First, what is water damage and secondly what is water damage restoration. These may be questions you are asking yourself when you come home to a flooded kitchen or wake up in the middle of the night and walk into your bathroom into a puddle of water.
Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood,, and many others.
The damage may be imperceptibly slow and minor such as water spots that could eventually mar a surface, or it may be instantaneous and catastrophic such as flooding. However fast it occurs, water damage is a major contributor to loss of property.
An insurance policy may or may not cover the costs associated with water damage and the process of water damage restoration. You need to read your policy closely or contact your agent when water damage occurs to investigate what coverage you may have.
Water damage can originate by different sources such as a broken dishwasher hose, a washing machine overflow, a dishwasher leakage, broken/leaking pipes, flood waters and clogged toilets.
Water Damage Restoration is the professional term used to describe the process of water damage clean up from the first step to the last. Water damage restoration may also be called:
- Water remediation
- Water Removal
- Water Extraction
- Floor Clean Up
We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company hope this is helpful. Please remember when water damage occurs, and you need clean up and water damage restoration done professionally as quickly as possible we at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company are here locally in Mobile and Baldwin Counties of Alabama as well as the Pensacola area to help. Please call us at 251 473-7766 if we can help. Please visit our website at www.servicemasternow.com to learn more about us.