Water damage affects thousands of properties and dwellings in the UK, causing millions of pounds in water damage cleanup and restoration claims. There is a misconception that properties are only at risk of a flood if they are located within high risk flood areas. However, flooding in properties occurs for a variety of reasons, ranging from blocked drains, burst pipes caused by freezing weather, leaks to flash flooding. In most cases these occur unexpectedly and can cause devastating damage.
Flood water can cause varying degrees of water damage depending on its source and severity. Water damage can affect floors, walls, soft furnishings and even the building structure. After a domestic or commercial property has been affected by water, it is important, and a requirement of your insurance policy, that it is assessed and any content and building structure affected by the water damage are either removed or dried quickly. Thereby helping to prevent further structural damage and minimise the risk of hazards to health, as there is a good chance the flood water contains sewage contaminants and hazardous waste, categorising it as a black water flood.
Water damage will continue to spread the longer you do not act and may then can contribute to health problems. It may also be a stipulation of your property’s insurance policy that you take immediate action to limit further damage to your property.
A professional water damage cleanup service
CPL t/a as Rainbow International has been providing rapid 24-hour specialist water damage cleanup and restoration services for the last 20 years and is one of the UK’s leading specialist cleaning experts. We understand the importance of a rapid response to a water damage incident following a flood or burst pipe, so we provide a fast response professional water damage cleanup service 24/7, 365 days of the year including bank holidays.
Our technicians are trained to the British Damage Management Association (BDMA) standard, meaning they have all the necessary training and equipment to properly remove flood water and sewage, even if it contains harmful bacteria and faecal matter. Also, for your peace of mind, all our technicians have advanced DBS clearance.
As part of our water damage cleanup and restoration services, we also provide a complete flood damage repair services which includes a complete building reinstatement. This comprises replacement of structural elements such as rotted timbers and internal fixtures like kitchen and bathroom units, ruined plasterboard as well as redecorations and flooring.
As soon as the areas of water damage and building structure have been thoroughly assessed and identified by our team, we will ascertain the age and construction of the property affected by water. This is very important in determining which drying and water extraction method to use. Flooding in a Victorian property will affect the structure of the building differently to flooding in a modern building. We will determine the best course of action to effectively clean and sanitise your premises. Our team will use specialist flood and water removal equipment to extract contaminated water, and then install rapid drying solutions to effectively remove and dry your premises out. We will also, deodorise, disinfect and decontaminate all areas to prevent mould growth and contaminants.
Once the building is stabilised our flood reinstatement building team will assess the level of strip-out and reinstatement required to get the property to its pre-incident condition.
We also offer a range of water damage associated services such as:
Bespoke drying regimes – to efficiently dry out your property
Traditional drying methods may not always be the most appropriate techniques for drying out the structure of a building. By deploying the latest technologies such as Pressure Drying
, Injection Drying
, Plate Drying
& Heat Mat Drying
, can avoid the need for total strip-out and reinstatement, saving you time and money in the long run.
During the water damage restoration process, we can deal with your insurance company on your behalf, to reduce the hassle for you. This helps to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Benefits of our service:
- Nearly 20 years of experience
- Rapid response – 24/7, 365 days a year
- One contact number – we’ll take care of everything else
- Technicians have full DBS clearance
- Track record of expertise
- Use latest technology
- Fully insured
- Health and Safety accredited
If have been unfortunate to have experienced a flood or water damage, make sure you take immediate action and contact the water cleanup professionals, by either completing our online contact form or giving us a call on 0800 030 4360.