Drying Equipment

Drying After A Water Damage Event

Drying out a home or commercial property is one of the last stages in the water damage process. Generally, once we begin drying, we have completed the water removal and were complete with the extraction as well. Once the drying/extraction begins, all furniture gets removed and goes off the property. Depending on how much water damage occurred, our fans and equipment will get the water extracted all the moisture pulled out of the property. If you’ve experienced a residential or commercial water damage emergency and need for us to provide drying services, please give us a call, and we’ll get a team headed out to your home or business immediately.

How long does the drying for water damage take?

Depending on the size of the property and how extensive the damage has occurred are two factors in how long the drying will take. Generally, when we arrive at a residence, we can dry the home in less than 24 hours. Fortunately for us, in Scottsdale and Phoenix, we have an arid climate. Consequently, once the water emergency stops and the fans have begun, the environment helps us with the drying process. We have performed hundreds of drying projects for all types of properties and are equipped to deal with any emergency you’re experiencing and restore your property to its original state.

Square One Restoration only hires the best restoration technicians!

Our hiring standards here at Square One Restoration are among the highest in the state. We wanted to have higher standards than our competitors because we wanted to do a better job than our competitors. Higher standards mean that the pool of workers available to us is smaller than the pool of workers available to our competitors and they’re willing to take those workers. We opted to grow slower and only have quality workers. If that takes a little longer to build our workforce, so be it, because we only want the best. Fortunately for us, our technicians have gotten that memo, They have worked extraordinarily hard to maintain our excellent relate reputation in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Why choose Square One Restoration?

Our customers have reviewed us one of the top water damage restoration companies in Arizona. We focus on customer service and customer happiness more than any other home contracting business in Phoenix/Scottsdale. Our goal every project is to have a happy customer. Prioritizing customer service above everything else has allowed us to stay focused on what matters. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to read through our reviews and see what our customers have said about working with us.

We look forward to showing you how exceptional we take care of our customers. 

Square One Restoration is a 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Restoration Company Servicing Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona 365 days a year. 

Our location is 6730 E McDowell Rd #129, in gorgeous Scottsdale, Arizona 85257. Square One Restoration’s phone number is 602 753 3655. 

We answer the phone 24 hours a day.

water damage from a toilet

How To Deal With Water Damage From A Toilet

A toilet is considered to be one of the most important rooms in a house. It is important in maintaining someone’s hygiene in a comfortable and private environment. However, in some cases, it fails to perform its function.

Water damage from a toilet can be even more frustrating as you have to deal with water that contains pathogens or can cause health hazards. It is highly recommended that when this type of water damage happens, it is best to call in professionals.

Water Damage Caused by Toilet Overflowing

There are many reasons why your toilet becomes the source of water damage. However, the most common reason is overflowing. Overflowing happens when something has clogged your toilet. It happens unintentionally or because people are not so aware of the negative effect of throwing things on your toilet bowl.

What To Do If Your Toilet Overflows

Knowing how to handle toilet overflows can help you manage such an intense situation. Follow the steps below when your toilet overflows.

  1. Turn off the water supply. When overflowing starts happening in your toilet, you should turn off the water supply line immediately. Most of the time this valve can be found near the bottom side of the bowl, below the tank.

If water is keeps running, remove the tank cover and pull up the float cup or float ball to stop the water. If this did not stop the water from running, turn off the main water supply line in the house.

  1. Don’t flush again. If you are sure that your toilet is clogged, never attempt to flush it again. Keep flushing does not help in fixing the problem.
  2. Use a plunger. If water has stopped running, try using a plunger to unclog your toilet. Plungers are effective tools in dislodging clogs.
  3. Try an auger to remove clogs. If a plunger was not able to fix the problem, you may try an Auger. The good thing about a toilet auger is it can move through the drain of the toilet and remove any obstructions. And when done, you can simply pull it off.
  4. Contact a professional plumber to fix the problem.
  5. Contact a certified restoration company to sanitize and clean up toilet water damage.

How to Prevent Water Damage From Your Toilet

There are two ways you can prevent water damage from your toilet.

  • Make sure to perform bi-annual maintenance. Check all the components of your toilet. That includes supply valve, flush valve, fill, chain and others. If any of these components need repair, do so. Make sure that you know how to turn off the water valve.
  • Keep the wrong things away from your toilet bowl. Never flush fatty fluids, baby wipes, diapers, soap, facial tissue, paper, fabric, sanitary products, and even products that claimed to be flushable in your toilet bowl. Use is for its purpose alone. Don’t use it as your instant garbage can.

Clean and Sanitize Your Bathroom after Overflowing

Once you have stopped water running into your bathroom and you have removed any standing water, begin cleaning and sanitizing all the surfaces of your bathroom. You may use a multipurpose cleaning agent. Clean every surface, including the areas that did not come in contact with the water that overflowed from the toilet. Then, use a hospital-grade disinfectant. This chemical can sanitize your bathroom and prevent mold growth later on.

Do not use bleach as it cannot effectively kill molds.

What If Toilet Overflowed through Ceiling?

When the toilet that has overflowed is located on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the home, it is most likely your ceiling downstairs will be affected.

Remember that the floor of your bathroom upstairs is the ceiling of the lower part of your home. If water has seeped into the floor, it may damage the ceiling below.

You won’t easily see signs of water damage from your ceiling when only a small amount of water overflows. But be sure to be on guard for any possible things that could happen.

When wastewater starts dripping from your ceiling, you may follow certain procedures in fixing water damaged ceiling. In most cases, you have to replace the affected area to avoid further damage.

Will My Insurance Company Cover Water Damage from Toilet?

Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends highly on how the damage occurs. Your homeowner’s insurance company will cover water damage from a toilet when the damage happened suddenly or by accident. If your toilet is properly maintained, they will surely cover the damage. If the cause of the water damage from a toilet was caused by your sewer line, your insurance company will likely uncover the damage.

Let Professionals help you

It is indeed difficult to handle water damage from a toilet. Not only it is time-consuming and stressful, but it is also dangerous as the water may contain harmful bacteria. Let the local water damage restoration company help you. They can surely sanitize your bathroom and make sure that no further damage will happen, especially to your flooring. Contact them today.