Sprinkler systems break, pipes burst, & snow melts. Those are facts of life we cannot avoid. You can however be prepared, know what to do, and know who to call for help after such an unfortunate incident. When seeking help with water damage restoration, only work with the best and receive the best quality service by calling All Pro Services today.
Need a quote? Get a FREE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT! There are plenty of people in Utah who suffer from damage resulting from floods or water damage. All Pro Services stays busy year around helping property owners just like you clean up and restore their homes back to their initial beauty. What to do after the fact, is a discussion up for debate. In this article, we discuss why flooding and water disasters happen. We also discuss tips and tricks that can help you, if in fact you are the unfortunate victim of such a disaster. All Pro’s experience as the leading water damage cleaning and restoration experts of Utah lend to our great level of success when dealing with situations such as broken pipes, sewage backup, or natural disasters like floods.
In this article you will find knowledge and instruction designed to aid you during the unfortunate incident such as a flood damaged or water damaged property. Water damage is made simple with these valuable tips and tricks. All Pro Services lends their years of experience dealing with flood and water damage restoration in this blog post. Knowing what to do and who to call is the difference between a restoration nightmare and a well managed project.
About Water Damage Restoration
Water damage happens when water has intruded into parts of a structure resulting in damage to the materials or structure of that property. There are different categories of water damage. Damage restoration practices depend on the type of water intruding on the structure, as well as the materials damaged by its presence. Their are different categories, types, and restoration processes involved when dealing with damaged homes or other properties. When a property needs water damage repair or flood cleanup, it’s best to call the experts at All Pro Services.
Step One: Call All Pro Services for a Water Damage Restoration Assessment
You have water damage; what now? The first step is calling in the professionals at All Pro Services. Our team of experts wield years of experience in the field and know what they’re doing. Water damage restoration is one of our most common service calls! Safety and damage mitigation are number one priorities for our water damage teams. We’ll quickly get to your home or business and assess the damage. After we have completed the free damage assessment, we quickly work to provide you with an estimate. All Pro Services work diligently to clean up disasters, as well as provides restoration service. We work with your insurance company and handle the claims process for you. This keeps you focused on what matters most, your loved ones. Let us handle the mess, file the claim with your insurance provider, and get to work fast. As a full-service cleaning and restoration company, we manage the job from start to finish. You’ll never have to worry about a thing and we’re available 24/7 to answer questions, get the work done, and get you back into your home or business as fast as possible.
Step Two: Water Extraction
Once All Pro Services has completed the damage assessment, provided you with a quote, and filed the claim with your insurance company; we quickly begin the work. The first step involves extraction. Water extraction is the removal of water from a structure. Our teams come to your damaged property with vans and equipment that extracts the water from the structure. This is done so that the danger of the water is no longer present, and the cleaning process can begin.
The presence of water in a structure means damage. The presence of water from a flood or broken pipe always results in undesirable consequences. Once the water has been extracted, more work has to be done to return your home to its previous state. Once water enters a structure, the possibility of mold and damage to building materials is unavoidable. Our teams are highly trained and well equipped to assess the structure once all water is removed from it. At that point, we then work with you and your insurance provider in order to quickly begin the water damage restoration process.
Step Three: Water Damage Restoration
Many times, the structure will have to be treated with sealant and anti-mold products to ensure that you don’t have problems after the cleaning is done. Any damage to the structure, its building materials, or finishes will result in restoration work being performed. The restoration work is done to remove, replace, and or repair any materials or structural components which were damaged by the presence of the water. Water naturally breaks down materials and is damaging to materials such as wood, plywood, drywall, stucco, concrete, flooring, framing, and other building materials. Those materials will have to either be treated and cleaned, or replaced.
Remember, water isn’t always like the stuff you get out of your garden hose or sink. Water can be dangerously toxic. The presence of outside contaminants, sewage, and filth can create health risks. Even once the water is removed from the structure, the presence of sewage and contaminants is very likely. Our water damage teams know how to handle these situations and come with the training and gear to do the job safely.
It’s important that you work with a trusted company like All Pro Services in order to get the water damage restoration project done right. Unlike some companies that only provide the cleaning service or the restoration service; All Pro Services is a full-service, disaster cleaning, & restoration company. We do it all and manage the project for you. This means more affordable service, streamlined project management, claims handling, and customer service 24/7.
Water Damage Prevention
Always have a game plan and think ahead. Evaluate where you live and determine the risks and potentiality of a flood or water disaster. We know that a magic eight ball won’t help you, but preparing for the worst and having a game plan is the most important thing you can do. Ensure that your valuables and confidential documents are secured in a place which is unlikely to experience the presence of water. If something does happen, you’ll then know that your personal documents and valuables are safe.
If your home has a sprinkler system, ensure that its well kept and maintained. You can’t prevent everything, but regular maintenance to your sprinkler system can reduce the risk of broken pipes. If you live in an area where flooding is a likely reality for you and your neighbors, take preventative measures to get the water out. A sump pump or two in your basement works well to eliminate water seepage via your foundation. This is very critical if you live below or near the water line and water in the basement is a regular issue. Sump pumps suck water out from under the foundation of your property’s basement, and moves it outside to your yard. Sump pumps won’t handle a big flood, but they do work well for preventing water seepage into your basement’s foundation.
If you suspect that your plumbing may be old, call a plumber and ask for insight. Sometimes plumbers can do routine and maintenance related jobs for your home or business. These preventative steps can sometimes reduce the risk of broken pipes or other issues. The best tip we can give you is this: Be proactive and have a plan. If you live in a flood plain, then you can expect some water each year. If you have an old sprinkler system that is giving you a fit, you can expect a possible issue with it down the road. What we’ve found is that prevention and maintenance is far less costly than water damage restoration service.
We’re always here to help. If you have questions about floods, water, damage to your home, restoration, or other threats to your assets – feel free to give us a call! (801) 748-4020 We’re experienced, trusted, and the number one preferred restoration and cleaning company in Utah. With nearly thirty years of experience in the industry, you can count on us not only when you need us the most – but before the issue arises. Check our blog and website regularly. We are always publishing new and fresh content about disasters, prevention, and cleaning.