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Answering 5 FAQs about Water Damage Property Restoration

Answering 5 FAQs about Water Damage Property Restoration
5/11/2017
There are several reasons due to which water damage can occur in a property, such as leaky roof, storms, sewer blockage, or pipe leakage.

There are several reasons due to which water damage can occur in a property, such as leaky roof, storms, sewer blockage, or pipe leakage. Water seepage inside the building through ceiling or ducts often lead to molds and mildew problem that render a property uninhabitable. That said, restoring a multifamily property from water damage is not a DIY job as it requires the use of right tools and equipment. Therefore, it’s important to hire a professional disaster restoration service provider in your area. When employing property restoration services, there are several questions that investor’s ask when hiring a multifamily restoration services company. In this post, we answer five such commonly asked questions that will help you make an informed decision regarding water damage.


1. How much Time does it take to Restore my Property?

Restoring a property after water damage might take few days to several weeks, depending on the restoration services you hire and the severity of the damage. It might take longer if some heavy equipment or appliances need to be replaced. A professional multifamily restoration service provider helps you remove water using right tools and keep a check on molds and fungus growth, furniture and structural damages.  

2. Is it necessary to Demolish the House Walls, Flooring and Ceiling to Fix Water Damage?

It is not always necessary to demolish walls, flooring, and ceiling to fix the water damage. There are various advanced drying technologies available that prevent the need for demolition. However, the demolition becomes necessary if contaminated sewer water seeps in the building structure through different areas, such as floors, ducts, and walls of your home.

3. What are the Steps Required to Restore my Property?

Multifamily water restoration services involve a general process that includes:

  • The extraction of water through a suction pump

  • Use of specialized equipment to monitor the condition of your property

  • Advanced drying techniques to accelerate the process

  • Demolition of certain areas of your home, if required

  • Documentation process

4. How Do I Know Whether or not My property has Dried out Completely?

One of the most important things that you need to know after the restoration process is whether or not your property has dried out completely. The technology used in the restoration process ensures that your property has been recovered back to its pre-loss condition. Usually, experts use specialized tools such as infrared cameras, humidity, and moisture meters to check that your property has completely dried out.  

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5. Does my Home Insurance Cover Water Damage?

A home insurance usually includes a section known as ‘loss mitigation clause,’ which means it covers the natural damages such as the wind, water or roof. A professional water restoration representative monitors your water damaged property and assists you throughout the procedure required to to know whether it covers the cost of water damage restoration and if does, the service provider helps you claim the insurance.

Wrapping Up

Before hiring any disaster restoration services it’s important to know whether or not they follow the law and standards outlined for water restoration in your particular area. Make sure you hire a reputable home restoration services in Dallas, TX or any other area who is licensed and has a team of trained technicians for the job. Also, the professionals have attended special training programs to update their knowledge and skills regarding the latest water damage protocols.

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