Water Damage Restoration Process
Water damage repair always begins with a physical inspection of the wet and damaged areas. Water oftentimes travels to places you would least expect. Leaving these places wet can cause serious damage in the future. We search for these areas with several different types of moisture meters and infrared photography. Once all the wet areas have been identified, we formulate a drying plan. The equipment needed, placement of the equipment, removal of wet materials and the containment required are all part of the plan.
This part of the restoration process is referred to as mitigation. Once the mitigation is finished, any necessary reconstruction such as drywalling, baseboard replacement, or painting is completed. This phase is referred to as the reconstruction phase. Insurance companies often treat mitigation and reconstruction as two separate pieces of an insurance claim.
Upon receiving your call, our staff will do a visual audit of the water damage so that we can properly estimate the cost of the restoration. Using moisture meters and other tools, we can be pretty certain to discover all of the areas that are wet.
Bixler Corporation owns all of the necessary equipment to properly extract water from your home or business. Using pumps, an extreme extractor, and our truck mount, we will evacuate all of the excess water out of your home or business.
Placing air movers, and dehumidifiers in necessary places aids in the drying process, which may take three to five days. The average drying time is three days. Heated drying pads make drying hardwood floors possible. Equipment such as an Inject-i-dry pipes hot air into spaces behind the drywall, making it possible to dry out the wall without damaging the surface.
Our staff will restore everything that can be restored, discard damaged material, and return your home or business to you, dry and ready to be occupied. Should your home or business require substantial reconstruction, we can help you make contact with reputable contractors.
While not every water loss qualifies as an insurance claim, clients often find it necessary to pursue an insurance claim. It is every insured person’s responsibility to “mitigate” the loss they are experiencing. This includes hiring a water damage professional to remove the excess water and to start the drying process, even if the insurance adjuster has not had a chance to look at the loss. Adjusters often take several days to get to a loss, especially during bad weather.
With our reputation and experience, adjusters are very comfortable using our documentation, pictures, and moisture readings to document a loss in order to write an estimate for a particular situation.