Water Damage Restoration by Water Damage Minneapolis™
Once Water Damage Minneapolis™ completes the initial water mitigation process our IICRC trained water damage restoration specialists concentrate on reconstructing and rebuilding your home or business. The water damage restoration process is intended to help homeowners recover from all damage. Although the steps that we take to restore each home will largely depend on the extent of the water damage. Our typical water damage restoration often includes replacing damaged walls and flooring, eliminating mold, repairing roof damage and conducting humidity and moisture testing to ensure all issues have been resolved.
The Problems Associated With Water Damage
Regardless of the source and where it occurs, water can quickly spread throughout the property and destroy additional materials in its path. It has also been proven that mold growth is soon to develop within just 24 hours after the damage occurs.
Porous items, including drywall, ceiling, insulations, wood, and laminate flooring, are quick to absorb water like a sponge. They quickly become weakened while hosting the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Once the fungus develops, the health and safety of everyone on the property is affected.
The main purpose of water damage restoration is to return your home to pre-loss conditions. Since repairs can’t be made until all water damage problems have been completely addressed, the water restoration process can’t begin until the water mitigation process has ended.
Restoration is the final step to restoring your property back to its pre-damage condition, we use IICRC standards to ensure all water damage is resolved and we directly bill your insurance provider.
Call Water Damage Minneapolis™ at (763) 242-2103 and we will get you home or business back to normal as soon as possible.
Our Water Damage Restoration Follows This Thorough Repair Process:
Inspection: We find and document all the damage to your property, all visual, as well as hidden water damage. Once everything is documented to submit to your insurance company, then we provide our recommendations of how we can best get your premises back to its original condition.
Estimation of Cost: We will give you a repair estimate, so that you are aware of the general cost to remove the water completely and restore the water damage back to the original, pre-loss condition. If your insurance policy covers the water damage, we will work with your insurance company to get your claim approved.
Checking the Damage: We use the latest technology in infrared cameras, moisture meters and moisture probes that offer quick, noninvasive ways to detect moisture, without having to rely on the demolition of your walls or floors to locate concealed moisture.
Stop the Water Infiltration: Once the planning and assessment are completed, we will identify the source of the water infiltration and stop it. Whether it’s a leaking roof or a water supply line, we will find and stop the ongoing water infiltration before proceeding with the next steps.
Water Containment: Once we are completely sure that there is no more water that is coming in, we will take measures to prevent the water from spreading to the areas that have not been affected, then we prepare to extract the water by using a pump.
Extraction of Water: We will suck out most of the water by making use of powerful pumps and specialized tools to remove the water from all the crevices, cracks and crawl spaces. When all the water has been extracted, we will remove the remaining moisture and humidity by using industrial dehumidifiers.
Cleanup: We will clean up the entire area and remove all the debris. All the things that can’t be salvaged will be removed and we will dispose of all the materials that are potentially hazardous.
Disinfection: Many water sources that infiltrate your home can be dirty and can leave behind bacteria and microbes. Also, the water can cause the growth of fungi, bacteria and viruses. We will disinfect the entire area with the application of anti-microbials to make your home safe for you and your family.
Deodorizing: Simply removing and cleaning the area after flooding is not enough. Often, flooding leaves a musty odor behind that is quite difficult to eliminate. We will remove the source of the odor and deodorize the affected areas leaving your premises clean and fresh smelling.
Reconstruction and Repair: Water can cause damage to the contents in your home and can even damage the structure. We will assess all structural components and materials that can be salvaged and our expert team will help to restore them. If any portion of the building cannot be salvaged, then we will repair and restoration your home back to its original, pre-water damage condition.
Water Damage Cleanup – What You Can Do:
- Call Water Damage Minneapolis right away to prevent the problem from becoming worse.
- Blot dry or mop up as much water as you can.
- Remove all items from the affected area, including photos, paintings, and antiques, placing them in a safe, dry area.
- Turn on the air conditioner or open a window to allow for open air circulation.
- Lift up any draperies, including blinds, couch and bed skirts, and curtains from the floor.
- Pack books tightly in their shelves.
- Place a piece of aluminum foil beneath wooden chair legs to prevent the water from becoming absorbed within the furniture.
Water Damage Cleanup – What NOT to Do:
- Do not enter any room with significant structural or electrical damage.
- Do not try to remove any carpeting that is tacked down.
- Do not touch any visible mold or try to remove it yourself.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you notice significant water damage in your home or building. We ensure to respond right away to prevent the damage from spreading while working quickly to have the affected area restored as quickly as possible. Remember: we work with your insurance provider to assist with the claims process, as needed.