Questions and Answers most frequently asked for Water Damage

1. How quickly does Brewer Restoration respond?

In town we will be there in 30 minutes or less out of town 1-2 hours

2. Does Brewer Restoration perform the repairs?

Yes we do and more then happy to do the repairs we have the Arizona Contractors License to do so.

3. Can Water Damage cause mold?

Although mold is a natural substance and water damage mold and is not the greatest of diseases to be felt by the human beings, the fungus might cause some serious problems like irritation to lungs and eyes, allergies, asthma attacks and sinus congestion. If a house has water damage it takes as little as 24-48 hours for mold to develop in those places. In the household, water damage mold tends to be prevalent where there is enough moisture present for the fungus to feed on. The most vulnerable place for water damage mold to grow is bathrooms which are not hygienically maintained and it can also be hidden under carpets or floor tiles which are generally not cleaned regularly.

4. is water damage covered under my home owners insurance?

Insurance coverage varies greatly. It is always a good idea to review your insurance policy with your agent to make sure you have the proper coverage for all situations, including leaks from your water heater or sump pump failures. Some coverages may require adding a rider to your insurance policy.

5. How long should I wait before I start the steps toward home or office water damage removal

Immediately addressing water problems can often save hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair costs and decrease the chances of mold growth , so call Brewer Restoration right away we will come take care of the clean up and drying process.

6. How long does the drying process last?

Typically the average water loss takes between 2 to 5 days. If the materials have been exposed to water over a long period of time it may take 4 to 7 days.

7. Can I do the work myself?

When water damage occurs in a home, it is imperative to remove any water or moisture as soon as possible. When Brewer Restoration technicians are called to a flood or any water damage job, we use a high-powered extraction unit to remove the water, air movers, dehumidifiers, apply a anti-microbial to clean and dry all affected areas. For this reason, in most cases the equipment, chemicals etc. that a homeowner has access to are not enough to do the job. Without a proper cleanup and dry-out, what may have been a small job, may become a big and expensive one.

8. Do you bill my insurance company directly?

Yes, we can bill your insurance company directly for damage covered by your policy

9. Where do I shut my water off at?

Your main water shut off valve is attached to your water meter. Don’t know where your water meter is? If you’re in the city, your water meter is probably by the curb in front of your house, housed in a metal pit or concrete box. It will probably be marked with the word “water” on it. If you live in a colder climate, your water meter is probably in the basement. You’ll have to use pliers or a screwdriver to open the lid. Once you locate your water meter, notice the two pipes coming out on either side of your water meter. Atop these two pipes should be two valves or levers. The one that goes to the house (from the meter) is the house side shut off valve. The one that goes from the meter to the street is the supply side shut off valve. When turning off the main water supply, you’ll want to turn off the supply side.

10. How much does water damage restoration cost?

One of the major considerations in a water damage restoration job is the cost. You will find many generalizations online about how much a job costs. Some say the typical cost to repair water damage is around $5,000, but this is a general figure. That means the actual cost to fix the water damage in your home could be lower or higher .Such average figures do little to help customers make informed decisions because the difference to the actual cost can vary greatly for two reasons – pricing a job is on a case-to-case basis and different companies can also give different water damage restoration estimates on the same job. The best way to know how much a job will cost you is to simply ask for a quote; but do not be content with just a verbal or over-the-phone estimate. Make sure the contractor provides you with a written quote with a breakdown of the costs so you have a clear reference.