There is no time to waste when treating water damage to a property and the longer the delay, the more costly and far-reaching the damage. Guardian Restoration quickly dispatches one of our water damage restoration experts to assess the damage to your property and create a structural drying plan in coordination with your insurance company.
Time is of the essence. Water seeps into everything in its path, causing cosmetic and structural damage, including the swelling of drywalls and furniture, the rusting of metals, and the warping and spoiling of furniture and upholstery. More alarmingly, water damage poses an immediate risk to your health with the spread of mold and the risk of biohazard contamination. Mold is carcinogenic and offers a breeding ground for bacteria, rodents, cockroaches, and mites.
The common causes of water damage are:
• Burst or leaking pipes
• A collapsed roof
• Septic-tank overflow and other plumbing malfunctions
• Fire extinguishing
• Heating or air-conditioning unit faults
• Flooding from natural disasters
Appearances can be misleading and every job is unique. Regardless of the apparent severity of water damage, each case needs to be assessed on its merits, including the total damage to the property; weighing replacement costs against restoration costs; and the extent of the contamination. Treatment follows four basic steps.
This is the first phase of treatment in order to prevent the ingress of water from wet areas and to treat rooms in order of priority.
Guardian Restoration’s water-mitigation (or extraction) equipment can work deep within the floor, walls, and inaccessible areas such as crawlspaces to remove moisture.
We also use the latest drying techniques backed by state-of-the-art equipment to circulate airflow.
This step may or may not be necessary depending on the state of damage. Odors are neutralized and possessions may need to be cleaned, repaired or restored.
Returning to the original state
We aim to remove as much evidence of our work as possible, even if it means replacing the flooring. We work in coordination with you to minimize any further interruption to your life.
By recognizing the urgency of water-damage treatment and acting quickly, we lower the overall costs of the repairs (as well as prevent extensive remediation) and make your property liveable or workable again as soon as practicable. This means ensuring the water damage has as little impact on the value of your property as possible. Our objective is always to save you money over the longer term.
Guardian Restoration’s expertise and experience allow us to create innovative solutions, and to respond with authority and compassion to different forms of water damage, at different levels of severity. In the case of emergency water damage, contact Guardian Restoration and your insurer without delay. The stakes are high but the sooner you act, the speedier your recovery with our proven water-damage mitigation techniques.