In Case of a Water Damage


Most restoration contractors and most insurance companies follow the same industry standards (i.e., IICRC S500) for determining the scope of work required as well as for determining allowable charges for that work. This standardization helps avoid complications and confusion regardless of the number of parties that are involved. It especially helps when, as in many cases, the restoration company has to start emergency mitigation after normal business hours and/or before a claim has been filed and almost always before an adjuster arrives on the scene. Restoration contractor is to begin emergency mitigation, set up a drying strategy, estimate the loss, and then to allow the insurance company to assess the damage while drying is taking place before beginning restoration work.

Water Damage Contractor should be committed to working with homeowners and helping them understand this process that they will probably only experience once in their lifetime. The IICRC S500 Standards sometimes require removal of damaged materials in order to stop ongoing damage and to reduce the amount of loss. Also, proper dehumidification can mitigate mold/mildew growth and stop it from destroying more of your property and from threatening your health. The Restoration professionals drying procedures can accomplish these goals for you and could reduce necessary restoration by up to 80% in some cases.

The contractor might ask for the deductible to be paid initially. But No other payment should be required if the damage is covered by your insurance. By signing the contractor authorization form and request they to bill your insurance company directly for the entire job, the emergency call through the complete restoration, start to finish. The restoration company should also update you regularly with information regarding the estimated time required and status of your job.

Most water damage work start by extraction water using flood extractor machine, some content has to be moved and blocked from wet floors. Drying strategy then utilized by using drying equipment like dehumidifiers and carpet dryers. Reducing the moisture in the air could save other building materials from damages caused by high humidity and prevent mold growth.

There are three types of water and three type of damage extend categories. Depending on the degree of the damage building materials have to be removed and later replaced during the restoration process.

Remember to check the contractor reviews and ask questions on their plans and how long it would take to complete the repairs. Most repeatable water damage recovery companies will provide you with a written guarantee of all work upon completion.

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