Water Damage Restoration Long Island, NY

Water Damage Restoration

Water can be highly destructive, especially if it gets into your home. Untreated, water damage can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and a myriad of other issues. At Disaster Recovery 24/7 Specialists, we have seen all types of water damage and we understand how difficult it is to deal with. That’s why we offer comprehensive water damage restoration services to the Long Island community including North Shores and the surrounding areas.

Some of the most common causes of water damage we see are:

Roof leaks

Appliance leaks

Plumbing issues

Sewage backup

Leaking or burst pipes

Clogged gutters and downspouts

Flooding and heavy rains

Basement seepage

Poorly sealed windows and doors

Faulty HVAC systems

Clogged gutters and downspouts

What is Water Mitigation?

Water mitigation is the process of minimizing the risk of exposure to further water damage. If you have discovered water damage in your home or business, it’s important that you start the mitigation process as soon as possible to prevent further damage. At Disaster Recovery 24/7 Specialists, we start by identifying the underlying causes of the water damage and then complete a full inspection of your property to make sure we catch all of the damage.

The first step in our water damage restoration process is removing any affected materials. This can include flooring, drywall, trim, cabinetry, and more. We set up containment during this process in case of mold growth. If there is mold growth, then the containment prevents it from spreading throughout other rooms of your home.

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Once we have disposed of the damaged materials, we then use our industrial water damage equipment, including dryers and dehumidifiers to completely dry out the area. This could take anywhere from one day to a week, so our technicians will most likely be making multiple visits to your property to check on the status of your home. We use moisture meters to monitor the damaged area and make sure it is completely dry.

We then disinfect the affected area with an antimicrobial that will kill and prevent any mold or mildew from accumulating on your property.

Types of Water Damage

The Institute of International Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides a set of practical standards for water mitigation, sewage clean-up, and flood damage repair. According to the IICRC S500, there are 3 primary water damage categories caused by different water damage events.

Category 1 Water Damage

This is when water comes from a sanitary or potable source and is fit for human use. The water is not a threat to inhalation, dermal, or ingestion exposure. This water damage typically results from damaged supply lines, sprinkler systems, natural sources like meltwater and rain, or overflowing containers with zero contaminants.

Category 2 Water Damage

This is where the water is significantly contaminated and causes discomfort or illness upon human contact or consumption. The water contains unsafe microorganism levels or chemical /biological matter such as diluted urine or seepage from ruptured storage tanks.

Category 3 Water Damage

This is when the water is grossly contaminated and has harmful toxigenic and pathogenic agents. This category of water is by far the most harmful, for example, raw sewage. If sewage damage is not remediated as soon as possible, raw sewage poses a threat to people and property within the area. Raw sewage, or “black water”, comes from sanitary sewer backups, flooding seawater, brackish water from streams, and occurrences from natural events such as floods, where heavy metals and harmful chemicals are carried into the building.

Why You Need Emergency Water Damage Restoration

Water damage must be addressed immediately because it can cause structural damage and affect the health of your family. It can cost you more in the long run to fix the damage if you do not act immediately. By choosing our professional water damage restoration company in Long Island, NY you can guarantee your home’s safety.

Expertise and Experience

We have trained and experienced technicians who know how to assess the extent of the damage accurately. We are IICRC certified and complete continued training and licensing courses on a regular basis.

Specialized Equipment

Our water damage restoration professionals have access to specialized equipment such as industrial-grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, and air movers. These tools can efficiently remove excess water and moisture from the affected areas, speeding up the drying process.

Complete Restoration

Restoration goes beyond simply removing water. Our water damage professionals in Long Island can repair or replace damaged materials, including drywall, insulation, flooring, and electrical systems, returning your property to its pre-damage condition.

Mold Prevention

Proper drying and dehumidification are critical for preventing mold growth. We use moisture detection tools to ensure all affected areas are thoroughly dried, reducing the risk of mold growth.

Structural Integrity

Water damage can compromise the structural integrity of a building. Our team at Disaster Recovery 24/7 Specialists can assess the damage and provide necessary repairs to ensure the safety of your home or business.

Peace of Mind

Hiring our professionals gives you peace of mind, knowing that your property is in capable hands. We follow industry best practices and standards to ensure thorough and effective restoration.

Preventing Secondary Damage

Water damage can lead to secondary damage, such as rust, corrosion, and deterioration of building materials. Our professionals at Disaster Recovery 24/7 Specialists understand how to prevent and address these issues.

Insurance Assistance

We work directly with insurance companies and can help you navigate the claims process. We provide documentation and evidence of the damage, which can expedite your insurance claim.

Quick Response

We are available 24/7 for emergency response to start the cleanup and drying process immediately.

Odor Removal

Water damage can lead to unpleasant odors. Our team has the knowledge and equipment to address odors effectively, ensuring your property smells fresh again.

Health and Safety

Water damage can introduce contaminants and pathogens into your property. We are equipped to handle hazardous materials and ensure safe cleanup and disposal.

Water Damage Restoration Tips

Disaster Recovery 24/7 Specialists Water Damage Restoration

Time is of the essence when dealing with water damage. That’s why we are readily available to provide water damage remediation services regardless of the size of the job. Our water damage technicians are trained, skilled, and certified to provide the best water damage remediation services.

Call us today or fill out our online contact form and we will provide you with an honest, detailed estimate for water damage restoration.

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Water Damage Restoration FAQs

The duration of the restoration process varies depending on the extent of the damage. It can range from a few days to several weeks.

In some cases, damaged materials may need to be removed to ensure proper drying and to prevent mold growth. Our professionals will make this determination after doing a full inspection and taking moisture readings.

Many homeowner’s insurance policies cover water damage restoration, but coverage may vary. It’s essential to review your policy and contact your insurance company to understand the coverage and claims process.
We can often salvage belongings like furniture, clothing, and personal items through specialized cleaning and drying techniques. This process is called content cleaning and can help save your precious personal belongings.

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