Desa Contracting & Restoration is a highly regarded full-service contracting and restoration firm certified by the IICRC.
We serve Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and are available 24/7 for all types of restoration and renovation projects, including those for residential and commercial properties. With over 10 years of work experience, our team of certified professionals have the necessary knowledge to handle a wide range of projects, including concrete repair, crack injection, balcony repair, masonry repair, wall and column repair, exterior cladding retrofits, waterproofing, fire and water damage restoration, mold remediation, and asbestos abatement and removal. Our goal is to give residents and property managers the best services and solutions for their renovation and restoration projects.
Desa Contracting & Restoration is a fully licensed and IICRC-certified full-service water damage restoration company serving Toronto and the GTA. With over a decade of expertise in the
In cases of water damage to your property, it’s critical to contact a certified property restoration team as soon as possible for the extraction of the water to avoid any further damage. At Desa Contracting & Restoration, we employ a number of water extraction techniques and technologies to tailor our response quickly and efficiently to the unique needs and severity of every water damage job.
After the water extraction is complete and all items that have been compromised have been removed from the premises, the next step in our process is to dry out the structure of the building. This ensures the thorough elimination of moisture from within walls, where damp patches can stay hidden if not carefully monitored. At Desa Contracting & Restoration, our certified technicians use devices like air movers, dehumidifiers, wood floor drying systems, heaters, and fans to improve air circulation and water evaporation.
Depending on the cause of the flooding or water damage, there may be a biohazard risk that needs to be addressed. Having said that, to ensure that all contamination is eliminated before restoration, the next step in our process is to clean and decontaminate the property. Our skilled technicians will thoroughly clean and sanitize all affected areas to prevent further damage to your property, such as mold growth.
The last step in our process is documenting the water damage event. From the moment we arrive, our certified team will document the entire situation. This will be carried out by using photographs, statements, and readings from our equipment to create an accurate assessment of the extent of damage to your property. After compiling the information we have, we will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate to help you receive the appropriate compensation from your insurance company. It should be noted that documentation will take place alongside the other steps in the process.
With more than 10 years of Residential & Commercial Water Damage Restoration experience,
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When it comes to causing water damage to your Toronto property, some of the most common causes are drain backups, burst pipes, insufficient waterproofing, cracked foundations, and sewage backups. That said, at Desa Contracting & Restoration, we specialize in handling all matters or causes pertaining to water damage restoration in and around Toronto and the GTA. For more information, please call us.
From all our years restoring homes and commercial buildings in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, we have managed to put together a short list to assist property owners in identifying some of the most common signs of water damage. The following are some common signs of water damage: unpleasant odors, mold growth, visible stains on the ceilings or walls of a structure, peeling paint, sagging walls or ceilings, and raised floors.
In the event of a flood or water damage to your property, the first thing you should do is find the source of the water. After which, you should call a water damage restoration company to address the issue immediately. Provided that, it is imperative to have the water extracted quickly and efficiently to avoid further damage to the property. What’s more, we also recommend getting in contact with your insurer as soon as possible to assist you in filing a claim.
When it comes to preventing water from coming into your basement, there are several precautionary measures one can take. Among them are looking for ways to divert rainwater away from your home by extending gutter downspouts away from it, cleaning the gutters in the spring and after the fall, inspecting the area around your home during a heavy downpour, setting up backup power, installing a sump pump, and having flood insurance.
A wet basement not only smells bad, but it can also ruin the flooring and walls of your property and significantly hurt the value of your home if left unattended. Having said that, if your basement becomes flooded, we strongly recommend contacting a professional water removal or water damage restoration company to assist you in a timely and efficient clean-up.
Often, water damage of any kind, such as a flooded basement, can result in the formation of mold spores, especially if it is not remedied in a timely and effective manner. This is often because increased humidity and dark basement settings allow mold spores to attach to various surfaces within your home. In fact, mold can begin to form in just 48 hours if left unattended.
Unfortunately, most standard home insurance policies only cover damage caused by flooding that originates from a sudden and accidental escape of water. To that end, we recommend applying for a specific flood insurance policy to save yourself the headache in the event of water damage to your property that isn’t covered by standard home insurance policies. What’s more, it’s important to note that you should always be aware of the limits of your current policy.
The reality of the matter is that, following significant water damage, mold can grow in as little as 48 hours. What’s more, after mold appears, it can easily spread to other areas of your property if disturbed or brushed with air, and depending on the environment, specifically the moisture in that environment, the mold could spread even faster. To that end, we recommend contacting a water damage restoration company as soon as water damage occur, or you begin to see the formation of mold in your home or business. Simply wiping the surface down with bleach does not kill the spores; it only allows them to spread.
When it comes to whether or not water left behind after a flood can pose a risk to one’s health, it is simply a matter of the type or source of the water. For instance, clear water, sourced from sinks, water heaters, or washing machines, typically poses little risk in the event of a flood. Meanwhile, grey water from your dishwasher or bathtub poses greater health risks due to the bacteria found in the water. That said, the worst type of water is black water, which is highly contaminated and comes from the toilet or sewer system. All surfaces that come in contact with black water are dangerous to your health and should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
After water damage to your property has occurred, your property may begin to develop a foul odor. The foul smell after water damage can be caused by a variety of factors, such as the formation of mold spores, the combination of water and other materials, or contaminants and chemicals from septic leaks. That said, a reputable water restoration company, such as Desa Contracting & Restoration, will test the water, determine the source of the odor, and implement a solution. The smell should be completely gone by the time the water damage is repaired; be sure to check before signing any completion agreements.