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Water Has Damaged My Home, Who Can Help?

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians finishing up a job Technicians in East Falmouth are finishing up a water damage house. SERVPRO does it again.

Call SERVPRO to Perform Water Removal in Your Falmouth Home

Whether it is a faulty water heater or a burst water pipe, it takes only a short time for water to damage the structure and contents of a Falmouth area home. Once you notice a water emergency, it is essential to act immediately to hire professionals who can restore your home to its preloss condition, whenever possible.

How do restoration experts extract water in a property?

It is crucial to note that it takes only a few inches of water or even a large spill to cause significant damage to valuable items. Since we understand how devastating water damage can turn out, our team of highly trained water restoration experts can perform water removal in your Falmouth residence promptly to avoid further damage. Our technicians have decades of experience and access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools that help us handle any magnitude of water damage. We use cutting-edge techniques that protect homes against mold, microbes, and odors. You can trust SERVPRO technicians to extract water, clean, and deodorize your residence effectively.

Can I remove water from my residence before the restoration experts arrive?

You can begin the water removal process depending on the amount of water present in your residence. A large puddle from a leak? Sure, try a mop and bucket. If the water levels are high, wait for us for extraction, you may exacerbate the situation. If the weather is conducive, open the windows to allow air circulation and remove the affected furniture outside. Remove items in the flooded area to safeguard them from damage. More extensive damage can occur to furnishings and building materials the longer water remains on them. Failing to remove the water fast can also encourage mold growth.

If the water levels are too high for your water removal equipment to handle, it is crucial to wait for the SERVPRO team to arrive. It takes a short time for clean water to turn to gray water, and then black water, which can cause unhealthy conditions for the residents. We have a wide range of advanced extraction equipment and tools that can handle any amount of water.

Can restoration experts help me file my insurance claim?

Many home insurance policies provide coverage for water damage if the cause is accidental and sudden. The Insurance Information Institute reports that homeowners insurance can help pay for repairs for reasons such as:

• If drywall gets drenched after a water heater raptures
• A pipe bursts upstairs and water saturates the ceiling underneath
Depending on what is destroyed, two kinds of coverage within a homeowner’s insurance policy can apply:
• Dwelling coverage – It helps pay for damage to the structure of a house if a covered peril damages it. Therefore if a pipe bursts suddenly and ruins a wall, dwelling coverage can pay for repairs.
• Personal property coverage – It helps pay for damage to your possessions if a covered risk ruins them.

Before beginning the water extraction process, you need to contact your insurance company to determine how much coverage is available. Our team can work with your insurance adjuster to make it easier for you to claim for compensation. The cause of damage and its extent may determine your coverage.

Our technicians have years of experience in dealing with local adjusters and insurance companies. Our technicians can document your loss by taking photos before we work on the affected area, during the mitigation process, and after completing the job.

As part of our water damage cleanup procedure, our team of experts can also include the drying logs and sketches. We work hard to make sure our customers enjoy a hassle-free experience from the moment you call us to the minute we complete the restoration process.

Which water restoration equipment and tools do professionals use?

Some tools we can use to handle water damage include

• Water extraction units
• Air moving equipment
• Inspection devices
• Deodorizing equipment

Water extraction is the primary process that SERVPRO technicians use to speed up the drying process and to minimize further damage in your property. We can use stationary tools that extract water from the carpet and pad. Since the tool needs weight to work effectively, one of our restoration technicians can stand on the device to help it extract as much water as possible. After using the stationary tool, our technician can use a carpet wand to remove residue water on the surface of the carpet. The machine is useful for extracting the excess water, leaving moisture only.

If the moisture left on the surface is not extracted on time, it can lead to mold growth. We can use axial air movers to speed up the evaporation process.

Water damage comes along with unpleasant odors, which can persist if not mitigated on time. Our team can use different equipment to eliminate bad odor from your property, including:

• Air scrubbers
• Hydroxyl generators
• Ventilating box fans
Thermal foggers
• Scented beads

When dealing with water damage, you can rely on SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands for reliable water removal services that can restore your residence to its preloss condition. “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (508) 888-5985.

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