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How Can I Pick from Among Different Seminole Water Restoration Companies?

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Dealing with a Seminole residential water loss is so much more than finding a restoration company that claims it can manage a significant incursion of water. You need confidence that the company you select can back up their promises. You only get one chance to get it right, and a short time frame within which to complete the water mitigation, remediation, and restoration needed to make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Much Time Can I Take to Choose a Restoration Partner?

Water damage restoration companies in Seminole must be judged first for the promptness of their response to a plea for help. Water damage takes hold of structural components and contents swiftly, causing materials to deteriorate quickly and permanently. You need to line up water damage recovery efforts fast and be sure the response is timely. Our local presence in this community means we can send fully equipped and trained crews to your location as soon as practical, usually within one to four hours.

What Type of Training Does a Premier Water Restoration Company Arrange for Its Workers?

The best practices training standard for water damage restoration companies is the coursework developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Suppose the firms you are considering do not invest in this training. In that case, you have no assurance that their work is in accordance with the latest research and well-established water Damage restoration principles. Courses offered by the IICRC teach up-to-date water extraction and drying theory and hands-on techniques.

How Common Is Trapped Water in Homes Suffering from Water Damage?

If you have never dealt with the aftermath of a supply pipe leak or a malfunctioning dish or clothes washer, the experience is an eye-opener. The standing water in the utility room, kitchen, or bathroom often dissipates rapidly, but do not be fooled into believing the crisis is over. Water spreads out and seeks lower ground. Seepage through cracks, percolation through crevices, and absorption into porous building materials follow the initial sheeting, puddling, and pooling of water. Hidden, but not gone, the water will continue to damage structural components and contents until detected, mapped, and removed. Inadequately prepared water restoration companies might gloss over the potential for trapped moisture. SERVPRO crews use their training and experience to employ the following to find and measure water and absorbed moisture:

  • Infrared Imaging Cameras

Trained operators review the images to interpret the temperature fluctuations behind surfaces, helping establish where caches of liquid water and heavily saturated materials are located.

Probes help determine where water is and must be applied repeatedly to trace the outlines of any incursion.

  • Moisture Meters

Some of these tools have penetrating probes testing the conductivity of the materials that can reach several layers of flooring or walls with woodwork. Others use sensors that occasionally record false positives because of metal supports or fasteners.

NOTE: One technician is assigned the job of sensing, measuring, and testing at our sites. Consistency in obtaining and reading the results is more likely when we follow that IICRC recommendation.

What If My Water Loss Ends Up Being Minor or More Significant Than Anticipated?

Our philosophy is that no water damage scenario suffered by our customers is beneath or above an artificial bar that triggers our response. Finding a water restoration company that is comfortable scaling work crews and equipment inventory up or down is vital. Even a few gallons of water trapped in a subfloor or over a ceiling can cause immense damage if unaddressed. Likewise, just because the water event is inside a residence does not mean that tens of thousands of gallons of water might not be waiting for the professionals, necessitating commercial-grade extractors and multiple sets of drying equipment. Flexibility in the restoration company’s response is the equal of high-quality training, state-of-the-art equipment, and experience.

Some Interventions Destroy Building Materials to Save a House -- What Plans Are in Place to Fix Controlled Demo?

Particularly when water hides in cavities, restoration companies might need to remove sections of walls (flood cuts) or cut or drill weep or release holes. To minimize the stress, time, and expense of completing restoration to turn-key condition, our construction division steps in to repair the demolition and replace or build back other structures deemed too damaged to salvage.

The robust slate of services SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has available to homeowners covers all aspects and every eventuality of water damage recovery. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to set up an assessment of your unique circumstances and to establish that we are an excellent fit for you as a water restoration company.

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