Making repairs after you experience water damage isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary if you expect to return your property to its original, as-expected state. Water damage restoration prevents the onset of mildew and mold growth, and for that reason, property owners must be ready to get a restoration contractor without delay.
Water damage can be caused by unexpected flood damage, sewage backups, burst pipes, or an appliance malfunction. Cleanup can also involve mold remediation or removal of contaminants. Understanding how damage occurs can also make it easier to understand why there’s also range in scope when it comes time for water damage cleanup.
Property owners shouldn’t be deterred by the process of getting emergency service after water damage. Reliable water damage restoration companies like ATI Restoration work hard to make it easy to address issues promptly and on an efficient timeline.
Restoration timelines can vary based on the type of water involved in the damage (clean water vs. toxic black water), and the overall severity. Though they do try to work quickly, some insurance companies can also contribute to delays in restoration services. It is fair to assume that serious damage can take several weeks to repair.
The sheer amount of water damage and the square footage affected are obvious variables that an expert will consider when assessing a repair timeline, but the type of space and extent of the damage are also important variables.
Roof damage on a two-story property may cause water to flow all the way down to the basement, while a leak that originated in the basement allows for easier may be easier for water extraction and restoration experts to address.
Similarly, an appliance malfunction in a tiled area may be more manageable and easier to clean than a washing machine malfunction in a carpeted area.
While the variables may change the expected timeline from days to weeks, the experts at ATI Restoration will always consider all the options and make recommendations that are both efficient and thorough, so you can get repairs made fast.
Whether dealing with a burst pipe, appliance malfunction, or storm flood damage, there are many reasons why a property or business owner may experience water damage. However, water damage doesn’t always happen in a way that makes it obvious a problem has occured.
Smaller leaks, unexpected basement flooding, or water behind the walls or under flooring, could all lead to small water damage issues that can turn into a bigger problem if not addressed as soon as possible. In these situations, owners of residential and commercial properties should be on the lookout for:
If you’ve noticed one or more of these issues in your business or property, then you may need to hire a professional to check for leaks and determine if mold remediation services are needed as well.
ATI Restoration offers a three-step water damage restoration process to provide repairs for homeowners and property owners.
This involves removing standing water from the floors and assessing affected building materials including carpeting and upholstery. Our team can help determine if it’s possible for the materials to be dried in place with the help of fans and dehumidifiers, or if they need to be removed.
Our state-of-the-art moisture detection tools make it easy to find hidden water damage in places like trim work, cabinets, drywall, and plaster. We have processes that make it possible to dry affected areas in place, and the knowledge to know when it’s necessary to remove building materials for a more effective mitigation.
ATI Restoration’s drying process uses a combination of negative air machines, dehumidifiers, and fans in areas affected by water damage. Drying times are always based on the property, material, and the extent of the damage. Our water damage experts take many factors into account to ensure that any repair recommendations also proactively prevent mold and further damage.
The team at ATI Restoration offers reliable water restoration services and emergency services for residential and commercial properties. If you need assistance making repairs following water damage or a storm surge, consult with our team so they can help.