McKinley - Emergency Services
Here is the step-by-step process to take when you need
water restoration from McKinley
Fire & Water Damage Restoration Company.
What You Can Expect When You Call
The first step is a quick conversation with our water damage restoration company. Our representative is always available to speak with you and ask some important demographic information that will help us assess your water damage emergency. The details we will gather include:
- Contact information
- If applicable – Insurance information
- The address of the water-damaged property
- When the flooding or water damage occurred
- If known – The cause of the water damage
- Whether there is active electrical service on-site
Your Water Damage
The process for water damage restoration begins with a careful inspection of your property, which will include a damage assessment. This is to determine the scope of the water damage so that we can determine a solid plan to carry out the remainder of the process. But it all starts with:
- Identifying the water source in your affected home or business
- This water source must be stopped or turned off so the water removal process can begin
- Inspecting for contaminated water, which can be extremely unsafe
- Identify the type of water we are dealing with, whether it’s a backflow of sewage, a burst pipe, or something else
McKinley Fire & Damage Restoration Company Surveys the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspects the Property
Our water cleanup team will inspect and test the water in your home to reveal the extent of the damage. Plus, we will identify safety concerns and detail them directly to you. If you have knowledge of any safety issues within the home prior to the flooding, such as asbestos or lead, this is the time to share them with our water extraction team if you have not done so already.
During our complete safety inspection, we will move or block furniture. This means we move furniture and property contents from affected areas and block items to help prevent rust and furniture stains on wet carpet.
The water extraction itself is the removal of as much water as possible from your home or business. By undergoing a thorough water extraction, we can reduce the drying time needed to remove the remainder of the moisture. This also helps to prevent mold growth and secondary water damage.
Powerful water pumps and truck-mounted vacuums can quickly remove hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water from your property for efficient water removal.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
At times, a home may require more extensive water restoration, more time drying time, or additional cleaning. If that is the case for your home, McKinley Fire & Water Damage Restoration Company can conduct an efficient and organized move-out process to better protect all your belongings from further water damage.
Emergency 24H Water Removal
Our highly trained and experienced technicians will begin the process of water removal almost immediately. Powerful submersible flood extraction pumps, as well as industrial-strength wet/dry vacuums, may be used depending on the amount of water involved. The goal here is to reduce the drying time and prevent mold growth or possibly secondary water damage.
Inspection of the Carpet Pad and Carpet
In a thorough process, our specialists will inspect the carpet as well as the under-pad to determine if one or both of them should be removed to keep the subfloor intact.
When the water removal has extracted as much moisture as possible, it’s time to take care of the water you can’t see in plain sight. The floors and walls may appear dry but they may still feel wet to the touch. The reason is that most building materials, including drywall and wood, are porous, so they will retain a significant volume of water that continues to pose a hazard. This unseen excess water can cause warping in these materials, swelling, or a breakdown. It can also be the starting point for a mold infestation.
The Drying and Dehumidification Process
By manipulating the temperature and relative humidity, the remaining moisture can be removed over time. The team at McKinley Fire & Water Damage Restoration Company use highly specialized equipment, like industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, for water removal retained by these building materials and even the air. We can precisely monitor the progress of the situation by using moisture meters and the process will continue until the environment returns to acceptable moisture levels.
Water in the Floor and Walls
As the water puddles on the floor, it seeps through the walls and wicks up the drywall and support beams. So ensuring everything is completely dry, including the walls and even the ceiling is critical to the process. We will electronically ensure that the floors and walls are completely dry.
Once the moisture levels have come down to acceptable levels, the walls, floors, and any other surfaces that have been in contact with the floodwaters will likely require professional cleaning. Our flood cleanup includes more than simply taking care of your property’s internal structure. We devote ourselves to cleaning your belongings including furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable personal items that have suffered from water damage. This type of sanitation often requires special deodorization treatments as wet materials tend to develop an unpleasant odor.
Water Restoration for Your Contents
McKinley Fire & Water Damage Restoration Company is the top specialist in restoring contents that have been damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our priority is to restore rather than replace, and that approach can help you save money as we try to preserve your precious keepsakes like photos and other personal irreplaceable items. With that in mind, our flood restoration includes:
- Wet Cleaning
- Dry Cleaning
- Spray and Wipe
- Foam Cleaning
- Immersion Cleaning
- Abrasive Cleaning
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Our team is trained to eliminate offensive odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment. Using these tools can effectively treat serious and persistent odors that typical air fresheners and treatments let linger.
Depending on the situation, the flood cleanup team may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to sanitize your property. The result of this will leave a completely clean living environment that is safe and dry. Disposal
When something is beyond cleaning and needs replacing, we will remove and dispose of these damaged property materials or belongings. We will work in coordination with you and your insurance adjuster in doing so.
When it’s time for the final step in the process, our water restoration experts will begin restoring your living space back to its pre-flood condition. Flood restoration may include some minor repairs, like drywall ceiling repair or new carpet installation. It may also require major repairs to reconstruct severely damaged living spaces.
What McKinley Fire & Damage Restoration Company Offers
Emergency Building Services
When damage strikes your home, whether it’s as a result of a storm or water damage, it may be important to take temporary protective precautions to prevent additional damage. These temporary measures include:
- Boarding up windows and doors
- A roof tarp to protect from further leaks
- Temporary fencing to sustain a structure or deter entry into a hazardous area
- Move-Out / Pack-Out services
- Temporary warehouse space to store belongings
Repairs and Minor Building Services
We may need to offer building and repair services necessary for the water damage restoration, so your home returns to its pre-water damage conditions. You may need our expertise with:
- Drywall removal and installation
- Hardwood floor repair
- Tile floor repair
- Carpet repair and installation
Professional Building Services and Reconstruction
At McKinley Fire & Water Damage Restoration Company, we make the flood restoration process as simple as possible. We do this by handling both the initial water mitigation and completely rebuilding the affected areas of your home or business. When you having one qualified company taking care of the entire process from start to finish, you can save time and keep costs low. It also provides continuity from one phase of the flood restoration to the next. When you don’t know which of the water restoration companies to call, all you need to know is one name to bring your home or business back to liveability, McKinley Fire & Water Damage Restoration Company.
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You just can’t control when property damage occurs. McKinley Emergency Services offers a number of options to customers who own residential and commercial properties that have suffered damage in one form or another. We are here for you.