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Check Your Plumbing to Prevent Flood Damage

With the recent heavy rains the Greater Toronto Area has experienced, Flood Services Canada in Toronto is urging home and business owners to make sure their water pipes are in good condition and work to avoid the situation that recently affected a hospital in Alberta.

More than 300 patients at Miscericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton were forced to reschedule vital medical procedures after a water pipe in the facility burst, causing flood damage. As the leading provider offloodservices in Toronto, we realize that a flood can cause an unnecessary disruption to both your personal and professional life.

In the case of the hospital flooding, many patients were inconvenienced and officials were left scrambling to assess the damage. We will make every effort to repair any damage following a flood in a timely manner as part of ourfloodservicesin Toronto, causing minimal disruption to your business. However, a flood may still require you to take a day off work or shut down for at least a few hours—not something that a business owner ever wants to do!

Preventative measures are the best way to avoid potentially disastrous flooding; the flood cleanup may be more complex than previously thought, as flooding can cause damage to computers and other electronics, as well as irreplaceable paper files. In the case ofMiscericordia Community Hospital, it was the second flood in just over a year. A burst toilet valveleadto 53 patients being evacuated, elective surgeries being cancelled, and ambulances being rerouted. If flooding caused that much of a disruption to a hospital, imagine what it could do to your home or business.

If you have older plumbing in your home, we recommend having it replaced or at least inspected. After the frigid winter the Greater Toronto Area went through, the pipes in your home or business, especially if the property is older, may have been weakened by the frequent freezing and thawing. Getting your plumbing replaced may seem like a daunting and expensive proposition, but considering that you’ll save money on flood cleanup and repair and add resale value to your home or business, it’s a wise investment.

In the event the unthinkable happens, we providecleanup floodservices in Toronto for home and business owners at an affordable rate. We provide our services using a timely and efficient approach that will allow you to get back to your life or business again quickly.

We will make every effort to completely dry your basement following a flood to avoid any of the problems that flooding can cause, such asmould. Call Flood Services Canada today and we’ll be at your home or business within one hour to perform our flood services in Toronto, because getting cleaned up following a flood is vital!

Griwkowsky, C., “Burst pipe floods Edmonton hospital,” Sun News Networkweb site, July 7, 2014; http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/07/20140707-072402.html.

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Chad Vanvari

Chad Vanvari has over 20 years of experience as a cleaning & restoration professional. He started out in Montreal, establishing a commercial carpet cleaning company in the early 1990’s. By 2001, Chad had relocated to Toronto and now had extensive knowledge and experience in responding to fire/water related emergencies. He has been instrumental in the cleanup of several catastrophic floods. Currently, Chad is the president and owner of Flood Services Canada, a 24/7 emergency service restoration company.