A lot of people find our prices high because they don’t understand what the whole water restoration process means and how much time and resources we have to invest in it. Some people fall for low price offers from companies that tend to use hidden fees to make a profit in this kind of business. This hurts both the client and our company, as customer losses money through those hidden charges and we don’t get to show our expertise and do the job properly.
We don’t want this to happen because we are an honest business that is 100$ transparent. This is why we will post a guide that explains the process of water restoration which will give you some insight into the service you will have to pay.
The first step that we take in our line of work is to send a technician that will do an inspection of the premises that are affected by the water. This technician, also known as an inspector, carries several pieces of equipment that are capable of detection of moisture deep within the walls and the floor of the building. This, along with other forms of inspection, gives us the insight into the extent of the damage and thus it helps us deal with it.
This type of work doesn’t last too long, and the technician will usually come with other workers and finish his work in less than an hour. Other workers will extract the standing water while the technician evaluates the damage it did. The extraction of the water is something that has to be done as fast as it is possible to reduce the potential damage and to commence with the drying and restoration of the items that are affected by the water. The less time water remains at the location, the better it will be as it won’t do as much damage as it can.
It will be easier to restore items if they spent less time in the water, and thus we prioritize fast water extraction before drying saved items. Restoration of the household will take longer than water extraction, and the exact time it will take to protect it depends on the extent of the damage and number of items that are affected.
The drying process can last up to four days, depending on the time the water was present in the household. The first step in this stage of the work is to remove all affected items from the house, and a part of our crew goes to salvage and dry as many of those as possible. Other workers use equipment to dry the walls and the floor over the span of several days.
It’s not always possible to prevent water from severely damaging your home. The majority of situations where your house goes through natural flood results in severe damage to the structural integrity of your home as well as the destruction of almost all items in it.
Another serious issue that water creates is the mold. Mold or mildew can destroy things and create a lot of problems in the house as it can harm people if they inhale the air infested with it. Mold removal is a part of our restoration and drying process, so don’t worry if there is a bit of mold in your house as we will remove it.
We can destroy the mildew, but we are better at its prevention because that involves restoration of the affected areas and items. We do this through classification of the situation, and that allows us to focus on individual articles and areas of the house to prevent possible mold creation.
We have four distinct types of water damage, and the best possible situation that you can find yourself in represents the first category. This means that water damaged little to no space and that only one room (bathroom preferably) is affected. Only a few items are in danger of being destroyed by the water, and there is a small chance of water damaging the floor.
The second type represents the water damage that affects a whole room. The water affects materials like plywood and structural wood, and fast reaction is necessary to prevent extensive damage. It will take up to two days to complete the restoration and dry everything.
The third type of situation we encounter includes water that damages several rooms including the ceilings and insulation as it usually comes from the upper floor. We tend to focus a lot on the house rather than items if this is the case because the water and moisture can destroy the house elements while we restore smaller items. It can also inspire the creation of mold in tight places, and thus we focus on restoring the walls, ceiling and floors rather that items and that will reduce the possibility of mold issues.
The final type represents unique situations where moisture penetrated the construction of the house, and it accounts for a real problem. This usually happens if there is a natural flooding and water stays in the house for a long time. The mold develops in the majority of those situations, and it will take between three and five days to restore the house.
And now you see what we do and why our price goes up for some clients. So, don’t expect low price if your home spent day or more under the water, but you will get the best price if you call us rather than the competition.