Emergency Water Damage Restoration in Austin
Cleaning & Repairing Water Damage 24/7
If your home or business has been affected by flooding, it is vital that you act quickly to minimize the amount of water damage. Regardless of the source of the water, our team at W.B. Arthur can help if you are dealing with water damage. We are trained in all steps of the water damage restoration process, from extraction and clean-up to damage repair. Our technicians understand the importance of working rapidly to avoid further destruction.
We handle the following with care and dedication:
- Inspection and damage assessment
- Water extraction
- Damaged material removal
- Structure drying
- Cleaning and sanitizing
- Replacement of damaged construction materials
Need water damage repair services in Austin? Call (512) 710-0011 today for a free estimate.
Austin Water Extraction & Flood Cleanup
The first step of any water damage restoration job is for us to quickly assess the situation and begin extracting any sitting water. Water that is left sitting can not only cause more damage to your property but also lead to the growth of mold. We use state-of-the-art equipment which is built to remove the water, even from below the surface. This method is proven to be the most effective and reduce the likelihood of mold growth when it is performed quickly.
Why Is Water Damage Dangerous?
Floodwater from natural disasters, pipe breaks, and sewage backups can contain harmful pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. If not drained within 48 hours, this water can lead to the development of mold and cause structural damage. Mold spores can spread quickly throughout your home, causing adverse health effects such as nasal stuffiness, coughing, respiratory distress, and in some cases, skin and eye irritation. People with mold allergies or respiratory conditions such as asthma can experience more severe reactions.
The Water Damage Restoration Process
Once we have removed any sitting water from your property, we can start reversing any harm which was done. Our Austin water damage restoration specialists work to salvage any belongings and property which were damaged.
This may include the destruction of:
- Electrical equipment
- Printed materials
- Sentimental belongings
We cannot over-stress the importance of acting quickly in the event of water damage, especially when the situation is an emergency matter. Sometimes water damage is something obvious like a flood after a storm or a broken pipe that fills your basement with water. Other times, you may have seen small signs of water damage that may indicate a structural issue, like a small drip or a smell of mildew. Whatever the case may be, our Austin water damage restoration team is ready to help.
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage?
In certain situations, water damage restoration claims may be covered by your homeowners insurance policy. Most standard homeowners insurance policies provide protection from water damage that is sudden and accidental, such as damage resulting from a burst pipe, ruptured water heater, or other plumbing disaster. Not all types of water damage may be covered, however. In the event of a disaster, it is important to consult the specific terms of your insurance policy to determine if you are eligible to file a water damage claim.
Types of water damage not typically covered by homeowners insurance include:
- Gradual damage from unresolved maintenance
- Water backup from outdoor sewers or drains
- Flooding from storms or overflowing bodies of water
How Long Does Water Damage Cleanup Take?
The length of time needed to restore your home or business following a flood will vary depending on the extent of the damage. Full restoration will typically involve two phases: mitigation and repair. The first phase, known as mitigation, involves demolishing structural damage and drying out the affected area and belongings. This is usually completed in no more than four days. Subsequent repairs can take an additional few days to a couple of weeks depending on the lead time of required materials, such as carpeting, flooring, and cabinets. Our team of experts at W.B. Arthur will work closely with you and your insurance company to determine a timeline so that your property is brought back to normal in as little time as possible.
Please call W.B. Arthur today at (512) 710-0011 to request a free estimate or to request 24/7 emergency service.