Water Damage Restoration


Water intrusion into buildings can be incredibly destructive. Over time, excess moisture can cause issues within an indoor environment. Without proper water extraction, decontamination and drying, numerous long-term effects can take hold of a building and cause long-lasting structural damage as well as pose numerous health risks.

Any type of water ingress should be taken seriously, and proper water damage restoration is a key part of recovery should your home or business be affected. This intervention should be prompt and effective, and it’s important to act within the first 24-48 hours to minimize the potential short and long-term effects of water damage.

Whether it’s a burst pipe, flood damage, or any other number of potential causes, water damage needs speedy and effective water damage mitigation. Water mitigation is about much more than just drying and cleaning a property. There are many other factors to consider, like decontamination and treating porous materials (e.g. carpet or drywall) that can hold water. If left damp or untreated, bacteria can potentially thrive and cause future problems.

The need for swift action comes down to the fact that standing water potentially becomes more contaminated the longer it’s left untreated. As water sits in place, the risk of microbial growth and damage to contents increases. As a result, water mitigation plays an important part of any water damage restoration plan

Whether from natural causes or a burst pipe, water damage presents numerous health hazards to you and your property. Mold growth, flood damage, standing water, and water rot can be just as destructive to your property as wildfire. Our EWEST water damage restoration team provides prompt, specialized service to prevent a water damage emergency from turning into a battle with the insurance company.

EWEST Restoration is our local and family-owned professional water damage restoration service with extensive experience in water extraction, structural drying and mold remediations . From storm damage to flood damage, we've seen it all. We provide water restoration and water damage mitigation services to Las Vegas, Henderson, and throughout Clark County, NV, and surrounding areas.Though adverse weather conditions, including rain and snowstorms, can cause significant damage, pipe bursts and appliance malfunctions are far more common causes of water damage. Often, a slow leak originating near the source, such as a washing machine or water heaters, foreshadows the later mold or flooding.

You can contain a relatively minor leak by turning off the source and promptly collecting the water. Even if your pipes and appliances are functioning normally, it's always beneficial to check for places where leaks could occur, especially in a basement—98% of which suffer water damage during their lifetimes.

If major flooding does occur, isolating the damage is extremely difficult. Holding flood waters in one room or area of the house is almost impossible, even with immediate attention.

When extensive water damage occurs, water rot and mold tend to set in not long after. If a flood is too severe to handle yourself, it likely isn't safe to remain in your home—especially if contaminated or toxic water, called gray water or black water, is present.

How Do You Stop Mold From Growing?

The window of opportunity to prevent mold growth is measured in hours, not days or weeks. To prevent mold from developing after water damage, you need a fast response from a professional water damage restoration contractor. The single most important factor for mold growth is moisture. If you address water damage as soon as it happens, proper drying can take place and drastically decrease the chances of mold beginning to grow. Although dangerous mold is not an everyday occurrence, mold has the potential to cause health problems so proper treatment of the structure is critical.