Water Damage

Water Damage

Services for the Charleston, SC Area

Disaster Plus is Charleston, SC’s oldest locally owned water damage restoration company, providing the Lowcountry with the following 24/7 Water Damage Services for the past 30 years:

  • Water Removal
  • Sewage Extraction and Cleanup
  • Sanitization and Decontamination
  • Mold Remediation Services
  • Moisture Detection (Infrared Detection)
  • Structural Drying
  • Furniture and Content Drying
  • Hardwood Floor and Wall Cavity Drying
  • Demolition
  • Debris Removal and Cleanup
  • Crawl Space Drying and Cleanup
  • Contents Pack-Out, Inventory and Storage
  • Carpet, Furniture and Rug Cleaning

If you have standing water, whether caused by a flood, an overrun bathtub, a malfunctioning appliance or a busted pipe, it requires immediate attention. Disaster Plus is here to help with all of your water damage issues, working directly with your insurance company to ensure that your claim is handled quickly and with the personal treatment you deserve.

When your home experiences water damage, the air quality in your home is likely the least of your worries. However, water damage can pose very serious health risks. Failure to quickly remove contaminated materials and reduce moisture and humidity as a result of excess water, could trigger allergic reactions, cause disease and further damage the structure and materials in your home.

Your home’s wood flooring, carpeting, upholstery and draperies can often be saved after being exposed to water when the issue is addressed immediately, saving you the expense of replacement later.

Calling Disaster Plus RIGHT AWAY is important, for the sooner you make the call, the surer your chances are to salvage your household furnishings and reduce additional restorative costs. From your crawl space to your attic, Disaster Plus will apply the most innovative methods available to remove excess water and moisture, and to stop the cycle of water damage in your home as quickly as possible.

Description of Water Removal/Structure Drying Services

Water Removal:

Standing water is extracted from the structure using truck mounted extraction units utilizing the latest technology in subsurface extraction tools. These tools allow us to physically remove 90% more moisture from carpet and pad than a standard carpet cleaning wand. This process shortens the drying time, subsequently lessening the possibility of microbial propagation.

Structural Drying and Removal:

Once the surfaces have been extracted, any affected insulated walls or ceilings are opened and the water-damaged insulation is removed to allow access to the surfaces behind the drywall. In the event that hardwood flooring is affected, we determine the extent of the damage. If they are deemed salvageable, the hardwood floors are dried in place. Drying is performed using an Injectidry floor drying system, a state of the art system involving the use of molded plastic panels attached to a vacuum unit. This system provides air movement under and between the floorboards hindering fungal reproduction during the drying process. Should the flooring be deemed non-salvageable, it is removed and the exposed sub-flooring is dried with air movement and dehumidification. When removing any drywall or flooring, the work area is contained with polyethylene sheeting and sealed with tape, preventing the spread of dust or any other possible contaminants. During demolition, HEPA Filtration Negative Air Machines are utilized to remove particulates from the air and aid in the prevention of fungal contamination.

Job Monitoring:

Various moisture detection tools are used throughout the drying process to insure that the relative moisture content of the building’s materials are typically below 15%. Once this mark is reached, the structure is deemed “dry.” The temperature and relative humidity readings are taken daily using a Thermal Hygrometer. Readings for outside and inside air conditions, as well as the output of the dehumidifier, are recorded and utilized to calculate the specific humidity. This information is used to determine if moisture levels are decreasing and the equipment is functioning properly.

Should the homeowner, business, or insurance adjuster request that the equipment be removed prematurely against Disaster Plus’ recommendation, the responsible party will need to sign a release of liability holding Disaster Plus harmless.

Mold Removal:

If fungal contamination is discovered at any time during the drying process or removal of water damaged building materials, work is immediately halted. Our IICRC certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technician will inspect and assess the project safety. A plan going forward will be determined and all of the parties involved in the project informed. Click Here to read more about our Mold Inspection and Removal Services.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Member Restoration Industry Alliance (RIA)
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – Certified Firm
  • Vortex Drying Network Founding Member
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) affiliate
  • Member Indoor Air Quality Association, Inc. (IAQA)

When you experience water damage, don’t panic! Think of Disaster Plus, “The Faster Disaster Team” – providing water damage services to the people of Charleston, SC since 1986!