Water damage restoration-The 30,000 ft view

If you have suffered a water damage in in Boise, Twin Falls, Hailey or somewhere nearby in southern Idaho there are a number of considerations to make in dealing with the water damage restoration.

These include whether to turn in the  water damage claim with your insurance company.   The decision to make a water damage insurance claim will depend on factors including how severe is the water damage, whether it is a business water damage or a residential water damage and your ability or willingness to take on a DIY water damage repair. This may depend on the coverage of your water damage policy and the size of your insurance deductible.

The first step is to determine the type and the extent and of the water intrusion.

Source matters. Is the water damage from a clean water source ( e.g. broken water supply line or leaking ice maker) ? Is it a sewer backup or other sewage damage cleanup that needs to be restored? Sewage damage presents additional health risks not present in a clean water source. Is there water in the crawlspace? Is the water damage from a leaking roof or leaking foundation? All of these present more or less complicated emergency response.

Is the whole house flooded or is it a basement flood? Is it catastrophic flooding or a minor leaking toilet supply? Are there damaged ceilings? Is there only a little wet carpet, or are there water damaged hardwood floors and wet insulation? Of major concern is whether you have the ability to identify the true extent of the water migration. Is there hidden water damage in walls, water damage in the ceiling or water damage in the floor assembly?

Understanding the type and extent of a water damage  affects how to deal with the flooded carpet, damaged sheet rock and other water damage. You must decide if you have the ability to stop water damage  from getting worse. Water extraction from flooded buildings may be as simple as a mop and a shop vac or may require a professional emergency response to properly complete the flood cleanup and mitigation of water damage in addition to the need for water damage repair or water damage restoration.

A basement flood resulting in water in the basement or a basement water damage  is just as serious or may be more serious that a water damage floor upstairs or water damaged ceiling repair. If they are not addressed quickly and appropriately the danger exists that long term damage to paint, damage to sheetrock or damage to insulation can develop. Then there is always the threat of mold damage or mold growth from water damage that requires professional mold remediation to limit possible unwanted health effects from mold.

If you decide that you cannot successfully carry out a water damage emergency service, a water damage mitigation, mold remediation and a water damage repair or water damage restoration, at REE-Construction/First General Idaho we have 24/7 emergency water damage service to water damage in Idaho that you might encounter.

 

Call Us Now for immediate response if you need a professional damage restoration company to respond to your emergency water damage event.

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Water damage comes in various forms and the water may only be part of the problem

 

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