Frequently Asked SERVPRO Water Mitigation Questions
As your local water damage restoration company, SERVPRO of Lakewood receives many questions regarding the water restoration process, costs, and insurance coverage.
To help out our local home and business owners, we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about water damage and answered them ourselves!
Should you have any other questions about water damage in Lakewood, feel free to call our office 24/7! (253) 896-3000
Answers To Your Frequently Asked Water Damage Questions
How Much Does SERVPRO Charge for Water Damage Restoration Services?
The cost of water damage cleanup services in Lakewood is dependent on many factors, making it hard to create a generalization on what SERVPRO charges.
Factors that affect cost include:
- Size of area affected
- Type of building materials affected
- Amount of water
- Category of water (1, 2 or 3)
- Amount of equipment needed
- Need for mold, lead or asbestos testing
- Need for mold, lead, or asbestos removal
- Whether or not there is a need for demolition
Since there’s such a wide range for the cost of water damage restoration services (varying from $1,000-$10,000) SERVPRO of Lakewood provides estimates to all customers. Our Project Managers will also explain the restoration process in detail with you and answer any further questions you have.
Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Water Damage?
When it comes to water damage, your insurance coverage is dependent on the cause of your loss. Damages must be sudden and unforeseen, and not caused by lack of maintenance or neglect.
- Covered water damage: An appliance leaks and damages your kitchen floor, or your water heater bursts and floods your basement.
- Not-covered water damage: Your basement floods after heavy rains. Flooding caused by natural disasters is not covered by standard policies, and requires additional flood insurance.
Does SERVPRO Take Insurance?
Yes, SERVPRO of Lakewood accepts all insurance carriers. SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for many major insurance companies in Lakewood and the United States.
Once you’ve filed your insurance claim, our team handles the rest of the insurance process. This includes taking photos, communicating with your insurance company/adjuster, and settling your claim directly with them.
How Long Does Water Damage Restoration Take?
The length of the restoration process is dependent on the amount of flooding, extent of water damage, whether or not demolition is required, and simply how long it takes to completely dry building materials.
For smaller water damage projects, the restoration process can take as little as 3-5 days. For larger amounts of damage, it can take weeks. Your Project Manager will clearly explain the restoration process timeline.
How Does SERVPRO Restore Water Damage?
Our team at SERVPRO of Lakewood creates a specialized plan for every water damage project. However, the general process remains the same. Our team closely inspects your property using advanced moisture detection equipment and quickly begins the restoration process.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment
Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction
Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Step 5: Cleaning and Repair
Step 6: Restoration
Can Carpets Be Restored After Water Damage?
Many times, carpets can be saved and restored after water damage, but this depends on the type of water damage and whether or not mold has began to grow.
To save carpets, our team will rip out the carpet padding and position fans underneath the carpet to completely dry it out.
Will Mold Grow After Water Damage?
Because mold thrives on moisture, it can develop in as little as 48 hours after flooding, water leaks, or water damage. However, this doesn’t mean it has to grow after flood damage!
If you take fast action when your home or business is damaged by water leaks or flooding, you can avoid the growth of mold and mildew. If your property does develop mold, our professional mold removal specialists in Lakewood can handle the removal.