods containing harmful chemicals coming from things like sewage and river floods. This poses a high risk to human health and we highly recommend it should be handled by professionals.
Slime & Grime offer a 24 hour service for flood and water damage due to how harmful it can be. We can quickly evaluate the damage and apply procedures to start the clean up as soon as possible, wasting no time. Once we have dealt with the flood, we conduct a thorough inspection of the property to ensure it is safe to return. If water damage of this type is missed or left untreated, it can cause health damage due to fast contamination spreading.
How Slime & Grime Approach The Clean-up
Slime & Grime's approach will naturally vary slightly according to the circumstances to which they are called out. However for the most part our approach is consistent. We use refrigerant dehumidifiers with pump out systems, thus reducing the requirement to empty water tanks on a daily basis. We always use air movement and dehumidification together as dehumidifiers only dry the air, while the air movers encourage evaporation of the moisture from the property. This speeds up the drying process both safely and efficiently.
We always treat properties in need of water damage restoration with an anti-microbial agent to deal with unwanted contaminants, also helping to eradicate mould and mould spores.
We are also specialists in the pumping out of water, drying and sanitising of cellars.
Where properties have been damaged by fire, our team have been able to restore properties back to the pre-incident condition or better. We aim to minimise secondary damage to the property by providing a 24 hour service so we can be on site as quickly as possible. This significantly reducing the replacement costs.
Smoke Damage Restoration
Smoke damage restoration involves firstly thermal fogging your property, which will help reduce the acidity in the air. This process will also assist with odour control. Carbon and soot are acidic and are therefore corrosive. The loose particulate of soot/carbon is vacuumed off all surfaces and then cleaned down using a strong alkaline detergent, sanitiser and deodoriser. This brings the property back to a neutral state which is vital for the long-term well-being of your property and your health.
Every area of your property is cleaned and sanitised. Where staining has occurred we can stain block those areas before carrying out decorating or painting works. As we carry out all these services in-house we can usually reduce the time scale of the restoration process, thus hopefully reducing the stress and hassle that an incident like this may cause.
Damaged Contents Restoration
We also restore fire-damaged contents, ranging from carpets, furniture, and documents to clothing. We can dispose of unrestorable contents and complete inventories and supply photographic evidence if required. We can PAT test all electrical items in-house if needed.
Damage To Outside Of The Property
If the outside of the property is damaged, for example by smoke, we clean these areas using our specialist equipment and products.
Our Team Adapts To Your Needs
Sympathetic staff will help reduce the stress and hassle surrounding these traumatic events. If required, the ability of Slime & Grime Limited to project manage the entire restoration process, bringing your buildings and contents back to the pre-incident condition as quickly as possible, sets us apart from many of our competitors.
- Free Quotes
- 24/7 Call Out
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Flood Damage Restoration
- Fire Deep Cleaning
- Flood Deep Cleaning
- Mould Removal & Control
- Cellar Pump Outs, Drying, Sanitising and Deodorising
- Property Drying services
- Contents Restoration
- Buildings and Contents Electrical Testing and Restoration
- French Polishing
- Upholstery Services
- Carpet and Rug Cleaning
- Hard Floor Cleaning
- Brick, Stone and Substrate Cleaning
- Jet Washing
- Ozone Deodorisation and Sanitising
- Gas Safe Services
- Joinery Works
- Painting and Decorating
- Roofing Works
- Plumbing Services
Our experienced and sympathetic staff are able to reduce the stress and hassle present, when property and contents are affected by fire or flood. What's more, we can help you navigate the tricky situation where you have no insurance for house fires or floods. Ask us about the help we can provide for uninsured homeowners or other victims of circumstance who lack insurance.
Our list of clients include:
- Loss Adjusters/Loss Assessors
- Insurance Companies
- Housing Associations
- Property Management Agencies
- Commercial and Domestic Clients