WATER OR MOLD?
— WE CAN FIX IT WHATEVER THE DAMAGE
WHEN A DISASTER DAMAGES YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, YOU NEED IMMEDIATE SUPPORT FROM EXPERTS YOU CAN COUNT ON.
Did you experience a broken water line in your home? Has severe weather or a broken appliance caused flooding or excess water? Do you suspect there’s mold growing where you can’t see it?
THE EXPERTS AT SERVICEMASTER RESTORE ARE EQUIPPED TO HANDLE IT ALL.
We have 65 years of experience restoring homes and businesses from water, fire and mold damage. And our methods are so rigorous, they’ve helped set the standard for the entire industry.
We know your situation is unique.
We know your situation is unique. That’s why we give every type of damage and every building the individual attention of certified experts who have the real-world experience to come up with the best solution.
And we won’t leave you in the dark — communication is essential to a successful restoration, so we’ll guide you through the process every step of the way.
Your Custom Action Plan
EVEN THOUGH YOUR CUSTOM ACTION PLAN WILL INCLUDE COMPONENTS SPECIFIC TO YOUR NEEDS, OUR PROVEN PRACTICES ARE BUILD ON:
Assessing the cause and extent of the damage.
Walking through the property with you to explain our restoration solution.
Using the latest technology to extract contamination (standing water, soot, mold, etc.)
Drying the structure and contents.
Repairing structural damage.
Our Goal is to Restore
Our goal is to restore your property to its original condition as quickly and efficiently as possible. And we’ll keep working until you’re satisfied with the results. Call now to talk with a trained professional who can start your restoration process right away. (406) 761-0032
All of our experts are certified by the IICRC and have extensive experience in a range of services. From removing debris and contamination, to cleaning and restoring the structure and contents, we’re equipped to remove the damage caused by fire, water or mold.
When ServiceMaster Restore professionals are dedicated to your property, you can be sure you’re getting the best the industry has to offer, built on decades of expertise. No type of damage is too big or too small for us to handle — we’re standing by to help 24/7.
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What Happens During Water Damage Restoration?
Water damage is known to be the most prevalent form of property damage because it can occur in many different ways. Indoor flooding and a leaky pipe are just some examples, but regardless how you got there – if your residential or commercial building has sustain any level of water damages then we’re here for help! You may not realize yet what’ve done when all this starts happening: It might seem like small things at first–a little cup left on counters; an overflowing sink maybe? But those minor setbacks could quickly grow into big problems as more time progresses without intervention.
Mold grows rapidly after periods free from air flow so make sure everything gets dry before moving forward with drying efforts such as vacuuming up wet items.
Professional water damage restoration services can include a number of things. In some instances, this work is minimal and involves only quick extraction, drying and cleaning for your property’s needs in need if you’ve been the unfortunate victim of an eviction where they left behind damaging fluids or natural disasters that resulted from flooding such as storm surge damages with winds knocking down power lines leading into broken windows which let all kinds dirty surface water come inside causing furniture turns wet mud puddles on carpets making it necessary to strip those same items away piece by precious-precious possession until everything has dried out properly then proceed restore function once again–better
Assessment and Inspection
The first step for any damage restoration project is to inspect the property and assess the damage. This step is crucial in the restoration process, because it allows for a thorough, proper restoration. During inspection, technicians will determine the class and category of the water damage. This information will tell you the damage’s extent and which actions are the best ones to take.
Water damage classes range from class 1 to class 4, and higher numbers classify higher levels of water/moisture absorption:
- Class 1: Minimal damage where a section of a room has absorbed only a small amount of moisture
- Class 2: An entire room has suffered damage with carpeting and walls absorbing moisture
- Class 3: The worst damage, most of the area is saturated including high up on walls and potentially the ceiling
- Class 4: Damage in which concrete, hardwood, stone, and other materials need specialized drying
Similarly, water damage categories range from category 1 to category 3, and the larger numbers concern more hazardous types of water:
- Category 1: Clean water from a clean water source
- Category 2: Gray water, which is relatively clean water that can come from dishwasher or washing machines
- Category 3: Black water, which is unsanitary water that contains bacteria and other harmful substances that can cause disease
With such information, technicians can then create a proper restoration plan that is specifically customized to your property’s water damage case.
Water and Moisture Extraction
When there’s excess water or moisture in your home or business, it becomes absorbed by any porous building materials, including drywall and carpeting, and continues to do so. This allows the water to spread throughout your property and affect new areas. Because of this, it’s crucial to remove water as soon as possible. Immediate extraction also limits the potential for mold growth.
To remove the water, technicians can use water pumps and vacuums, but the exact equipment used depends on the amount of water in your property and the extent of the water damage.
Drying and Dehumidification
Once the water has been removed, your property is dried. While the water removal step takes care of a majority of the moisture, this step ensures that the moisture is completely extracted. To dry your residential or commercial property, technicians will use advanced dehumidification equipment.
Depending on the amount of water damage sustained, the drying process can last for several days or several weeks. For example, if concrete needs to dried out, then it can take longer because of the specialty drying that needs to be conducted.
Cleaning and Disinfection
As another measure against the growth of mold and other bacteria, your property needs to be cleaned and sanitized. If any mold has grown, then it will be removed and cleaned. This step also restores your home or business to a healthy environment. But the cleaning doesn’t simply concern building materials. Any affected clothing, carpeting, and drapery are treated as well using antimicrobial treatments.
Cleaning is especially crucial for instances where the water damage is caused by gray or black water, because this type of water is not clean. That said, if your property isn’t cleaned, harmful bacteria can be left behind.
Restoration and Repairs
Last but not least, water damage restoration will finish with restoration and repairs. This can mean replacing sections of drywall or installing entirely new walls. The extent of the restoration and repairs depends on the exact damage.
For example, if the water damage is severe enough, then the damage may be irreversible. This means that the affected materials must be removed and replaced with a new installation. In other scenarios, building materials may have only suffered minor damage and just need to be dried.