Restoration and Cleaning
Restoration and Cleaning
The excess water should be mopped and debris removed. The floor has to be dried to prevent warping of the wood floor. Do not use heat for drying. The windows and doors should be opened to allow the air to dry the hardwood floor. A high volume fan can be turned on to speed up the drying process.
Please accept our best wishes for you at this difficult time. I cannot be specific, since you did not provide the age of your home; the extent of the damage; or what makes you feel like you are "being taken advantage of." Your concern is very understandable. It is appropriate to speak with your insurance agent and repair company about your concerns. Politely ask your questions and listen to their answers. Request of a copy of the materials list for your project. When they know you care, they will work harder for you. If you selected a reputable firm for your repairs, then trust your judgment and allow them to do the professional job you desire.
Generally to obtain your claims free discount back it is about 3 years depending on the insurance company that you are insured with. Steps to take in the event of a claim. Call your broker immediately following a claim. Prevent further damage to the best of your ability. Take pictures, take sample of water.
Our brokerage did in fact bring No Burn to the attention of the insurance companies however at this time they have taken no action. With an alarm system you would receive a reduction without No Burn.
Yes it should. Water stains indicate damage to drywall because the water has penetrated all the way through to create the stain on the ceiling and no amount of painting will make it go away. Since you say the contractors "took forever" to remove the insulation, my bet is that there might be some mold growth where it was the wettest for the longest amount of time since, generally speaking, untreated water problems can lead to mold growth in as little as 3 days. Of course there are other environmental factors involved and, without a visual inspection, I can't tell you if this has happened. That being said, my recommendation is to take out the wet drywall and see what is there. If what is above the ceiling is dry, if nothing else, you will be removing the stains once and for all.
The restoration companies will usually do everything that is necessary to ensure that the mold will not spread. They would be the the right people to bring your concerns to, as all of these things are generally looked after by the time us flooring people start to help.
There is a product on the market, that is a spray and is used on fireplace logs and brick for cleaning that may work! Or you may want to try Muriatic acid.
The best recommendation would be to remove the old particle board underlayment and replace it with 1/2" plywood...but a good quality plywood. Bare minimum would be to remove the damaged area and replace that section. Anytime particle board gets wet it won't flatten back out and be usable for underlayment.
I would absolutely consult with a contractor that could evaluate the present roof condition and advise the necessary steps and an estimate, if you plan to make this your future home you will want to do it right. thank you for your inquiry to MY HOME IMPROVEMENT.
You would need to replace the whole sink base unit. .You can have a cabinet made and use your same doors or if those are damaged, you can match new doors to your existing. Your counter top would need to be removed to do this.