ASTRA Construction Management
888 – 3rd Street SW, 10th Floor
Bankers Hall, West Tower
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 5C5
Flooding and its aftermath can be overwhelming. Knowing what you can do and what you need others to do will not only save you worry, but time, money, and even your very property itself. While there are many things you, the property owner, can do, following flood damage, there are many other things that need to be left to professionals.
Astra Restorations is a Calgary-based water damage restoration company, offering water cleanup and mould remediation. We offer 24-hour emergency service for flood-damaged property owners. We arrive fast to limit damage to your property and belongings and to restore those items to their previous condition.
The following is a list of what you need to do and should not do following a flood event:
Contact a flood emergency specialist: The first thing you need to do is contact a flood emergency specialist. The longer your property is exposed to water, the greater your property is at risk. Time is of the essence. Astra Restorations’ Calgary-based certified team of specialists is ready 24 hours per day to respond to your flood damage with prompt and efficient emergency service. Our detailed inspections and rigorous extraction and restoration protocols quickly limit the damage to your property, restoring your building to its original condition.
Turn off electricity: Keep power off until an electrician has deemed the property safe.
Do not inspect water damaged structures yourself: Structural integrity of buildings can be compromised by water exposure. By entering, you may be putting your safety at risk. Enter only once your property has been deemed safe by a trained specialist.
Take photos: For insurance purposes, take photos of all flood water on your property or in your home. Photograph also any belongings that need to be thrown out.
Make a list: Inventory all damaged and lost items. Note their purchase date and value, along with receipts. Keep this list with the inventory of your property you prepared before the flood.
Prevent mould: Prevent mould by removing any wet contents from structures you can enter safely.
Boil water: Boil water for drinking and food preparation until authorities have deemed your tap water safe.
Do not clean damaged items yourself: Water-damaged items can contain mould and other organic and toxic compounds which are unsafe. Improperly cleaning such items can, in fact, increase mould exposure by releasing toxic mycotoxins. Improper cleaning can also cause irreparable damage to your property and belonging. Commercially available cleaning products, including bleach, will not suffice. Trained specialists will be able to effectively restore property and belongings.
Remember, Astra Restorations is a water damage restoration service here to restore your water-damaged property. We will do so safely and effectively with our team of highly trained experts with specialized equipment. For the sake of both your safety and your peace of mind, let us restore your property for you.
ASTRA Construction Management strictly follows guidelines set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, and we hold COR safety certificate.