Flooding and other water damage can be sudden, scary and wreak havoc on your property. If left untreated, the excess water can cause health hazards and create structural damage. Immediate action is necessary to save you both money and worry. Whether the culprit is a broken pipe, a faulty household appliance, an overloaded washing machine, sewage back up, or simply rainwater, a house flood can be devastating – and when it comes time to fix water damage, it can be costly.
Regardless of the cause, excess water can have serious adverse effects and cause water damage very quickly. Water damage can cause wood floors to rot, destroy furniture and personal belongings, and even compromise the structural stability of a building. Left untreated, a water emergency can quickly create an environment for mold to grow and pose a serious health hazard to your family’s health. Timing is truly everything when it comes to minimizing water damage. Harmful mold, bacteria and mildew can start to form a mere 12 hours after a water emergency. Within 48 hours, a serious mold problem can occur.
Personal property also has a higher likelihood of surviving a water emergency if tended to right away. When furniture and carpet are treated immediately, the more opportunity a water damage restoration company has to salvage it. The faster we can extract the water from your business or residence and move forward with the drying process, the less damage will likely accrue.
No; and your insurance company would prefer you pick up the phone and call a water damage restoration company first. The insurance company knows that it saves them money to begin water cleanup as soon as possible. The faster the Kade Cleaning crew arrives, the more destruction they can prevent. Quick action decreases restoration costs and protects your home from further house flood damage. You still want to call your insurance company to make a claim, but you should not wait for an adjuster to arrive before calling a professional company to fix water damage.
Homeowners insurance provides coverage for damage that is sudden and accidental (such as a rupturing water heater or a pipe burst). Flooding from storms, sewer backup, and overflowing bodies of water such as rivers, ponds, lakes, may or may not be covered by standard homeowners policies.
Research your risk and the option to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Almost certainly, water damage resulting from lack of maintenance is not covered on a standard homeowners insurance policy.
While the water damage restoration process varies with each situation, there are a number of steps usually taken to restore the affected area. First is an initial inspection of the area to figure out the best course of action. Thorough documentation of the area will be gathered for your insurance claim process (The Kade Cleaning System team can assist you in filling out and submitting the necessary documents to your insurance company.)
Next, is the immediate extraction of any standing water or sewage debris. The crew will move wet furniture to a safe, dry area and protect unaffected areas from damage. This step is for saving possessions from future damage.
Then infrared moisture detection cameras and sophisticated testing equipment will test the moisture level. Continuous checks for mold or other microbial substances can identify future problems.. Once the area is sanitized, disinfected and fully prepped, the drying process is started using state-of-the-art dehumidification and drying equipment.
In situations that require emergency water removal and water damage restoration services, you want a reputable company with the capability to act fast and effectively. You deserve a certified service with knowledgeable, competent and caring technicians –a company with state-of-the-art technology that knows how to restore your home or office to its original condition with as little hassle as possible.
Kade Cleaning Systems can coordinate the repairs and restoration to your home from roof and ceiling problems. They can also respond to water emergencies like flooded basements and burst pipes. Count on us to care for and protect your home. The team is on call for any emergency water removal situation.