Water Damage Restoration Flood Restoration

Water damage restoration is the process of returning a property to its pre-damage condition following water mitigation efforts. Once the source of water damage has been addressed and the affected areas have been dried and/or cleaned, the restoration process can begin. This phase focuses on repairing or replacing damaged building materials and restoring the property to a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing state.

Water Damage Restoration Services

The water damage restoration process typically involves several steps, depending on the extent of the damage. It may include replacing damaged drywall, insulation, and flooring materials, as well as repairing or replacing affected electrical systems and plumbing. In some cases, structural repairs may be necessary to ensure the property's safety and stability. The restoration process may also involve repainting walls, reinstalling cabinetry, and replacing damaged fixtures and fittings. Throughout the process, professionals will take care to match the original materials and design elements as closely as possible to maintain the property's original appearance and value. The ultimate goal of water damage restoration is to return the property to a comfortable, safe, and functional space for its occupants while minimizing any disruptions during the repair process.

Restore Pros Differentiators

  • Extensive experience with over a decade in the industry
  • Comprehensive services: water mitigation AND damage restoration
  • Precise estimates for insurance claims
  • IICRC certified professionals
  • Fully licensed and insured for residential and commercial projects
  • Locally owned and operated with a community focus
  • Prioritizing homeowners' interests over insurance companies
  • Expert guidance in navigating insurance claims

Emergency Service

Commercial and residential water damage restoration services both aim to address and repair the consequences of water damage in properties caused from floods, busted or leaking pipes, natural disasters, sewage overflows, appliance malfunctions, and more. However, the approach, scope, and complexity of these services can differ depending on the type of property being restored.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services

Commercial water damage restoration services cater to businesses and large-scale properties, such as office buildings, retail spaces, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities. These projects often require a more extensive and complex approach due to the larger areas affected, higher stakes involved, and the need to minimize business downtime. Key aspects of commercial water damage restoration include:

  • Rapid response: Timely intervention is crucial to limit the impact of water damage on business operations and to reduce the potential for lost revenue.
  • Specialized equipment: Large commercial spaces may require more advanced tools and equipment for efficient restoration and implementation of building materials.
  • Coordination with property management and stakeholders: Restoration companies must collaborate with property managers, business owners, and other stakeholders to ensure a smooth restoration process.
  • Compliance with commercial building codes and regulations: Commercial properties must adhere to specific regulations and building codes, which the restoration company must take into account during the restoration process.
  • Business continuity planning: The restoration team should work with the affected business to develop strategies that minimize disruption to operations during the restoration process.

Residential Water Damage Restoration Services

Residential water damage restoration services focus on restoring homes and other residential properties, such as apartments and condominiums, after water damage incidents related to sewage, storm water, appliances, pipes, or other causes of floods in the living space. These projects are generally smaller in scale compared to commercial restoration, but they require a personalized approach, as homeowners often have unique concerns and needs too. Key aspects of residential water damage restoration include:

  • Personalized service: Restoration professionals must work closely with homeowners to address their specific concerns and preferences throughout the restoration process.
  • Protecting personal belongings: The restoration team should take special care to safeguard and, if possible, restore the homeowner's personal belongings, such as furniture, electronics, and sentimental items.
  • Residential building code compliance: The restoration process should adhere to local residential building codes and regulations.
  • Clear communication: Restoration professionals should maintain open and transparent communication with homeowners, keeping them informed of progress and any potential issues that may arise.
  • Emotional support: Homeowners may experience significant stress and emotional turmoil after a water damage event. The restoration team will approach each project with empathy and understanding, providing reassurance and support throughout the process.

Both commercial and residential water damage restoration services share the common goal of returning properties to their pre-damage condition. However, the specific needs and challenges of each type of property require tailored approaches, specialized knowledge, and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Cost of Flood Restoration

The cost of repair will vary depending on the type of damage that you have, where the damage occurred, and the severity of the damage. We are cognizant of each homeowner’s priorities, and property owners can be confident knowing that Restore Pros will help the customer save on out-of-pocket costs.  

FAQs related to Flood Restoration

Will insurance cover my losses from water damage?

The answer to this question is based on the source of the water damages. Generally flooding and groundwater intrusion will not be covered by insurance unless you have a flood policy. Leaks that come from pipes, appliances, roof, and storm damage are covered if they were “Sudden and Accidental”. All insurance carriers have different coverages and exclusions, so you should hire a contractor that has years of experience dealing with insurance claims.

What is depreciation and recoverable depreciation?

Depreciation is a reduction in the value of an asset with the passage of time, due in particular to wear and tear. Recoverable depreciation is when the insurance company refunds you the depreciation cost, or difference between replacement cost value and actual cash value, once restoration repairs are completed. Insurance claims can be complex and we help make it simple.

Will Restore Pros work with my insurance company?

Yes, Restore Pros will work with you and your insurance company throughout the restoration process. We provide accurate estimates with insurance claims and offer expert guidance in navigating the claims process. Our priority is to represent your best interests and ensure a smooth experience.

Will insurance cover all restoration of my home after a flood?

Flood damage is typically not covered under standard homeowners' insurance policies. You may need separate flood insurance, often provided through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), to cover flood-related losses. Review your policy and consult with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

How do you recover from water damage in your property?

Recovering from water damage involves a multi-step process, including water mitigation, removal of damaged materials, repairs, and restoration. Working with a professional restoration company like Restore Pros ensures that the entire process is handled efficiently and effectively, returning your property to its pre-damage condition.

Is water damage from a flood or natural disaster reversible?

In many cases, water damage from floods or natural disasters can be reversed through proper mitigation and restoration processes. However, the extent of the recovery depends on the severity of the damage, the type of water involved, and how quickly intervention occurs. Prompt action and professional assistance are crucial to achieving the best possible outcome.

Step-by-Step Guide Restore Pros Water Damage Restoration Services

Step 1: Initial assessment and consultation

Restore Pros will conduct a thorough inspection of the property to assess the extent of the water damage.

Step 2: Water mitigation

Our team of experts will carry out water mitigation services, including water extraction, drying, and dehumidification to prevent further damage and mold growth.

Step 3: Removal of damaged materials

Restore Pros will safely remove and dispose of damaged materials, such as drywall, insulation, flooring, and other affected components.

Step 4: Structural repairs (if needed)

If necessary, we can perform structural repairs to ensure the property's safety and stability.

Step 5: Restoration of building materials

Our skilled professionals will restore or replace damaged building materials, including drywall, insulation, flooring, and other essential components.

Step 6: Electrical and plumbing repairs

Restore Pros will address any affected electrical systems and plumbing, ensuring proper function and safety.

Step 7: Painting and finishing touches

Our team will paint walls, install cabinetry, and replace damaged fixtures and fittings, taking care to match the original materials and design elements as closely as possible.

Step 8: Final walkthrough and quality assurance

Restore Pros will conduct a final walkthrough with you to ensure your satisfaction and to address any concerns or questions.

Insurance Claims for Water Damage Restoration

We will provide a detailed consultation, discussing the required restoration steps and providing an accurate estimate for your insurance claims.Throughout the process, Restore Pros will provide expert guidance in navigating insurance claims, ensuring the homeowner's best interests are always prioritized. 

“Instead of taking everything out, sometimes we can save things to help the customer. So, those are the kinds of things I’m investigating when I look at a water damage situation. We’re looking at the health and safety aspects of it. We’re determining what’s in the best interest of the homeowners. Then we’re looking at what is the best way to go about accomplishing the task.” - Restore Pros Founder, Ross Kesterson  

Contact Restore Pros for Professional Water Damage Restoration Services

By choosing Restore Pros for your water damage restoration project, you can expect a seamless, professional, and high-quality experience from start to finish. Trust in our comprehensive services, industry expertise, and commitment to excellence to restore your property to its pre-damage condition.

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