Water Damage Restoration Cincinnati, OH
Advanced Water Damage Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
When water flows where it should not, water damage can both compromise your building's structure and lead to mold growth. Finding that water or mold has ruined your belongings is a frustrating experience.
It is important to diagnose and remedy water damage as soon as possible.
DisasterWorks's team of experts will:
- Assess your situation quickly.
- Provide you with an accurate estimate.
- Resolve your problem effectively.
- Get you back to your normal living or working routine as soon as possible.
Water Damage Restoration Services in Cincinnati
If you are looking for water damage remediation in Greater Cincinnati, you have come to the right place.
DisasterWorks Environmental Restoration offers the following services to undo water damage:
- Packing, moving, and storage of contents using a barcode inventory system
- Water extraction and cleanup
- Structure drying and dehumidification
- Carpet and upholstery cleaning, drying, and deodorization
- Carpet padding removal and replacement
- Onsite monitoring
- Antimicrobial treatment
- Restoration of documents and electronics
Don't know where to begin? Check out the "What to Do" page for tips on moving forward after a water emergency.
Water Damage FAQs
What are the possible causes of water damage?
Water can enter a building in a number of ways:
- Burst pipes and broken hoses
- Clogged toilets
- Overflow of sinks, bathtubs, washing machines, or dishwashers
- Damaged roofs
- Sump pump failure
- Natural disasters: hurricanes, floods, tidal waves
It is important to note that the type of water affects the severity of the situation. Clean water is one thing, but gray water (water that contains urine, toiletries, or cleaning products) and black water (stagnant gray water or water containing feces) make a water problem much more serious.
How does water damage a building?
The same water that you depend on for drinking and cleaning can cause major problems when it is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Of course, the extent of the damage depends on the extent of the problem. A dripping pipe and a flood are two completely different situations.
When a structure or part of a structure is exposed to massive amounts of water, the following can occur:
- Discoloration, swelling, and eventual deterioration of drywall
- Rotten and warped wood
- Swelling and splitting of building studs, joists, beams, door casings, window casings, and decks
- Tarnished and rusted metal
- Warped walls, floors, and ceilings
What should I do about a leak?
First, turn off your water if you can. By shutting off the water supply, you can prevent further water damage and reduce the potential for electrocution. Next, call DisasterWorks Environmental Restoration for 24/7 service of your emergency.
To turn the water off, look for a brass valve handle on the outside of the building. This handle may also be located inside in a plumbed room, such as a kitchen, bathroom, or utility room. If you have trouble, try calling the water company for assistance.
Does insurance cover water restoration?
It depends on your policy and the specific problem at hand. Water damage can arise from natural disasters, storms, burst pipes, and other causes. It is best for you to call your insurer and describe the situation so that they can confirm who is responsible for covering restoration services.