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Don’t Be a Hero, Call a Certified Professional to Handle a Flooded Basement!

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Super Systems logoAs a certified water damage specialist I am always interested when I hear someone talk about their flooded basement, their leaky roof, broken pipe or any other possible water situation.  Even if they weren’t talking to me directly I try to listen closely to see what approach they will take to fix the problem.  More often than not they choose the wrong one.  Taking care of a water loss is a lot more complicated than sucking, or pumping water out and letting it dry naturally.

Once you realize this isn’t a job you should handle on your own contact your insurance company, or an IICRC certified professional water damage restoration company. Your insurance company can often recommend or refer a company to you that they have used with success in the past.   If you call a good restoration company they will often take care of dealing with the insurance company so you don’t have to.

I stress the IICRC professional because I have worked for companies in the past that have claimed to do emergency water removal and restoration yet they had no metering devices such as protimeters, and thermohygrometers (these devices measure water presence in an object, relative humidity, wet bulb temperature, and grains per pound in the air). They would come in with regular box fans, and residential dehumidifiers.  And as any certified professional knows, a home dehumidifier will keep your basement from getting damp but it will be basically useless in an actual drying situation.  What I am getting at is that many people advertise 24 hour emergency water services, but unless they are certified there is a good chance they don’t have the education and equipment to do the job properly.

Most insurance policies cover most water loss situations.  You may want to contact your insurance provider to make sure you are covered.  If you are renting a property out you may want to put a binder on your policy covering your renters and your rental property. Having a restoration company take care of your water will allow you to get back to your everyday life without having to worry if you are going to get mold, bad odors, or excess damage from not drying properly and in a timely manner.

If you end up doing the job yourself and you rent all the proper equipment, you still don’t have the education that most restoration companies posses.  The right equipment can be very costly to rent and will usually end up being much more expensive than just paying your deductible and having a certified restoration company to the work for you.  As President of Super Systems I can honestly say we have no problem handing your water weight so you can get back to enjoying life.

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Is the Water in your Flooded Basement Clean, gross, or just plain Disgusting?

Clean or Dirty
Clean or Dirty

Clean or Dirty?

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What to do While Waiting for Your Water Damage Specialist to Arrive

Flooded Basement
Flooded Basement

Flooded Basement

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