Water Damage Restoration, Brevard County Florida
Water Damage Woes? Call the Pros.
Water related disasters can cause extensive damage to your property. Whether it’s a slow water leak that causes an issue over time, an overflowing sink or toilet, or a major flood event. Any of those can result in visible damage to walls and furnishings, and hidden damage and dangers such as mold and compromised structures.
It’s not uncommon to see homeowners take a DIY approach to water cleanup before calling in the experts. This is not recommended for many reasons. The technicians at Encompass Mitigation are trained and certified by IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards and know what equipment to use in each situation. Simply removing the water will not prevent additional damage. The sooner that professionals are able to get in and dry out the structure, the less damage will be done.
Something more to consider is insurance reimbursement. Water damage restoration and mitigation can be an extensive job and typically it’s covered by your homeowners insurance. Encompass Mitigation works directly with your insurance company from the start to make sure you do not have unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses while water damage clean-up is underway.
24-Hour Water Damage Restoration Experts near Cocoa Florida
Encompass Mitigation is always available 24/7/365 to assist you in your time of need. We have a core group of restoration professionals ready to dispatch to your property and begin assessing the situation.
Water damage can be caused by a number of issues including:
- Leaking & Burst Water Pipes
- Toilet & Sink Overflows
- Foundation Leaks
- Supply Line Failures
- Refrigerator Water Line Leak
- Roof leak
- Natural Disasters
- Hot Water Heater Failures
Our Water Mitigation Process
Once our initial moisture assessment is complete, we will walk with the property owner or assigned contact for the job through the proposed scope of work.
After the walk through with the client, we will begin the documentation process to ensure that all local, federal, and state guidelines are being followed and documented from the first moment that Encompass Mitigation begins the water restoration process. Documenting the water loss in terms that insurance companies have come to expect is a crucial step in getting reimbursed, should you decide to file a insurance claim.
This documentation will include moisture maps of all affected areas, photographs of the moisture detection devices showing readings daily and all equipment per room, even thermal IR photographs. In addition, we will perform dehumidifier and air mover calculations per room using the IICRC S500 as our industry guideline.
How soon after finding water damage, should I contact you?
When dealing with a water damage an immediate response is vital for many reasons. In some cases, this could create an unsafe environment in the property. A few examples of this are sagging ceilings, electrical outlets, lights, and wiring that may have been affected due to water loss. Another example is the potential for growth. In most of the South including Florida, mold can begin to grow within 48 hours of the water damage if the water is not properly removed and a treatment plan is put in place immediately. A treatment plan will be discussed when the initial moisture assessment is done at the property.
In addition, should you decide to file an insurance claim regarding the damages there is typically a time limit from the time you noticed the damages to the time you file a claim. Each state is different, but ased on our knowledge in most cases there is a 14-day time frame before the insurance company will consider neglect by the property owner for any additional damages caused by not reacting quickly enough to the damages.
Encompass Mitigation highly recommends each client review their individual policy to ensure that they stay within compliance for coverages. Our trained professionals will assist you with this, however we are not licensed insurance adjusters or agents and cannot direct or dictate coverages within your insurance policy.
What are the different classifications of water damage?
There are three different categories of water. Clean Water Damage, Grey Water Damage, and Black Water Damage. Depending on the classification of water, a different restoration plan is put into place to ensure that the property is safe for all inhabitants. More info on the water damage classifications can be found below.
Category 1 Water Damage: Clean Water Damage
Category 1 is the least severe on the IICRC scale, and includes water damage such as broken pipes and water supply lines, sinks and bathtubs which have overflowed, and various appliance issues. The main reason this type of damage is considered less severe is that it involves “clean water,” i.e. water that is sewage and toxin-free. Typically, most items damaged in category 1 incidents can be dried easily without and potential side effects for the property owner later on.
Category 2 Water Damage: Grey Water Damage
Category 2 water damage involves “grey water.” This includes water from appliances like toilets, washing machines, and sump pump backups. While consuming or coming into contact with grey water may or may not be harmful to humans, it is important to remove any affected items and disinfect completely if your home has been struck by category 2 water damage, as the waste and chemicals in grey water may prove harmful down the line.
Category 3 Water Damage: Black Water Damage
Category 3 water damage, aka “black water” damage, is the most extreme kind of water damage and requires swift action to mitigate serious health risks. Black water includes sewage, rising flood waters, seawater, as well as river and ground water. When category 3 water damage occurs, many items and materials will need to be removed from your property, and after drying has occurred your home will need to undergo significant disinfecting.
The category of water will be determined using a multitude of job site knowledge from our professionals and the IICRC S500 manual as a reference while completing your moisture assessment.
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The job that Encompass did for me was a life saver. They handled everything, including the insurance adjuster, who was trying to low ball me. Thank you Mr. Dahn for being there when I needed you most and doing an outstanding job.