Any size water intrusion can become a serious problem regardless of the source if not dried properly without delay. Water damage is the most common reason for home owner’s insurance claims and second only to fire and smoke damage in severity. Water can cause immense damage, the development of mold, and damage to your personal property, therefore immediate action to dry the structure is vital.
TIP – Don’t report water damage to your insurance company if it is not covered by your policy, it may still go on your insurance record and look like a claim when you shop for insurance in the future.
Lotus Contracting Services understands how important it is start the damage restoration process of drying out your home and mitigating further losses. Our professional crews are equipped with the latest water removal and high speed drying equipment such as fans, dehumidifiers heaters, and wood floor drying systems. We can be on-site in 45-60 minutes. We have over 25 years of combined experience in the water damage industry and we gladly work with all insurance companies. Call us right away at (480) 500-5481
Some common causes of water damage to homes in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and types of jobs we have completed.
- Leaking water heater
- Burst or broken pipe
- Washing machine overflow
- Washing machine hose burst
- Sewer Backup
- Roof leaks
- Stream or wash overflow
- Heavy rain
- HVAC condensate drain leak
- Dishwasher leak
- Toilet leak or overflow
- Reverse osmosis or filter system leak
- Soft water tank or drain line leak
- Under slab hidden leak
- Fire sprinkler leak
- Damage from fire suppression
Time is of the essence when comes to water extraction and removal. The longer water sits, the more damage it will cause and potentially start mold and mildew growing. Water in your home can leave it vulnerable to more damage. Doors, windows, walls, and Sheetrock can become weakened from the initial damage and further through unseen decay.
The faster you get the water extracted and start the drying out process, the less overall damage you will have.
EXTRACTION and REMOVAL
Our crews are trained to quickly work in your home and with the contents of your home to remove water. Contents often require different treatment depending on the effect of the water damage. Treatment can include drying, deodorizing, sanitizing, protection and storing. Our equipment is designed to remove and extract water in a controlled environment. Our method depends on your unique situation. It requires monitoring moisture, humidity and temperature of the affected areas including floors, walls, carpet, and contents. After the drying process is complete, the damage must be assessed and a restoration plan developed according to the specifics of your project.
The restoration plan can involve repair to your many of the structural components in your home such as repair and replacement of sheetrock walls and ceilings, wood trim, doors, windows, cabinets. Flooring including carpet, wood floors, tile and marble can be reinstalled or replaced. Restored contents must be cleaned and sanitized before replacement. Restoration brings your property back to its pre-damaged condition. Every plan is specific to your home and its contents.
WATER DAMAGE TIMELINE
Moisture sensitive surfaces such as cabinets, baseboard and wood can swell and become disfigured. Paper goods are ruined and furniture stains begin to appear on the carpeting which typically stain it permanently.
Water is absorbed by drywall causing it to soften and warp. Wood furniture exposed to water can be permanently damaged due to discoloration and swelling. Carpeting that becomes wet can be ruined due to delamination, which is the separation of the carpet from its backing.
Fungi and bacteria begin to grow and flourish. This growth can be hidden within wall cavities, under cabinets and behind baseboard. You may think everything is drying on its own until the unpleasant odors begin to permeate the structure.
Lotus Contracting Services are experts in water damage mitigation and structural drying. We work directly for you and make sure your priorities are met and that your structure and contents are handled properly and efficiently. Call us now (480) 500-5481 24hours a day/7 days a week