With years of experience providing water damage restoration in the Melrose, OR area, Elite Restoration LLC is ready to handle any water-related issues you're facing.
Water inside a home or business is a destructive force to be reckoned with, and it acts quickly. At Elite Restoration we understand how quickly even a small amount of water can turn into a huge amount of damage which is why our IICRC certified team of water restoration technicians is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Part of offering professional and effective water restoration services is being available whenever disasters and emergencies happen. We know that standing water must be removed immediately so drying can begin, so we're always ready to jump when you call us for emergency water extraction services in Melrose, OR. If you have standing water in your home or business, call us as soon as possible at (832) 974-2734 so we can help you get back to normal as quickly as possible.
Flood damage is a terrifying and stressful experience for any homeowner. Once the flood waters have begun to recede, you can count on Elite Restoration to be available to begin the flood damage restoration process. Our team is certified and trained to safely handle the damages caused by flood water which not only damages the structure, but often contains dangerous contaminants. We're ready 24/7 to extract any standing water, safely remove and dispose of any unsalvageable materials, clean and decontaminate the property, and completely dry and dehumidify the building to prevent the growth of mold and prepare for all necessary repairs. If flood waters have damaged your property in Melrose, OR, call us right away at (832) 974-2734.
It's important to understand that although some materials can't be salvaged when you experience water damage, a lot of them can be saved as long as the drying process is fast and thorough. That's why you should call Elite Restoration right away if you experience a water disaster in Melrose, OR. Our expert emergency water response crew is available 24/7 to act fast and minimize the damage to your property. Even if there is not visible, standing water, the materials and contents inside your home are still wet. We will use air movers and dehumidifiers to quickly dry out your property so that the wet materials won't break down and to minimize the risk of mold growth. Call us right away at (832) 974-2734 for all of your structural drying needs!
Forms of Water Damage
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.
Identifying the source of the water damage is one of the first steps in both the insurance claim process and 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.
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