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Water Restoration

When a home experiences any kind of damage from water, the situation is always devastating. Whether the water is from a sewer backup, malfunctioning appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters or refrigerators, broken, leaky or frozen pipes, or a toilet overflow, it may cause significant amounts of damage to the structure as well as the belongings inside. If water removal is not handled quickly, the water may cause even more extensive damages that may prove difficult to handle down the road.

If your home been affected by damage, repairing the foundation and integrity of the house should be your immediate concern. Failure to do so can lead to issues such as a flooded basement that may cause serious structural issues in the future.  At Maxwell Building Services, we can help you assess the extent of the damage, conduct water damage cleanup and structural drying, make the necessary water damage repairs and restore your home like it was.

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“I’ve had two experiences with Maxwell and both times were amazing. My first was due to a sump pump failure and they were quick to respond. They were extremely professional and worked with me and my insurance company. Josh, Brendan, Fred were all very helpful, friendly, thorough and educated me on the process. They are all very good with follow up and communicating and patient as I asked all my questions! The work was done quickly, extremely high quality, very professional and left the place more immaculate than when they started! I enjoyed the experience and was very comfortable that I had them quote another project to fix my ceiling that had water damage. Now, I want them to come back and quote my floors to be redone! Thank you for making the process easy and comfortable!”

| Rosie Rivel

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Roof Leaks

As time goes by, aging and extreme climates (severe storms and ice dams) can greatly affect your home’s structural integrity. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may create problems with your roof and cause roof leaks. As little as it may be, the roof leak can cause significant water damage to your home. The leaky roof allows rainwater to seep into the house, causing damages to your ceiling, attic, roof deck, walls and other properties such as carpets, furniture, and artwork. What’s worse is that the rainwater may get into the lights and switches, creating short circuits or fires.

Signs of a Roof Leak

  • Discolored parts on the ceiling
  • Watermarks on the walls
  • Mold growth in the attic
  • Peeling of paint on ceilings and walls
  • Rotting of wood in the attic
  • Musty smell in the attic
  • Seeping of water during heavy rains

Appliance Failure

Appliances are meant to offer convenience and simplicity but at times, they may fail, causing great damage. One of the most common culprits is the washing machine. The supply lines of a washing machine are always pressurized. What this means is that loose fittings, worn tubing, and a leaking hose can flood the house in a matter of minutes. When it comes to the refrigerator, a frozen or clogged defrost drain and improper sealing may lead to a water leakage. Faulty hoses, valves, and switches can also cause leakage of water by the dishwasher.

Toilet overflow is another common cause of water damage. Be it a malfunctioning tank or clogged bowl, the damage can be large, especially if it’s located in the upper part of the building. The water will drip to the lower parts of the house and cause serious damages. Similarly, leaving the shower on and an overflowing bathtub can cause major flooding in your home. Other appliances that may cause water damage if they fail are air conditioners, hot water heaters, ice makers and sump pumps.

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Sewage Damage Cleanup & Removal

Raw sewage is difficult to mitigate and is extremely dangerous. It contains high amounts of harmful bacteria and can cause serious health risks. Coming in contact with fecal matter or raw sewage can cause disease, can destroy your valuables and cause major damage to your property.

Out of all the causes of water damage, sewer backups are the most concerning. By its very nature, it requires everything that it touches to be thrown out. Sewage damage can come from sewer drains in the floor, the toilet, sink or even showers. Only trained professionals with the right equipment should handle sewage removal.  If you are in need of sewage cleanup, it is critical that you call us as soon as possible.

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Flooding & Basement Water Damage

A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. You wake up one morning and just like that, you have basement water damage. A basement flood may vary from a few centimeters to knee height or more. It depends on what has caused the flood. What are the most common causes of a flooded basement? It generally is from either rainwater or melting snow coming in through the walls or piping from sinks, toilets, or water heaters in the basement that broke or were frozen and thus expanded and burst.

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Frozen Pipe Damage

When winter comes the number one emergency call for Maxwell Building Services this is when frozen pipes burst. When a water supply line breaks, the damage can be severe. Imagine bringing a garden hose into your home and turning it on. It will only take seconds for your home to be flooded with water all because of a broken pipe. The real problem lies when the water starts to freeze because we all know when water freezes it expands! Plastic and copper pipes are not elastic, so naturally, the force exerted on the pipes by the expanding water will cause burst pipes.

Be sure that the first thing you do is turn the water off at the meter or a shut-off valve. Knowing where these water shutoffs are located is very important. We recommend every homeowner get to know and care for their water supply. If you do suffer from frozen pipe damage, give us a call right away.

Why Hiring a Knowledgeable Water Damage Contractor is Important

One key reason why hiring a professional makes sense is the efficiency and effectiveness of these experts. Doing it yourself or hiring an amateur may result in even more damages to your property. Professionals have the required expertise, knowledge, experience and equipment to handle the water damage restoration simply and quickly. If the water has been contaminated by chemicals or sewage, these experts can handle the situation hygienically, without endangering their or your health. Proper repair work also needs to be done to restore the value of your property. This fact increases the need for a knowledgeable water damage contractor.

What Maxwell Building Services Can Do For You

Our many years in the industry has given us the required experience and knowledge to deal with any kind of water or flood damage. Regardless of whether the damage has been caused by a storm, flood or pipe leaks, our experts are well-trained to handle any situation uniquely. We provide residential and commercial water damage victims with the help they need during an emergency water damage crisis. We are fully licensed, insured and our technicians are IICRC certified to hygienically restore the flooded space back to its pre-loss condition.

When we receive your emergency call, we strive to reach your home in a 60 minute response time. We scrutinize the materials affected by the water and evaluate the extent of the damage. Then, we employ our expertise and high-quality equipment to perform water cleanup, and structural drying.

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