Water damage can happen for many reasons—damaged plumbing systems, extreme weather conditions or leaking pipes. If your property is damaged by water, you need a professional by your side.
A mid-winter warming spell melted the snow and brought runoff into this Cochranton, PA home, overwhelming the sump pump and filling the basement with 18 inches of water.
At Zehr Restorations, we follow a proven step-by-step approach to restore your property to its pre-loss condition.
Call 833-GET-ZEHR for 24-Hr Emergency Response
Our Zehr Restoration representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
Provide for Safety
Our team’s first responsibility when arriving at a water damage site is to identify and eliminate safety hazards.
Inspection & Assessment
Our team will inspect and evaluate the extent of the water migration to properly scope the work needed to restore your property to pre-loss condition.
Our team will inspect the source of water within the property and eliminate further damage. The water source must be stopped before the drying process can begin.
Our team will identify the category and classification of water source.
Our team will assess and document the necessary steps needed to restore your property safely to its pre-loss condition.
Pack Out & Inventory Contents
Our team will pack out your belongings from the affected area.
Our team will document, photograph and inventory each item.
Our team will also store your belongings off-site to protect your items from further damage.
Our team will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, they may use powerful water extraction pumps as well as industrial strength wet/dry vacuums. This step helps to reduce drying time and will also help prevent mold and secondary water damage.
Drying and Dehumidification
Our team will use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. Our team’s use of industrial-grade dehumidifiers will help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
Cleaning & Odor Removal
Our team will clean your belongings, like furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable personal items, damaged by the water. Flooding and water damage often require odor removal and deodorization treatments, since wet materials have an unpleasant odor.
Our team will identify and eliminate offensive odors with industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment. This equipment can effectively treat serious and persistent odors that typical air fresheners and similar treatments cannot.
Our team will use industrial-specialty chemicals such as antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property thoroughly.
Our team will continually evaluate the condition of structural items and contents to ensure each and every item is restored to its pre-loss condition.
Our team’s mission is never complete until all affected areas are clean, dry, and are equal or better in appearance and function than they were before the loss occurred.