How to Hire a Water Damage Restoration Company for Your Project
This can be a difficult decision because of the stress related to hiring someone that will take care of your largest asset and care for your personal belongings. You need someone you can trust and who is competent. During the process you will have many options to choose from, including companies found through your insurance company’s contractor, looking on Google, or receiving a referral from your neighbor, friend, or other contractor.
Disaster Response Team by UltraClean has the ability to manage small to large projects with a variety of unique, specialized equipment. This allows us to know our business so thoroughly that when others just tear materials out, we have the experience, knowledge, and tools to dry it at a fraction of the cost.
Disaster Response Team by UltraClean has invested into advanced equipment that helps aid in drying structures that other companies don’t have the ability to. We were one of the first companies to bring into our area the Injectidry Mat hardwood floor drying system. We can dry hardwood and tile floors, and can find moisture and it’s migration in hidden areas, with our variety of moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras, that other companies can’t match.
In addition to our moisture detecting equipment, we have several types of extraction units. Our powerful vacuums can remove large amounts of water from crawl spaces, basements, high rises, or any other hard to reach area. We also have specialized units for extracting water from delicate floors that need extra care to avoid scratching.
We use a variety of air movers to help dry your structure for subfloors, wall cavities, underneath cabinets, and more. All of this helps in minimizing construction cost when we can dry your materials rather than tearing them out and replacing them. We also achieve a reduced total project time span to get your structure back to normal faster.
Your Right to Hiring a Water Damage Expert
Understanding your rights and the scope of services necessary are the best ways to resolve water damage effectively. Many homeowners worry that hiring a water damage company, or any contractor, outside of their insurance company’s recommendations could hurt them once their claim is processed. However, in your insurance policy it states that it is your responsibility to stop the damage from causing any additional damage. This means you can’t let the water sit, causing more damage. You need to act immediately.
This also refers to your right to choose the contractor of your choice and your insurance company is obligated to pay reasonable costs, not the lowest bid or who they want to do the job. Know your rights to seek repair and choose your contractor of choice. You need to feel comfortable that who you choose will be worth taking the time to make an educated decision.
Why Carpet Cleaners and Handyman Can’t Solve Your Water Damage
It is a common enough mistake to think any number of contractors can repair water damage in your home or business. However, by hiring the wrong company, you are inviting more damage and problems to pile up. Below are a few reasons why you should always hire water damage experts instead of a company with general contracting services.
- Hiring a carpet cleaning company: Many carpet cleaning companies have the proper equipment to extract water, but that is only a small part of the project. You project requires drying the structure, decontaminating with antimicrobials, knowing what in the structure is wet and what isn’t with special moisture detection equipment, and removing wet materials that can’t dry, like carpet pad, interior walls, vinyl floors etc. A carpet cleaning company just don’t have the education, experience, or equipment to do a full job. Do your research and make sure the company you chose has the equipment to prove your structure is dry.
- Hiring handyman, builders, or contractors: They specialize in building or repairing, and when they work with a company like ours, you can get the best of both worlds. But when a contractor tries to do a water damage project on their own, their inexperience leads them to use the “It looks dry” theory. It may look dry, and even feel dry, but it’s not dry until confirmed by a moisture meter. A contractor is used to doing everything on their own, so let them know that you wish to have them work with a mitigation company to solve your water damage. This will give you two great companies to do what they both specialize in.