Expert Georgia Water Damage Restoration Contractor

If you have been confronted by water damage in your house or commercial property in Georgia, you will be best advised to hire the services of a professional water restoration company. Though the restoration is something that you can achieve on your own, there is too much at risk to take it up as a do it yourself project.

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Here are some highlights about the services that we offer to the Georgia area.

    • Available 24/7 – The best water restoration companies will operate throughout the day and night. Time is of the essence when it comes to water damage restoration and lost time will often result in dramatically increased losses and additional restoration expenses. Shut off the water supply that caused the flooding and call a professional water damage repair company as soon as you can
    • Expert help with insurance claims – The fire and water control and clean-up company is more than just a professional service to restore your home. The restoration company will often award you an insurance specialist who will help you with the insurance claims process along the way. Ideally, claiming insurance should be easy for homeowners who have suffered property damage although the reality is that the insurance company will do anything to give you a check with a lower amount than required. Having professional help in the form of an insurance specialist will save you a lot of stress and effort and will also get you that check that will cover all the restoration expenses.
    • Professional equipment – restoration companies will have several commercial grade machines such as dehumidifiers, blowers, truck mounted water extraction units, portable water extraction units, moisture gauges, humidity gauges and so on that will help them remove the water and restore your property in the fastest way possible. If you approached the process on your own, it will take you a very long time as you will generally have just one dehumidifier or just one blower which might not even be powerful enough to do the job in the first place.
  • Technical know how – This is where water damage control and clean-up companies offers the most value. It will take you several hours of research and learning to figure out the best restoration plan for you house while a professional restoration company will often have years of experience on their hands. Their experience and their expertise will allow them to immediately go to work on restoring your property in the most time efficient and cost efficient manner. They will also be able to advise you about potential problems with the construction of your house that might lead to future water damage problems.

Water Damage Restoration in Georgia

It's a common thing in some places for floods to occur. This is especially true in areas that get a lot of rain. This can also be a problem for people who live near rivers that often overflow. Some times mother nature or natural disasters are not the culprits of water damage. Sometimes it can occur because of a failing water mains or broken pipes. The type of water clean up required will be determined by the type of water damage.

When a broken pipe is the cause of water damage, a less extensive clean up is required when the cause is a flood. Reason being, is that when the problem is a broken pipe the water is clean. Only if the pipe is not a sewage pipe. You should keep this in mind. When it is caused by a sewage pipe, then a more extensive clean up will be required.

When damage is caused by clean water, then it is a top priority to dry out the home. To ensure that the house dries completely, you might want to remove everything from within. Only put the items back in your home when they've completely dried out. This is vital, as moisture breeds mold. If this is not an option for you because of obstructions such as time, you can call your local water repair company as an alternative so that they can come out to your home and dry it out for you.

You will definitely want to call your local water repair company when the resulting damage is caused by dirty water from a sewage pipe or flooding. Dirty water can make you ill if you try to clean up the mess yourself. Water damage companies on the other hand, have the protective gear required to keep safe. In case the resulting damage is caused by dirty water, then you will need to toss affected porous furniture and carpets. This is only because they retain dirty water for longer periods of time and mold will surely be an issue.

Cleaning up water damage can be really time consuming. The faster you get it done, the safer your home and your family will be. In any case it's most important that you keep your family safe.

What is Water Damage Restoration?

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Depending on the amount of water and amount of damage the water has caused usually determines weather or not you should attempt to clean it up yourself or call in a professionals like Ramp Construction, E&M Restorations or a Restoration of NJ to handle the clean-up. They would bill your Insurance Company directly.

The biggest danger is the mold spores that are present everywhere. They need one thing to start to grow and that is water. So if you have a large amount of contents that have been damaged you may want to contact a professional. Depending on how the water damage occurred, it may be covered by insurance. Water Damage Clean-up is a serious matter and unless it's a small amount you should contact your Insurance Company. If it's not properly cleaned up you can have a much larger problem on your hands. Mold.

First thing you want to do is obvious, find the cause of the leak and put a stop to it. If your not sure where the water is leaking from, turn off the main. Everyone should make themselves familiar with the location of their main shut-off value. Once you have stopped the water leak there may be left over water that will continue to leak awhile after you have shut the water off. If it's forming a "belly" in your drywall ceiling, you can poke holes into the water damaged drywall to drain the water. Next you want to turn off the power to the effected area.

Now that you have stopped the water from leaking, you want to minimum the amount of water damage.

1st Move out any contents you can and raise furniture up onto blocks to prevent the furniture from being drawn up the furniture.

2nd Depending on the amount of water, either set a pump into the water with a hose running outside or to a drain. If it's not that much water you can start to shop-vac the water up.

3rd Any carpets and padding that have been damage must be cut out and disposed of.

4th Any baseboards or drywall that was damaged should be cut out, if there is insulation behind the wall that must be removed.

5th You want to start drying out the structure, for that you want to use air movers or fans to start the water to evaporate into the air.

6th Set up dehumidifiers to remove the water from the air.

7th Spray a mildacide to prevent mold growth from starting, this is why time is of the essence, mold will start to grow with-in 24 to 48 hours after a water loss.

8th Evaluate the damage to your home and make a decision to call your Insurance Company or make the repairs yourself.

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