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Water Damage2021-05-11T17:01:04+00:00

Water Damage Cleanup

Floods, storms, or faulty appliances can cause serious water damage to your home or business property. Dealing with water damage cleanup quickly and correctly helps save property and contents while reducing overall claim cost. Call Certified WSF today for help 518-766-9595.

Our training and experience with home water damage restoration provide the valuable assurance that your water mitigation was handled properly. Through quick and thorough diagnostics, water removal, and calculated, efficient drying processes, we’ll make sure that you have a solid foundation to rebuild upon. You can trust us as your number one resource in New York for home water damage restoration, residential and commercial water damage restoration, carpet water damage restoration, and more.

Call us at 518-766-9595 for any questions you may have about water damage cleanup service costs or the professional water damage restoration services we offer. You’ll be connected with a water damage restoration contractor who can walk you through our process and build an optimal plan to fit the needs of your home or business.

You may be wondering, what’s the difference between Certified and other emergency water damage restoration companies? The answer is that we’re here to help you through every step of the water mitigation process. We understand this is most likely the first time you’ve needed water restoration for your home or business, so we’re here to provide an expert solution and explain the process, every step of the way.

Floods, storms, or faulty appliances can cause serious water damage to your home or business property. Dealing with water damage cleanup quickly and correctly helps save property and contents while reducing overall claim cost. Certified Water, Smoke & Fire has the people, experience, equipment, and expertise to clean up water damage the right way.

Water Damage Remediation Cleanup

Flood & Water Damage Repair/Restoration FAQs

Do I have to use the restoration company recommended by my insurance company or insurance agent?2021-04-28T10:21:04+00:00

No, you may choose any company you would like.  Be sure to confirm that the company you choose has current industry certifications like IICRC certifications, state-mandated mold licenses and background checks for their employees.

What steps should I take if I have water damage in my home or business?2021-04-23T13:55:15+00:00

Finding that water damage has occurred in your home or commercial property can be overwhelming.  Fortunately, there are emergency service companies like Certified Water, Smoke and Fire who work 24/7 available to help you through the process.  Here are the steps we recommend:

  1. Stop the source of water to prevent further damage.
  2. Call a local water damage mitigation company and speak to an expert who can give you additional guidance.
  3. Contact your insurance company if you plan to make a property damage claim.
  4. Take pictures for documentation of the source, wet areas, affected materials like walls, ceilings and floors, and any affected contents.
What happens in the water remediation process?2021-04-23T13:54:29+00:00

A professional water mitigation team will take the following steps to dry a water damaged structure:

  1. Take photos, moisture readings and room measurements for documentation.
  2. Extract excess water from both hard and porous surfaces.
  3. Remove non-salvageable saturated building materials.
  4. Apply anti-microbial solution to the affected areas.
  5. Place dehumidifiers and air movers based on industry standards and specific equipment calculations to maximize air flow and evaporation in the drying chamber.
  6. Communicate with you, your insurance company and your adjuster, as applicable, throughout the process.
  7. Provide final documentation to your insurance company on your behalf.
How long does the water mitigation process take?2021-04-23T13:53:55+00:00

The length of time for the water mitigation process depends significantly on the amount of water, how long the structure was exposed and the types of materials affected.  A typical water loss may take 3 to 5 days for the dry down.  If repairs are necessary following water mitigation, additional time would be needed.

What should I look for in a water damage restoration company?2021-04-23T13:53:22+00:00

You can check websites or call directly to confirm industry certifications (like IICRC WRT, ASD, AMRT), state-mandated mold licenses (especially for NYS), and length of time in business.

Can I clean up the water damage in my home myself?2021-04-23T13:52:34+00:00

You may be able to mitigate some of the surface water yourself, but a professional restoration company will use special tools to detect areas where the water may have travelled behind walls or under floors that are not able to be seen.  They will also utilize moisture meters to confirm thorough drying of affected materials.

Do I have to leave my home while water damage cleanup is taking place?2021-04-23T13:51:54+00:00

Depending on the size of the loss, the specific rooms affected, and whether demolition will be necessary most homeowners are able to stay in their home during the mitigation process.

We provide emergency water damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties in the following areas:

Massachusetts: Great Barrington MA, Lee MA, Lenox MA, North Adams MA, Sheffield MA, Stockbridge MA, Adams MA, Dalton MA

New York: Albany County NY, Albany NY, Columbia County NY, Hudson NY, Dutchess County NY, Poughkeepsie NY, Warren County NY, Essex County NY, Fulton County NY, Greene County NY, Catskill NY, Coxsackie NY, Montgomery County NY, Rensselaer County NY, Troy NY, Saratoga County NY, Schenectady County NY, Schenectady NY, Schoharie County NY, Cobleskill NY

Vermont: Bennington County VT