We specialize in Water Damage Restoration throughout the State of Michigan
No one wants to have to deal with a flood, a major leak, or any type of water damage. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you'll want to call an expert in water damage restoration services. In Oakland County, Michigan, that's I.R.S. Property Restoration.
Reliable Flood Damage Clean-Up Available 24/7
Inspecting for Water Damage
No home or business owner can predict when water damage will strike. But, when a leak, flood, or storm does result in extensive water damage, timing is everything. The sooner you contact I.R.S. Property Restoration, the more able we will be to minimize damage, protect your belongings, and save your property.
Over the years, we have helped thousands of victims of flood and storm damage throughout Michigan. Our team is equipped to restore properties of all sizes and all degrees of damage. When you contact us, we respond quickly and will arrive on-site within 30 minutes or less. We get right to work, employing our proven damage restoration process so that you can get back to enjoying your home or running your business.
Flood Water & Rising Water
The most important thing for you as a property owner or manager to understand is that the flood water that has damaged your property is considered Category 3 water (black water). This classification of water is dangerous to both your property and your health and must be dealt with in the appropriate manner. Specific protocols are in place to ensure you and your property do not suffer further—we incorporate these from day one. Once we remove all standing water, we immediately identify and repair any safety concerns.
Dehumidification is priority #1 and we begin the process immediately. By beginning dehumidification, we also begin decreasing the chances of early mold growth. Next, we determine where deconstruction needs to occur and where drying will suffice. Water damage restoration involves a multi-faceted approach. We expertly handle all aspects of water damage restoration, from initial site assessment through the complete restoration of your property. Throughout the process, you are our number one priority. We will answer your questions, communicate with you, and remain consistently available every step of the way.
Our water damage restoration services include:
- Leak detection
- Structural drying
- Thermal inspections
- Water removal
Excess water doesn’t just threaten your structure; it also endangers the contents of your property. We take contents preservation just as seriously as the property itself. Our process involves the complete inventory, removal, and safe storage of your belongings. We do this not only to grant you peace of mind that your belongings are safe but also to assist in the insurance claims process. In most cases, you will need to provide an inventory of un-restorable contents to your insurance company; our inventory process allows you to do this with ease.
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Water damage, whether it’s caused by a relatively small pipe leak or a major storm or flood, needs to be addressed quickly. If allowed to continue, water damage can lead to a variety of additional issues, such as mold growth and structural damage. We then begin the water damage restoration process by first evaluating the damages and take steps to mitigate further damage, as well as address any potential safety hazards. At this time, any standing water will be extracted from the property. Your Project Manager will conduct a thorough thermal inspection of your property using infrared cameras and moisture meters so that he/she can determine the full scope of the damage and ensure that proper drying takes place. During the inspection, your Project Manager takes extensive photos and documentation for your records.
We also take steps to protect your possessions, including moving contents to unaffected areas, blocking contents with furniture blocks, and covering them. Any contents that are already damaged are documented at this time. Some wet materials may need to be removed, like carpet padding and some trim work. The removal of these items will speed up the drying process. We will begin structural drying with the implementation of air movers on the property. At this time, we will also start the dehumidification process with industrial dehumidification units. This step is to speed drying and prevent mold growth. Equipment is removed as areas reach their dry standard. Once all areas are determined to be dry, your Project Manager will finalize all documentation and the next step, the repair process, can start. Throughout the entire process, your Project Manager will monitor the project daily. He/she will re-inspect all affected areas and adjust drying equipment as needed to speed the drying process. Each day, your Project Manager with update his/her documentation to track the progress of the project.