Flood & Water Damage
If your home has experienced water damage due to the ravages of flood or pipes bursting, then you ought to know that prompt attention towards damage is of the utmost importance. If the water damage is extensive, the water can seep into the walls, floors and furniture leading to rot and decay. The formation of dangerous mold, fungi along with other bacterial microbes is inevitable if left unchecked. There’s also the question of structural damage to consider. The longer you wait, the higher the quantity of damage, and the more time it will take to “restore” the situation. When you call Olympic Home Remodeling 24/7 water cleanup and restoration services, our experienced crew will rush to your premises so that we can get the water restoration and damage limitation system under way. Olympic Home Remodeling Los Angeles Water Damage
Restoration and Cleanup Process Includes:
First, an Olympic Home Remodeling and restoration specialist surveys the extent of the damage. We make an evaluation of the damage done, and provide you with an estimate for your water damage restoration; once approved and accepted our assistance technicians are deployed and will use specialized equipment to clean the site.
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What is Water Damage?
A number of possible damages caused by water intruding or penetrating structural cavities enabling destruction of a material or system by processes such as rotting of wood, fungal or mold growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many other types of damage.
Water damage from the insurance agency perspective is called a “Loss.” The damage may be minor such as water spots and discoloration, or it may be catastrophic such as flooding or causing rotting of structural wood and/or materials. Water damage is one of the most common causes for homeowner insurance claims.
An insurance policy may or may not cover the costs associated with water damage and the water damage restoration process. While a common cause of residential water damage is often broken or malfunctioning plumbing and most Homeowner’s insurance policy covers this type of water damage, as long as it the cause is internal to the home. Some homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover the associated costs without an addendum added to their policy pertaining to “Sewer and Drain Coverage.”
An insurance policy for business may or may not cover the costs associated with water damage and the water damage restoration process unless certain items are included in the origin of the policy as clauses or perils. The most common causes of water damage to business facilities is a broken water supply line which often results in flooding.
Water damage can be caused by many different sources such as:
Water Damage Categories: (Reference – IICRC)
Water Damage RestorationDifferent demolition methods (material removal) and measures are used based on the category of water. Restoration methods differ based on the quantity of water and how long the water has been in the affected area. An example of such situations could be the over flow of toilet water considered category 3. In such a situation if carpet is soaked then it must be removed and replaced after the “Dry-Down” is complete. “Dry-Down” refers to the setting up of proper equipment to dry the affected area to minimize the damage. Contacting a certified professional water damage restoration company is often the best & safest way to restore water damaged property due to their training and extensive experience. Searching the Internet for “Water Damage Restoration” can be considered the best way to find properly certified restoration specialists. Checking for IICRC certification is also recommended. Fire and Water Restoration companies are regulated by the a state’s Department of Consumer Affairs or similar department. Usually the state contractors license board is the primary regulating body. In California, all Fire and Water Restoration companies must register with the California Contractors State License Board. Fire and Water Damage Restoration is not yet a defined guideline by California Contractors State Licensing Board.
Health Concerns & HazardsMold and Compromised Structural Materials are the two primary concerns are often unnoticed because they start off as small or slight indicators. Typically a homeowner or business owner will only see a slightly discolored spot or area before these concerns spread or grow. Mold and Black Mold are the most problematic due to the possibility of allergies causing anaphylactic shock as a possible reaction. Black mold can become toxic and cause serious symptoms and health problems such as mental impairment, breathing problems, damage to internal organs and sometimes even death. Properly trained & certified restoration Technicians will contain an area determined to have mold (fungal growth) then have the affected area tested for mold hazards. The other concern for Compromised Structural Materials is not as common as mold issues. Basically compromised structural materials are the materials that make up load bearing walls and structures meant to hold a building in place. Usually these are the wooden studs in walls and or metal framing in business facilities. Most of the time the Restoration Technicians can set the appropriate equipment to stop or even reverse damage to structural materials.
The next immediate step is to eliminate all traces of stagnant water. Even an inch of water left standing for too long can result in the breeding of bacteria causing mold and mildew. Secondary damage is prevented by utilizing dry down ways that effortlessly get rid of excess water. Next, the moist and damp environment is stabilized by using big air dehumidifiers and air movers to extract damp air which could cause additional growth of mold and mildew. Fresh and dry air is blown back to the environment to stabilize and dry the air further. The home structure is safely monitored to ensure restoration to the quality it was prior to the water damage. Carpets and flooring are replaced, and all affected surfaces are cleaned, sanitized and dried. When the water damage restoration procedure is complete, your valuables are returned to their original surroundings. Should you prefer, it is possible to select to acquire them stored in our storage facilities until the restoration technique is complete.
Flood & Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles
Why Pick Olympic Home Remodeling and restoration ?
Our 24/7 emergency response service ensures that our crew and technicians are at the work site inside hours of your call. As one of the most experienced and reliable water damage firms and water removal services in Los Angeles, we know that when it comes to water damage and restoration, whether the job is big or small, it requires our prompt arrival and service so that you can get back to your daily lives with the piece of mind that all is okay. Delays could result in permanent damage that cannot be restored and your home could possibly be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.
Our professional crew consists of experienced technicians with many years of experience in the water restoration business. We use the most trusted brands of industrial air blowers and air dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture and large pumps which are capable of extracting a great deal of water. After the water cleanup is completed, we ensure that we use quality deodorizers and sanitizers to get rid of traces of fungi and mold, making certain the area is no cost inside the damaging effects of microbes and bacteria nevertheless lurking.We treat your personal belongings with respect and always make sure to be careful around your things, so that they’re restored to their pre-damage conditions and are returned to you. Quality assurance is something we take very seriously, and we appreciate your confidence in us.When you hire Olympic Home Remodeling, you will be dealing with a water damage restoration business that has specific expertise in the area of water damage. An established track record ensures your safety and peace of mind.