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What is Water Restoration?

There are many emergencies that can occur inside your home that will ultimately cause water damage, including burst pipes, a clogged toilet, leaking dishwasher lines, water heater failure, sewer backup and sump pump failure.

When any of these mishaps occur, it doesn’t take long for the resulting standing water  or sewage to cause significant problems. In addition to the flooding, you may have damaged or ruined furniture, flooring and drywall. Your walls may have been weakened by water and early signs of mold could be spreading throughout your home. This is the type of damage that can be mitigated by professional water damage restoration services.

What is water restoration? Unfortunately, it’s much more than just the drying and cleaning up your home or business after a flood. Simple surface drying is not true water removal, and it is often not enough to remove the threat of bacteria and viruses. Porous materials such as carpet furniture, and even drywall can hold water long after they appear to be dry on the surface. Unless properly dried and treated by a water restoration team, foul orders and potential health issues can result.

Roto-Rooter’s prompt and professional water removal experts are fully trained and IICRC certified to clean and deodorize areas affected by excessive water damage. Water damage restoration begins with an industry approved process that provided protection against germs, mold, mildew and odors, and is designed to get your home back in working order as quickly as possible.

When you hire water restoration professionals, a prompt and experienced team will work with you and your insurance company to ensure that the experience is as painless as possible. Once your insurance coverage is determined, Roto Rooter will ask you for written permission to begin the water damage restoration process.

Then begins the water extraction, removal of unsalvageable contents and structures (including personal property, carpet and other flooring, drywall (only the damaged portions are cut away from the studs), paneling, shelving, cabinets, etc.), cleaning of the affected areas, disinfecting, deodorizing and methodical drying of the structure. A team will also haul away any harmful and water damaged debris.

The damage to your property and contents are thoroughly documented, per insurance industry standards, with photos of the loss before beginning the water damage restoration work, during the process and again after the job is done. The professionals at Roto-Rooter Water Restoration Services are also trained to prepare sketches and create drying logs for your insurance company so that your claim can be processed quickly and accurately.

The actual cleaning and drying time of your home and contents must be determined by the scope of the water damage, as well as the time it takes to meet the drying standard. The water restoration process may be completed in as little as just two days or it may take up to a week. Water removal, cleanup, packing, removal of unsalvageable property, disinfecting and deodorization are generally completed on the day of your call. Drying equipment, dehumidifiers and air sanitizers are left onsite at your home to complete the water clean-up process. Equipment is removed only when our thorough temperature, humidity and moisture testing confirms that affected areas have been dried to approved standards.

Roto-Rooter cares about you and wants to ensure that the properties that fall victim to water damage and/or sewage and mold can be salvaged. The harmful effects of water damage can be reduced greatly by the prompt and reliable water damage restoration services from Roto-Rooter.

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