An intrusion of
water into your home or business is a serious and traumatizing event. The
actions you take are crucial in preventing further damage, protecting your
health and keeping you safe. To do this, you must take some very
important steps, which are listed below. First, among these
is calling Right-Way Restoration. You need a restoration
company that will arrive immediately and is certified by the IICRC as water
restoration professionals. Time is of the essence when dealing with standing
water and ineffective restoration has many consequences, including mold, mildew,
possible health effects and unnecessary added expense. Many homeowners do not
realize the degree in which water can penetrate into structural cavities and
parts, leaving trapped pockets of water. Therefore, they attempt to remove the
water with a wet vac and use a fan to dry, only to find out later the damage the
trapped water created. Water damage restoration can be
accomplished very quickly and the cost associated with it is relatively low,
especially when compared to the cost of mold remediation if the dry out is not
After following the
steps below, it is time to call your insurance claims representative. Do not
wait for them to arrive to evaluate before beginning the mitigation
process. By then, enough time could have lapsed for microorganisms to grow and
amplify, which may not be covered by insurance. Your insurance company expects
you to begin loss mitigation, which is as they define “reasonable and prudent
measures designed to preserve, protect, and secure property from further damage”
including mold growth. You may want to document and take
pictures of the damage for the insurance claim, before any soaked items are
Whether your loss is
from a pipe burst, toilet overflow, sewage back-up, or a major flood, Right-Way
Restoration has the equipment, and certified skilled professionals to arrive on
the scene fast to restore your life and peace of mind. We use
the latest technology to determine moisture, such as our thermal imaging camera
and video borescopes, in addition to our meters. Plus, for
flooded areas we have “Flood Pumpers”. This powerful piece of equipment can pump
out 300 + gallons per minute! Water damage clean up can be billed directly to
your insurance company without any cost directly to you other than your
deductible. We use the billing software all insurance companies use and work
with all the major insurance companies. Right-Way Restoration
will restore your home or business to pre-loss condition quickly, efficiently,
and to your satisfaction!
These are very
important steps to take if your home or business has water damage:
Take necessary steps
to stop water source. Call plumber if needed.
RESTORATION at 678-528-7829 OR 866-775-7386
Turn off circuit
breakers to the affected area.
If structure is
safe to go in; unplug small electrical devices, such as electronics,
televisions, and lamps and remove from the affected area.
Remove and secure
items that are breakable, sensitive to moisture or of high value.
Remove any small
furniture, or items from floor that may stain carpet, such as potted plants,
colored rugs, or fabric. Use foil or plastic wrap under
legs of heavy furniture.
Pin up draperies and
bed skirts that may come in contact with wet flooring materials.
furnishings, bedding and closets for contents that may become damaged or ruined.
thoroughly after handling wet items.
Remain calm- we can
restore almost anything to its pre-loss condition.
Use a vacuum cleaner
or shop vac due to electric shock hazards
Use ceiling fan or
light if ceiling is wet.
Enter if the
structure is has been impacted by force of wind, storm or a flood. It may not be
Put newspaper on the
wet floor, since ink may transfer to the flooring.
Handle items or turn
on any air moving equipment if the water is suspected to be contaminated with
SEWAGE or rising FLOOD WATER from rivers and streams.
Remove any flooring
materials since contaminants can be released into the respirable air.