Water extraction is the process of removing water and moisture from a flood damaged area. It requires a broad range of equipment, trained technicians, and experience to be done right. In fact, the industry has certification programs for the water extraction process to ensure water damage companies understand all aspects of the process, what to do, what not to do, and how best to effectively remove water and dry out a structure. We proudly offer Dayton emergency water removal services and would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.
Considering cleaning up water yourself? Here’s some things you should be aware of…
Extracting water requires different equipment for different surfaces.
It simple isn’t enough to rent a wet/dry vacuum and be done with it. Depending on the surface type, various water extraction and moisture removal systems are necessary in order to remove as much moisture as possible. And while some surface types can’t be salvaged once they’ve been soaked, many surfaces that you thought were goners can be saved. Whether it’s water damaged hardwood floors or soaking wet carpets, we can usually spare them if we’re able to begin removing water shortly after the flood event.
Finding water damage requires specialized equipment.
Many times people will decide to extract water themselves and feel confident they’ve done a good job until they start seeing their drywall buckling or floors cupping, or even worse start to smell mildew. Their mistake was thinking that because they couldn’t see any water damage that it wasn’t there. We use moisture readers to identify any spots that have been affected so that we know what needs to be dried. Without the right instruments, you’re truly flying blind throughout the process!
In our industry, there are no two ways to mitigate a loss. There is the right way and there is the wrong way. When it comes to what machinery should be used, how much, and what techniques should be followed, it’s all in the IICRC’s annual publication called the S500 Water Damage Restoration Guide. To see what proper water mitigation services look like, watch the quick video below:
When a flood loss occurs, there’s a couple of big concerns. The first is the structural integrity of your home or office. In other words, if you’ve experience water damage to the second story of your home and it’s soaked the floor between the first and second level, the water damage can cause that area to weaken. In the worst case, the floor could collapse and cause serious injury. In the case of walls, the 2×4’s that support the frame can rot and cause the walls to sag and lose all supporting ability.
The second big concern is mold. Mold can begin growing within 36-72 hours given the right environment. Obviously that means the key to preventing mold is to not give it time to form. But if a property is not dried out properly, mold growth will most likely occur. And unfortunately many people find out the hard way that mold remediation is a fairly expensive service that is not covered by most insurers.
How can I find out how much your water removal service costs?
Just call! Anytime day or night, we live answer calls and you can speak with a representative to discuss your water extraction emergency. While we can’t know the actual cost over the phone, we can immediately send out a crew to provide a no cost, no obligation estimate. It’s in writing, never changes once work begins, and lays out exactly what we’ll do!
And with our upfront estimates, you can rest easy knowing the price won’t be inflated and will always be calculated using industry-standard pricing. The same system your adjuster uses to quote water extraction services is the same system our estimator will arrive with! Watch the video below to learn more:
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Most people assume when they call a water mitigation company their first order of business is to start tearing out sections of their home. The reality is that the proper mitigation plan is dictated by 2 things:
1) What does the S500 guide say? In some scenarios, like instances where you have black water category water soaking carpets, no amount of cleaning and drying will make those carpets healthy so they must be removed. So the first thing we have to do is consult the guide to determine whether or not the area can be dried in place or will need to be removed.
2) What is most cost-effective? To your insurer, that is what is most important. While you might have a sentimental attachment to your hardwood floors, if it costs twice as much to dry them out as replace them, they will deny that portion of work. So we must be cost-conscious and make sure that the steps we take result in a claim your adjuster will agree with and approve for settlement.
Reliable Dayton OH water extraction services are just a phone call away. Our crews are available anytime you need them. You will always speak with a live person, and we can provide response within 30 minutes in most cases. If your home or office has standing water, whether it’s in a flooded basement or other area, an immediate response is the most important thing.
If you call us, you can rest easy knowing the Dayton water damage restoration team will respond quickly to immediately begin drying out your property and any items that have been affected. Using the latest techniques and the best equipment, our technicians stand behind all of their work with a 100% Complete Satisfaction Guarantee! That means your property will be completely dried out or they’ll come back and fix any issues!
Call now and we can dispatch a crew to your property and they’ll walk through your to assess all of the damage and can work directly with your insurance to make the process as easy as possible. So call our Dayton flood damage restoration crew now for a rapid response and a completely free estimate for any dry out services needed!