Elite Restoration LLC is by your side, 24/7, when you experience water damage at your Melrose, OR area property.
Water damage can be a complicated problem and it calls for a trained, certified professional to handle the cleanup. At Elite Restoration our team has the expertise and equipment to handle all of your water extraction and removal needs. We're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide immediate water extraction services right when you need them. No matter the source, standing water needs to be removed as soon as possible to minimize the damage to the structure. With years of experience and water pumping and extraction services offered around the clock, Elite Restoration is the place you can trust for your emergency water extraction needs in Melrose, OR.
Because basements are the lowest point in a home, they tend to be the first area to experience water intrusion when there is flooding. The specially trained and certified crew at Elite Restoration is ready 24/7 with a rapid response to restore you home as quickly as possible. In addition to causing structural damage, flood waters present a unique safety issue as they're considered Category 3 or "black water" which means they contain unsafe contaminants and health hazards. When we get on the scene we will evaluate the extent of the damage, remove the flood waters quickly and efficiently, and clean and decontaminate the area to keep you, your family, and your home safe. A flooded basement is one of the most destructive and emotionally taxing events a homeowner can experience, but our caring staff of professional water extraction professionals is always ready to help you and your family. Call us at (832) 974-2734 for all of your flood damage restoration needs in Melrose, OR.
When you experience water damage in your property, there are multiple steps that need to be taken to get the property back to its pre-loss condition. Just because there isn't any standing water doesn't mean the area isn’t still wet. It's imperative to properly dry out a wet area to prevent mold and structural damage. The vast majority of building materials like wood and drywall are porous, so they will retain water even if it is not visible to the naked eye. This can lead to breakdown and warping as well as mold growth. Our certified experts use science and physics to quickly dry your property. We will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to use the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to most efficiently dry your home or business, then carefully monitor the drying progress to make sure everything is on track. If you need structural drying today in Melrose, OR call us right away at (832) 974-2734.
Types of Water Damage Emergencies
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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