Water-related disasters can (and usually do) strike without warning, and they’re among the worst things that can happen to a homeowner. Water damage is a particularly insidious form of property damage, because its effects are so long-lasting. Beyond the immediate damage caused by water intrusion into a building and property, it can lead to the long-term development of mold and other contaminants that pose serious health problems.

That’s why Burnaby residents have relied on Malkin Cleaners as one of the most trusted water damage restoration companies for over 90 years. No other water damage company in the region has the same level of experience and dedication to excellence as our team here at Malkin.

Whatever the water damage, Malkin Cleaners can help!

From minor problems to major damage, Malkin Cleaners has the tools, skills and technology to perform a complete site cleanup, with a focus on protecting and restoring as much of your property as possible.

Steps in the restoration process

Every element of our restoration process has been designed to ensure the long-term protection of your home. Our complete process includes:

  • Analysis: We examine your home and determine the source of the water damage, then explain how we will proceed with the clean-up and restoration.


  • Cleaning: Our cleaning specialists will solve mold and odor problems throughout your home. We remove heavily contaminated objects and begin the water removal process.


  • Drying: Once our cleaning team has completed its work, we dry all areas of the property and carry out an additional assessment to ensure the home is structurally safe.


  • Restoration: Once the home’s structure is dry and all remaining moisture has been removed, we begin the restoration phase. We replace severely damaged drywall and insulation, and repair any flooring that shows signs of dampness.


  • Final assessment: Once the restoration work is complete, we review the home with you and perform a final assessment to determine any lingering problems. Once you and your assigned restoration team have approved the repair work, we leave you to your fully restored property.

You can always call our professionals directly if you have a question after the repair work has been completed. We are available throughout the day to communicate with our customers.

What impact does water damage have on your health?

Water damage in your Burnaby home requires you to seek emergency flood restoration help, as it can lead to significant health issues. Let’s take a look at how water damage can threaten the health of your home’s occupants:

  • Mold: Mold is an obvious hazard throughout the home, but it’s usually found in areas where moisture has been allowed to take hold. Over time, mold spores can spread throughout the home, causing a number of respiratory problems. The danger of mold is multiplied for people suffering from asthma and other respiratory ailments.


  • Dangerous bacteria: We know that water can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Even relatively clean drinking water needs to be filtered to minimize the number of bacteria. Dangerous bacteria can be present in all forms of water, but in the event of water damage, your family is at great risk.

Bacteria can spread from lake and river water, which then floods your home, allowing bacteria to take hold. Bacteria can also thrive in stagnant water. That’s why it’s so important to call our trusted Burnaby water damage restoration team when you notice flooding in your home.

How do you prevent water damage in your home?

One of the first questions homeowners ask us when they discover how dangerous water damage can be is, “How can we prevent water damage?” If your home is already protected, you may be able to prevent water damage in the months ahead. Here are some prevention tips you can implement to protect your property:

Look for signs of water damage

When water has already entered the property, you should be able to recognize the signs of a problem. By recognizing these signs, you can mitigate some of the damage water can cause. Here are some obvious signs of water damage in your Burnaby property:

  • Stains on walls and ceilings
  • Musty odor in attics and basements
  • Sunken ceilings
  • Higher-than-normal water bills

If you notice any of these signs in your home, it’s imperative that you call our water damage restoration professionals directly. We can help you assess your property and find a solution that will protect your home and family for years to come.

Contact a reputable water damage restoration company

One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when they experience water damage in their home is to wait several weeks, or even months, before calling in a professional. This delay can have significant consequences for your property, and can lead to further structural weaknesses throughout the house.

Be sure to call in a reputable restoration company at the first sign of water damage. Look for companies that offer the following services

  • Free consultations
  • Decades of experience in the restoration industry
  • Clear communication about the problem and the solution
  • Rapid emergency response to your water damage.

Malkin Cleaners can help with:

Emergency water damage repair

With a cleanup team available 24/7/365, Malkin Cleaners can be on site within minutes, working to minimize long-term damage from a water leak or other intrusion. They’ll work with you to prioritize the things you value most. Our emergency repair work is an asset that sets Malkin Cleaners apart. We’re available immediately to respond to your water damage problem, and we can send specialists with years of hands-on restoration experience to your home.

Fire damage cleanup

Malkin can help save properties damaged by fire, smoke and the side effects of firefighting. Our cleaning and restoration tools can preserve items that other cleaners would have discarded. We understand the difficulties you face during the cleaning process and can help you assess the damage, then design and implement a comprehensive cleaning strategy.

Wastewater cleaning

A burst sewer line doesn’t have to be ruinous for a property. Malkin will preserve as many objects and installations as possible while eliminating the risk of infection and odor. We’ll start with a full assessment and explain what we think of the cleaning process, so you can make an effective decision.

Black mold removal

Black mold is extremely dangerous and can form as a result of even minor water-related incidents. As one of Burnaby’s leading water damage restoration companies, Malkin is well trained in detecting and thoroughly cleaning infected areas. We work with the highest quality safety equipment and use the best testing systems in the industry to determine the presence of black mold, then proceed with removal while securing your property.

If you need flood restoration in Burnaby, call one of the best companies!

Water damage only gets worse over time. Call Malkin Cleaners right away to minimize the damage!

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