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~IICRC Master Restorers. ~License Certified Insured. ~Family Owned And Operated. The Water Restoration Process After a water damage event such as water heater or flood damage, a fast response in starting the restoration is critical. Water restoration in Lexington KY is a five-step process that starts with an inspection and ends with your home completely restored to its previous state. Every step of the process serves an important purpose, ensuring that all water and contaminants are properly removed. Water Damage Restoration Steps 1. Inspection and Assessment 2. Water Removal 3. Drying and Dehumidifying 4. Cleaning and Sanitizing 5. Restoration and Repair Every step of the process serves an important purpose, ensuring that all water and contaminants are properly removed. Water Restoration Steps in Detail Step 1: Inspection and Assessment Restoration companies perform a thorough damage assessment of the location of the damage. During this inspection, a water restoration specialist in Winchester KY will make assessments to categorize and classify the damage that has occurred Water restoration experts in Richmond KY will check the materials’ porosity in the impacted area to determine how much water absorption has occurred. Moisture detectors, including hygrometers and moisture scourers, will measure the level of damage and estimate the amount of work required. Based on the findings, they will rate the damage from Class 1 to 4. Water damage inspectors in Nicholasville will also identify the water source to ensure the water has stopped and determine the contamination level of the water. The water will then be rated Category 1, 2 or 3. After an inspection has occurred, the water restoration company will tell you the approximate time and costs required to restore your home, as well as payment options. Step 2: Water Removal in Lexington KY The next step in the restoration process is to remove standing water via water extraction. Standing water can deteriorate and continue to damage your home, so all it must be removed as quickly as possible. Water extraction is especially important when dealing with a flooded basement as standing water in the basement leads to severe mold growth. Water restoration companies use extractors to remove water during the extraction process. These high-powered pumps and vacuums are designed to absorb all standing and surface water from your home quickly. Several different types of extractors may be used to remove water, including: * Submersible pumps * Truck-mounted vacuums * Portable wet/dry vacuums. After the standing water is extracted, additional inspections may occur to determine the remaining moisture levels and identify whether the carpeting or hardwood floors need to be removed. Step 3: Drying and Dehumidifying After the water is physically extracted from the home, restoration companies begin the dehumidification and drying process. Industrial quality air movers and dehumidifiers are used to dry out any materials that still contain water or were too challenging to access during extraction. At this stage, your home may look dry, but some materials can be wet to the touch. If left alone, these materials may suffer further damage such as warping, breaking or growing mold. Water restoration companies prevent this by completely drying and dehumidifying the impacted area. Throughout this stage, water remediation specialists monitor moisture levels in the walls and floors of the affected areas to determine when your home is dry so that professional cleaning can begin. Step 4: Cleaning and Sanitizing Thorough, professional cleaning is a required step in all home restoration projects. At the same time, restoration companies work to preserve as much of your personal property as possible. Cleaning should always be performed by experts trained in the safety and sanitization requirements of water-damaged homes. Cleaning may take many forms, including: * Spray and wipe cleaning * Dry cleaning * Wet cleaning Restoration professionals may also use foam, abrasive or immersion cleaning techniques to ensure every item is cleaned as thoroughly as possible. This step may also involve mold remediation as necessary. Experts have specialized personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleaning potentially hazardous materials, including N-96 respirators, protective gloves and waterproof clothing. At this stage, restoration specialists also dispose of any damaged materials that were removed during the cleaning phase. Step 5: Complete Restoration The final step of the restoration process is restoration. During the restoration, specialists return your home to the state it was in before the damage occurred. Any materials that were permanently damaged or removed will now be fixed or replaced. Restoration projects may be simple or extensive, depending on the amount of permanent damage that occurred. In some cases, restoration can require relatively simple repairs, such as waterdamage24hrs.business.site In others, restoration work is extensive and will require complete reconstruction on parts of your home. Restoration vs Mitigation Restoration and mitigation refer to two separate services provided after a water incident occurs. While water mitigation focuses on prevention, water restoration deals with damage. Water mitigation services are used to prevent further damage from occurring in the first place. A water mitigation company will focus on removing your belongings from the water source and preventing future damage. Water damage restoration is performed after the damage has already occurred and is usually an emergency service. During the restoration, specialists repair or replace materials that were destroyed, and return the home to its former state. Water Removal and Water Extraction Other terms, like water removal and water extraction, refer to the process during which water is removed from the home and belongings. Water removal and extraction often occur between or alongside mitigation and restoration services. While most homes require water mitigation, removal and restoration services, that’s not always the case. For example, a small, temporary water leak that is mitigated within 24-48 hours may not require water restoration services, as mold isn’t likely to grow within that timeframe. Serving Richmond KY, Lexington KY, Nicholasville KY, Georgetown KY, Winchester KY and surrounding areas. For Emergency Water Damage Mitigation Call (859)302-2702
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Our house was built in 1893 and is on the list of Historic buildings. The front porch was sagging on the left side and needed repair. Mr. Jimmy Miller and his associate, Mr. James Barnes explained that our front porch had broken beams causing it to sag. They were both very polite and personable. We explained that we would like all of the work completed by July 2012 as we had a big family reunion coming and they told us it would be completed long before that. We thought they were very professional, sharing references and a report from the BBB. I explained to Mr. Jimmy Miller that I had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and I had to make daily trips to Lexington for radiation treatments with my husband, Richard and we would not be available to them. Mr. Miller told me how sorry he was to hear that I was ill and said several "God Bless yous". He told me not to worry, that they would take care of fixing my house. His contract was rather vague, but we trusted that Mr. Miller was a man of good character. We were so wrong not to insist that everything be written into the contract! The crew jacked up the porch and removed sections of our vinyl siding to get to the wood underneath. They removed sections of the beams that were rotted and spliced in new timber to strengthen them. They built new soffits and did some painting to match them to the house. They removed our copula from the top of the house so they could replace the roof and damaged it during the removal. We were told by the foreman that he would repair it at no charge. It was never repaired. They removed an old chimney and all the old roofing and replaced with a new metal roof. Two weeks before the roof was completed, Mr. Miller fired the foreman who was doing all of the metal roof work! Mr. Miller only showed up on the site to collect payments for work that had been completed. He did not supervise any of the work, though he told us he would. They put a new rubber flooring on our widow watch, removed some rotted spindles and replaced them then painted the railing and spindles on the widows watch. They put the same kind of rubber covering on our bay window roof. There were days and sometimes full weeks when the crew never showed up and no on called to explain why. At one point my husband found a soda pop can the crew left on our patio. When he picked it up he could smell alcohol. As he poured it out of the can, he realized it was beer. I called Mr. Miller and let him know about this and he said he would take care of it. The crew laid much of their supply of metal for the roof on sections of our lawn, killing big patches of grass. They left tools and debris on my front porch for weeks. Nails and sharp scraps of metal were everywhere in our yard. White paint was slopped all over the black rubber roof material. So much debris was left in our rain gutters that the clogged and overflowed down into the window frames. When I called Mr. Miller's phone, it would go to voice mail. Sometimes he called me the next day, sometimes he didn't call back. They did not complete the job as we requested. I was very angry when I found out the reason was he was sending his crew down to S. Kentucky to do repairs on other homes that had tornado damage. In the end, his crew never fixed our copula and never replaced it on our roof. He was very dishonest, even lying to my lawyer. I would not recommend that anyone trust anything Mr. Miller says unless it is written down and signed in a contract!
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Service Provider ResponseI regret that [removed member name] feels the way she does, but if anyone goes to look at her house they could see the quality of work my company does. I am not perfect and you just can't please some people, no matter what you do. [removed member name] complained to the BBB and they tried to arbitrate to no avail. I did have to put a lien on their house to collect all of the monies owed to me. It ...
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