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Water Damage Restoration – Common Mistakes That Will Be Avoided By Professional Contractors

Friday, October 28th, 2011

 Dealing with a home flood can be an extremely devastating experience. This is only compounded when homeowners attempt to deal with the restoration work on their own.

 Water damage restoration requires so much more than simply removing the water and drying your property. Yet, in an attempt to save money, countless homeowners attempt a do-it-yourself restoration every year. As a result, these homeowners often end up spending more money fixing their own mistakes than they would have spent on a professional water damage restoration.

 These common mistakes include:

  •  Waiting too long: Even waiting a few short hours to deal with a leak or a full-fledged flood can be the difference between a successful restoration and a disaster. This lapse in time could result in hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of extra expenses. A professional will be able to get to work on your water damage restoration as soon as you call them. So don’t delay; call a water damage restoration specialist as soon as you have discovered a problem.
  • Lack of expertise and proper equipment: Proper water damage restoration requires a great deal of knowledge, not to mention the right equipment. There are four stages of water damage, each with its own restoration requirements. Would you be able to tell the difference between a category 2 and a category 4 situation? More importantly, do you even have the right equipment to deal with these problems? The answer to both questions is probably not.

Additionally, certain categories of water may carry dangerous bacteria and microbes that can cause many types of diseases and health hazards. This type of water requires a special EPA certified chemical and should only be dealt with by a professional.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

For the last five years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.

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The Importance of Hiring a Flood Cleanup Contractor to Carry Out Your Restoration Work

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Water damage cleanup may look easy, but trust us when we say that it is not. In fact, attempting a flood cleanup on your own could be disastrous. This is why hiring a professional flood restoration company is a much better idea for you and your home.

So what are the biggest advantages of enlisting the help of an expert water remediation company?

  1. Knowledge: Did you know that there are three different categories of water? Category 1 is the least harmful and includes water from a broken pipe or overflowing sink. Category 3, however, can damage your property and directly impact your health. Also known as black water, it comes from sources like sewers, seawater, river water, or floodwater and can contain bacteria, fungi, and other health hazards. A professional water damage remediation company has the knowledge and equipment to properly eliminate the stagnant water and sanitize the affected area with various EPA approved chemicals.
  2. Professional Assessment: An expert will be able to assess your water damage cleanup as either Class 1,2,3, or 4 and act accordingly. Class 1 is the least harmful and posses very little threat to your property. Class 3 and 4, however, include heavy moisture absorption, mold growth and serve damage to your property.
  3. Insurance Benefits: A professional restoration company will also help the homeowner with the insurance claims process. Many homeowners who have attempted do-it-yourself restoration have often struggled to recover the costs from their insurance companies, who often dispute some charges as unnecessary costs.

So if you find yourself dealing with a flood, put your home in the hands of a company that can properly deal with the damage. Contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

For more than a decade, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.

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The Importance of Hiring a Flood Cleanup Contractor to Carry Out Your Restoration Work

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Excess Water Removal

Friday, October 14th, 2011

A flood can leave your home in ruins.

But you don’t have time to sulk and dwell on what has happened. You need to take action.

The first step is to remove excess water from your home. This should only be done by a professional and should be addressed as soon as possible. Every minute your home stays submerged in water, the more damage it will incur. Removing excess water will hasten the drying process and lessen the opportunity for mold and mildew growth, pest infestation, and further structural damage.

You should never attempt a do-it-yourself restoration.  The floodwater may be infected with microbes, bacteria and fungi. If this is the case, you are dealing with what is known as black water, which comes from sources like backed up toilets, sewer lines, sea water, and river water, just to name a few. Dealing with black water requires the use of a special chemical based agent that will remove the bacteria and fungi from your property.

So if you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a flood, put your home in the hands of a company that can properly deal with the damage. Contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

For more than a decade, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.

Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Sources:

Excess Water Removal WaterAndFireDamageCleanUp.com

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Restoration Services for Water Damage

Friday, October 7th, 2011

 A flood can really disrupt your life. First there is the physical damage, then the emotional backlash, followed by insurance claims, clean up and restoration.

 While no one can change what happened, a professional restoration company can help to make your recovery just a little bit easier. Even though your life has been turned upside down by a flood, you still need to start the clean up process as soon as possible. This is where a professional restoration company can really come in handy. They can handle every aspect of the clean up, repairs, and restoration while you focus on trying to put you life back together.

 But, as with any professional service, there are drawbacks. So we have put together a list of the advantages and the disadvantages of professional water damage restoration companies.

 Advantages

  •  Efficient and speedy clean up and restoration
  • You and your family will have a shorter waiting time to go back to your normal life
  • Professional restoration will lessen the time for secondary damages caused by water to set in – mildew, mold, pests, etc.
  • When you go back to your home, you will be sure that it has been certified safe and sound for re-occupancy

Disadvantages

  • Cost: Prepare to have at least a thousand dollars or more to pay for the cost of the services and the repairs. But if you have the right homeowners insurance policy, most of these, if not all of these costs will be offset.

As you can clearly see, the advantages of a professional restoration company clearly outweigh the disadvantages. So if you feel you could benefit from a professional water damage restoration company or if you have any questions, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) is a certified inspection, remediation and consulting company with the expertise to help clients quickly and affordably correct indoor air quality issues resulting from mold, water intrusion, fire, sewage, and more. For nearly a decade, our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problem.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Restoration Service for Water Damage WaterAndFireDamageCleanUp.com

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