Water Damage Restoration Phoenix, AZ
Water damage situations from a broken pipe or flooding from the outside elements can be restored by calling one of our featured restoration professionals for fast help. Whatever the case may be, a water extraction and restoration business on our website is ready to assist you with the clean up process. Every Patterson Restoration, LLC water restoration technician is reputable, qualified, and professional. Our company has the proper licensing, insurance, and certifications applicable to the water damage restoration industry. The type of water damage Phoenix property owners experience can be minimized with fast action on their part. Emergency cleanup services are a standard with Patterson Restoration, LLC.
Fast Action is Best
Allowing moisture to dwell in a structure is not a good idea because it will continue to cause damage the longer it sits. Being proactive is the first step to preventing further damage. By acting fast you can reduce unwanted costs associated with the water damage repair process. The quicker you involve our water damage repair services; the faster you will know what is needed to mitigate and restore the problem. We provide emergency cleanup services 24 hours a day; 7 days a week and can be at your door in 60 minutes or less (most cases). Fast response is critical to the water damage mitigation process. Removing standing water from flooring while securing furniture and other water sensitive items is usually the first step to getting things back on track.
Following is a basic list of what our water damage repair service encompasses:
- Wet Drywall Repair
- Flooded Carpet Repair
- Water Damaged Flooring Repair
- Wet Ceiling Repair
- Dry Wet Wall cavities
- Wet Cabinet Repair
- Water Damaged Baseboard Repair
- Wet Sub-Floor Repair
- Wet Furniture Repair
When someone hears the term “flood” or “flood damage” they often think of raging waters from a river or storm surge. However, floods can result from broken pipes and happen all the time. They actually happen more frequently than floods caused by Mother Nature. When your carpet is flooded, professional water extraction equipment is a must if to have any chance of salvaging the carpet. Additionally, the more moisture extracted from flooring, the faster the structure as a whole will dry.
A flooded house becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and mold the minute the structural materials become wet. It is very important to clean up water damages correctly. Our team will help restore your home to its “pre flooded condition”. If you have a flood emergency in your home or business call us to immediately have your damages evaluated by an expert.
Proper Water Extraction and Structural Drying
Water damage repair is something that should not be taken lightly. There are many problems that can stem from dealing with this type of structural damage incorrectly. One problem is excess mold growth. Typically mold removal is more costly and time consuming than structural drying. Amplification of bacteria is also something that can happen if water damage is not repaired right away. Although some leaks may appear like a small problem on the surface, most of the time it’s what the untrained eye CAN’T see that is the real issue. We have all the latest moisture inspection tools and equipment to know exactly what is wet and how wet it is. One those tools is thermal imaging. A thermal imaging camera is like x-ray vision when it comes to finding wet structural materials. Don’t let your naked eye fool you. Have us provide a free water damage inspection with thermal imaging.
Is Drying Your Water Damage On Your Own A Good Idea?
What about drying things yourself? Well, a regular household fan may work for cleaning up the small water spills of every day life. However, when it comes to flooding and extensive leaks, a professional is who you’ll want on-site IMMEDIATELY.
Our company has powerful water extraction equipment that is designed to quickly remove the bulk of the water. Our powerful air movers, dehumidifiers, and other specialty structural drying equipment will then speed up the drying process so you experience minimum disruption.
Filing a Water Damage Claim
Patterson Restoration, LLC is one of Phoenix, AZ’s top water damage repair companies and a preferred restoration vendor of many insurance carriers. Why burden yourself with the extra stress of having to deal with these repairs on your own? That is what insurance is for. If your water damage is extensive, contacting your insurance company to file a claim may be the best route to take to cover the costs associated with these repairs. We can help you with the water damage claim process. Furthermore we will invoice your insurance company directly for the restoration services we provide. To make things even easier during the claim process, we will work directly with the assigned adjuster and make sure everyone is on the same page throughout the entire water restoration process.
Prevention and Helpful Tips
Some tips and recommendations with regard to flood damage and your property would be to become familiar with your insurance policy. Knowing what your insurance policy does and does not cover is valuable information. Make sure you are maintaining all of your appliances and fixtures that have a water supply line. Take the proper steps when leaving you property unattended for long periods of time. Also become familiar with what to do when Mother Nature unleashes her fury in Los Angeles. But when all else fails and you are in need of water damage restoration services, call us to help get you back on track.
Flood Damage in Phoenix Happens More Than You Think
A flooded house is not something a property owner looks forward to or even expects to happen at all. Having your home flood with water is a stressful situation. Dealing with these types of water damages can be tricky and often requires the expertise of a flood restoration company.
There are a few different ways a house can become flooded. The flooding that we are referring to however is the actual flood water that comes from the outside ground surface into your home. This kind of water damage is also referred to as a category 3 water loss. The damages a home typically sustains are major. This is due in part to the nature and condition of the water as it enters your property. Flood waters are considered grossly unsanitary. They could contain pathogens, bacteria, viruses and a whole barrage of other contaminants.
The industry standards for cleaning up a flooded house can be found in the IICRC S520 guidelines for water damage restoration. Some structural items that must be removed and replace when affected with flood water are carpet, padding, baseboards, insulation, wood flooring, drywall, and cabinets. Making sure ALL damaged areas are disinfected is a critical part of the flood restoration process. Just knowing how to clean up flood damage is a super technical task that will more times than not require the attention of an expert.
Flood damage restoration is one of the many things our company does best. We have the experience, manpower, resources and equipment needed to handle any size flood cleanup professionally and efficiently.
How Can Water Damage Restoration in Phoenix be Prevented?
A company such as ours who is experienced in the water restoration field has both book knowledge and hands-on experience. This makes us knowledgeable about many types of situations which result from water damage. A “layman” will see a flooded property and only think that it needs to be cleaned up superficially. Our experts see a bigger picture and dig deeper to find the reason(s) behind the damage so you aren’t faced with the same problem at a later date.
So many things could go wrong in your home when it comes to water damage. Many mishaps can be prevented with simple maintenance. Water supply lines and sources should be checked frequently for leaks and needed repairs should be made right away. Thousands of dollars worth of structural damage is often caused by a part that is under $20. Make sure you know where all of the shut off valves are and where the main water shut off is to your home.
Most houses have two main shut off points. The first is closest to the street and requires a special tool or wrench to turn the nob. The other main shut off is typically a lever on a spigot next to your house and is the easier option of the two. It is recommended to use that one if possible. If you plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time consider turning off your water at the spigot shut off. Letting pressure out of the line will also help prevent pipes and valves from breaking or leaking.
If you have a gas water heater and are going to be away for an extended period and plan to shut off the water to your home, remember to turn off the pilot light. If you don’t and your water heater happens to leak and there is no water to replenish it, the pilot flame will damage your unit. Whatever your restoration emergency may involve, our company can help.
With long term water-saturated items, typically comes mold. Being able to address this mold helps protect the health of its occupants. Whether your property is used as your family’s home or as a business, you do not want to risk having any health issues due to the presence of mold. A water damage restoration company can safely remove the mold and ensure that it does not return.
In order to reduce the damage and risks faced by water damage, it is important to turn to those companies that are experts. Not only will you help protect your health and your property, you will find the process much quicker when an expert is involved.