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Water Damage in Lake Tahoe

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Call PuroClean for water, mold and fire damage

PuroClean Home Rescue is your commercial and residential Water Damage South Lake Tahoe Specialists

When you have suffered a water damage loss, you ned to take immediate action. Allowing a wet carpet, wall, vanity, flooring or furniture to remain wet is only an invitation for future problems and added expenses. Allowing a structure to soak will only cause further damage. If itís wet, you need to dry it as soon as possible and your shop vac is not going to handle it.

In South Lake Tahoe water damage can be a problem throughout the year especially in the colder Winter months. At PuroClean Home Rescue, we take water damage seriously (24x7). Call 866-722-7876 for immediate water damage services in South Lake Tahoe , Sacramento and all surrounding areas. We offer 24-hour emergency response, because whether you have suffered water damage in your home, or your business, time is your worst enemy.

If it's wet, we can dry it!

We specialize in Water Extraction, Structural Drying, and Contents Drying. Contact PuroClean now, and we can help you start the process of restoring your property before the water damage worsens.

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Homeowners can take a few precautions before the next freeze that may save your home from the devastating effects of frozen and broken water pipes. Before it gets too cold be sure to:

  • If you plan to be away for a long period of time drain and shut off the water system completely, except indoor fire sprinkler systems there may be.
  • Disconnect all garden hoses and other outside water connections. Whenever possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house. Homeowners might also consider using the Foam insulation covers for outdoor faucets.
  • Seal any leaks in your home that might allow cold air inside where pipes are located, especially in the kitchen, and bathrooms.
  • Insulate any exposed pipes, check for water lines located in the basement, under the house, near or on exterior walls and water lines in attics. Be sure to protect pipes with northern exposures, and wrap UL-approved heat tape. The improper usage of heat tape or pipe insulation can cause a fire so be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Keep thermostats set to at least 55 degrees when the house is vacant or while you are on vacation during the winter. It might be a good idea to have someone check on the home while you are away and make sure it's staying warm enough to prevent pipe freezing.

In the event of water damage in South Lake Tahoe, do the following:

  • Stay calm! Call PuroClean Home Rescue
  • Turn off the breaker in the damaged area before you unplug or remove any electrical devices located on the wet carpet.
  • Make sure the water source is turned off. This will help contain the damage.
  • Lift draperies away from wet carpet.
  • Place aluminum foil under the legs of any furniture which is in contact with wet carpet. This might help prevent furniture stains on your carpet.
  • Remove books, shoes, paper goods, fabrics, potted plants, and other items which may stain wet carpet.
  • Pin up upholstered furniture skirts which may get wet.

Please Do not attempt the following:

  • Do not place newspaper in traffic areas to walk on. Newspaper ink transfers easily to the wet carpet fibers and could result in permanent staining.
  • Donít walk on carpet any more than necessary. This will keep the damage from spreading to unaffected areas.
  • Donít use your home vacuum, since electrical shock may result, as well as certain damage to the equipment itself.

Property damage caused by freezing weather in South Lake Tahoe occurs more frequently and creates greater damage than is commonly thought. When water freezes, its volume increases by approximately eleven percent (11%), and this expansion exerts tremendous force. This force is sufficient to break concrete or even steel! When even a small amount of water enters a structure and freezes, the resulting expansion further damages and weakens the structure, allowing more water to enter. The damage cycle continues until the source problem (the initial entry point) is repaired.

PuroClean Home Rescue is certified by:

IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification

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South Lake Tahoe Services

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  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Direct billing to Insurance
  • Complete Basement Clean up & Dryout
  • Demolition & Construction / Remodelin
  • Mold Testing Services
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Soot Damage Restoration & Cleaning
  • Crawl Space Cleanups
  • Complete Smoke Damage Cleaning
  • Water and Sewage Extraction
  • Mold Remediation
  • Complete Structural Drying
  • Content Pack-out/Pack-back
  • Dehumidification
  • Complete Disinfection & Sanitization


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