Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Water Damage a Home?

Water causes sagging and deterioration. It causes wood to swell, warp, and eventually rot. And it permanently ruins fabric items such as carpets and furniture that are soaked for more than a couple days. Water damage can also be a major electrical hazard. It can short-out electrical systems, causing fires, shock hazards, and damage to electronics.

How can NY Emergency Board-Up Restoration Company help you in your time of need?

Our water damage cleanup and drying specialists are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC). State-licensed residential and commercial general contractors equipped with the best drying equipment and moisture detection meters available. We have the expertise and equipment to remove water that has seeped deep into the walls and floors of your home. Our innovative techniques are backed by science, research, and experience. Our rapid response, combined with our knowledge, experience, and equipment, will ensure that your loss is handled as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible without any unnecessary tear out of your structure. We monitor the progress closely with advanced moisture-detecting meters. We also communicate with your insurance company to make the insurance claim process as quick and easy as possible.

Do I Have to Wait for an Insurance Adjuster to Arrive Before Calling you?

In most cases, the answer is no. Insurance policies normally require you to do whatever you can to prevent further damage.

What Can I Do Immediately to Prevent Further Damage?

Preventing further damage starts with stopping the source of water. Next, call your insurance company and ask if you have coverage. They will likely issue you a claim and recommend you call a restoration company such as NY Emergency Board-Up Restoration Company. After you call us and we deem it safe for you to enter, take a lot of pictures. Take enough pictures to document all the damage, then you can move furniture and other items out of the flooded area and try to remove some of the standing water. But don’t throw anything away. A reputable water damage restoration company like NY Emergency Board-Up Restoration Company will arrive quickly to start countering the damage.

Will Water Damage to My Property Cause a Mold Outbreak?

If your home’s water damage is taken care of immediately, mold outbreaks can usually be prevented. However, if you let the water sit, it could cause detrimental mold growth. Mold isn’t always obvious to the naked eye, but it can wreak havoc on your family’s health and safety. Depending on the situation, we may recommend a mold assessment be performed by a third party during the water damage restoration process. If mold is discovered in your home, NY Emergency Board-Up Restoration Company will remediate the mold as well as repair any water damage it may have caused.

How Can I Prevent Water Damage from Reoccurring in the Future?

Water damage from flooding is difficult to prevent. But there are some cautionary measures you can take. You can apply coatings and sealants to your foundation, walls, windows, and doorways to help keep floodwater from leaking into your home. All electrical outlets should be at least one foot above flood level to prevent electrical damage. To prevent water damage from a flooded sewage system, install valves on your pipes to keep it from backing up into your home. Plumbing issues cause most water damage. Regular maintenance and inspections can help you catch most plumbing problems before they result in detrimental water damage.