What Is Water Damage Restoration?

The necessity of water damage restoration can be caused by burst pipes, a clogged toilet, leaking dishwasher lines, water heater failure, sewer backup, sump pump failure or other things such as a clogged air conditioning condensation line.

The resulting standing water or sewage causes significant problems especially if not caught quickly and also can cause damage to your furniture, personal possessions, flooring, drywall and other materials at your home or business. The water can wick its way up the walls, weakening them and early signs of mold could be spreading throughout your home. Only a professional water damage restoration company should mitigate this type of damage.

What is water damage restoration? Water damage restoration companies are much more than carpet cleaning companies and use powerful water extraction equipment. A home wet-vac doesn’t even compare.  For complete structural dry out, refrigerant dehumidifiers and special exhaust fans are needed.  If mold is an issue, air scrubbers outfitted with HEPA filters are utilized. Careful monitoring assures that the process is proceeding as quickly as possible and isn’t stopped until everything is safely dry.

When choosing a water damage restoration company, be certain the company is licensed and insured.  Secondly, check on their training and experience. Are they IICRC certified and does the company follow industry-approved processes in water damage to clean and deodorize areas affected by excessive water damage? The company should also arrive promptly and be available 24/7.

As the homeowner, the water damage restoration professionals work for you.  The company should also have experience working with insurance companies as far as processing the claim, assessing damage and reporting additional damage.  When you hire water restoration professionals, a prompt and experienced team will work with you and your insurance company to ensure that the experience is as painless as possible.

The goal of any water damage restoration company should be to properly and effectively remove all excess water, including hidden moisture deep inside the structure, remove any and all mold and return your home to its pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.

Should you find yourself in need of a professional water damage restoration contractor, JW Home Care is available 24/7 with experienced and certified technicians who can arrive promptly and assess the damage and begin working immediately.

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