WATER DAMAGE REPAIR TUCSON
Water Damage in Tucson AZ
Whenever you need an immediate response on a water damage emergency, we are prepared to answer the call to assist you. We will get to your home quickly to begin trying out the areas in your house that have been affected by floods, rain, and other types of water damage. Our team has extensive experience with drying out various sizes of properties in different conditions ranging from damage caused by light rain to water saturation on the structural level of the property caused by deep flooding.
Our number one priority is getting your property dried out as quickly as possible and restore it. Whenever there is water damage to deal with, every hour counts. When your property is immediately cleaned and dried out, it will significantly reduce the chances of mold growth.
Our professional truck mounted water extractor and specialized water recovery tools will extract more than 80% of the accumulated water in your carpets and surfaces that have left them damp to prepare for the drying process.
How long does it take for you to complete the job?
If you have recently experienced water damage to your home or business, then you certainly would like to have things repaired, cleaned up, and up-and-running quickly.
We completely understand!
That is exactly why our professional team aims to provide same day response to each inquiry that we receive. Give us a call day at (520) 365-1201 to receive the highest quality flood damage repair services.
If you would like additional information about the water damage restoration process that we employ, we will be very happy to give you our professional perspective on various frequently asked questions that individuals ask us.
What about mold growth?
OUR WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION PROCESS
We strategically place our professional drying system to blast high-velocity hot air over wet materials that remove the evaporated water. That is how we dry your property out in just a couple of days. All the materials that are part of your premises have specific properties whenever they are wet, so the drying must be considered carefully to ensure the area is dried thoroughly with a minimum amount of water damage.
What are some of the most common issues that cause water damage?
- Leaky roof
- Burst pipes
- Overflow from a bathtub or shower
- Leaky plumbing
- Burst water heater
- Severe weather – rainstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc.
- Leaky HVAC system
- Overflow from a washing machine, dishwasher, or other household appliances
Our professional water damage restoration process
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What is water damage restoration?
There are a few aspects involved in repairing water damage. There are three main basics of this process that can be classified into the following:
- Water removal (abatement)
- Cleaning and deodorizing
Water removal – First the excess water (both visible and non-visible) needs to be removed and then the property needs to be completely and thoroughly dried out.
Cleaning and Deodorizing – the focus of this part of the process is cleaning up the mess (dirt and grime) that has been left behind, to prevent your floors, furniture, and walls from getting permanently stained. There is also the smell that needs to be dealt with. Something needs to done about that wet-dog, musty, moldy, or yucky smell that has a tendency to come with flood damage.
Even if it is a “clean water” flood that needs to be dealt with, the problem is still a difficult one – so just think what it might be like when there is black water that needs to be dealt with! (we will be covering that later).
Restoration – It is difficult to summarize this part of the overall process due to it being all-encompassing. The first two steps above are always included, which often involves specialized professional equipment being used, along with experienced and highly trained technicians to ensure that the process is done properly.
Restoration is synonymous as well with the “repair” or “reconstruction” process, and that can include everything from carpet cleaning, carpet replacement, light touch-ups of aesthetic damage to water sports to even more extensive structural repairs like replacing subfloors, walls, and drywall. We will restore everything we can to get it back into its previous condition. Although we are not miracle workers, we have had a lot of success getting things pretty close to their previous condition!
Does flood damage really need to be repaired?
The short answer is yes. Anytime a flood occurs – whether it is one of the causes that we discussed above or a natural disaster occurs – it is critical to get the damaged cleaned up and repaired as soon as possible.
There are both sanitary and financial reasons why this is necessary.
Let’s begin with the wallet – which is where most people base most of their decisions. If flood damage is not repaired quickly it can worsen and the repairs will be more expensive. The faster you can get things replaced or dried out, the lower the chances will be of moisture causing your structure to develop a mold problem or have more rot which can both be potentially expensive problems to solve.
In terms of health concerns, a good enough reason for acting quickly after a flood is to avoid mold problems. However, in addition to mold, there are other reasons as well.
Depending on the kind of water that caused the damage, there could also be the potential for hazardous waste to be present. How can you tell if that is the case? Usually, there is no way to know whether or not you have a hazardous or toxic situation on your premises. Even if you are aware of the 3 main water categories: Clean water (Category 1), Grey Water (Category 2), and Black Water (Category 3), it can still be hard to know for certain what type of water you are dealing with. If it was a natural flood event, you need to consider that there could be runoff from nearby farms, sewers, factories, and rivers that might be contaminated or polluted.
The bottom line is that it is nearly impossible to be 100% certain that you don’t have a potentially hazardous situation.
How much does water damage cost to repair and what does my insurance cover?
Some estimates show that the average homeowner spends $1,100 to $4,100 on restoring or repairing water damage. The national average is $2,600. However, from this point, expenses can really skyrocket, depending on the extent of the damage.
Every job and every insurance policy is different. However, both homeowners and renters insurance will cover a majority of water damage repairs, although it will still depend on the specific situation (for example, there are some insurance policies that will not pay out if it is obvious that the homeowners have either done neglectful maintenance or no maintenance).
To determine what the costs will be for your specific situation, our contractors will need to go out to your property and perform a “Damage Assessment.” That is basically an inspection and estimation of the extent of your problems. They will recommend what things need to be done in order to repair the problems.
Most likely your insurance company will want to conduct their own loss assessment.
Fortunately, we have many years of experiencing working with insurance companies, so we know how to help you get everything you possibly can out of your insurance policy.
Do I have to hire a water damage restoration company or can I do the clean up on my own?
We want to be very clear that having a professional clean up water damaged areas is always best.
If you suspect you might have grey or black water, then we very strongly recommend that you don’t attempt to do the cleanup work yourself.
Be sure to use common sense and make sure to stay aware that this type of work can involve many hidden dangers.
However, we understand that many people will take this work on themselves anyway. We are genuinely concerned about your safety, so we want to provide you with a few professional tips to help reduce the risks you are exposed to.
You can take the following steps:
– Before attempting to do any cleanup work, everything needs to be unplugged first. You should consider turning off the power to your house at the breakers (there could always be electrical shorts that you are unaware of that could be very dangerous or potentially fatal if you are standing in a flood or wet area).
– If you can connect with a safe electricity source, a shop vac or a wet/dry vacuum can be used to attempt to get rid of some of the standing water.
– After the standing water has been eliminated, you can steam clean your carpets and floors to help to prevent them from becoming permanently stained.
– Disinfecting everything is the next step. Do this using your preferred household chemicals. Finally, industrial strength fans and dehumidifiers should be used to drain out all of the moisture from the damaged area. If you do not have the professional equipment and techniques to use, it could take several days (depending on the water), and you still may not be able to everything totally dry.
These steps do not begin to address potential repair or reconstruction work that may be necessary after mitigating the initial damage. We strongly recommend you get experienced professionals to handle this step since it is crucial to ensure that structural integrity of your building – whether it is a home or business.