Water Damage Restoration
If you live in or nearby Allentown like Dan and Kathy Cicchino, owners of 911 Restoration Lehigh Valley, you’ll likely experience water damage due to thunderstorms.
Severe weather is a fact of life in Pennsylvania, and summer is the prime season for water damage, as hurricanes and tropical storms make their frequent appearance throughout the area.
Restoration experts usually focus on the physical aspect of water damage, ignoring the emotional distress to homeowners.
Bad weather does not deter the Cicchinos from helping out homeowners who experienced water damage and are in need however.
“We’re used to the weather, and that’s what makes us the best in our business.” Note: since homeowners insurance typically does not cover mold remediation, 911 restoration offers mold removal service for every budget.
Water damage from flooding can be a disorienting experience, so Dan and Kathy have come up with a to-dos list for you to navigate through the restoration process.
If your home has recently succumb to flooding of any kind, then contact our water damage restoration Lehigh Valley team with 911 Restoration Lehigh Valley for help today!
Important To-dos After a Flood
Many homeowners hesitate to call a restoration team because they are unsure if their water damage qualifies as an emergency. “Go with your gut instinct,” is Dan’s recommendation.
At 911 Restoration of Lehigh Valley, we offer:
- Available 24/7/365
- No premium rate for after-hour remediation
- Respond within 45 minutes
- No charge for a visual onsite damage evaluation
- Latest drying technology
- Always put the customer first
- Same day service
Take a lot of pictures to document your water damage, but unless you’re a certified technician or an experienced insurance agent, leave the claim process to professionals. Dan remarks how his clients often shoot themselves in the foot by using the wrong terminology:
“Once you call your insurance, anything you say can be used to deny you coverage, so make sure you know exactly what’s wrong and the proper terms to describe them before reporting.” Better yet, call a water damage professional and let him help you describe the damage to your adjuster.
Kathy adds that her husband has set out at 11PM for an onsite water damage inspection “to reassure his clients, and to make sure they’re really okay.” So if you feel that you or your family is in an unsafe situation, or if you have any questions, call the water damage restoration Lehigh Valley experts with 911 Restoration Lehigh Valley for help today!
Water Damage Prevention Tips and Tricks
The faster you can get your water damage looked at, the cheaper your restoration bill will be. “We’re available 24/7 to take emergency calls, and we also make sure to arrive within 45 minutes of speaking with the homeowners.”
Most homeowners hesitate to call for help because of the inspection fees, that’s why 911 Restoration of Lehigh Valley offers them a free home inspection so there’s no need to wait for a quote.
If you have standing water inside your house but you can turn off your main power from a dry location, go ahead and turn it off while waiting for an expert to arrive.
If the circuit breaker is out of reach, or damaged, call and we will take care of it for you. Do NOT enter standing water damage to turn off your main power without a pair of rubber shoes to prevent electrocution.
Lehigh Valley county has a high humidity rate, often around 80 percent in the hot season, making mold a real problem following any types of water damage.
Remove your flooded furniture or household contents and place them in a well ventilated area.
If weather permits, open your windows and doors to dry out the inside as much as possible. Warning: Do not mix bleach with ammonia when cleaning up mold. The two substance produce a toxic fume.
We’ll work with you so you can have a safe, dry, mold-free home when you contact our water damage restoration Lehigh Valley team with 911 Restoration Lehigh Valley today!