If you have just suffered a water damage event, there are a few reasons why you would want to hire a certified water restoration company.
After any water damage occurs, the first question people usually ask is, is everyone safe. After that, the next question that they ask is who’s paying for this? The answer most people want to hear is that insurance will cover it. The biggest reason why you want a water restoration company involved in the cleanup is that a certified water restoration company will know the right way to engage with your insurance company to make sure you get the right amount of payout for your water damage loss.
The next reason you want a certified water restoration company handling your water damage is that you don’t have any time to waste when dealing with water damage. The speed and the way your water damage restoration is handled will determine the effectiveness of the cleanup. If someone who doesn’t know exactly what they’re doing tries to handle the cleanup, the chances are high that they will miss something or make a mistake that will prevent the clean-up from being effective and instead will cause it to be more of just spreading the mess around.
When it comes to a water damage event, the sooner you address the problem and start removing the water the less extensive the damage will be, of course, the opposite is true as well. Knowing that fact is one thing, however, executing on it with a seven hundred square foot basement submerged under four feet of water is an entirely different one. A competent water damage restoration company has a truck that is ready to go. The truck is equipped with sump pumps, hoses, air movers, and dehumidifiers that are ready to move that volume of water out of the affected basement, while your average person is hundreds of steps behind and just opening a new tab and starting to google the best next steps on how to clean up water damage.
When it comes to a complicated problem, like a water damage event, that has a ticking time limit associated with it, you want the person handling it to know how to solve that problem. What you do not want is someone figuring it out as they go, that’s a recipe for disaster.