Water Removal in Lakeland, FL

Water Damage Services

  • 24/7 emergency response services
  • Water damage assessment and water turn off
  • Dehumidifier dry out
  • Moisture testing with moisture meters and infrared technology
  • Building science protocols to dry the structure, protecting space from microbial growth
Flood Damage Cleanup in Orlando and Tampa

Water Damage Wreaks Havoc

Burst pipes, slab leaks, broken washing machines – whatever the cause and no matter how great the damage may be, we help restore order in life's unexpected disasters.

Help is available now with our 24/7 water emergency response services.

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Caring for more than 35 years

Established in 1987, GCS Restoration (originally Green Construction Services) began as a small, family-run business specializing in insurance restoration.

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The Water Damage & Restoration Process

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Dry Out Property

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Why Choose GCS Restoration?

  • Available to answer your calls 24/7.
  • We've invested in the best equipment. Our state of the art technology allows us to save more of your hardwood floor, drywall, and carpet. That means you'll save money and time.
  • We invest thousands of dollars in certifications for our technicians. You can have the peace of mind that your home or business is returned to pre-loss condition with our experienced staff.
  • Since 1987 we've had experience working cooperatively with insurance companies. That experience and our relationships help guide you through the claims process.

For all your water damage restoration needs, call GCS Restoration at:
(813) 945-4730

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Hampton Inn and Suites Project

"After being told by a national mitigation company that it would take four weeks to complete restoration after a flood, GCS Restoration responded late Friday evening and went to work immediately. GCS Restoration brought truckloads of equipment and people, and we were back to operating at 100% capacity within two and a half weeks. They communicated with us throughout the entire process and kept our minds at ease. I highly recommend working with GCS Restoration."

- Amy | General Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage

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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