We will communicate with you through each step of the water damage cleanup.
Step 1 – Call Jenkins Restorations
The first step is contact and emergency dispatch from a water mitigation company like Jenkins Restorations, who can be on scene quickly. Our call center team is available for you 24/7 so we’re available whenever you need us.
Step 2 – Water Damage Inspection
One of our highly-qualified team members will come take a look at the damage. At this point, we will begin working directly with your insurance company to handle logistics.
Step 3 – Water Mitigation
This process begins almost immediately. We will first stop the water source and ensure that any undamaged possessions are protected from damage.
Step 4 – Water Extraction
Water will be extracted from your home. Our team uses industry-standard equipment to ensure that there is no water hidden in carpets, furniture, walls, and ceilings.
Step 5 – Cleanup & Repair
Instead of replacing all water damaged items, our goal is to restore them back to their former glory. At this stage, our team will also do any repairs to your home as well as take steps to remove and prevent mold growth.
Step 6 – Structural Drying
After all obvious water has been removed, the team will use and monitor humidity to remove the last of the moisture. This will prevent secondary water damage such as warped floors and walls.
Step 7 – Restoration & Remodeling
At this stage, our GC-Repairs team will handle any final repairs to the building, major and minor. This is the last step to getting your home- and your life- back to normal!
24/7 Water Damage Restoration Services
Water damage resulting from seeping water is progressive, pervasive and it can cause permanent damage to your valuable items. This is especially a possibility if the emergency response does not arrive within first 48 hours. If you have a flooded basement, Water damaged wood floors, or water in your air ducts, it’s important to call quickly and get the water mitigation process started to prevent further damage.
When moisture seeps in to anything that is of value there are some steps that must immediately be taken to reduce long term damage. There are many potential causes of water damage to your home or business such as basement flooding and leaky pipes. The team at Jenkins Restorations is here 24/7 to provide immediate water damage restoration and water mitigation services to prevent more damage and restore your property better than ever!
Emergency Water Mitigation
Water Mitigation is the process of preventing or reducing the amount of water damage that happens after something like a leaking pipe or a flooded basement. Water mitigation prevents any additional damage with fast and appropriate actions, like using a sump pump, once we have completed your water damage restoration. This process includes:
- Water Extraction
- Water Damage Repair
- Water Damage Restoration
Water mitigation is often required after plumbing failures, floods, or when the water rushes into homes after a storm. Ceiling water damage, soaked rugs, ruined furniture, and warped flooring begin to occur if a water damage restoration team isn’t on site quickly.
We take specific steps to reduce the property destruction, to prevent any potential mold growth, and to restore the property back to its original value.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does water damage restoration take?
It can take about 72 hours for water damage to completely dry, but a water damage restoration technician is available 24/7 and can arrive at your home within an hour.
Will a dehumidifier remove standing water?
Extraction is the best method to remove standing water. Dehumidifiers are used to address high moisture content in the atmosphere (air). They should typically be used in conjunction with airmovers (fans).
Should you replace drywall if it gets wet?
Drywall can be effectively dried even if it gets wet. As long as the source of loss is sanitary, a water restoration company can utilize airmovers to cause evaporation of water in the drywall and dehumidifiers to remove water from the atmosphere.
What happens when water gets in your walls?
Water in wall cavities needs to be dried out by a water restoration company like Jenkins Restorations. Our approach is to detach baseboard and drill holes in the drywall to give access to the wall cavity.
What kills mold on drywall?
Mold growth on drywall cannot be effectively killed. Because drywall is highly porous it should be removed if it has mold growth.
How do you dry out a water damaged floor?
It depends on the type of flooring. Carpet and pad can be extracted and dried with airmovers and dehumidifiers. Real hardwood flooring can be dried using floor mats that draw air from in between the strips of hardwood. Other flooring types like laminate and vinyl may need to be replaced.