Water Damage Restoration
- Available 24/7
- Quick Response
- Free Estimates
- Certified Professionals
- Extraction, Drying, Dehumidification
- Insurance Billing – We work with your Insurance company. We work with their Allowance.
- If an insurance claim is involved, we do NOT require any money until you get paid
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Water damage is a very common occurrence. After a fire, it can be one of the most damaging factors that happen to a home or business. Whether it’s a leak or a spill, call KD Construction immediately. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take care of you. KD Construction specializes in water extraction, structural drying, and storm response. No matter when the loss occurs, we will be there within the hour.
Timing is critical. If an area is not inspected professionally, water damage can lead to structural damage and/or mold.
Sometimes, property owners and managers try to remove the water themselves. Without professionally assessing, with equipment, that the structure is truly dry, that mistake can lead to moisture retention and mold. This can cause secondary damage such as rot, mildew, and encroachment in other areas.
You can avoid all of this by calling KD Construction and letting our team thoroughly inspect and dry out your building.
With KD Construction you get a specialized team that can help decrease the severity and continuation of the damage. Our water extraction team gets into the structure as soon as possible. We use specialized equipment to remove most of the standing water and make sure the area is dry in order to prevent moisture damage or mold growth.
Call KD Construction right away! We are ready to respond, help, and give you peace of mind.
It is important that the area with the exposure is dried out completely and quickly. This is a time sensitive matter. Just because the leak stopped does not mean the damage has stopped. It is important that a restoration company such as KD Construction gets involved right away.
We use high velocity fans, dehumidifiers, air movers and more in order to get your property dried out quickly.
Damage from water is progressive, even unharmed areas can soak in air humidity and can cause mold and mildew.
We monitor the project daily, utilizing infrared imaging cameras, and provide you with accurate documentation on the moisture readings, written field reports, infrared images, and photos.
The best way to stop the continuation of water damage, and to get structural drying is to call a professional such as KD Construction.
Hurricanes, storms, floods, and other water emergencies can strike at any time.
The key to reducing your losses in the event of a natural disaster is to respond immediately to the situation. You have to extract the water immediately, dry, dehumidify and sanitize everything that has been contaminated from any possible exposure to sewage or other water borne toxins.
If you delay action for more than 24 hours without our a professional support, the damage can foster the onset of dangerous mold, mildew, and bacteria. We go through great lengths to thoroughly clean, sanitize, and reduce the onset of secondary mold and mildew.
KD Construction can help you reduce the water damage to your building and important valuables.
If mold is already present we do have equipment that can contain and clean the area, this reduces the risk of further exposure. Our project is never complete until we have reached the appropriate moisture readings.
Call us at any time and we will be there!
Water Damage Restoration
- Mold Testing With Complete Report and Recommendations
- Mold Removal and Restoration
- Plastic Containment of the Restoration Area
- Proper Cleaning or Disposal of Contaminated Contents
- Chemical Treatment to Prevent Future Contamination
- Total Restoration including Reconstruction and Remodel
If you find yourself in the middle of a water emergency, we suggests the following:
- Try to stop the water flow
- Remove as much excess water as possible
- Towel-dry wood furniture
- Relocate all moveable items to a dry place
- Place wood blocks under furniture
- Pin up draperies and upholstery skirts
- Call us to get the problem resolved
- Do Not go near contaminated (sewer) water
- Do Not use electrical appliances and outlets in wet areas
- Do Not use your household vacuum to extract water
- Do Not place wet items on any absorbent surface
- Do Not turn on your heating and/or air conditioning system if you think water may have entered the ducts
- Do Not enter rooms if the ceiling is wet and sagging
- Do Not leave absorbent materials like boxes, papers or pillows in the wet area
- Do not let children or the elderly enter the affected areas
Q & A
How can I safely inspect my house after water damage?
A: Dangers are not over when the water goes down. Do not endanger yourself or your family after a water event. Keep children and pets away. Try to protect yourself and your family from stress, fatigue, and water-related health hazards. Follow these basic safety rules:
- Determine Structural Stability.
- Cut off power supply.
- Turn off water supply.
- Turn off gas supply.
- Beware of animals.
- Use protective gear.
What are the best ways to secure my property after water related damage?
A: Lock and secure your property when not occupied to prevent looting. Keep in mind that alarms may malfunction if the electricity or telephone service has been interrupted.
How can I estimate the extent of the damage?
A: Start with a closer inspection of the property to assess the damage to the exterior. Only if determined safe, walk around the building and lot to observe and gather information. Mark the water levels on the walls for reference. Now enter the structure. Taking extreme precautions, start from the top and document the damage.
What are the electricity related safety rules after water damage?
A: There 3 basic safety rules:
- Turn off the power to your home or business by disabling the main circuit breaker panel. Even if the neighborhood power grid is down assume all power lines are active and functioning.
- Do not use regular household vacuums to remove excess water.
- Do not use electrical appliances while standing on a wet floor.
How can I know if I have water damage in the kitchen?
Leaks under the sink, slow draining pipes, cracked tile or missing grout, soft or stained walls and floors, leaks under and around the base of the dishwasher, and moisture behind the refrigerator.
Where do I need to look for water damage in the bathroom while inspecting?
A: Start with the toilet; check the water lines, the floor around the toilet, the tank and the toilet rim. Make sure no leaks are visible. Then inspect the Shower and Bathtub. Inspect the tiles, the grout, drain and visible plumbing. Confirm that all seals are tighten and dry. Be attentive to discolorations or soft areas around the bathtub walls.
What is air drying?
A: Air drying is the most common technique for dry out. Airflow will speed up evaporation by moving moisture-saturated air, allowing dry air to absorb moisture. This method is inexpensive drying since no special equipment is required. However, it is relatively slow.
I checked my attic insulation and it seems wet. How can I dry it and make sure it is still in good condition.
A: After being wet, most insulation is ineffective. However, it is hard to dry out insulation and therefore it will hold moisture for a while, creating high moisture conditions. It is strongly recommended to find and fix the leak source and replace all wet insulation.
I can see discoloration on the wall near my utility sink and the wall is getting softer. Does that mean a problem?
A: Stained or discolored walls around the utility sink probably means there is an internal leak in the pipes behind the stained wall. Fixing these pipes usually requires professional help. To verify the problem, consider hiring a professional for an infrared inspection.
What are the recommended tests for a sump pump?
- Check the outlet pipe to make sure it is not clogged or frozen. Follow the pipe and confirm that water are directed away from the property.
- Check that the pump is clean. Plug in the pump and remove the lid (if there is one). Use a flashlight and look into the pump and see that the inlet pipe is clean and free flowing.
- Test the pump by pouring at least 5 gallons of water and pumping it out. Be sure to pour the water in a way that will simulate the average flow into the pump. Force the pump to turn on and off 2-3 times and watch the action of the on/off switch while listening to the pump.
What are the warning signs for water damage in the refrigerator?
- Moisture behind or under the refrigerator including on the coils in the back of the refrigerator.
- Leaks from hose connection and seals. (Commonly found in the icemaker’s water supply line)
- Growth of mold is a major sign because it indicates an ongoing problem that must be treated immediately. This problem is usually detected in the drain pan if your refrigerator has one.
Do I have to install an exhaust fan in my bathroom?
A: Installing an exhaust fan in the bathroom is much recommended. When running, the fan ventilates the bathroom by circulating air and therefore preventing damp air overloads. It helps to maintain low humidity levels, promoting good indoor air quality and reducing the chance for mold growth. It is important to turn it on while using the bathroom and for 5-10 minutes afterwards.
Do I need to throw away all my kitchenware after a flood?
A: Not necessarily. Dishes, cooking utensils and food preparation areas can be sanitized, disinfected and then reused. Throw away wooden cutting boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle nipples and pacifiers, since it’s nearly impossible to safely clean them.
I can see drips in the washing machine while it is not in use. Is that normal or is it a sign for water damage?
A: You probably need to replace the shut off valve. Consider installing a single-handled valve that makes it easier to turn off the water supply to the washing machine.
My books where soaked in water. How can I salvage them?
A: Assuming your books were soaked in clean water for less than 24 hours and mold is not present, you will have to start by prioritizing salvage order: collection books and valuable books must be dried before all other books. The best method for paper drying is freezing. Insert the books into plastic bags and place in the freezer. To prevent pages from adhering to each other, place a baking sheet every 20-30 pages.
What can I do if I need to salvage my photos but I can’t get to it immediately?
A: If you cannot dry out your photos immediately, you can delay further damage from happening by freezing your photos. Start with rinsing them gently, then place your clean photos in a plastic bag (zip bags are recommended), place them in a container and put in the freezer. Be sure to consult a professional conservator before freezing any photos.
Indoor flooding caused by an overflowing toilet is one of the nastiest forms of water intrusion that can happen to your home or place of business. Toilet water is highly unsanitary, making it a prime source of biological and structural threats in any building.
If you have a toilet water flood that intrudes into living and working spaces in your property, you’ll need more than just regular plumbing services to get your place back to normal. You’ll need help from a company that specializes in treating and restoring water-damaged property.
Causes of Toilet Overflow
There are two main causes of toilet overflows that can lead to indoor flooding. The most common is a bad clog within the pipe that takes water and waste from the bowl to the sewers. Solid objects like tissue paper, feminine napkins, tampons, toys or even mobile phones that are dropped and flushed can result in a bad clog. When this happens, water can’t escape and it backs up into the surface which results in an unhygienic overflow.
Toilet water overflows can also happen when a toilet’s tank malfunctions and water comes in non-stop. Toilet tanks are designed to shut off the water supply automatically once they’re full, but if a part in its system is broken, water from the line that feeds the tank will rush in uninterrupted and this can start an indoor flood. This type of flooding is more sanitary than the type that comes straight out of the toilet bowl, but it’s still dangerous and needs to be addressed quickly. Effects of Toilet Water flooding
Ramifications of a Toilet Overflow and Flooding Event
Think toilet water floodwater is just disgusting and a chore to clean up? It gets worse. Here’s a list of threats that it can pose to your home or place of work:
- Structural Damage – When exposed to water for long periods of time, wood, concrete and metal parts of your building can weaken or corrode.
- Water contamination – Toilet water can seep into other parts of your property where clean water is kept. When this happens, you immediately have a serious health hazard that can make people and pets sick.
- Air contamination – Of all the types of water that can intrude your household or workplace, toilet water leaves behind the most unpleasant of odors which can disrupt normal living and working conditions.
- Furniture, Appliance and Drapery Damage – It’s not just the permanent parts of your building that are at risk when toilet water intrusion happens. What’s inside it are even more vulnerable. In a lot of cases, toilet overflows can render carpets, electronics and some furniture unusable even after cleanup. Please call us for carpet cleaning (add link to carpet cleaning page) and water damage restoration services.
- Mold Growth – All it takes is a little water and a little organic matter for mold to grow and run rampant in your property. Toilet water that makes contact with floors, carpets, walls and furniture creates the perfect environment for mold to thrive and infest your place. Please call us if mold remediation (link to mold page) is needed.
Carpet Cleaning & Restoration
When indoor flooding gets into carpeted areas of your property, it’s always trouble. Carpets are notoriously tough to clean and water damage can render them unfit for use if immediate action isn’t taken. If your carpets have been soaked by recent water intrusion, call All County DKI and we will assist you quickly.
We offer carpet restoration services in entire South Florida including: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Aventura and surrounding areas.
We specialize in deep-cleaning of flooded carpets and bringing them back to their pre-disaster condition. Our South Florida-based group has over 30 years of combined cleanup and restoration experience backed up by field-proven equipment that help us do a great job each and every time. We pride ourselves on leaving your home or commercial space completely dry and free of moisture, giving you the peace of mind knowing that water isn’t working under your nose to ruin your floor coverings.
Did you know?
Water damage is a cumulative process. The longer you wait to do something about it, the worse the situation gets for your carpets and the rest of your property. Here’s the kind of trouble you can expect when you let carpets stay wet or moist for long stretches:
- Easier Tearing and Ripping – While you may not see the immediate structural damage on your carpets, water weakens its fibers and latex backing over time. This makes the carpet more susceptible to tears and rips from footsteps and furniture movement. Even if the carpet survives the initial flooding, its overall lifespan is greatly diminished if proper cleaning and restoration measures aren’t applied.
- Fire Hazard – Some homes and facilities have the bad habit of having electrical wiring run under their carpets. Over the years, the weight of human traffic and the movement of heavy objects on top of the carpet can wear out the insulations that cover the wires underneath it. When a live wire is exposed and it comes into contact with wet patches of carpet, you’re looking at a serious fire hazard that can cause severe property damage and potential loss of human life.
- Mold Infestation – Harmful fungi such as mold love damp surfaces where there’s ample food to keep them nourished. A carpet that’s been exposed to water fits that description perfectly. At its onset, mold growth can be hard to spot on your carpet. It’s only after the fuzzy fungus forms small colonies that it becomes clearly visible to a lot of people. Touching, cleaning, or treading on mold can be dangerous because the slightest of forces can send its spores flying. Skin contact or inhalation of spores have been known to cause irritations, respiratory disorders and even poisoning. Please call us for mold removal (add link) sevices if you are in need of mold remediation.
- Musty Odors – Stale moisture on carpets and mold growth produce musty smells that are hard to get rid of. Air fresheners only mask these odd smells but don’t necessarily remove their causes.
- Pest Attraction – Common household pests are drawn in by damp surfaces. Rats and roaches love it even more when that surface is your carpet. These pests can haul in deadly germs which can infect people and pets that come into direct contact with the carpet. Get Help from us today!
To make sure your carpet is saved from total loss and doesn’t become a health/fire hazard in your home or facility, call us for assistance. We are available 24/7 in the South Florida area.
What you can expect at one of our water damage inspections:
Here’s what you can expect us to do when we arrive on the site for a water damage inspection:
- Identify the Source of Flooding – In some cases, the source of flooding can be very obvious. Natural disasters like storms and river overflows bring water from the outside in. When water comes from indoors, the source can be a little harder to track down. Pipes can burst in the most unexpected areas and they could be submerged by the time you detect the flooding. In less violent cases of water intrusion, liquid can seep from roofs into walls and go unnoticed for long stretches of time.
Our experts are equipped with state-of-the-art gear that will help them zero in on the origin of your water damage woes. We have moisture detectors, thermal imaging cameras and probes that can sniff out even the smallest traces of indoor humidity. Once the source of water intrusion is found, we will give you recommendations on how to shut it down and how to contain the extent of damage your property receives.
- Classify Water According to Sanitation Level – Floodwater is classified into three categories according to sanitation: white, gray and black. White water is the cleanest of the three. It brings no immediate threats from chemical or biological contaminants. White water usually comes from rain, leaky faucets and water heater overflows. Because of its non-hazardous nature, it’s usually the easiest to recover from.
Gray water is wastewater that poses no immediate hazards to people and other living organisms. It usually comes from wash basins, showers and baths. While it isn’t as fresh or clean as white water, it’s relatively easy to recover from when you’ve had this type of water flooding in your property.
Black water is the most destructive of the three water categories according to sanitation. It can carry toxic substances, corrosive components and harmful microbes that can ruin property and make people ill. Toilet water, sewage discharge, washing machine runoff and dishwasher overflows are considered as black water. As you may guess, black water is the hardest to clean up and recover from among all water types. It requires specialized equipment and handling techniques to safely extract from your household or workplace.
- Quantify and Map the Extent of Damage – The next step is for us to map out the extent of water intrusion in your property. You may only see what’s visible to the naked eye, but water can get into the smallest of crevices and wreak havoc there. Our equipment and processes enable us to determine the amount of unwanted water in your building and where it’s at exactly. We can then give you a visual representation of the flooding situation so you can see exactly what you’re up against.
- Investigate Damages and Classify According to Type – After we get to know everything there is to find out about the water inside your building, we’ll check the condition of the structure itself and its contents. It’s very important for us to determine which damages were pre-existing before the flooding occurred, which damages were a direct result of water intrusion and which ones were not directly caused by the water but resulted from complications thereof. The findings will be crucial for filing an accurate and successful insurance claim.
- Proposal of Recommended Action and Scope of Work – Based on what damages your insurance policy will cover and how much you are willing to shell out independently (if necessary), we will provide you with the most cost-effective quote possible.
Water Heater Overflow Cleanup
What Causes Water Heater Overflows?
Among the more common causes of water intrusion in homes and commercial spaces in South Florida are water heater overflows. These indoor mini-disasters happen when your building’s heating tank leaks or bursts, discharging scalding hot water onto its immediate surroundings and allowing more water from the line that feeds the tank to rush in uncontrollably.
There are two main reasons why a water heater might cause indoor flooding in your home or facility. The most common is a malfunction in the system’s thermostat. The thermostat gauges how hot the water in the tank is. As the water reaches the desired temperature, the thermostat tells the heating element to cool down. If the thermostat is not working properly, heating can continue indefinitely, making the water boil, evaporate and cause pressure build-up within the tank.
At some point, even the tank’s metal body will not be able to contain the internal pressure from steam and hot water. The next thing that happens is a burst, allowing hot water to escape and spill out. This causes another regulation issue: water heater tanks are designed to automatically shut off the water supply from the line that feeds them. When a burst happens, the tank never completely fills and water from the pipe just keeps on coming. This situation provides most of the water that eventually becomes a flood. Water heater overflows can also be caused by worn-out parts that hold the heater tank together. As these parts corrode or loosen, small leaks can develop and allow water to escape the tank. While not quite as violent as a pressure-related burst, small leaks are harder to spot immediately. In a lot of cases, leaks can be a few days to a few weeks old before homeowners or maintenance personnel detect them. By then, flooding may have already taken place and a full-blown indoor crisis is underway.
The Dangers of Water Heater Overflows
Like any other form of indoor flooding, liquid intrusion from water heater overflows threaten a structure’s wooden, metal and concrete components. It can also damage appliances, machinery and furnishings. Mold growth and other biological threats can also arise from the sudden presence of water in once-dry environments.
Water heater overflows carry additional hazards with them. For one, water heaters are usually located in basements where flooding isn’t immediately detectable. This gives the water a chance to come in contact with live electric sockets and power switches, creating fire and electrocution hazards. Bursts can also happen when people are in the vicinity of the tank, which means people can suffer burns if they come in contact with hot water that’s violently released.
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