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by Guest on Mar 13, 2014

A home or office could be flooded due to a natural calamity or a major plumbing leak. The speed at which water fills up the space is unimaginable and there is nothing much one can do with a normal sump pump and bare hands. Shut off power supply and move smaller belongings to a higher place if possible before calling in the experts. Emergency water damage specialists have all the necessary equipment as well as the skill to tackle such situations. A flooded home can put daily life out of control and can be stressful to deal with. The fear of losing belongings and your home can weigh heavily on your mind, more so if it is not covered by insurance. One of the bigger troubles of water damage may not be immediate, but moss, mildew and fungus that often appear after few months is the real threat to the space.

How To Find An Emergency Water Damage Specialist?

Many of the plumbing companies offer such services, but the first thing to do before assigning the job is to check if they really have the expertise to deal with such a situation. Emergency water damage specialists need to have heavy-duty sump pumps, driers, dehumidifiers and expert plumbers to fix the problem. They need to posses enough experience in working under stressful conditions, licenses to take on such jobs and insurance cover.  The best way to find an emergency water damage specialist is to look up websites for those listed in your locality. Talk to a few people to get some first hand feedback before assigning the job. Since these decisions are often taken in a hurry, sometimes people get caught with the wrong guys. This is why taking out a few hours to look up the credentials of the company will do you good.

What is Emergency Water Damage Service?

Their team arrives at the location to pump out stagnant water before fixing the problem. Once they are done with this, the task of drying begins. This is no ordinary job but a meticulously planned operation in order to remove any traces of moisture from the structure. They use dehumidifiers and driers at varying levels depending on moisture content and continuously check moisture levels using infrared imaging also. With such drying techniques, there is no need to bring down the structure due to water damage. Once they are sure that the entire structure is dry, they begin to treat the space to prevent moss and mildew. A thorough pest control operation is undertaken to completely restore the space. Apart from drying walls and furniture, they even dry out personal belongings. This includes clothes, artifacts and curios, documents and books using the best techniques. Their expert team also advises people about things that have been overexposed to moisture and that need to be discarded. 

The property owner must get into a legally binding contract with the service provider. This is very important to safeguard the interest of both parties involved. A clear written contract on the kind of services undertaken with an estimate of costs, time and guarantees offered is essential. All reputed companies’ offer near correct estimates thanks to their experience.

Author Bio: James is a full time freelancer who has written many home improvement and interior design articles. He recommends Cali's Choice Plumbing & Restoration company for all plumbing problems.

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