A reminder From Capital to Clean Gutters before winter hits Melbourne

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Capital would like to remind its customers and all Melbournians to make sure they clean their gutters before heavy winter rains begin.

Weather in Melbourne can be unpredictable, and in recent years we have experienced many heavy rainfalls, where we get a month’s worth of rain in a day or two, coupled with heavy winds. These unforeseen events cause havoc across Melbourne.

So, if you live in Melbourne, don’t be complacent. Clean your gutters and any drain pits around your home of all debris – especially autumn leaves that make so many Melbournian suburbs so pretty; yet block our gutters and cause endless water damage grief for many.

If you have large trees on your property, make sure they are pruned back and have been checked by certified arborists to provide you with peace of mind on extremely windy days!

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In addition, to checking your gutters and cleaning them, make sure you do not have any loose or cracked tiles on your roof and that your windows are sealed properly so that you do not have an issue of water condensation this winter.

Avoid water entering your home during heavy storms; where short bursts of heavy rain cause havoc to property owners across Melbourne, by simply engaging a preventative maintenance program that is focused on identifying potential risks and issues and addressing them before the bad weather hits.

Far too often our Water Damage Restoration Technicians are addressing water damage effects that could have been avoided but were not due to an owner and or tenant negligence and/or ignorance to the maintenance around their home or business.

If you are unsure of how to engage in a proactive preventative maintenance program to avoid flooding and water damage at your home or business, call us and we will discuss the best way for you to identify any problem areas so you can increase your chances of identifying and proactively addressing them.

Our team of IICRC certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians have seen all types of causes of flooding and are a wealth of knowledge in helping you determine any possible risks of flooding in your home or business during bad weather. We can also provide you with access to our team of specialized trades partners to further assist you to get your home or business up to scratch before heavy storms hit Melbourne this year. Call us on 1300 554 418 and ask us how we can help you proactively protect your home or business from flooding and water damage due to heavy rain downfalls this winter.

If, however, you are unfortunate to have backflow of water into your home because of blocked gutters, damaged roof tiles or water flowing into your property on a rainy day because your drain pits are full of debris and not working etc, call our team at Capital 24/7 on 1300 554 418 and we will help you sort out your water damage problem, fast! We will aim to have one of our certified Water Damage Restorers at your premises in Melbourne within the hour.


Why in Melbourne are we so busy dealing with qater damage in Summer?

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In Melbourne in recent years we tend to have sudden storms and severe bursts of heavy rains and wind that causes havoc across the state in a short amount of time, leading to water damage emergencies across the state.

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Flexible Braided Pipes are a Major Cause of Water Damage in Australia

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Did you know that Flexible braided pipes are responsible for more than 20 per cent of water damage claims lodged by Australian households in 2016?

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To find out more check out this interesting article published by the Sydney Morning Herald


If you are unfortunate to be affected by water damage call Capital on 1300 554 418 and our certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians will be able to attend to your water damage anywhere in Melbourne in about an hour. We know what to do if your flexible braided pipes burst!

Remember To Clean Your Gutters

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Capital Facility Services would like to remind Melbournians that now that Autumn has ended the last of the beautiful Autumn leaves are dropping, it is time to make sure your gutters are cleaned and able to cope with the rainfall of winter.

Blocked gutters are a common cause of water overflow into homes across Melbourne, resulting in leaks, collapsed ceiling, damaged content and flooded homes.


To avoid any unpleasant surprises this winter check your gutters, clean them out or get a professional to do it for you.

If you do have a gutter overflow problem and it causes water damage to your home, call Capital Facility Services on 1300 554 418.  Don’t let a small leak turn into a collapsed ceiling, moulded roof or flooded carpet damage this winter.


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Picture165421At Capital Facility Services we use specialized monitors to determine which surfaces in your home are wet and how wet they are.  Often people only consider wet floors when they have suffered water damage but we can work out if your walls, ceiling and skirting boards etc have also been affected and ensure they are managed appropriately during the water damage drying and restoration process.  We use specialized equipment like moisture monitors to quickly and easily informs us of where the water damage issues are for each of our clients across Melbourne.

At Capital we also use infra red cameras to help us identify the cause of water damage and to investigate the spread of the water damage across your property. Check out these photos. The darker the area the more wet/moist the surface.
If your home or business has been affected by water damage then contact the team at Capital for assistance 24/7, anywhere across Melbourne.  Our technicians are IICRC certified and have extensive experience and sophisticated tools to diagnose your water damage issue and to restore flooded carpet, dry wet surfaces, cut out and remove any surfaces that cannot be restored. We can then organize for any building work to restore you home or business to the way it was before you were affected by water damage.

We can restore your water damaged carpet but can also remove and manage any mould issues you may have from water damage that was not managed fast enough or correctly.
It is important to remember that water damage can cause extensive damage if it if not managed properly and quickly. Call Capital on 1300 554 418 and we will make sure we help you out quickly and cost efficiently, no job in Melbourne is too big or too small.

Why It’s Important Use A Certified Water Damage Restoration Company?

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Water damage can cause significant damage to properties in Melbourne, particularly during the colder wet months when sudden storms and downpours strike. When there is a sudden heavy downpour of rain the risk of water damage increases significantly.

Water can cause thousands of dollars’ in damages to your home or business. It can damage furniture, upholstery and appliances. It can damage your walls, skirting boards, carpet, floorboards etc. Where there have been issues of water damage there is also a risk of mould growth, which presents a significant health risk- particularly to asthmatics. Read the rest of this entry »

Clean up Your Home with Mould Remover

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Mould also known as Mold belongs to Fungi family, which grows in the form of multi cellular fiber thread like which are commonly known as hyphae. In comparison it can also adapt to a single celled growth habit known as Yeasts.

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Mold growth is generally due to moist climatic reason, which is quite favorable for their growth. Mold growth in any building or premises can lead to variety of health issues. There are many way via which you can stop the growth of mould from happening and even take precaution to avoid it from happening again. Reduce moisture level is the first and foremost step you need to take, than you need to get rid of the substance or the source of the moisture which will eliminate the cause. Read the rest of this entry »