The GCS Restoration Difference
GCS Restoration is by your side, 24/7, when you experience water damage at your Winter Haven, FL area property.
Water inside a home or business is a destructive force to be reckoned with, and it acts quickly. At GCS Restoration, we understand how quickly even a small amount of water can turn into a huge amount of damage. Our IICRC-certified team of water restoration technicians is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Part of offering professional and effective water restoration services is being available whenever disasters and emergencies happen. We know that standing water must be removed immediately so drying can begin, so we're always ready to jump when you call us for emergency water extraction services in Winter Haven, FL. If you have standing water in your home or business, call us as soon as possible at (800) 691-2767 so we can help you get back to normal as quickly as possible.
It's important to understand that although some materials can't be salvaged when you experience water damage, a lot of them can be saved as long as the drying process is fast and thorough. That's why you should call GCS Restoration right away if you experience a water disaster in Winter Haven, FL. Our expert emergency water response crew is available 24/7 to act fast and minimize the damage to your property. Even if there is no visible standing water, the materials and contents inside your home are still wet. We will use air movers and dehumidifiers to quickly dry out your property so that the wet materials won't break down and to minimize the risk of mold growth. Call us right away at (800) 691-2767 for all of your structural drying needs!
There aren't many things that can make a homeowner feel more helpless than flood waters encroaching on their property. If your home becomes a victim of external flooding, it's critically important that immediate action is taken to not only ensure the safety of the dwelling but to minimize the overall damage to the structure. Floodwaters are considered category 3 water, or black water, meaning they can contain a wide array of contaminants that a professional restoration team should only handle. You'll want to act swiftly from the moment flood water infiltrates your property. Fortunately, the IICRC-certified crew at GCS Restoration is ready 24/7 to help. We can move in immediately to help assess the damage, remove the water, decontaminate the property, and get your home ready for repairs. Call us anytime at (800) 691-2767 for all of your flood damage restoration needs in Winter Haven, FL.
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Water damage insurance claims depend on a few different criteria. Ultimately, that's a question you'll have to clarify with your insurance company. However, we can tell you that the viability of water damage insurance claims depends primarily on what caused the damage (storm, burst pipe, plumbing malfunction, localized flood, sump pump failure, etc.). Some insurance policies will outline scenarios that will NOT be covered without specific riders like flood insurance, or sump pump failure insurance.
Contacting a restoration contractor as well as your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea, because the restoration contractor will help make sure that not only will the water extraction and dry out be covered, but the rebuild process that should follow. If the full scope of the claim isn't outlined and agreed upon from the start, there may be issues down the line, and property owners may find themselves having to pay out of pocket to get the property completely back to normal.
That depends on the types of materials that were affected by water. Drywall, carpet, and hardwood floors will take longer to dry than other materials in the space. We use moisture meters throughout the process and in many different locations to gauge the moisture levels and will continue to adjust our fans and dehumidifiers to achieve an efficient but effective dry time. The bare minimum of "three days to dry" may only produce a surface dry, but can still leave behind moisture levels that create an ideal environment for mold to grow.
Most homeowners start trying to remove the water themselves before they realize they'll need to contact their insurance company about a claim so they can call in a water damage restoration company. However, standing water around anything with a power cord or outlet or sagging ceilings makes the area unsafe. Also, many insurance claims require documentation of the loss BEFORE any work is done, including removing the water. Always take plenty of photos of the damage you see before taking any action to start cleaning up the mess. Your restoration contractor will be able to back up your insurance claim scope with the necessary technical documentation as well.
If the water damage involves Category 1 water (clean and free of microbes and bacteria), many of your personal belongings can be salvaged. Category 2 water would include other water sources, including rainwater, that, while not containing biohazards or sewage, still pose health risks and the potential for destructive microbial growth and mold. A water damage restoration technician will help you sort through the contents of the property to determine what can be safely dried, what can be restored by a textile/contents technician, and what can't be saved or salvaged. There are off-site facilities in the area that specialize in restoring water-damaged contents. Your restoration team will document all of the contents leaving the property for restoration or disposal for your records and also for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Identifying the source of the water damage is one of the first steps in both the insurance claim process and before beginning to dry out and repair the damaged areas. After all, if you replace a sagging, wet ceiling that was caused by a roof leak but don't fix the roof, too, the next rainstorm will start the cycle all over again. The buckling to your hardwood floor could be caused by a leaking pipe. We will pinpoint the exact cause of your water damage and make sure the source is repaired. We make sure your restoration job is done right the first time.
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