Water Damage Restoration


Rockland County, Bergen County & Westchester County

MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED:
24 HOUR SERVICE15 MINUTE RESPONSE

 

Water may enter your house by number of different routes. Water may come from an internal or external sources. The water may be relatively clean or contain some degree of contamination. Damage from wind storms or other causes may allow rain water to enter through the roof. Ice damns on slipped roofs can force water to travel under roofing material and into your house. Poor construction methods, faulty plumbing or water pipes that freeze and burst can result in water where it was never intended to be. The water may come from lines carrying potable (safe for drinking) water or the source could be a backed-up sewer line. Faulty appliances or damaged water beds may also be the cause of a water loss. Flooding due to rising rivers or storm surge is another source.

We understand accidents happen, so that's why we are here to help you with our water damage restoration in Rockland County, Bergen County & Westchester County. With URCPRO®, your home will look new as if water damage never occurred.

Severe thunderstorms, water leaking through a window – this is only one scenario for water damage. The resulting damage is often more than just warped walls and floorboards, but the encroachment of mold as well. Once you have removed as much water and moisture as possible on your own with fans and sump pumps, you need to contact a restoration specialist to complete the clean up and repair.

The first thing a restoration specialist will do is inspect the affected areas to determine if those areas are still structurally sound. This information will be documented thoroughly for submission of a claim to your insurance company, provided you are insured for water damage. A professional restoration company will employ the use of testing equipment that can detect moisture hidden in various areas. Damage isn’t only visible to the naked eye, moisture may have seeped into walls, supports and subfloors. Moisture pockets which are unseen may cause mold, rot and other damage. This may sound extreme, but technicians may also have to cut into walls and insulation in order to see how high the damage goes. They may also need to cut wires and repair specific electrical lines throughout your home.

The restoration technicians will begin the restoration process by pumping out the excess water as well as removing materials and furnishings that are unable to be restored. They will also continue to dry your home’s interior, furnishings and systems such as ductwork, air conditioning and furnaces, if needed. The use of extraction vacuums will aid in pulling water from upholstered furnishings and carpets, which will result in substantial savings for you. However, if carpeting is beyond repair (and contaminated), replacement will be recommended. Structure drying, including crawlspaces and basements, will prevent further water damage which may cause mold growth. Dehumidifiers and fans will also be used to aid in drying materials. If the water is contaminated with sewer water, sanitizing and deodorizing equipment will also be used. In the event of mold contamination, mold remediation will likely be required.

 

Count on the experts at URCPRO® for:

24/7/365 Response - Seven days a week, 365 days a year, daytime or nighttime, we quickly respond to get your life back to normal.

Best-of-Class Methods - Our methods and processes meet or exceed industry standards.

Advanced Technology - We use state-of-the-art products to ensure the best results for your home.

IICRC Standards - URCPRO® works with the IICRC to help set the standards by which the industry operates.

 MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE

  • If possible, stop the water at its source.
  • Turn off the electricity and remove small electrical devices from the areas with excess water, if it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid walking on wet carpet.
  • Remove small furnishings from carpeted areas or place aluminum foil under furniture legs. This helps prevent permanent rust of furniture stains.
  • Hang draperies and pin up furniture skirts to avoid contact with wet floors.
  • Remove any breakables, moisture-sensitive and high value items, as well as items that may stain floor coverings. Check under the beds and other furnishings.
  • Plan for water damage restoration crews to move furniture into dry areas.
  • Wash your hands after handling damaged items.
  • Avoid the possibility of electric shock. Do not use home vacuum or shop vacuum to remove the water.
  • Avoid the temptation to turn on fans or heating and air conditioning units as they may spread contamination if the situation is sewage-related.

WE GET THE WATER OUT

  • Extraction equipment is brought into the home to physically remove any freestanding water. Water is extracted from carpet, padding and upholstery.
  • If necessary, carpet and/or padding may be removed for proper drying.
  • Professional grade drying and dehumidifying equipment is used to dry the affected areas and return the humidity levels in your home to normal. Special instruments will be used to identify hidden pockets of water.
  • Proper extraction and drying techniques help minimize the possibility of secondary water damage, potential microbial growth and reduces costs.
  • URCPRO® will monitor the drying process daily, repositioning drying equipment as needed.

Once your home and belongings are dry, we put everything back where it belongs. If necessary, we even work directly with you and your insurance agent to process the insurance claim.

 

Our 4 basic principles of drying

Remove excess water

This principle covers the fastest way to remove water from a loss. Careful and thorough extraction will speed up the drying process. conversely failing to extract all the water that can be removed in this step will greatly slow down the drying process. Application of this principle will mitigate damage by containing migrating water, keeping it from spreading to areas that are not yet affected.

Evaporation

Any water that can not be removed by mopping, wiping, extraction, and so forth mush be evaporated. Evaporation is the slowest part of the drying process. This is primarily accomplished by the use of specialized fans and the use of heat. Evaporation cools the wet surface. You have likely experienced this effect after swimming when a slight breeze evaporates water from your body and quickly cools you down.

Dehumidification

After the liquid water is converted to vapor, it can be removed by dehumidification. Dehumidification is the reduction in the amount of water vapor (moisture) in the air. Dehumidification can be accomplished with mechanical dehumidifiers or through venting the moist air to the exterior of the building.

Temperature control

Temperature plays a significant role in both evaporation and dehumidification. Proper use of directed heat is one of the most important in water damage restoration. Controlling both the temperature of the air in the structure and the temperature of wet surfaces can significantly accelerate evaporation rates and drying times.

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