You can depend on the water removal experts at Dri Pro Restoration for water restoration services. Our team of specially trained and IICRC certified water damage technicians will diagnose your water damage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and get ALL the water out.
Whether you have water damage from a broken or leaky pipe, a toilet or sink overflow, a slab leak, refrigerator, dishwasher, or washing machine malfunction, there are crucial services your home or business needs right away. That's why we offer 24-hour emergency water damage response – because the sooner you extract the water, the less flood damage you'll likely incur. Experts say that the worst water damage occurs when the water has been standing for more than 48 hours, which means timing is of the essence when a flood occurs. Dri Pro Restoration technicians are experts in mitigating expensive secondary damage.
When you need fast emergency flood water removal and water damage repair, you can call Dri Pro Restoration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get a certified flood damage technician to start the water cleanup process right away! Our water damage restoration company in Santa Rosa Beach, FL is first-rate. We only use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to get the water out – now! Serious water damage, such as with a flood, requires serious attention to ensure that all of the water is removed and that all wet areas, including wet carpet and hardwood floors, are dried completely and treated quickly to minimize lasting water damage effects. If the water cleanup is not performed quickly, the water damages to your property could become very severe!
To save your home from extra damage when flooding has occurred, you need to act quickly and as safely as possible. Be sure to turn the power off. It's best to take this safety precaution even if the water is not near any electrical outlets since water can generate electricity, and contact with it could be lethal.
Next, everyone needs to stay away from the water damage or flooding. No one, especially children, should go near water after a flood since full protective gear like goggles, boots, and gloves might be required. Standing water left for longer than 48 hours can do the most damage as it can compromise the structure of a house as it seeps through the walls and weakens drywall. Everything has to be removed or dried as soon as possible to prevent mold from forming in wet carpet, padding, furniture, or any other items that can develop mold. The more time water has to sit, the more costly and time-consuming the water damage restoration process will be to restore the area to its original condition.
Water damage insurance claims depend on a few different criteria. Ultimately, that's a question you'll have to clarify with your insurance company. However, we can tell you that the viability of water damage insurance claims depends primarily on what caused the damage (storm, burst pipe, plumbing malfunction, localized flood, sump pump failure, etc.). Some insurance policies will outline scenarios that will NOT be covered without specific riders like flood insurance, or sump pump failure insurance.
Contacting a restoration contractor as well as your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea, because the restoration contractor will help make sure that not only will the water extraction and dry out be covered, but the rebuild process that should follow. If the full scope of the claim isn't outlined and agreed upon from the start, there may be issues down the line, and property owners may find themselves having to pay out of pocket to get the property completely back to normal.
That depends on the types of materials that were affected by water. Drywall, carpet, and hardwood floors will take longer to dry than other materials in the space. We use moisture meters throughout the process and in many different locations to gauge the moisture levels and will continue to adjust our fans and dehumidifiers to achieve an efficient but effective dry time. The bare minimum of "three days to dry" may only produce a surface dry, but can still leave behind moisture levels that create an ideal environment for mold to grow.
Most homeowners start trying to remove the water themselves before they realize they'll need to contact their insurance company about a claim so they can call in a water damage restoration company. However, standing water around anything with a power cord or outlet or sagging ceilings make the area unsafe. Also, many insurance claims require documentation of the loss BEFORE any work is done, including removing the water. Always take plenty of photos of the damage you see before taking any action to start cleaning up the mess. Your restoration contractor will be able to back up your insurance claim scope with the necessary technical documentation as well.
If the water damage involves Category 1 water (clean and free of microbes and bacteria), many of your personal belongings can be salvaged. Category 2 water would include other water sources, including rainwater, that, while not containing biohazards or sewage, still pose health risks and the potential for destructive microbial growth and mold. A water damage restoration technician will help you sort through the contents of the property to determine what can be safely dried, what can be restored by a textile/contents technician, and what can't be saved or salvaged. There are off-site facilities in the area that specialize in restoring water-damaged contents. Your restoration team will document all of the contents leaving the property for restoration or disposal for your records and also for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Identifying the source of the water damage is one of the first steps in both the insurance claim process but also before beginning to dry out and repair the damaged areas. After all, if you replace a sagging, wet ceiling that was caused by a roof leak but don't fix the roof, too, the next rainstorm will start the cycle all over again. The buckling to your hardwood floor could be caused by a leaking pipe. We will pinpoint the exact cause of your water damage and make sure the source is repaired. We make sure your restoration job is done right the first time.