Water Damage

Affordable Restoration offers water damage repair service in North Idaho including Coeur d'Alene, Kellogg, Sandpoint, and St. Maries.

Early response is the key to mitigating your loss. By not mitigating the loss you could be voiding your ability to make an insurance claim. The customer is always responsible to prevent secondary damage to home from water damage. Early response can help to prevent secondary damage to structure and occupants.

It is highly recommended that you hire a professional company certified in water damage and trained to follow the S500 (Standard and Professional Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration) and the IICRC Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration (IICRC S500) procedural standard.

It is based on reliable restoration principles, review of available scientific and industry literature and information and practical experience. In addition, there has been extensive consultation with and information obtained from numerous other sources.

These sources include, but are not necessarily limited to, the scientific community, the international, national and regional trade associations serving the professional disaster restoration industry, chemical formulators and equipment manufacturers, cleaning and restoration training schools, restoration service companies, the insurance industry, allied trades persons and others with specialized experience."(ANSI/IIRCRC S500 2006, Foreword)

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The following  are key elements to insure a successful restoration:

  1. Get a signed work authorization

  2. Provide for the health and Safety of Workers and Occupants

  3. Document Conditions and Work Procedures

  4. Mitigate damage (stop what is causing the water damage)

  5. Control the Spread of Contaminants
    5.1. Set up containments
    5.2. Prevent cross contamination of HVAC systems

  6.  Remove excess water and set up proper drying procedures

  7. Controlling temperature
    7.1. To much heat without exhaust controls can cause secondary damage
    7.2. Low temperatures can inhibit standard refrigerant dehumidification

  8. Remove contents if necessary

  9. Monitor drying and determine goal for completion

  10. Make repairs after agreement has been made and agreed upon in writing

  11. Move contents back into the home

  12. Final inspection and have a signed certificate of satisfaction and completion

If the above key elements are followed then the restoration of your home should go smoothly with little disruption to your life. It is our goal to restore peace of mind and your home. We look forward to bringing you back to pre-loss condition. Call us for any questions or concerns you might have.