If you’ve had a minor water damage event in your home or business, you may be able to repair it yourself, but in most cases, it is best to rely on the help of a professional. A general rule of thumb is that if a problem can be fixed without having to remove walls or dig up plumbing, a home or business owner might be able to resolve the problem without professional help.
In other, more extensive cases, professional assistance will be necessary. If you are unable to determine where a leak is occurring, contact a professional immediately. The problem could be a lot more extensive than you ever imagined.
Then there are obvious cases where a professional is needed. If your home or business is completely inundated, a professional water damage restoration company is the only way to go.
Why You Should Hire Certified Professionals to Repair Water Damage
Water damage can be extremely devastating to your home or business. Whether water damage results from natural events like a hurricane or flooding rains or from a leaky or busted pipe, the damage can cause extensive damage—both visible and below the surface.
A water damage restoration professional will know where to look to find damage that is not immediately evident while a DIYer may only find and correct visible damage. If water damage is not cleaned up properly, it does not take long for saturated areas to pose a health risk, so it is vital that you hire a certified restoration professional to ensure that you are left with a clean and safe working or living environment.
How to Select A Water Damage Restoration Professional
Do not select a water damage restoration company based solely on the price or an insurance company’s recommendation. Insurance companies often select a restoration company based on the lowest price to keep their costs low, but the lowest bid is often not the best bid. Unusually low prices are often indicative of companies that lack the most modern equipment and repair methods, so be sure to shop around for multiple quotes, even if your insurance company tries to convince you otherwise.
When looking for a water damage restoration company, look for a company that offers a wide range of water damage restoration services—because water damage often comes in a variety of forms. Mold often quickly follows a water damage event, so it is important that you seek a company that offers mold remediation in addition to water extraction services.
Most importantly, choose a company owned and operated by certified professionals. The restoration industry is not regulated in most areas, so anyone can claim to be a restoration professional. While some unaccredited restoration companies may provide a high level of service, you are much more likely to have the job completed correctly by a company with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This indicates that a company has received the most up to date training in the industry.
Professional Water Damage Restoration in Texas
If you have experienced water damage at your home or business in the U.S. Gulf Coast region from a recent storm or a burst pipe, contact Action Restoration today! We will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the damage that has been done to your property and an estimate of the cost and amount of time it will take to repair. We will assist you with your insurance claims to ensure that everything is filed correctly so that your repairs can begin as quickly as possible.
Contact us today by filling out a contact form or calling at 800-760-9081 today to get started!