What To Do When You Have Water Damage
Call the experts at E Results Restoration if your property floods or experiences other water damage. We are available 24/7. Floods often result in water damage to homes, which may appear on the surface as a minor loss, but can quickly escalate into needless, extensive damage to both property and health. Timing is critical to reducing further damage.
Why You Need Professional Extraction and Restoration Services
Some property owners may attempt to save money on water extraction and restoration work on their own property, and they may try to dry out the property on their own. The reality is that water extraction must be completed quickly if you want to keep damage to a minimum and prevent mold from growing throughout the water-soaked areas. Mold growth is common, and it can dramatically increase the cost and time to return your property to its former condition. Some property owners may also try to replace damaged flooring, drywall and more through their own efforts, but this can take considerable time and skill. Our professional team is available to head to your residential or commercial property quickly, and we use innovative equipment to extract the water with efficiency. You simply do not have time to waste when you are dealing with a water damage issue. After the water is extracted, we will continue to restore the damage so that all signs of water are removed with beautiful results.
When you call.
Our Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
When we arrive.
The water damage restoration process begins with a detailed inspection of your property, including a damage assessment. Our Restoration Professional will determine the scope of the damage so he or she can develop an appropriate plan of action.
They will check and locate the source of water in your home or business and stop it. The water source must be stopped before the drying process can begin.
Common Reasons for water damage
Local Flooding: Unexpected flooding can be caused by sudden, locally heavy rain falls. Heavy downpours can bring severe water flood damage to a home, so you should call a professional to fix water damage right away.
Plumbing Failures: Plumbing failures can quickly release hundreds of gallons of water into your home. Malfunctions can be caused by frozen or broken pipes, loose washing machine hoses, leaking water heaters, overflowing bathtubs, and many other sources. In those cases, emergency water damage restoration will help with water repair and water cleanup, and will fix water damage.
Groundwater Leaks: Even during normal rainfall conditions where you think a house flood is not a threat, groundwater can find its way into a basement or crawlspace. Finished basements or bottom floors can be ruined by wet carpet, wood in crawlspaces can rot, mold and mildew spores can grow and odors can permeate the interior. When this happens, a homeowner needs a trusted contractor to fix water damage and manage the recovery process.
Long-term Humidity and Moisture: Minor leaks are often hidden and easily overlooked but, over time, lead to water problems needing repair. Wall cavities, ceilings, cupboards, closets and attics are especially susceptible to damage from mold growth and wood rot from water intrusion. Vented crawlspaces and basements can also be humid environments, leading to similar water damage problems.
They will Identify the Type of Water.
- Our Trained Professionals must identify the category and classification of water to restore your property safely to industry specifications.
- The type of water contamination will affect the specific restoration processes used to restore your property. Check for Contaminated Water
- White / Category 1 Water
- Gray / Category 2 Water
- Black / Category 3 Water
They inspect and test your home to discover the extent of the damage. Additionally, they will look for safety concerns and explain them to you. If you are aware of any safety issues, such as asbestos or lead, please share them.
- Survey Damage
- Complete Safety Inspection
- Block Furniture – They will move or block up your furniture and they will move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.
In our drying methods, we will apply psychrometric science which is a proven process that properly manages dehumidification and temperature to effectively and efficiently facilitate drying and they help ensure the best possible outcome.
High-Capacity Air Movers create a vortex, which is like the motion of a tornado. This method speeds up the drying process.
A Low-Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifier draws in cool, wet air and blows out warm, dry air.
We measure and log the moisture content of materials, and monitor and log progress so we know the actual drying time and ensure restoration to the appropriate dry standard.
We will do our best to have you back to Normal in about three days. E Results Restoration will monitor and mitigate water damage to your property and in most cases, we will have it back to normal in about three days. Don’t wait, call us immediately.
*Certain extreme conditions may warrant additional drying time and/or the removal of carpet pad and structural components.