Fast & Efficient Service, No Matter the Cause
Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc. knows how quickly water damage can arise and how devastating it can be for any property owner. Whether it be a frozen pipe bursting or a flood, we have seen and fixed it all. We have experienced professionals who provide water damage restoration services on staff 24/7, and we always will respond quickly.
The frequency of water damage incidents can vary depending on several factors, including weather patterns, the age of your home, plumbing systems, and maintenance practices. Water damage can also happen unexpectedly for various reasons, such as pipe leaks, appliance malfunctions, roof leaks, or natural disasters.
Water damage remediation is the process of addressing and restoring a property that has suffered from water damage. It typically involves identifying and stopping the source of water, extracting standing water, drying out affected areas, removing damaged materials, and sanitizing to prevent mold growth and ensure a safe environment. Just Us Construction & Restoration Inc. employs specialized equipment and techniques to efficiently restore the property and mitigate further damage.
Structural reconstruction refers to the repair and restoration of the load-bearing elements of a building, such as walls, floors, and roof systems, that have been damaged or compromised. It involves assessing the structural integrity, making necessary repairs or replacements, and ensuring the building is safe and stable. Nonstructural reconstruction, on the other hand, involves the repair or replacement of non-load-bearing elements, such as interior finishes, fixtures, and furnishings, to restore the functionality and aesthetics of the space.
Sewage damage clean-up and repair involves addressing and restoring a property that has been affected by a sewage backup or overflow. It includes removing the contaminated water, extracting solids and debris, disinfecting and sanitizing affected areas, and restoring damaged materials. Our team of professionals and their services are essential to ensure proper sanitation, prevent health hazards, and restore the property to a safe and habitable condition.
How We Work
Assess the extent of the damage.
Develop a plan of action.
Create a design that works best for the space as well as your needs.
Decide on materials needed for the reconstruction.
Deploy our team of water restoration professionals to complete the job.
Water Damage Restoration Questions and Answers
Water damage insurance claims depend on a few different criteria. Ultimately, that's a question you'll have to clarify with your insurance company. However, we can tell you that the viability of water damage insurance claims depends primarily on what caused the damage (storm, burst pipe, plumbing malfunction, localized flood, sump pump failure, etc.). Some insurance policies will outline scenarios that will NOT be covered without specific riders, like flood insurance or sump pump failure insurance.
Contacting Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc. and your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea because Just Us will help ensure that the water extraction and dry out and the reconstruction process that should follow. If the full scope of the claim isn't outlined and agreed upon from the start, there may be issues down the line, and property owners may have to pay out of pocket to get the property completely back to normal.
That depends on the types of materials that were affected by water. Drywall, carpet, and hardwood floors will take longer to dry than other materials in the space. We use moisture meters throughout the process and in many different locations to gauge the moisture levels. We will continue to adjust our fans and dehumidifiers to achieve an efficient but effective dry time. The bare minimum of "three days to dry" may only produce a surface dry but can still leave behind moisture levels that create an ideal environment for mold to grow.
Most homeowners start trying to remove the water themselves before they realize they'll need to contact their insurance company about a claim so they can call in a water damage restoration company, like Just Us. However, standing water around anything with a power cord or outlet or sagging ceilings makes the area unsafe. Also, many insurance claims require documentation of the loss BEFORE any work is done, including removing the water. Always take plenty of photos of the damage you see before taking any action to start cleaning up the mess. Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc. will also be able to back up your insurance claim scope with the necessary technical documentation.
If the water damage involves Category 1 water (clean and free of microbes and bacteria), many of your personal belongings can be salvaged. Category 2 water would include other water sources, including rainwater, that, while not containing biohazards or sewage, still pose health risks and the potential for destructive microbial growth and mold. A water damage restoration technician will help you sort through the property's contents to determine what can be safely dried, what can be restored by a textile/contents technician, and what can't be saved or salvaged. There are off-site facilities in the area that specialize in restoring water-damaged contents. Your restoration team will document all of the contents leaving the property for restoration or disposal for your records and also for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Identifying the source of the water damage is one of the first steps in both the insurance claim process and before beginning to dry out and repair the damaged areas. After all, if you replace a sagging, wet ceiling caused by a roof leak but don't fix the roof, the next rainstorm will start the cycle all over again. A leaking pipe could cause buckling to your hardwood floor. We will pinpoint your water damage's exact cause and ensure the source is repaired. We make sure your restoration job is done right the first time.
At Your Property in 90 Minutes or Less
Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc. is proud to serve the greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area with full-service disaster recovery, damage restoration, and construction services. With our hand-picked highly-trained industry professionals, state-of-the-art equipment, and cutting-edge techniques Just Us can get your home or business back to its former glory fast and efficiently. Whether you need fire damage restoration, water damage cleanup, storm damage repair, or burst pipe repair, our skilled team delivers exceptional results, ensuring customer satisfaction at every step. Contact us today and we'll be at your property in 90 minutes or less!
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