Owning a home can be stressful. For most of us, it is the biggest investment in our life. We want to protect our investment and our family’s home. Water damage can make that difficult.
Water damage causes significant destruction if left unchecked. Insurance industry research indicates that 14,000 Americans experience a water damage emergency each day and that 37% of homeowners have suffered losses from water damage. But homeowners do have an option. A water damage restoration solution can get your home back in order and provide significant return-on-investment.
Have you recently noticed that a leaking pipe has ruined drywall in your home? Are you in your basement, standing knee-deep in the water? In either case, there are options for your situation. In many circumstances, it could be covered by homeowner’s insurance.
What is Water Damage Restoration?
Water damage restoration is a technical term used to refer to the start-to-finish process of cleaning up the mess left behind by water damage. You can think of the restorations in two main phases: investigation and restoration.
Investigating water damage starts with identifying the source of water damage. In many cases, this can be quick and easy for a professional. Causes of water damage can include leaking or frozen pipes, severe weather flooding, eroding or inadequate waterproofing, and foundation leaks. Once the source of damage is understood, a plan can be implemented to fix the issue.
After a fix has been provided for your water damage source, the restoration phase can begin. Restoration starts with drying and restoring structural elements of your home or any salvageable items. Then with a new space to work with, your imagination can go to work. Despite an unfortunate circumstance, this gives you the opportunity to remodel your home in your own vision.
Our team of experts is uniquely experienced to provide a one-stop solution to homeowners for water damage restoration. We offer solutions for water damage removal and mitigation as well as expert craftsmanship in restoration work.
Water Damage Restoration Terms You Should Know
If you are in need of water damage restoration, you may have come across terms you’re unfamiliar with. Some terms can be used interchangeably, causing confusion among homeowners. Check out our list below of common terms you should know before seeking the restoration services.
Water remediation is a term that is often substituted for water damage restoration. Among remodeling and restoration contractors, the phrases are functionally the same. Whenever you come across “water remediation,” it is safe to assume the term is referring to the start-to-finish process of water damage restoration.
Water removal refers to the physical act of removing water from a home or property. Professionals rely on equipment such as high-powered fans, submersible pumps, and industrial-grade humidifiers for water removal. Water removal services that do not mention restoration may be insufficient for your remodeling needs.
While “water extraction” may sound more technical than “water removal,” the two terms refer to the same service and are often used interchangeably. Note that some contractors will use water extraction specifically when the water removal is from an outside environment.
Water mitigation can sometimes be used in place of water removal. But more often it refers to preventative measures taken against potential water damage or efforts made to reverse water damage. One example of water mitigation would be waterproofing.
Flood cleanup is a form of water removal focused on extracting flood or rainwater from a home. Houses that are susceptible to flooding from external sources of water can be very unhealthy. Floodwaters are typically unsanitary and contaminated and could lead to the spread of illness. Flooding can be unrelenting. And you cannot use a faulty water line. Mother Nature decides when the water runs. Because of this, professionals are frequently needed to execute a proper flood cleanup and ensure the source of infiltration has been addressed.
Don’t Wait, Be Proactive
If your home is suffering from water damage, you need to act fast. Water damage that goes unaddressed has the potential to cause significant destruction. Our team quickly responds to requests for water damage restoration with trained professionals equipped with the industry’s most reliable tools and technology. We support our customers through the entire process, from initial inspection to final coats of paint.
We here at Monumental Contractors understand that you expect the best craftsmanship when it comes to your family’s home. We strive to meet the highest standards in expediency and excellence when it comes to water damage restoration. We are happy to assist you with your insurance claim. Contact our office today for more information and to schedule a consultation for all your water damage restoration needs.