Upper Arlington Water Damage to your Home or Business
Every home or business is unique, however many of the building materials used in construction today are common and used throughout the United States. Drywall, insulation, carpet, padding and hardwood flooring has a high absorption rate and become damaged quickly.
Inexperienced restoration contractors may miss critical elements and hidden pockets of moisture in Upper Arlington water damaged homes or businesses. In doing so, the risk of secondary damages such as mold growth increase. Our certified water damage technicians are equipped with the latest in technology, tools and equipment in not only identifying and documenting areas of water damage and moisture but to properly dry the affected areas as well.
Non-invasive moisture meters, thermal imaging and ATP meters allow for thorough property inspection without causing further damage to the building or structural materials.
Follow up visits and exclusive documentation in moisture monitoring in tracking the progress of drying in reaching the necessary dry standard for any building material affected. Knowing and documenting it’s dry for you protection and records.
Removing the Water in Upper Arlington
Water is one of the most destructive elements on earth. In your home or business, sudden water damage can create a stressful situation that will work to damage the structure and your personal property. Any water damage should be addressed quickly and removed to prevent unnecessary property damage up to and including mold growth.
Water extraction and removal should be accomplished using the fastest means possible. Our teams are equipped with the tools such as truck mounted extraction equipment or portable sump and utility pumps, to thoroughly remove as much water and moisture as possible.
For your protection, do not allow a restoration contractor to detach and “float” by placing air movers under the carpet. Doing so will not only void any manufactures warranty, this practice will lead to premature delamination of the carpet backing. Weighted extraction must be used in salvaging any carpet with padding.
Pro-tip: Want to check the effectiveness of water extraction done on carpet and padding? Pull back the carpeting at a corner and squeeze a 12” square of padding. If water streams out, the extraction was not performed correctly.
Frozen and Burst or Broken Water Supply Lines
With an average below freezing temperature in Upper Arlington water damage due to frozen and burst pipes are a common occurrence with hundreds of water damage property claims filed annually. Whether due to improper insulation around supply lines in walls or ceilings or lack of heat due to vacancy, the water damage caused by these issues can be severe.
Property damage in vacant homes and businesses can go unnoticed for days at a time, allowing thousands of gallons of water to flow freely causing thousands of dollars in damage to the building materials and structure.
Unattended water damage in these properties often lead to additional property damage such as warped flooring, delaminating carpeting, falling drywall, damaged insulation and mold damage.
Broken water pipes often occur due to improper installation, corrosion or faulty material. While the sudden rush of water can be stressful, it’s often a clean water source and can be cleaned up successfully with quick response.
Our teams have the ability and equipment to restore heat, make plumbing repairs and restore water service where need be in effort to begin the restoration process as soon as practical.
Upper Arlington Flood Damage
Flood waters are often the result of faulty sump pumps or storm waters overflowing the foundation walls. Broken downspouts and grading issues often result in basement flooding and with the older construction of home and businesses throughout Upper Arlington the foundation walls are presenting problems due to shifting and settling of the ground around them.
Flood waters are often considered as one of the more serious categories of water damage due to the amount of contaminates, both biological and microbial that can be found in a backup. For this reason, you should never enter a flooded basement or flood water unprotected and should the water at all costs if contact with any electrical device is suspected.
Flooding that is the result of the foundation, for example, water that has come in through the foundation walls, is often not covered by an insurance carrier.
Sump pump coverage for backup and failure is most often available as an additional rider with your current homeowners’ policy.
Check with your carrier or agent to verify and obtain coverage today, before you experience a water damage.