Water is amazing: it can be life’s single most important ingredient and it can be a destructive force; especially when it’s leaking inside your home. Water damage, whether caused by a leaky faucet, a burst pipe, a poorly-attached appliance connection or a sudden flood can wreak havoc on a home’s interior Fire Water Damage Restoration Binghamton NY says. Much of the trouble that water causes goes unseen until it’s too late; and the repair of this damage is increasing every year as a source of insurance claims from homes and businesses. However, the vast majority of in-home water losses are preventable. For an insurer to cover your claim for water-related damage, usually the cause must have been sudden and accidental. It’s considered the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the home. No one expects to need water restoration services. It’s just not something we generally consider in the course of everyday life. All it takes is a frozen pipe that breaks, a backed up sewer, a water main cracking, a dishwasher hose springing a leak under the floor, a washing machine hose splitting while you’re at work, even the cat pushing the faucet on while you’re on vacation, and suddenly water restoration becomes a primary concern in your life.
Mold & Odors
Lingering odors can be a major problem of fire restoration or water damage cleanup. There are basically four distinct deodorization methods: The first three listed below are methods that will “mask” odor. Whenever possible, carpet restoration is decidedly a more cost-effective alternative to replacement. However, the key to successful restoration is immediate treatment to prevent the onset of mold and mildew. The more mold and mildew odors intensify, the less likely successful carpet restoration will be.
Carpet & Upholstery
Whenever possible, water damaged carpets, draperies and upholstered furniture should be cleaned on-site. Obviously, this is the most economical solution. In the event that on-site cleaning is not possible, our personnel will carefully inventory, pack and move all furnishings to a warehouse facility for cleaning. There, the same procedures as on-site cleaning will be followed from Fire Water Damage Restoration Binghamton NY.
Fire Water Damage Restoration - Wood
Hardwood and tile floors require special attention from restorative drying companies. Many people believe that replacement is the only option when their hardwood floor is affected in a water loss. However, this is not always the case. If we are called into action on a water loss before the floors have begun to buckle (buckling occurs when the nails begin to pull through the floor) in most cases we are able to save the floor. We can formulate a plan to put our system to work for you.Our top rated equipment, when paired with our hardwood floor drying panels, have saved many homeowners and insurance companies thousands of dollars in replacement costs. When dealing with any water loss, a fast response time is a critical factor in mitigating the loss, and it is especially important in the case of hardwood floors. The longer they are wet, the greater the chance that buckling will occur. So the next time you’re dealing with a wet hardwood floor, don’t just count it as a loss, count on us to get it dried in a hurry!