Friday 7 February 2020

Our House is Flooded! – Don’t Wait to Dry Out  – Water Damage in Charlotte

Posted by at 4:54 PM

Many Charlotte area homeowners are facing major problems caused by our recent storm. Water damage is never welcome. It’s disruptive, unsightly, and can potentially lead to structural issues and health problems down the road. When you discover water damage to your property in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas, contact a certified water damage restoration company away to start on the road back to normal and reduce the likelihood of further damage.

flooded basement

  • The damage is done, even after the water subsides.
  • If you plan on filing an insurance claim, you can’t wait to call a professional restoration company. The longer you wait, the less likely they will honor your claim.
  • Structural damage occurs with any amount of standing water.
  • A delay in addressing your water damage puts you and your whole family at risk of many health issues caused by the rapid growth of mold.

A wet vac and a bunch of towels won’t save you in the case of water damage. Professional restoration companies have specialized equipment that will extract ALL of the water from the surfaces and contents of your home. That thorough extraction is required to guarantee the elimination of the risk of further structural damage or mold growth. They will also monitor the drying process carefully to ensure that after they’re done, you are left with a clean, dry home.

Almost all insurance companies require you hire IICRC-certified technicians for water damage repair before they’ll even consider your claim. You can’t try to do the work yourself and expect reimbursement. Rumsey Construction & Restoration’s technicians are all certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, and we’re standing by to guide you through the restoration process. We will work directly with your insurance company on your behalf to make sure you get the maximum payout for your claim.

Mold is disgusting and dangerous. Within 24-48 of a damaging water event, mold will grow and thrive in the damp conditions. Once it starts growing, you can’t stop it on your own. Mold spores travel through the air, so if mold is present in your home, you and your family are breathing in those spores. Mold is known to cause a number of serious health issues, especially for children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune symptoms or allergies. It also eats away at surfaces and structures, furthering the effects of the water damage.

If you contact a professional water damage restoration company right away, they’ll come in with state-of-the-art equipment and moisture meters to guarantee you won’t be left with a mold problem further down the road. Even if a mold problem was caused by a weather event like the one we just experienced, if you neglect to hire certified technicians to deal with the water damage immediately after it happens, your insurance company will probably not cover the cost of mold remediation at that point.

Make your first step after noticing water damage be to call Rumsey Construction & Restoration. We are ready, 24/7, to come out to your location and start your water damage restoration.