When To Call A Restoration Company vs. Plumber
When a water-based emergency occurs, a home or business owner must act quickly to find the right professional to solve the issue at hand. Unfortunately, in many cases, to no fault of their own, property owners may have difficulty identifying the root cause of the problem before significant water damage has occurred. After a water damage occurs, time is of the essence. Identifying and fixing the problem should be of priority to prevent further damage. However, the longer water saturates surfaces, the more likely damage will occur, and it may not always be apparent to the eye. Often, you may need a restoration company, a general contractor, and a plumber involved. So, who should you call, and when?
Calling All Plumbers
Plumbers are trained to find the leak source, whether it be a cracked pipe, a leaky faucet, or the reason a pipe has burst and can fix the problem immediately while preventing any additional damage from happening.
Plumbers are also generally expected to carry a variety of specialized tools, such as scopes and heat thermometers used to identify minor service issues. There is no doubt that given a water emergency, a skilled plumber will be able to assess the persisting leak and stop it. However, when calling a plumber regarding water damage, the main shortcoming is how prepared they may be for the nature and volume of water damage. In addition, if you’ve experienced a significant amount of structural damage, if you’re worried about potential mold growth, or if the water source is or could be considered unsanitary or dangerous, a plumber will likely not be the only professional needed.
Why Water Damage Restoration Exists
Restoration for water damages was developed in response to events generally resulting in substantial unwanted standing water, particularly dirty water. Additionally, restoration trade and safety organizations such as the IICRC have developed standards for handling potentially hazardous materials such as black water and mold. Without proper training, the mishandling of grey and black water could spread pathogens, toxins, and harmful bacteria in your home or business. In any case, where the water in question may be unsanitary, restoration specialists should be brought in.
Any water damage poses the threat of mold and bacterial growth. So, if things aren’t fixed immediately and professionally by IICRC technicians, you could risk long-term effects. A restoration company will help identify the type of water and the course of action to protect individuals and the property. They will also have the tools to identify all affected areas and the capability of saving as much of the structure and contents as possible using state-of-the-art equipment such as high-volume pumps, dehumidifiers, and air movers, where a plumber does not.
The Case For Trident
If you’ve experienced water damage at your home or business, especially when “significant” damage has already occurred, Trident Restoration is available 24/7 to answer your call. Trident will send out an IICRC trained water specialist team to mitigate the damages and restore your property to pre-loss conditions. In the case of an emergency, they will be on-site for you within 30 to 45 minutes after your call. Trident can advise you on the steps you can take immediately and if there’s a need for a plumber if you’re still unsure.
In some instances, restoration services operate separately from contractor services, focusing on water abatement and deep cleaning practices. However, this is not the case with Trident Restoration.
Trident has full-service capabilities from our team of IICRC Water Technicians to our expert General Contractors providing you the services you need from one source. Our “one-stop-shop” capability makes it less difficult for those encountering a disaster that water damage can
cause. Our process is as follows:
• Our team of General contractors will pinpoint the root cause of your water damage and resolve it.
• Our Water Technicians will use state of the art extractions equipment to remove water from the area
• Technicians will follow up with commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area.
• Your property will be disinfected and sanitized.
• If needed, technicians will perform emergency demolition services to the areas that have suffered irreparable damage.
• Following emergency demolition services, our general contractors will repair any surfaces to their previous state.
Our service area consists of locations in Northeast Ohio; Portage, Summit, Stark, Mahoning, Cuyahoga, Medina, Wayne, and Geauga counties. No job is too big or too small, and with our state-of-the-art equipment and techniques and with passionate and well-trained professionals, you can count on us to complete the task! So, if you or anyone you know has suffered from water damage, Trident Restoration is available 24/7 and can be reached at 330-409-8000 to help you get your home or business back to its pre-loss condition with as little disruption to you as possible.