There are not many things worse than walking into your home to find water running from the ceilings and saturating your furniture, carpets and belongings. Here at Tapco HomeDry we know only too well the worry and distress you feel but be assured we have carried out many Water Damage Surveys in Kingston and the surrounding areas of Surbiton, New Malden, Richmond, Hampton Wick and Teddington, and we’re here to help you.
No matter how big or small the problem appears it will require a thorough survey because water can cause timber decay, including the dreaded dry rot and wet rot fungus. It also causes secondary damage like shrinkage and staining of timbers and plaster. It is very important that only a qualified timber and damp surveyor assess the damage because he will have a full understanding of what restoration work and treatment is required to ensure there is no secondary damage.
There are many causes of water damage, some of which are leaking plumbing possibly from a flat above, a leaking roof a burst pipe in your loft or under your floor or worst of all actual flooding, maybe from a burst water main, overflowing river or a high water table due to long periods or rain. Whatever the cause there are things that need to be done immediately.
Locate the valve and turn off the water supply. (It’s a good idea to know where this is before you need it)
Isolate the electricity around the affected areas Call your insurance company
Start the drying out by turning the heating up and opening the windows.
Call your local company, Tapco HomeDry to start the drying process and arrange a thorough survey and produce a report for your insurance company
WHAT TAPCO HOMEDRY WILL DO?
The first thing for us to do is to get you back to as near normal as possible. We will remove any wet carpets and furnishings and start the drying process by installing heat, dehumidifiers and fans. Once your insurance company has instructed us we will remove all the damaged wall and ceiling plaster and affected joinery timbers and thoroughly inspect the structural timbers. If these are sound they will be treated using a high performance wood preservative. The walls and ceiling will be re-plastered and redecorated ready for reuse.
You can rely on Tapco HomeDry to Do it Once, Do it Right. We have been established since 1971 and are proudly recognised as one of London’s most thorough water damage restoration companies. We are members of the Property Care Association (PCA), Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards and a corporate member of the British Damage Management Association (BDMA).
Unlike most water damage restoration companies our work is covered by a 20 year guantee which can be insured by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).
Don’t panic call Tapco HomeDry now to arrange a water damage survey in or around the Royal Borough of Kingston.