Faribault Water Damage
The rich history of Faribault
Faribault is positioned 50 miles directly south of Minneapolis. The city was was originally platted in 1855, although the history runs much deeper than that. Faribault is a well maintained town that was originally a great fur trade location. The town continues to grow and develop as now has more than 24,000 residents.
Faribault is home to many notable institutions such as, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and for the Blind, the State Library for the Blind, and South Central Community College. Alongside the notable institutions there have been many notable people from Faribault including Howard Bachrach, Raphael Louis Zengel, Patrick Eaves, Deming Bronson, and more.
Faribault Water Damage Help
Water damage can occur from many things, historic rainfalls, overflowing rivers and lakes, drastic weather changes, and plumbing issues are the main reasons we see damage occurring. Additionally, historical buildings can provide additional challenges in attempt to preserve the structure.
Some important things to consider as a property owner or property manager:
- Do you have flood insurance? This is not usually covered under a traditional policy.
- Do you have sewage backup insurance? Not all policy’s cover sewage backup.
- Do you have a sump pump? Have you tested if it’s working?
- Do you know who to call for Faribault Water Damage?
- Is interior or exterior water proofing possible?
- Do you need to regrade your landscaping away from your property?
- Do your gutters move water far enough away from your foundation so it doesn’t come back?
What To Do if you experience Damage
The first thing we recommend is to hire an experienced professional. Water damage restoration is usually a more extensive process than what meets the eye. Customers can take a DIY approach to flooded basements, but we will be here to help 24/7/365.
We will perform initial inspection and be ready to start mitigation right away after explaining the situation to you. After explaining the extent of the damage, we will begin moving your contents to a safe location or to our content restoration facility, if needed. Now that the obstacles have been removed, we begin extracting the water and removing unsalvageable flooring. Next, we address the extent of damage on the walls – which can vary greatly depending on type of material and extent of damage. Again, we will remove any unsalvageable materials that will hamper the drying process.
Once the walls are addressed, Service Restoration will set commercial grade drying equipment. Using a spare bedroom fan or basement dehumidifier you have will not have the required air movement or moisture draw required to dry out your property and avoid secondary damage. Read more below:
Drying Equipment - Commercial vs. Residential
Home dehumidifiers often remove between 20-30 pints of moisture per day compared to 120+ for commercial grade equipment. Another example, a standard oscillating fan has roughly 1,850 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air movement. One of our commercial grade air movers has over 2,800 CFM. Usually, multiple air movers are needed per affected room. The amount of dehumidifiers per room or per job again depends on the size of the loss, extent of the damage, layout of the property, and the drying conditions. The drying process is based on size of loss, amount of damaged area, and layout of affected rooms.
Next, Service Restoration will monitor the drying process with moisture meters and remove equipment as the drying process commences in each affected area. Some areas may have equipment run longer due to multiple variables having the potential to affect drying time. Faribault water damage can be a complicated area due to environmental conditions and low lying areas, so make sure the company you hire is familiar with the area. Once your property has achieved EMC (equilibrium moisture content), equipment is removed. Following the successful dry out of your property, we are happy to work directly with your insurance provider on billing. Service Restoration utilizes a third party billing software that utilizes a price list that insurance companies have agreed to.
Locally Owned and Operated
As a Locally Owned and Operated restoration company providing Faribault water damage service, we understand that residents want to work with a local company rather than a national franchise. However, occasionally what happens is that national franchise invest more in their systems and processes to provide a superior service compared to locally owned businesses. Service Restoration fits nicely in between both options. We are locally owned and operated, but have invested heavily into our people, systems, and technology to offer than quality of service that our customers deserve. Our staff is available 24/7/365 for all commercial and residential losses. Learn more about our following services:
Proud to be IICRC Certified
Service Restoration is proud to be IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration helps educate firms to dry out properties and to do it correctly the first time. Any firm you hire for the services listed above should be IICRC certified, as it’s an industry standard.
Certified Restoration Specialists
Service Restoration is a IICRC Certified Firm with
Technicians Certified by the IICRC with a Triple Master Designation