Water Damage Restoration for Metro Detroit
Water Damage Restoration for Metro Detroit
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What is water damage restoration?
Water damage restoration involves removing flood waters from your home or commercial building and restoring the area to its pre-loss condition. Extraction of the water and drying of the area requires professional strength equipment if the flood area is very large.
Water damage can occur from weather events like heavy rains, a failed sump pump, municipal water line damage, or damage to the home’s plumbing system. Regardless of the cause, you’ll want to call the professionals at Hydro Clean immediately to begin the mitigation process as soon as possible. Our technicians are IICRC certified in water damage restoration.
The longer water is left in your home, the greater the potential for costly damage including mold growth.
How it works
What is the Process for Water Damage Restoration?
When we arrive at your home or commercial property, we’ll immediately use our specialized equipment to find the dampness levels in your home. This process is called “moisture mapping.”
Once we know the extent of the affected areas, we begin by extricating the water from the area using our commercial grade pumps.
Next, we utilize heavy duty fans, dehumidifies, and other equipment to dry damp areas in the home. The fans will continue to run until the affected areas no longer show dampness on our detection meters.
After everything is dry, the restoration process begins.
The affected parts of the home or commercial building are cleaned and restored by our flood care specialists to bring them back to their pre-loss condition.
Finally, any needed structural and cosmetic repairs are completed. Our flood specialists work with local contractors to restore the damage to your home. Those restorations may include new flooring, cabinetry, drywall and paint. And we streamline the repair process for you by working with your insurance company.
During the entire mitigation and restoration process, we’ll document the damages and your losses for insurance purposes.
Hydro Clean works with your insurance company
Throughout the restoration process, Hydro Clean flood specialists will work with your insurance company. From the time the claim is filed until the last piece of trim is painted, we’ll act as your agent to get your home back to normal.
Our technicians are trained in the proper ways to document the losses and the damages to your home for insurance purposes. And we’re experienced in helping you get the most from your insurance policy as you return your home to pre-loss condition.
What should I do immediately when I discover water damage in my home?
As soon as you find a flooded area in your home, you’ll want to give Hydro Clean of Michigan a call. The sooner you have our professionals arrive to begin flood mitigation, the less damage will occur to your home.
You’ll also want to take some next steps.
First and foremost, you want to keep your family safe. DO NOT enter the flooded area. If there are live electrical outlet or other sources of electricity in the flood area, you could risk electric shock by entering the water.
Next, you’ll need to find the cause of the flooding and, if possible, prevent further entry of water into your home. Often the flooding in a basement can be from weather or a broken sump pump. However, if the water damage is from your plumbing, you may have some control over it. If you know the source of the water is from a single fixture, simply turn the water off at the valve. If you can’t determine the source, turn the water off to your whole house and see if that stops the water from rising. If the flood is from your pluming, you’ll need to immediately contact a plumber who can detect the location of the leak and repair it.
Then, if you can safely move any undamaged items away from the flooded area, you can try to protect these items. Any wet items that you move should be taken outside the home to prevent additional moisture from spreading in the home. However, no items are worth risking your life over, so remember not to enter high water in your home until the water has been verified to be safe from electrical shock.
Finally, you should contact your insurance company. You’ll want to begin the process of filing a claim as soon as possible. Document the flooded area with photographs to show the insurance adjuster.
How long does water damage take to dry out?
Damaged walls and floors take time to dry thoroughly. On average, the drying process takes about 5 days. However, if the water was not removed promptly, the building materials may have absorbed more water and will take longer to dry. Hydro Clean uses moisture detection equipment to determine when the home is dry again.
What happens if I leave water damage?
If water is left standing in your home, it can promote the growth of mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria. Even if the water is only standing in an unfinished basement, you’ll want to protect your home by getting immediate water damage restoration and having the water removed from the home.
After all, the biggest concern with water damage is the possibility of mold spores spreading to the rest of the home. After as little as 48 hours, the potential for mold growth in the home rises dramatically.
Treating for mold growth in a home is a much more tedious and expensive process than just replace a few pieces of drywall and repainting.
In fact, even with water damage that is quickly remediated, sanitizing your air ducts is often recommended as a preventative way of eliminating the spread of mold spores.
If you have water damage, you’ll want to call your Michigan water damage restoration pros as soon as possible.
Does drywall have to be replaced after water damage?
Drywall is a hardy product and can withstand some water damage. However, the longer water is touching the drywall the more likely it is that the drywall will lose structural integrity and need to be replaced.
Furthermore, if the drywall has signs of mold, it will need to be cut out and replace with new, clean drywall. When damaged drywall is left in the home, it can lead to the growth of mold which can spread throughout the home.
Utilizing water damage restoration to remove the water and dry out the affected area as quickly as possible can reduce the chance of mold growth in the home. Quick action will also reduce the amount of cosmetic damage that will have to be repaired.
Will insurance cover water damage restoration?
Most home insurance policies will only cover sudden and accidental damage. This means that the policy will cover damage that occurs from a sudden break in a water line or from water damage that occurs from a natural disaster, like water entering your basement during a heavy rain.
However, gradual water damage is generally not covered. So, if water damage occurs over a long period of time from a small leak in your plumbing, this is not usually covered by your policy.
If you’re not sure if your policy covers the water damage in your home, talk to your insurance agent about the specifics of your policy.
At Hydro Clean of Michigan, we will work with your insurance company once you have filed the water damage claim. You won’t have to worry about the ongoing process of dealing with a claim.
Call the IICRC Certified Pros at Hydro Clean
The water damage restoration technicians at Hydro Clean are IICRC certified and have a wealth of experience in flood mitigation.
Get started on the path back to normal by calling our pros for immediate water damage restoration.
Hydro Clean serves the SE Michigan and Metro Detroit area from our home office in White Lake, Michigan.
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