Water Damage Restoration
From the onset of water damage, basement flooding, toilet overflow, or sudden water line break; we’ve developed iDry Columbus with one thing in mind and that was to bring high-quality water damage restoration services to our clients in their time of need.
From the prevention of mold growth to writing line item detailed Xactimate estimates for mitigation and/or structural repairs.
Cloud-based applications allow you to review the ongoing and in-progress notes as they pertain to your water damage restoration or mold damage claim. Every touch of your file is documented, and journal notes as they relate to any moisture or damage found in your home or business are date/time stamped for your record-keeping needs.
We are dedicated to raising the bar as one of the best in the restoration business.
We are proud of every opportunity given to us in and look forward to working with you.
Defining the Standard in Water Damage Restoration.
A primary concern and step before any water extraction or restoration activities begin is to ensure that the source of the water has been identified, shut off, and repaired or replaced. No one should start or perform any water damage restoration services in your home or business unless the source of the water has been identified.
Pro-tip: With so many exclusions to an individual home or business owner’s insurance policy, making the identification of the source of the water is vital to any potential property damage claim.
From truck-mounted extraction units capable of removing more than 750 gallons of water a minute to submersible waste pumps and weighted extraction tools, getting the water out of your home or business is one of the primary steps involved in performing building restoration.
Pro-tip: Keep extraction in mind, it is the single most important step every water damage restoration company must do.
Without proper water extraction, the water left in your home or business must be removed by evaporation. The more moisture left behind, the longer the remaining building materials will take to reach a safe and predetermined dry standard.
Water is one of the most destructive substances in an indoor environment. Flooding or excess moisture inside your home can lead to the destruction and deterioration of your home’s infrastructure and furnishings.
The water inside your home becomes more of a problem when the water is unsanitary, such as a sewage backup. This can be dangerous not only to your home but to your health and the health of your family as well.
If restoration services are not dispatched right away, ideally within 24-48 hours, serious damage can be done to your home. However, if caught quickly enough, professional water damage restoration services have a high likelihood of repairing and restoring much of your home and your furnishings.
Secondary Damages to Your Home or Business
If the water extraction wasn’t performed properly, the possibility of secondary damage increases. These damages should be avoided at all costs, keep in mind that most major insurance carriers exclude coverage for mold growth and will not cover the cost of the mold removal from your personal property or the remaining building materials.
Has the carpet padding been removed? If not, pull back a corner of the carpeting and squeeze-test a corner of the padding. Is it dripping water? Continue extraction or remove the carpet padding.
Padding should only remain on a category 1 water loss, and only then when you and the restorer are comfortable documenting that there are no contaminants in the water that affected the carpet padding.
Top-down drying, where the carpet and padding stay intact should never be attempted on any category of loss without the proper water extraction tools. Remember any moisture left behind can only be removed as fast as the rate of evaporation.
If you’re in need of a high-quality restoration company, look no further and trust in the associates and team members of iDry Columbus.
If the water extraction wasn’t performed properly, the possibility of secondary damage increases. These damages should be avoided at all costs, keep in mind that most major insurance carriers exclude coverage for mold remediation and will not cover the cost of the mold removal from your personal property or the remaining building materials.
Will My Insurance Policy Cover Water Damage?
The answer to this question varies depending on your unique home or business owner’s policy.
In general, insurance will help to pay for the emergency cleanup, basement flooding, water removal services as well as the water damage repair expenses related to water damage if the damage was sudden and accidental.
This means, if you experience the unfortunate event of a pipe bursting and water drenching your ceiling, your insurance policy will most likely help you to pay for the related expenses.
Most insurance policies have two different types of coverage; dwelling coverage and personal property coverage.
Dwelling coverage will help to pay for damages to the structure of your home, like when a pipe bursts and your ceiling is compromised. Personal property coverage covers your personal belongings inside your home. So, if the burst pipe causes water to ruin your antique piano, personal property coverage would help with repair costs.
Professionals in Water Damage Restoration.
iDry approaches water damage very scientifically. To determine if your property will need to be replaced or if we are able to restore it, we evaluate the following:
-The amount of property damage present
-The degree to which contamination has occurred (what kind of water we are dealing with)
-Water damage restoration costs vs. the cost of replacement-what makes the most sense financially
Regardless of how the damage is treated, if not acted upon promptly you could be facing major financial and health burdens.
One of the major concerns when dealing with the damages caused by water is the onset of mold growth which can be extremely dangerous for your home and family.
Response Matters. Our Technicians are Standing By.
The water damage restoration cost to repair any damages incurred by water will depend on many factors, most importantly, the extent of the damage to the home and whether the materials can be repaired or will need to be replaced.
If damages are extensive and emergency services were delayed in getting to your home, there is a higher likelihood that you will be paying a higher bill for the damages and that materials will need to be replaced.
Fortunately, our emergency response services are available 24 hours a day, with certified water damage technicians arriving at your home or business within 60 minutes. iDry Columbus – Your certified water damage restoration contractor.
Who to call for water damage restoration?
When it comes to mold, the key to prevention is to stop it before it starts. Mold grows rapidly on moist surfaces, and it begins within hours, not days or weeks, so prompt action is a necessity.
To prevent mold spores from taking hold and flourishing in your home during the process of water damage clean up, you need a company that is experienced, with IICRC certification in the proper methods of mold inspection, prevention, and remediation. In possessing the IICRC Advanced Microbial Certification, we’re confident in providing the very best in service to you and your home or business.
There are hundreds of different mold strains, and not all of them are toxic. However, any kind of mold has the potential to cause negative reactions in humans and pets. Some people can be exposed to mold and never know it while others have severe allergic and respiratory reactions to contend with.
Anytime there is excess moisture in your home, mold will soon begin to grow and, if left untreated, will wreak havoc on your home and family.
Customer service is our number one priority, and we go above and beyond for each and every customer to ensure complete satisfaction with our work.
Our 24-hour emergency line makes dealing with the stress and anxiety of a water damage repair a little less worrisome. You can rest assured knowing that when you call our emergency line, a friendly representative will greet you and walk you through the water damage restoration process.
Cost for Water Damage Restoration?
We price our services competitively and affordably. We understand that no one plans for a water disaster to strike their home and having the funds to properly remedy the situation is not always easy.
We serve all of Columbus and the surrounding areas. Not sure if we serve your area? Check out our guaranteed service areas on our website for a complete listing of coverage areas.
Your home can, unfortunately, succumb to all sorts of damage from water, and how much you end up having to pay for repairs or replacements depends on an array of factors. Flooring, walls, and appliances may need replacing if the degree is severe enough; in addition, mold remediation could be necessary which often comes with further costs - not only financial but health-wise too as it produces a hazardous smell. Consider your situation carefully before making any decisions so that accurate estimates are produced when assessing what needs restoring along with associated fees.
After a burst pipe has wreaked havoc, the dreaded aftermath of water damage and mold growth can come quickly. Without swift action in removing all traces of moisture from your home within 48 hours, you could be at risk for dangerous mold spores to begin growing on surfaces such as wooden door frames or flooring. To mitigate this risk and help restore your home back to its original condition post-flood, an expert in water damage restoration must be called upon right away. From there it's essential that everything gets dried out ASAP by opening windows and cabinet doors while also utilizing portable dehumidifiers - if necessary investing in large ones - so no further harm comes due to humidity levels remaining too high within your residence.
Depending on the degree of damage caused, restoring a home from a water disaster can be quite an undertaking. For smaller problems like single-room spills or contained flooding, it may take several weeks to get things dried out and back in order. However, for larger-scale disasters such as basements with ruptured pipes that affect multiple rooms, the process could be much longer – up to three weeks just for drying alone. No matter what kind of mess you're dealing with though, it's still important to act quickly so further damage isn't inflicted upon your home!
The answer to this question varies depending on your unique home or business owners’ policy.
With our long history of customer satisfaction, we take pride in providing top-notch emergency services for all kinds of water damage restoration services and mold remediation. Working with environmentally friendly protocols and cleaning methods, no job is too tough; from plumbing supply line breaks to sump pump backups – your home or business will not only be restored as it was prior to the loss but better than ever before when you choose us!
Response. Restoration. Guaranteed.
At iDry Columbus, we set out with the mindset of performing restoration differently. Placing an emphasis on continual education in the field of water and mold damage, studying the secondary effects on the structure and personal property, and how best to prevent ongoing damage in your home or business.
From providing onsite same day estimates to utilizing technology in mitigating any damage, it’s doing restoration differently. That’s Guaranteed.