If you own a home, water damage can be your worst nightmare. It can destroy furniture and appliances and make its way into the foundation of your house. And it can happen in the blink of an eye.
Quick fixes are inadequate and costs can mount if water damage is not directly addressed. A recent study of homeowner insurance claims over a five-year period found that water damage is among the top three causes of insurance claims, with only fire damage and personal injury producing more.
If your home is suffering from water damage, it is important to respond swiftly. What starts as a leak can turn into health hazards to your family and extensive damage to your most important investment. You may need a professional who understands the problem and has the expertise and equipment to address it.
What Is Water Damage Restoration?
Water damage restoration is the start-to-finish process of cleaning and repairing the damage left behind by water so that a home can be restored and rebuilt. A full-service water damage restoration can include cleanup, repairs, rebuilds, and remodels. For many homeowners, water damage restoration is covered by their insurance plan.
There are many potential sources of water damage that can affect homeowners. If any of the below circumstances sound familiar, a water damage restoration solution may be an option for you.
- Leaking pipes
- Frozen pipes
- Plumbing system failures
- Sewage backup
- Water heater failures
- Leaking roof or ceiling
- Overflowing dishwashers or laundry machines
- Inadequate drainage
- Aging foundations
- Flash flooding or river overflow
- Basement flooding
- Storm flooding
A Look at the Water Damage Restoration Process
At Monumental Contractors, we respond to water damage restoration requests with an efficient process to ensure your needs are met quickly and accurately. Our process features three main steps to get the job done right the first time.
The first action we take is an initial evaluation and inspection of water damage and its source. Next, our experts will address any safety concerns resulting from the damage. Once all potential hazards have been contained, the final step is the rebuild and restoration phase.
Initial Evaluation & Inspection
The first step in addressing water damage restoration is an initial inspection. Whether your water damage needs seem obvious or not, an inspection from one of our experts helps you fully understand the scope of the problem. This allows you to move forward in your restoration with confidence and clarity. After performing a thorough evaluation of your water damage, our team can map out your rebuild.
Proper Safety Precautions
We’ve discussed the threat that water damage can pose to the furniture and foundation of your home, but it’s important to remember that water damage can pose a threat to personal safety too. Before moving to the final stage, our team members ensure all safety precautions are taken during a restoration.
Air or environment quality
In many cases, the water damaging a home is not sanitary. Grey or black water can enter living spaces through water damage and become a health risk to you and your family. Consistent water damage can also cause mold build up. It is important to address these factors when planning a restore.
Homes are lined with electrical wire and stocked with electrical appliances. Outlet covers, light switches, and standard concealment techniques typically provide more than enough precaution so you as a homeowner do not have to worry about electrical hazards in daily life.
But water damage penetrates drywall, ceilings, and floors to permeate the foundation of your home. If water finds any point of contact with a source of electricity, there are significant health risks. To prevent any threats to your family, our team contains and remedies any electrical threat presented by water damage.
Restoring Damage Caused By Excess Water
The final step in the process involves the restoration of any damage, such as replacing drywall, insulation, flooring, patching, and painting. During this stage, our team restores your home to its prior state before water damage occurred.
But at Monumental Contractors, we go a step further. While water damage is no fun for any homeowner, there is a silver lining. Water damage can give you a blank canvas to remodel your home or redesign a room. We’ve worked on hundreds of remodels, with projects involving kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, basements and additions. The provides our customers a one-stop solution for water damage restoration.
Reach Out to the Professional Water Damage Restoration Specialists
Monumental Contractors provides full-service water damage restoration solutions. We draw on expert craftsmanship to fix the issue in your home and remodel your living space in your own vision. We are approved to work with your insurance claims to further assist you during your family’s time of need. If your home is suffering from water damage, contact us today to learn more about restoration and remodeling and schedule a consultation.