Flood Restoration Auckland
24/7 Emergency Services
A flooded home is an incredibly stressful situation, which is why Ajet’s accredited (RIA, CCANZ, ANSI/IICRC S500) flood recovery experts are around 24/7 to provide quick and effective flood management and water damage restoration services. Ajet’s technicians are conveniently scattered Auckland wide to ensure a timely response to water damage emergencies in your area.
Many structures are located in flood prone regions of Auckland. This means that at some point in time, your residential or commercial building may sustain water damage. Leaking pipes, faulty water lines, and dripping roofs due to heavy rains can also lay cause to water troubles. Ultimately, this can result in a broad range of problems, such as soaked carpets, discoloured ceilings and walls, and the presence of mildew and mould. In fact, mould can begin to proliferate in standing water in as little as 36 hours. This means that the flood restoration Auckland residents require service which is prompt and professional.
If you are dealing with water damage and need flood recovery services, you should never put off contacting an expert in this field. This is because damage to your property and potential health hazards typically become worse over time, leading to a considerable increase in repair costs.
Ajet is a Kiwi owned and operated company that is confident in its provision of a quality service you can trust, owing to our 30+ years of experience in flood restoration. We utilise proven flood recovery techniques to restore affected items to their original condition, and to minimise flooring and wall damage to your home or workplace.
WHY YOU NEED TO ACT QUICKLY
Flood water is rapidly soaked up by carpets, walls and furnishing where it spreads the harmful biological and chemical contaminants it contains, resulting in costly secondary damages such as odour, pollution, bacteria, structural degradation and mould. Mould, caused by water damage, not only harms the building or home, it may also have a negative impact on the health of those who work or live in the structure. Many different areas can harbour mould, such as ceilings, drywall, carpeting, and wood. This is particularly true if they are allowed to stay damp for a lengthy amount of time. (Check out the characteristics of mould to assist with identifying, removing and preventing mould in your home.)
Most mould appears black, although it may also have a gray, green or bluish appearance. It generally appears fuzzy and proliferates in a threadlike pattern. It is also possible for mould to grow under carpeting, behind tiles, or in walls or ceilings. All variations of this airbourne fungus pose some health risks, such as the development of allergies and acute asthma. It may also place certain individuals at risk for respiratory infections.
A-JET’S FLOOD RECOVERY PLAN
Give us a call as soon as you notice the flood, the sooner we can attend to the issue the lower the damage that will be caused. Upon arrival, our expert technicians will assess the water damage and class it according to its severity. This will inform how we restore the damage. We can then provide you with an estimate of the cost and book in a flood recovery technician.
We act quickly to remove as much as the harmful flood water as possible with quality assured extraction pumps. When excess flood water has been removed, we will utilise our state of the art commercial air dryers, drying mats and dehumidifiers that will not only dry your carpet, but also your floors, walls and other affected areas.
Using Drymatic Boost Box technology, we monitor the environment being dried via a wired sensor system. The continual evaluation of the environment allows the Boost Box to adapt to the varying conditions and increase or decrease its power consumption accordingly. This means it’s more effective and energy efficient.
Our flood recovery technicians will monitor the drying process each day and will make all the necessary adjustments. When the drying process is complete, we can arrange for your carpet to be re-laid or steam cleaned. We can also apply an antibacterial solution to carefully sanitise and decontaminate the area to prevent secondary damage.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF WATER DAMAGE
CATEGORY 1: CLEAN WATER. This flood water is from a source that is harmless to people. This could include overflowing bath/tap water or leaking from an ice maker, dishwasher or washing machine. This type of flood damage is treated by extracting standing water and utilising air movers and dehumidifiers to evaporate and remove moisture from the air (After 48 hours without treatment, Category 1 may become category 2).
CATEGORY 2: GREY WATER. This flood water is contaminated with bacteria, mould and chemicals and thus poses a health risk. This could include dirty water from washing machines, dishwashers, broken aquariums and leaking toilets. This type of flood damage is treated by removing and replacing carpets/flooring which are likely tainted by the harmful grey water.
CATEGORY 3: BLACK WATER. This flood water is riddled with disease-causing bacteria and harmful toxins, rendering it extremely unsanitary and dangerous. This could include sewer backflow, broken toilets containing faeces and rising external flood waters. This type of flood damage is treated by removing and disposing of all affected objects before applying biocides to kill the remaining bacteria.
YOU’RE INSURED THROUGH OUR COMPREHENSIVE CLAIM EXPERIENCE
Considering the incredibly stressful nature of flood damage, we at A-Jet will employ our wealth of experience to assist comprehensively with your insurance claim; as well as our close connections with a decontamination, restoration, remediation and reinstatement specialists to completely restore your property. All we require from you is that you contact your insurance company to lodge a claim and provide us with the claim ID. Once we have the claim ID, leave it our hands and we’ll deal with your insurance company directly. Simple as that.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
GUARD AGAINST ELECTROCUTION
Avoid all electrical points and appliances until the electricity has been turned off. Do not attempt to turn off electricity at the fuse board if you are standing in water. Never go into a room if its electrical outlets may be exposed to water as coming into contact with this water could cause electrocution. Do not use any electrical appliances to attempt to remedy the problem until a professional has deemed it safe.
FIND THE SOURCE OF THE FLOOD
Find the source of the flood and, if possible, stop it by closing the valve or isolating the area. You should attempt to clean up as much of the water as possible by soaking it up with towels or other porous materials or decanting it with buckets in order to minimise some of the damage. It is also always helpful to take photographs, as these are often very beneficial in the future and assist flood recovery experts in formulating a restoration plan.
MOVE GOODS TO A SAFE PLACE
If feasible, take any possessions or furnishings to another location to avoid damage. Remove rugs from wall-to-wall carpeting that has become wet, as colours may run and ruin carpet that may have been savable. If you have help, place wood blocks or aluminum foil under furniture legs to help keep the pieces above the moisture level. Pinning up furniture skirts and draperies is also a practical way to avoid dye and water marks.
BRING IN THE EXPERTS
Most importantly, contact a knowledgeable and trustworthy A-Jet expert immediately for the best flood restoration Auckland experts can provide. This is because procrastination can only lead to worse problems and a greater amount of damage and expense in the future. The longer any kind of moisture damage is left untreated, the more extensive the harm will eventually be to both the structure and its inhabitants
LET’S GET STARTED
Whether you simply need the best carpet drying Auckland has to offer or have experienced a major flood and require extensive services, A-Jet professionals are standing by to offer the most reliable, comprehensive assistance available.