Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How soon can the Allied Restoration come out for an emergency water damage or flood damage situation?
A: Allied Restoration Services Inc. has an emergency response team ready to dispatch within minutes. We are able to respond immediately and get on site within 2 hour once we schedule an appointment within our service area.
Q: How long will it take to dry down my property?
A: A normal size room that has been affected by water damage will dry usually within 3 days with our industrial fans and dehumidifiers. Some jobs will require more time depending on the size of the loss. Another thing to keep in mind is the type of water damage will affect the time frame; if the water is contaminated due to sewage backup, ground water, or overflow, the drying process will take longer.
Q: How long does it take for mold to grow once water damage has occurred?
A: Mold usually starts growing within 24-48 hours after the property has been damaged by water. Mold is found everywhere and the key to stopping mold growth is moisture control. We would stop the source of water and control the moisture in the affected areas to mitigate the damages. Allied Restoration also specializes in mold removal.
Q: How much does it cost for water damage repairs?
A: Water damage repair costs will vary by the amount of water damaged contents in the affected area. Our expert water damage estimators will come out to your property and provide a free consultation along with a detailed estimate of the damages in your property if you decide to use our services. Our estimators use the exact same estimating program as most companies and will have the exact same pricing for each damaged item. This means our estimates will be within your insurance budget to restore your home back to pre-loss conditions.
Q: What can I do to mitigate or prevent water damage?
A: Preventing water damage requires constant maintenance and awareness. Make sure the pipes are cleaned with snake drains instead of chemical liquid compounds to preserve the pipes for long term use. Educate everyone in the household to locate and shutoff the water supplies cutoff valve in cases of emergencies. Water damage experts are able to provide routine checks in the hold and provide maintenance.
Q: What should I do in a case of a flood, water leak or sewage overflow?
A: In the case of an emergency, immediately shutoff the water supply valve. Contact a water damage restoration company to help extract and contain the damages. Water or contaminated water should not sit and be allowed to damage the dry wall, floor and other building materials. After extraction, a proper dry down must be performed to avoid mold.
Q: What does the water damage restoration process look like?
A: An Estimator will come to determine the scope of work and damages on the property. An estimate will then be submitted to the insurance company for approval of work. Once approved the insurance company will distribute the check to the homeowner to pay for the estimate amount of work needed to restore the property back to pre-loss conditions.
Q: What are the 3 categories of water damage?
A: Clean Water – There is no significant threat of contamination and health problems if exposed to human contact. This type of water usually comes from water heaters, washing machines or appliances.
Gray Water – Water is contaminated and can cause harm and illness if exposed with physical contact.
Black Water – Water is severely contaminated and can cause severe illness if exposed with physical contact. The water is very unsanitary and usually comes from sewage backup, surface water and seawater.
Q: What are your service areas for water damage?
A: Allied Restoration service area ranges from Santa Monica, San Bernardino, Irvine, Riverside and everything in between. The main counties we serve are Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County. If your area seems out of reach, give us a call and we can make special arrangements!