Water damage is perhaps the most common emergency that plagues homeowners. Unfortunately, it also causes some of the worst possible damage. Basements and other rooms can flood for many reasons. Sometimes, a pipe bursts. Sometimes, water creeps up from under the foundation. At other times, sewage backup can cause flooding in the home. When you have water in your house that has nothing to do with a recent rainstorm, you may be left confused and scared. At ANR Restoration, we understand, and we're here to do everything in our power to get your home back to normal.
No matter the amount of damage, we're prepared to help. Call us at any time, day or night. At ANR Restoration, we offer 24/7 emergency service because disaster doesn't care about convenience.
Standing water causes damage quickly, so you'll have to act fast. First, if the water is coming from a burst pipe, shut off the water immediately. Get your family members, especially the children, away from the water. The water may contain toxic chemicals and other waste, depending on where the water originated. Furthermore, if the water has reached your electrical sockets, anybody who touches the water risks electrocution.
Your next step is to turn off the electricity if at all possible. You won't need to turn off the power for the entire house – just the part where you have standing water.
Your third step is to call ANR Restoration. Water damage is far more complicated than it looks. Water can start damaging your home within just a few minutes. If not completely removed, it can keep causing damage for months or even years. Proper water removal requires training, experience, and protective gear for the best results. Plenty of people have tried the DIY route only to realize months later that the damage went much deeper than they thought. What seemed like a cheaper option ultimately became even more costly. Hiring a team of professionals is the best way to restore your home quickly and safely. With ANR Restoration, you can rest assured that your team has the training and expertise that it needs to restore your home.
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Sure, you can pick up a Shop-Vac in your local hardware store, but we're talking about your home, so why would you want to cut corners? ANR Restoration has top-of-the-line equipment for removing water, performing damage control, and providing restoration. With superior equipment comes a superior restoration job. Your house is the most important investment you'll ever make. That's why we use only the best tools to help you protect that investment.
Once we arrive, we'll remove the standing water and dry out the space. From there, we can figure out how much damage we can restore. From stained soft goods to warped wood, water leaves a lot of damage in its wake. That said, we restore everything that we can possibly save. If we can't save your woodwork or carpet, we'll replace them instead. Throughout this whole process, we'll keep you up to date, making sure that you're satisfied with our work. At ANR Restoration, your satisfaction is our top priority.
The most challenging thing about water damage is the fact that water can go virtually anywhere. That's why it's essential to look beyond the surface when getting rid of water damage. At ANR Restoration, we don't do anything halfway. When we say we'll get rid of your standing water, we mean we'll get rid of all of it. If the water sank under the carpet or got behind the walls, we'll dry out those spaces. We don't want our clients to deal with long-lasting damage. We'd instead get it right the first time so that you can get back to enjoying your non-damaged space.
With water comes mold, and with mold comes potential health hazards. If you don't remove mold right away, it can grow and stick around for a long time. Even worse, most of the mold will probably show up in places that you can't see. For example, mold loves to hang out in air ducts and the spaces between walls. Mold cleanup can be tricky and dangerous without the right training and precautions. Since mold cleanup releases spores into the air, please don't try to tackle it on your own, especially if you already have allergies or asthma. Let the expert team at ANR Restoration nip the mold problem in the bud. We have all the training and equipment needed to safely and thoroughly remove mold after flooding. After all, if you've already dealt with one disaster, the last thing you want in your home is yet another health hazard.
As we mentioned earlier, standing water can bring all sorts of chemicals and other health hazards. Even water that looks clear and safe may carry bacteria and other disease-causing substances. That's why our process doesn't just involve removing and replacing. We make sure we clean every inch of the space that the water impacted. We use an anti-bacterial process that gets rid of unseen health hazards. We know your family's health matters to you. You deserve to live in a clean and safe environment. Before we leave, we'll make sure the affected areas are left sanitary.
Water mitigation is the process of removing any water and any wet materials in order to fully dry the home. Once the source of the water is contained, our technicians can extract any pooling water from the wet areas and use moisture measuring and detection equipment to discover the amount of moisture in the wall cavities and the air. We then formulate a drying plan to determine the best methods of restoration for your home and place a variety of drying equipment, including air movers and commercial-grade dehumidifiers, to completely dry the materials and environment. The entire drying process typically takes about three to five days to complete. All of the drying is documented in our metadata logs.
Many factors come into play to determine the final cost of your mitigation. Upon our initial inspection, if requested, we can estimate the cost of the water mitigation on the available information and measurements taken at that time. The final cost cannot be determined until the dry-out process is fully complete, as sometimes more materials may need to be removed, or we may run into fungal growth.
Water damage insurance claims depend on a few different criteria. Ultimately, that's a question you'll have to clarify with your insurance company. However, we can tell you that the viability of water damage insurance claims depends primarily on what caused the damage (storm, burst pipe, plumbing malfunction, localized flood, sump pump failure, etc.). Some insurance policies will outline scenarios that will NOT be covered without specific riders, like flood insurance or sump pump failure insurance.
Contacting ANR Restoration and your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea because we will help ensure that the water extraction and dry out and the rebuild process that should follow. If the full scope of the claim isn't outlined and agreed upon from the start, there may be issues down the line, and property owners may have to pay out of pocket to get the property completely back to normal.
That depends on the types of materials that were affected by water. Drywall, carpet, and hardwood floors will take longer to dry than other materials in the space. We use moisture meters throughout the process and in many different locations to gauge the moisture levels and will continue to adjust our fans and dehumidifiers to achieve an efficient but effective dry time. The bare minimum of "three days to dry" may only produce a surface dry but can still leave behind moisture levels that create an ideal environment for mold to grow.
The short answer is yes if the residence is safe. The safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Each case is different depending on the severity of the damage and is evaluated on its own problems. We help you to remain in your residence when feasible. However, if deemed hazardous, we can suggest to your insurance company to provide you with a temporary relocation. The drying equipment can be loud and usually must run for several days continuously during the drying period to achieve our drying goals. This is your personal decision. We do need to access the home each day of the drying process to monitor the equipment until the home is dry. We can set up a lock box if you will not be living in the home during this time.
Most homeowners start trying to remove the water themselves before they realize they'll need to contact their insurance company about a claim so they can call in a water damage restoration company like ANR Restoration. However, standing water around anything with a power cord or outlet or sagging ceilings makes the area unsafe. Also, many insurance claims require documentation of the loss BEFORE any work is done, including removing the water. Always take plenty of photos of the damage you see before taking any action to start cleaning up the mess. A Nicer Reflection Restoration, Inc. will also be able to back up your insurance claim scope with the necessary technical documentation.
If the water damage involves Category 1 water (clean and free of microbes and bacteria), many of your personal belongings can be salvaged. Category 2 water would include other water sources, including rainwater, that, while not containing biohazards or sewage, still pose health risks and the potential for destructive microbial growth and mold. A water damage restoration technician from ANR Restoration will help you sort through the property's contents to determine what can be safely dried, what can be restored by a textile/contents technician, and what can't be saved or salvaged. There are off-site facilities in the area that specialize in restoring water-damaged contents. Your restoration team will document all of the contents leaving the property for restoration or disposal for your records and also for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Identifying the source of the water damage is one of the first steps in both the insurance claim process and before beginning to dry out and repair the damaged areas. After all, if you replace a sagging, wet ceiling caused by a roof leak but don't fix the roof, the next rainstorm will start the cycle all over again. The buckling to your hardwood floor could be caused by a leaking pipe. We will pinpoint your water damage's exact cause and ensure the source is repaired. We make sure your restoration job is done right the first time.
The longer the water remains in your house, the more damage it causes to your home and furniture. Start your restoration by calling ANR Restoration. We'll get aggressive with water damage while staying gentle toward your home. Our experienced team is your best choice for home water restoration. Call us today at (812) 246-8791 so we can get started on your restoration as soon as possible.Call Now (812) 246-8791