Water Damage Restoration
If your home or business has suffered from water damage or if you would just like to learn more about the water damage industry, then you are in the right place. Water damage can stem from various causes – like a flooded basement after a storm to a leaky bathtub sink. Consideration is given to the source of the water, how long building materials have been wet and their type, age and condition.
All savable building materials and the structure are dried as quickly as possible by installing high velocity air movers to speed the rate of evaporation and dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air . Follow up moisture inspections are routinely conducted, and drying equipment added, rearranged or removed as needed. Modern day moisture detection equipment will tell your technician when building materials are returned to a “dry” condition. The faster you react will determine the amount of structural loss you will incur.
You can rest assured that American Builders will do everything in their power to get your home or business “dry” and back to normal as soon as possible. Whether you have a finished or an unfinished basement, drying a flooded basement properly is important to prevent mold and additional damage. We offer advanced cleaning methods and technology that can insure you have only the best possible outcome, as well as peace of mind.
After an initial moisture inspection, your technician will evaluate all water damaged building materials such as: carpet, pad, sub-floor, hardwood, laminate, dry wall, sheetrock, etc and make recommendations as to whether they should be removed and discarded or dried and saved.
American Builders works with many insurance companies, contractors, public adjusters, and management companies. We are trusted by all insurance companies and obey with the EPA standards and local code.
In case of a flood, here are some tips to take into consideration. Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in warm weather. Remove oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall to wall carpeting. Move valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place. A job not done properly will haunt you forever.
You can take protective steps before the flood to protect your home and family from disaster. Some things can and should be done immediately. Buy and install sump pumps with backup power where needed. Regularly check to make sure they are working. Check with your building department for permit requirements.