Over the course of the last several weeks, we have been answering important frequently asked questions concerning water damage. Today, we at Disaster Services would like to continue onto part 3 of the frequently asked questions concerning the water damage that inflicts your home.
Q: What is making the air in my home feel especially dry?
To efficiently dry out the structure, all the moisture is neutralized, including the humidity levels in the air. The equipment used in the process is devised to remove all moisture from the area. The humidity levels will balance back out after the temporary effects of the restoration process is completed.
Q: Does the air drying equipment run 24 hours a day?
The specialized equipment is specifically designed to function continuously that ultimately contributes to the total drying process in the most time efficient manner. It is essential the equipment is never turned off except from a technician. Some are concerned that it will overheat with continuous operation; there is no need, it is designed to operate months if need be without any risks.
Q: To stop the noise, can the air moving equipment be turned off at night?
We understand the noise can be obnoxious with the unfamiliarity, but it is important to not turn off the equipment. For fast and efficient drying to avoid damage and mold, the equipment needs to run continuously.
Q: To expedite the drying process, should I open the doors and windows?
Typically, the windows and doors should remain closed. The drying process can be impacted by the outdoor climate conditions. Do not use the HVAC system, ceiling or floor fans, or open any windows or doors unless instructed by the professional.
Q: Can I call for the restoration company to get my house restored before the adjuster comes to assess the damage after following a claim?
Insurance companies have specific methods on how things are handled. Generally, you are permitted to mitigate the problem in an effort to prevent further damage and health concerns. Moving possessions and furniture is also encouraged, but do not throw anything away and make sure to take plenty of pictures. If you know you are covered, get a restoration company out as soon as possible; otherwise call the insurance company first.
Q: Do I have to use the water restoration contractor my insurance company recommends?
The insurance company will usually recommend reconstruction companies, but you do not have to use who they recommend, much like the insurance for vehicle. Most reputable water damage restoration companies know the how the major insurance companies operate and can offer assistance along the way to help ease the burden from your shoulders. Restoration specialists will work directly with your adjuster to help the process be as easy and smooth for you in most cases.
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If you are having problems with water damage, call in the experts of Disaster Services and let our experienced technicians can respond quickly to your water issues and we will get the situation rectified in a time efficient manner.