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When water damage occurs inside your home

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Water damage inside your home can happen unexpectedly. It can occur over a long period of time or suddenly. The most important thing is to treat it right away to prevent mold growth. BioSweep Southeast specializes in these type of problems and we are here to help you in the event water damage happens in your home.


We see it all the time: water damage caused by plumbing leaks, leaks from HVAC system not working properly, broken appliances like washing machines or dishwashers overflowing, improperly sealed showers or tubs leaking unto the subfloor, or leaks from toilet rings . Whatever the cause, we are here to help. BioSweep Southeast has over 10 years of experience in this field. You can rest assured that the work will be handled in a professional and timely manner. We can help you properly assess the damage and provide you with all the proper documentation to file a claim with your homeowners insurance if necessary. We utilize the proper drying equipment, documentation and resources to properly assess and treat all areas where moisture is affecting the structure of the home. Click here to read more about our services: Water Damage Services


In the event water damage occurs, it is important to act quickly. Having the area professionally treated, cleaned and dried in a timely manner is important because simply ignoring or painting over the problem can leave moisture trapped inside the walls of your home and can cause mold damage to develop over time. If you leave the area untreated, many times you will find large areas of mold growth underneath carpets, underneath wood floors, behind drywall and in other areas of your home, since mold spores can travel through your HVAC system and create problems in other areas. Increased moisture in the air after an indoor water event can also cause secondary damage to furniture, books, artwork and other items, so thorough drying and de-humidification by a professional company like BioSweep Southeast are critical.



So here are some of the things that the experts at BioSweep Southeast will do: site evaluation, water extraction, measuring moisture levels, environmental stabilization, and documentation.

Site Evaluation

Where is the water coming from? Is it a leaky pipe inside a wall or a ductwork issue? It is key to repair the source, before any type of treatment is done. We can assist you in finding the source of the problem.

Dehumidification and drying services

Professional fans and dehumidifiers are needed in some areas to help dry all the surfaces and prevent further damage. 

Measuring Moisture Levels

In order to truly know when surfaces are dry, we use water logs and moisture content mapping techniques to determine when surfaces are completely dry. 

Environmental Sanitation: BioSweep – H2O2 Gas Treatment

In order to properly treat the area, we often recommend having the area treated with powerful H2O2 gas to kill all existing mold spores and prevent further growth and sanitize all surfaces. The gas penetrates into the surfaces and inside the ductwork and HVAC system to make sure the air you breathe is clean. The gas treatment is key to prevent you from having a big mold problem later. 


We make sure to document the entire process. We take pictures at the beginning and at the end of every project. We provide you with all necessary documentation to give to your homeowners insurance in the event you need to file a claim.

If you are overwhelmed and need help, just give our BioSweep team a call.  We are happy to answer your questions and give you the professional help you need.

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