Water Damage Restoration
The most important thing to do when you have water damage is to immediately fix the water leak and dry out the area. Standing water and moisture create the perfect environment for bacteria and mold to grow. Prolonged exposure to these bacteria and mold can lead to allergic reactions and even disease.
Contact Your Insurance Company
The first step is to call a licensed water restoration company; then, if you have insurance to cover the incident that caused the water damage, notify your insurance company so they can send out an adjuster. The water restoration company will immediately stop the leak, use pumps and vacuums to remove water from your home, and after all standing water and absorbent surfaces are vacuumed, dry and dehumidify the area. This step is important to clear up any remaining moisture after water removal is complete.
Hire a General Contractor
It’s beneficial to have your contractor at the site when the adjuster comes out so that everyone can work together and understand the entire scope of work needed to be completed. We at Elite Living Remodeling have worked with many insurance companies on the homeowners’ behalf to be sure that the homeowner gets a fair amount of money to get their home back to a livable state as soon as possible.
We will inspect the home and determine how extensive the damage is and work with you and your insurance to make a plan for what needs to be done. We then begin the process of removing all damaged materials such as carpet, drywall, and insulation. Quickly getting those damaged items removed allows for more thorough drying of the rest of the structure.
If your home is older you may want to think about having Elite Living Remodeling repipe your home with pex material to avoid having any future flooding issues. This can save you quite a bit of money later.
Proceed with Restoration and Renovation
The final phase is restoration and renovation. This involves rebuilding any damaged areas and making sure that everything ties together. Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible for you and to have an end result that is even better than it was before. If you’ve experienced water damage, are in need of restoration and renovation services, and want to get the best value from your insurance claim to repair the damage done, call Elite Living Remodeling at 844-ELITE-03 and well guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf.