March 11th, 2019
For as much as southern California is understood to have great weather, the area can have some unpredictable weather. Storms can appear seemingly out of nowhere. Every year, it seems, the weather gets a little more volatile. When storms hit your home, they can cause a significant amount of water damage. That damage can linger and get worse, ultimately affecting not just your home but your family’s health, as well. USA Restoration can provide the kind of water damage restoration that can help your home get back on its feet. In this blog, we’ll go over some services that our water damage contractors in North Hollywood and the surrounding area can do.
Our Water Damage Contractors in North Hollywood
The first thing to know about our contractors is that they’re always available. “Always” means “always.” We’re available whenever you need us. 24 / 7 / 365 availability is what sets us apart. You can call us at any time, day or night, to get all of the help that you need. Storms can strike whenever. Early in the morning, late at night, 3 AM, 3 PM or any other time – that’s why our contractors are available in the same time frame as well. We can be there when you need us.
The reason for that is simple: speed is crucial. The sooner we can get to your home, the sooner can we can mitigate the water damage. The longer water sits in your home without being dealt with, the worse your problems can be. When we say “the longer,” we don’t mean that you’re sitting around for days on end, waiting to call water damage restoration service. We mean that as soon as the water damage strikes, the clock starts ticking. We’re available all of the time so that we can the water damage that much less in your home.
In fact, the sooner we get to helping your home recover from water damage, often the less there is for us to do. The jobs where we have to do the most are the ones where we were called in the latest. Just as with most any other kind of problem, the sooner water damage is dealt with, the better. Our professionals can get to work on your problems as soon as they arrive, so that they can head off worse problems that may arise from the water damage.
We have a set protocol we use in our water damage restoration services. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that every home is different. Your home is made of different materials than another home, to say nothing of different ages of the materials, climate, environment, and more. Your home may be particularly susceptible to water damage in a way that others aren’t. This is why we make sure to provide your home with solutions tailored specifically to your home. Your home is special and unique, and deserves to be treated that way.
That being said, every water damage restoration job we do draws upon our experience. For many years, we have been providing water damage restoration services to North Hollywood, Burbank and the surrounding Los Angeles area. We know how to deal with water damage in this region. Now, we can put that experience to work for you. So, when we tailor your water damage restoration solutions to your home, they’re backed by our years of experience.
The Initial Stages
No matter what time of day or night that we arrive, the first thing we do is to inspect any and all water damage. This is a thorough inspection. It’s not just a “glance at something and know all of the answers.” We do an exhaustive and authoritative inspection, so that we can best ascertain the size and scope of your water damage. By that same token, our experienced, trained professionals have been doing these inspections for many years. So, they know what to look for and where to find it. The investigation is comprehensive and complete, but our pros also know how to do is in short order.
From there, the next step is to write up a plan of action. This includes everything that we’re going to do to get your home back to where it was. This plan of action leaves no stone unturned, no detail left out. That way, you can follow along and see exactly what we’re going to do, when we’re going to do it, and how. Moreover, one of our professionals will sit down with you. They can answer any questions you might have about the plan of action, so that you know everything there is to know about it.
This plan of action will also be accompanied with a free estimate. Entirely, 100% free, this estimate will let you know the cost as well as why the cost is what it is. This way, there are no hidden surprise fees or anything like that. If you’ve suffered water damage in southern California, you’ve dealt with enough surprises for some time. We know that some less scrupulous companies in this industry may try to get more money out of you by springing other costs on you at the last minute. We refuse to do that. What you see on the free estimate is what you’ll pay.
Water Damage Restoration in Earnest
From there, we get right on our next task: removing all standing water. Storms in southern California can be devastating indeed. These storms let all kinds of water into your home, leaving puddles and worse all throughout your home. That water that’s just, well, standing there has to be removed before anything else can be done. Here, we use the best, most cutting edge technology in the industry. Our professionals have all of the certifications and training necessary to demonstrate themselves masters of this equipment. That can remove the standing water quickly.
Even after the standing water is gone, your home is liable to have some very damaged areas. Moisture and humidity may linger in the air. This might not seem like a problem, but it can quickly become one: it’s the perfect breeding ground for mold. The last thing you need is to let mold into your home. It can lead to health problems for every member of your family; ranging from asthma attacks, to depression, to respiratory failure and worse.
To make sure that doesn’t happen, we make the area as dry as possible. Again, we don’t go through everything with a towel to do so. Instead, we again use the most modern, advanced technology to dry your home. However, even once it’s as dry as a bone, mold and other problems could still appear. That’s why it’s so important to dehumidify the damaged area, too. That eliminates all of the moisture and humidity in the air once and for all. After that, mold has a significantly decreased (if not 0%) chance of appearing.
Once the damaged areas are dehumidified, they may still be quite filthy. That’s why we clean them. Through cleaning the damaged areas, we take an important step towards turning the building back into your home again. Even once it’s clean, that doesn’t mean that it is entirely safe for you and your family yet. To return it to that state, we sanitize the damaged area. By fully sanitizing it, we take out any lingering bacteria and worse that may be populating your beautiful home.
That’s just the beginning of the restoration process. By the time our professionals are done, your home will look great once again. Any time of night, any time of day, when water damage strikes your home, we can be there to put things right. Give us a call at (800) 805-0541 or head to our site.