Got Water Damage?
Water Damage Inspection and Assessment are the first and most critical steps to flood damage recovery when faced with an emergency. When plumbers, waterproofers, and other water damage restoration companies can’t find the leak, we come in. Our methods have been carefully formulated to detect the most elusive leak detection possible. Here is how we ensure to find the leak and neutralize the threat every time.
We utilize non-invasive methods and are professionals at identifying all types of leaks. Our highly skilled assessment specialists are the industry’s best when it comes to locating and stopping water damage leaks. We always find the root cause of any leak. Once located, we quickly provide an onsite quote to neutralize the leak and ensure no further water damage can occur.
After the leak has been neutralized, we assess and test the water type to determine the health and property damage risks associated based on the water contamination classification type. Here are the 3 categories of water you will potentially face:
Clean potable water that comes from water lines, filtered water sources and it is generally deemed safe to consume.
“Grey Water” is water that is contaminated with bio-pollutants and if consumed or handled, can lead to mild health symptoms and irritations.
“Black Water” consists of heavily contaminated water, generally referring to raw sewage. This content poses severe health risks if consumed or handled.
Based on the category and classification of a leak, the Flood Tech water damage assessor, assesses the property and all affected content, ensuring all risks, hazards and damages are thoroughly reviewed and identified. Any health or safety risks are neutralized for the safety of everyone on the premises. We also do an external inspection to ensure no risks are present from the outside of the property.
The final step of the assessment is preparation of a thorough remediation action plan where we provide detailed recommendations for water removal and damage recovery including all steps necessary to process, handle and remediate the emergency. This includes insurance processing steps, preparation of all required documents to expedite any potential red tape you may encounter in claims processing, and a fully detailed job scope and estimate that ensures a cost and timeframe for recovery.
A – Organic Mineral deposits on walls
B – Peeling or bubbling paint or liquid membrane.
C – Damp or wet walls
D – Wall cracks or bowing
E – Displaced mouldings
F – Separation around garage door, windows and/or walls
G – Separation around garage door, windows and/or walls
H – Musty odour visible mould and mildew
I – Signs of a previous attempt to fix or hide a water problem
We perform a visual inspection every single room, crawl space, and crevice for signs of visible mold.
We check for mold around the entire exterior perimeter, especially in areas that are prone to high levels of humidity.
We inspect the air quality to ensure it is clean of any bio-hazardous contaminants. Samples are collected for lab testing and confirmation.
Air Temperature and humidity levels are recorded and analyzed for particularly hot and humid areas where mold may be present or has a high risk of forming.
We generate a moisture map that allows us to identify areas that lack proper drying and air circulation which can lead to high risks of mold growth in the future.
All electronics go through testing to verify the extent of damage. Every component gets plugged in and inspected for complete functionality.
We assess all pertinent documents and ensure they are dry and have not been affected by moisture or direct contact with water.
All furniture is inspected for moisture levels and staining caused by direct contact to water. Fabrics are tested for mold and wood is inspected for warping / staining.
Each appliance is carefully inspected and tested for moisture / water damage to the working circuitry.
All antiques / paintings get scanned for moisture and any other contaminants that may have come in contact with them to ensure no degradation will occur due to the emergency.
Onsite Inspections and quotation includes 30-minute visual inspection only (Leak detection equipment and reports are not included)
Includes the following:
Reports include pictures, witness statements, moisture mapping & logging, infrared images, environmental laboratory reports, and third-party professional furniture appraiser report that works well for valuable antiques or any content when there is no receipt or proof of purchase.
Water Damage Inspection service, which includes reports, starts from $350. for up to 500 square feet to $4,800. For commercial and industrial buildings up to 5000 square feet.
Note: Quotes are provided after conducting an onsite assessment only and can not be quoted remotely.
When unsure where the water leakage originates from, typically you hire 4 companies. A plumber would be hired and sometimes he discovers the problem is not from plumbing and a waterproofing company had to be contacted. When a waterproofing company opens drywall, mould is discovered. A hazmat company now has to come out. To remove mould you still need to extract water and call a flood emergency provider. Once water is extracted, you need to remove content, so you must contact a moving company. After all, remediation is done, you now need to repair the property and call a Construction company to repair the damage.
One project manager is trained to handle ALL of the above problems and scenarios. Specially trained to repair plumbing (temporary emergency leakage stoppage). Trained to recognize and assess all foundation-related waterproofing deficiencies. Trained to locate and assess hazmat. Trained to properly handle floods and risks and types of floods. Trained in proper insurance claims processing to ensure proper claims processing. Trained to know how to rebuild and all the required steps to handle an emergency to prepare it for reconstruction.
30 Mins can save you thousands.
Consult with a trained specialist.
Helping you get back on your feet.
Did you know that some claims get declined due to improper relaying of information to the insurance company? Make sure to get a professional to prepare your claim request before calling!