At Building Services, we know that time is of the essence after a water event. Once we have assessed the extent of the damage, we can get to work removing salvageable items to prevent further loss. This phase of the process typically includes coordinating with your insurance provider. If a pipe rupture was the underlying cause, we will also need to turn off the water.
At that point, we can start with water removal. Fortunately, we have access to commercial-grade equipment that can quickly alleviate the presence of water. This phase of the process might also include making some basic repairs to things like rooflines, water management systems, clearing floor drains and repairing pipes.
After the water has been dealt with and any future flooding has been prevented, we can start the process of thoroughly drying any affected areas. To do this we use specialized equipment to force dry air into damp areas. This might also include strategic placement of dehumidifiers or desiccants. The key is to lower the humidity of a damaged area to prevent further damage and limit the potential for mold development.
As we go through the process, we make a point to carefully document everything. This ensures that you will have everything you need for processing your claim through your insurance provider.
After all urgent repairs have been completed, we make inspect the rest of the property to make sure it is free of contaminants. This might include inspecting air ducts and HVAC systems for mold, as well as testing that they are operating correctly.
If more long-term serious repairs are needed, your dedicated account manager can coordinate with local contractors and other service professionals to prevent a future water event.