Chertsey town is part of the Borough of Runnymeade, named after the riverside meadow where King John sealed the Magna Carta in 1215. At Chertsey Meads visitors can delight in enjoying the 170 acre site of open grassland fronting the River Thames, with wildlife habits, walks and picnic areas. The river is spanned by an elegant seven-arched bridge at Chertsey and there is lots of riverside activity here including pubs, boat building yards and river traffic.
There are a number of causes of water damage, including leaking plumbing possibly from a flat above, a leaking roof or a burst pipe in your loft or under your floor. The worst case scenario is flooding from a burst water main, overflowing river or a high water table due to long periods or rain. Tapco Homedry have over 45 years experience in dealing with all types of water damage and restoration.
First steps you need to take:
If the leak is due to a plumbing defect turn off the water supply and isolate electricity in the affected area before making a call to your insurance company. Introducing heat and air flow will get the drying process under way – your aim is to limit the damage as much as possible, so remove any soft furnishings and other belongings and take to an area where they can start drying out.
On agreement with your insurance company, Tapco HomeDry can install industrial fans and dehumidifiers to hasten the drying process. We can arrange for a detailed survey by our qualified timber and damp and surveyor who will use a Thermal Imaging Camera and calibrated damp meter and take images of all damaged areas. A full report will be sent within three days of the survey being carried out.
The restoration work is likely to be covered by your property insurance company, and when they have agreed the works we would send our experienced water damage restoration specialists to undertake the programme of works. You will appreciate the importance of the works being carried out to the highest standards, ensuring no damp remains to cause future problems such as rotting timbers, damage to wall plaster, Wet Rot or the devastating Dry Rot.
Our work is covered by a long term guarantee which can be insured by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI), providing you with complete peace of mind.
If it’s an emergency call us on 07736 804 965 where we are here to help.