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24/7 Professional water damage restoration and flood cleanup in Akron Ohio
Rapid water damage clean up response for all types of water damage issues
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How We Do Water Damage Repair
When you have water damage in your home or business, it can be very unpredictable. Water moves and hides in places that you would least suspect. It is vitally important that when you discover you need water damage cleanup. To call a qualified water damage company quickly.
Safety is the most important part of any water damage situation. We urge you to stay clear of the area, especially if there is a significant amount of water and if water has came from above where ceilings are falling.
For fresh water damage situations like a pipe break, we advise you to turn off any valves to stop the flow of water. This may mean you need to shut off your main water valve to accomplish this. If you not sure how to do this, we can help and/or recommend an experience and qualified plumber. Knowing the water source helps us to write a water damage protocol and scope of work. We can help with all types of water damage such as fresh, gray and black water. We refer to them as category 1, 2, 3 respectfully.
The first thing our water damage crew will do is evaluate what is needed for the water damage repair. This includes safety aspects and where the water has traveled. We have specialized water damage moisture meters that allow us to detect hidden moisture. Once we have a scope of work done we will discuss it with you and answer any questions you might have.
Part of the water damage process is moving contents from the affected area to a non-effected area. In some situations, this might require the need to rent temporary storage for both damaged and undamaged items. For any water damaged items, we will take photos and inventory for you and your insurance company. In some cases, the items can be cleaned and restored.
We have a plethora of tools to extract water including our truck mounted machines. Removing bulk or standing water helps the water restoration process go more quickly and helps to prevent secondary water damage. Water can travel very quickly and the smallest amount of water can cause a lot of damage. Removing the bulk water helps to prevent this and lessens the chance of a mold or mildew issue too.
Following the bulk water extraction we being the cleaning process and install professional water damage drying equipment in the affected areas. We use commercial dehumidifiers and other industrial equipment to remove moisture that water extraction can’t remove. This includes moisture in building materials such as wood, drywall, padding and carpet.
For situations such as sewage backup cleanup, sump pump failure, and rain water intrusion we may need to clean and sanitize concrete and wood framing if they’ve been affected by that type of water. Flood water cleanup is often considered category 3 or black water. We use EPA registered cleaning agents that will ensure the area is clean and sanitary.
Frequently asked water damage restoration questions
Of course we do! During the water damage cleanup process, we will document all work done and can provide all documentation to your insurance company. Water damage documentation can include photos, sketches and drawings of affected materials, amount of water extracted, materials removed, square footage of area cleaned, number of drying equipment pieces placed, and any thing else your insurance company may require.
Yes we are. We carry all proper insurances and licenses to be an Akron water damage company. Formal requests can be made by contacting our office.
Our company goes through training and certification by the IICRC. All water damage cleanup technicians go through this training and regularly attended continuing education classes. We are proud to note that we have a rigorous internal training program as well.
First and foremost, we have over 3 decades of service to the greater Akron area. We are a family-owned and operated cleaning and water restoration company. We are very involved in the community and support many other locally owned businesses.
Next, our job as an Akron water damage company is to work for you – the client. We can always say that we have our clients’ best interest in mind and we pride ourselves on a job well done. The same great service you’ve experienced with our cleaning services you get with our flood cleanup service too.
The short answer is yes you can! In many cases, your insurance company may recommend one or more companies. As the property owner, you have the right to choose any contractor or water damage company you want. You do not have to use the company your insurance recommends no matter what they tell you.
The cost of professional water damage cleanup depends greatly how much area and what materials have been affected. As the property owner, you’re generally responsibly for your deductible. Most insurance policies allow for restoration or replacement so that you have the same “like, kind, and quality” of materials before the water damage loss.
Choosing to wait to fix the water damage can cause greater out of pocket costs as your insurance company can deny the claim. It is vitally important to hire a professional water damage cleanup company quickly once your discover water damage happening within your property.
Many water mitigation damage projects take 3-4 days on average. This includes inspection, water extraction, demolition, cleaning, and drying equipment. We only provide the water mitigation services but have a referral network of contractors that can help with replacement and repairs needed such as drywall, insulation, and flooring.