Almost every homeowner will have to deal with water damage at some point, and if a basement is involved, the chances go up to 98%
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the country, is advising property owners of the importance of choosing the right water damage company to work on your home in the event of a flood or severe spill.
Almost every homeowner will have to deal with water damage at some point, and if a basement is involved, the chances go up to 98%. Once water damage has occurred, it will not improve or resolve itself on its own. The problem will only get worse over time, and part of rectifying the problem effectively is to make wise decisions when choosing a water damage restoration provider.
For starters, the company chosen should be certified by an industry authority such as the Clean Trust (formerly the IICRC) or the Restoration Industry Association (RIA). Certification means that the company in question has committed time, effort, and finances to make sure their personnel receive the best possible training in all areas of the restoration process. It also means ongoing education designed to keep the company on the cutting edge of restoration procedures and tools.
Certified companies are also normally available 24/7 and offer same day emergency service in many cases. This is important when considering the fact that the sooner the water is removed, the less chance there is for additional damage to be done or for long term problems to crop up.
The company chosen will need to be proficient in water removal and the drying out of all affected surfaces. Decontamination procedures may also be required, especially in cases where the water may have been allowed to stand for an extended period and mold has had the chance to develop.
The company chosen will also need to have the necessary tools, pumps, etc required to handle even the largest water damage spills. This equipment will be industrial grade and the technicians properly trained and experienced on its use. They will also provide appropriate moisture content meters and other resources designed to allow for the restoration process to be carried out in the most efficient manner.
Water removal is not the only step in this process, and the company chosen should also be able to conduct drying procedures, as well as the repair and restoration of any loose items or structural elements that were damaged by the water. All work should also be fully guaranteed
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, with service providers in 30 states.