Water Mitigation

P roperty damage as a result of water is a common problem for homeowners. Water damage can happen due to weather, broken pipes, ruptured water lines (i.e., washing machines, dishwashers, ice makers, sinks, toilets) or from major fire extinguishing efforts. In addition, the longer the water sits, the worse the damage becomes and the harder the water cleanup process becomes. Immediately addressing water problems can often save hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair costs and decrease the chances of mold growth in your home.

I f not handled properly, even a small water loss can turn into a major problem involving coverage issues, destruction of items that should not otherwise have been affected, and mold. 1st Atlanta Remodeling & Restoration has trained employees in water damage restoration who can tackle the precise job of drying out your property. W e use the latest technology and equipment in water extraction and restoration. Using proven science to identify the extent of the water damage and to verify drying results, we can further ensure that rooms, carpet, furniture and other household contents are completely dry before we leave your home.

Call the Water remediation specialists at 1st Atlanta Remodeling & Restoration today to schedule your free consultation.


Structural Repairs and Reconstruction

If you have had a “clean” water loss (For example, from a pipe break) and you catch it within 24 hours, consider yourself lucky. Most of the time, your property can be dried and returned to normal in a short time.

Water, as we know, will follow the path of least resistance. You know your floors are affected because you have standing water. But water will seep through the floor covering, down to sub-floors and wick up walls and furniture. Since wood is porous, it can “balloon” and be non-restorable depending on how long water has been present.

1st Atlanta Remodeling & Restoration can assess whether or not there is hidden damage, like in your walls. We can take care of structural issues associated with your water loss including the following:

  • Remove & replace sub-floor
  • Remove & replace floor coverings
  • Remove & replace drywall
  • Remove & replace trim/baseboards
  • Remove & replace wallpaper
  • Painting

Why call a contractor for each of these items? We are your one-stop shop. Call 1st Atlanta Remodeling & Restoration for help and let them get your property to its pre-loss condition.

What can you do?

There are some steps you can take before we arrive. However, always adhere to the recommendations of your fire department or other responding agencies as your health and safety are more important than your possessions. Please do not take any unnecessary risks, but time is critical in minimizing additional damages.
  • Contact a qualified insurance restoration contractor. Keep in mind that many companies say that they are qualified in water damage restoration yet do not possess the appropriate training or equipment.
  • Report the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible. Most companies have a toll-free call center number or you can report the loss to your agent.
  • If safe to do so, locate the source of the water and turn off any supply valves to stop the flow of water. If you must turn off your water, take steps to prevent your plumbing and/or heating supply pipes from freezing.
  • Remember, water is an excellent conductor of electricity, and the risk of shock is imminent. Do not allow wet materials or surfaces to come in contact with any electrical source. Always shut off the power if there is any risk.
  • Keep a listing of anything you have discarded and receipts for any expenses you incur in protecting your property.
  • If you must relocate, even temporarily, give your insurance company a phone number where you can be reached.

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