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How to Choose the Right Water Damage Restoration Company

Jul 10, 2008
There might come a time when you may just have to deal with water damage caused by heavy rainfall, broken pipes, roof leaks and so-on. For some people the process of water damage restoration and clean up is very frustrating, not to mention the hassles of dealing with your insurance company. In such circumstances it is most likely in your best interest to hire a professional Water Damage Restoration Company.

Not all water damage restoration companies have the experience and the know how to get the job done right. Always look for companies that have a well-trained staff and that know how to do a proper flood clean up, water damage restoration, water and/or sewage removal, mold removal or whatever the job calls for. Always ask for referrals, there is nothing better that other people's real life experience with a company.

The water damage restoration company you choose should be able to not only help you deal with the damages to your home but also with your insurance company. If the water damage restoration process is a small one, then it's possible to handle it without filing an insurance claim, however if the damage is bigger, then you will probably need to have a company who is knowledgeable in dealing with the insurance companies (they can be hard to deal with). Water damage restoration companies should basically be able to work according to the need and requirement of the job.

A good water damage restoration company should be able to clean up any type including renovation or repair work, wiping the small overflows, cleaning the sewage, pipe breakages, debris removal, mold removal, odor elimination, replacement of rugs, tiles, hardwood as well as any type of flooring. Some of them even help in having the furniture re-upholstered and most importantly have a 24 hour number for water damage emergencies.

If water damage restoration is not done on time and done right, then it can lead to development of other problems like rise of bacteria or viruses causing serious diseases. Also many damaged or spoiled materials and furniture's will have to be thrown out due to the spread of impure water. Drying-out the water from the house will not eliminate impurities, contaminants, and micro-organisms.

For a Water Damage Restoration company to do the job right they must know which materials can be cleaned, restored, repaired and what need to be thrown away.

Flood damages can sometimes cause other problems like physical or mental stress. This stress is basically caused by dealing with the water damage, flood clean up and insurance companies. And, if you hire the services of a proper water damage restoration company you will not have to worry about these things as most of them will be taken care of by the company you hire. Also if you do your research the water damage restoration service you hire has their own adjuster who can handle the insurance claim directly, you will not have to deal with that either.

Mold is another very important factor in water damage restoration, and the company you hire should also know how to prevent the spread of mold spores. Along with the mold removal, they also perform other tasks like dehumidifying, air scrubbing and drying that is essential for full removal of the mold.

Basic restoration process includes:

* Use and application of antifungal, mildecide or any antimicrobial depending on the source of water
* Thorough cleaning and wiping of contaminated water
* Cleaning of carpet, ceiling and floor
* Dehumidifying
* And finally remedies to prevent it happen again

Finally, be careful and choose an established flood clean up or water damage restoration company. If they have the experience and knowledge to get the job done right, you will be glad you did!
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Abe S is the Author if this article on Water Damage Restoration companies. To find out more information about Water Damage Restoration click here.
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