In the Carolinas, water damage can take many forms.
Rivers and lakes in the Piedmont and Alamance areas can easily overflow their banks during torrential rainstorms. Water damage is even seen from hurricanes—many of which can send tons of rain as far inland as Raleigh or Burlington.
North Carolina is no stranger to severe weather. Every year, residents face the risk of being struck by a natural disaster, particularly floods.
After the flooding, the work begins.
Flooding causes extensive water damage, and failure to properly restore your home afterward can render it unsafe. We’ll take a look at how water restoration companies like First Call make your home safe again after flood damage.
How Our Water Restoration Company Repairs Your Home
You’ve been displaced, and you want nothing more than to return to the home you love. However, what you may not realize is that there are unseen elements that can put the safety of your family at risk.
Water restoration companies such as First Call make sure these issues are all addressed. Some of the aspects of this kind of restoration include:
All Wood Must Be Removed
When wood has been submerged it absorbs a lot of water. If you attempt to let the wood “dry out” on your own, you’re inviting issues such as mold growth. Other problems include insect infestations and a complete breakdown of the wood as well as the wall coverings.
We will remove the wood and replace it while ensuring that any mold does not spread to other areas of your home. We also realize that not all mold is visible, and we’ll clean your home so you won’t have to worry about this invisible mold causing an unpleasant surprise later.
Areas Are Sanitized and Cleaned
Floodwaters are contaminated. This means all of your porous building materials need to be replaced with new ones. There is no amount of floodwater remnant that can be considered “safe.”
Carpet is Removed – Even the Carpet Pad is Discarded
Water-logged carpets and rugs should be removed as soon as possible, preferably within 48 hours after the flooding has subsided.
However, depending upon the situation, it could be possible to salvage the carpet, depending upon the extent of the flooding. This is a task best left to the experts.
Wall Repair is Completed
Mold and structural decay can hide within the walls, so it’s often safer to open them. This prevents mold and structural decay. Even if they appear okay, remember that their integrity could still be compromised. It’s best to not take any chances with the safety of you or your family.
We Deal With Your Insurance
After a tragedy, the last thing you want to deal with is an insurance company. That’s why we take care of that headache for you. We have worked closely with hundreds of different insurance companies and we provide thorough and complete documentation to streamline the process.
First Call Treats Any Type of Situation
Whether your home has water damage due to flood or heavy rain, we offer the scope of services that provide complete and comprehensive solutions. We treat your home as if it were our home. This means we want you to be back in your house as soon as it is safely possible to do so.
- Hardwood floor repair
- Moisture inspection
- Water extraction and removal
- Large-scale drying that includes structure drying
- Complete documentation of all drying services
First Call: The Right Call When it Comes to Water Damage Restoration Companies
Has your Burlington, NC home flooded? Perhaps you have water damage after a house fire and your Raleigh house needs to be restored.
We are the leading restoration company near you, and our dedication to customer service means our goal is to exceed your expectations. Make First Call the Right Call and contact us for a free estimate.