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What are the Services Provided by Water Restoration Companies?

Proper and safe water restoration requires several steps. Although it might be possible to handle some of the cleanup and restoration process without professional help, it’s easier and safer to contact a professional water restoration company to avoid making the situation worse – and more expensive.

Not only can a professional help you deal with the immediate damage, but they are also able to provide long-term assistance and ensure your home or business is clean, healthy, and protected from future water damage risk.

What Do Water Restoration Companies Do?

There are several phases to the restoration process after water damage occurs and the best restoration companies handle all of them.

The first phase is removing the moisture and drying out the space. Many water restoration companies provide emergency service because it’s so important to eliminate moisture as quickly as possible.

Water damage restoration companies use professional tools to ensure the removal of the water and the drying process is as efficient as possible. They use a combination of wet/dry vacuums, industrial-sized fans, and dehumidifiers to remove all moisture from the space so the next phase of cleanup can begin. That phase begins after the immediate area, including any carpeting, is dry.

Water restoration companies make sure the drywall and floorboards have dried and that they were not damaged. If there is damage, replacement or repair is needed because they can warp and rot.

Moisture behind the walls and in the floor create concerns about mold, so professionals take the necessary precautions to prevent mold from developing after water exposure. The earlier these issues are addressed the better because, over time, mold removal becomes more extensive and costs a lot more.

What Should You Look for in a Water Restoration Company?

Start by assessing the basic information about a company before you make your choice. You need to know that they offer reliable customer service, have decent reviews from previous customers, and can be counted on to do the work and be professional.

Next, you’ll want to consider the specific services that are offered by the company. Some companies might offer far more than you need, while others won’t be able to handle your job if your home or business was exposed to extensive water damage.

Ideally, you’ll find a company that offers a range of services and can take the job off your hands completely. They’ll arrive in an emergency if needed, stop the damage from getting worse, and begin the drying and restoration process.

It’s also important to determine if the company offers sanitization services and mold remediation. These are important steps in the cleanup process. Some companies even offer basic renovation services. These extra services can be helpful because you won’t need to switch off to other contractors, but they aren’t necessary to make for a quality water restoration company.

Finally, you’ll want to consider the cost. In some cases, your insurance policy will pay for restoration services. Other times you’ll be paying out of pocket. Cost should never be the primary determining factor, but you should be wary of companies that charge far more or far less than their competitors.

If you need assistance with water damage restoration or you have questions about the process, we can help. Contact Rapid Dry Restoration at 303.710.8423 for more information.

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