Sink Or Bathtub Overflow Cleanup

Sink Or Bathtub Overflow Cleanup

In all counties of Connecticut, and the U.S. in general, sink and bathtub overflows are very common. They often happen simply because someone gets distracted and they forget the water running. If this happens for a long time, especially overnight or longer, massive water damage can appear.

The Dangers of a Sink or Bathtub Overflow

Fortunately, the water coming from your bathtub and sink is completely safe for consumption. Little bacteria exist, and harm is not immediately caused. However, the threat does develop. 

When a lot of time passes and the water overflow is not cleaned up, bacteria grows and thrives. To make matters even worse, if the standing water is not 100% removed (including the resulting moisture), bacteria and mold can grow without you even realizing that this is happening. 

Because of the reasons listed above, we recommend you contact Green Restoration whenever a sink or bathtub overflow happens. Our cleanup experts are available 24/7 in Connecticut counties and in Westchester County, NY, and we only use safe, bio-degradable, and eco-friendly cleaning solutions. At the same time, all equipment we use is professional.

What To Do After a Sink or Bathtub Overflow

The trick with overflowing water is reacting as fast as possible. As soon as the sink or bathtub overflow was identified, take the following steps:

  • Turn Off The Bathroom Water Supply – Most bathroom fixtures, including the bathtub and the sink, have a shut-off valve. You need to turn off the water supply with this valve. In the event that you cannot get to it, the shut-off valve is frozen, or you do not know where it is, turn off the water supply to the entire bathroom. If this also fails, you have to turn off the water supply to the whole house.
  • Turn Off Electricity – If possible, turn off the electricity just to the bathroom, although you will usually need to turn off the entire home’s power supply. Electrocution is a huge hazard in flooded indoor rooms. If you notice that there is too much water on the floor, you need to turn off the electricity first. In rare occasions, an electrician actually has to clear the room and mark it as safe before other experts can enter.
  • Remove All Standing Water – Always use old towels, mops, and floor squeegees to remove all standing water from the floor safely. That water needs to go down the drain quickly. It is also safe to use a regular vacuum cleaner that can be safely used to remove liquids. After you remove the standing water, make sure you remove all soaked rugs.
  • Continuously Circulate Air – Open all the windows and use fans if you have them. The goal is to start moving the air and start the drying process.

This drastically reduces the extent of the damage and can even lower your repair bills. 

We also recommend that you get in touch as soon as possible when you have any doubt. Our water damage restoration experts are a phone call away.

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

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