Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does water damage restoration include?

Water Damage Restoration includes an initial assessment to determine the source of the water and the extent of the damage using thermal imaging and moisture detecting instrumentation. Standing water is extracted and contents located in the affected areas are moved out (either to another room in the house or building or to offsite storage). Once the contents have been removed, affected and compromised materials are removed (i.e. carpet padding, drywall, cabinets, etc). We vacuum up the debris, apply an antimicrobial product and then place drying equipment. This will include professional-grade dehumidifies, air scrubbers, and air movers. We photo document the entire process. The equipment will run 24 hours per day and is monitored and adjusted as needed on a daily basis until the areas are dry. . . meaning the framing meets the “dry standard”. The equipment is then removed from the property.

2. Is water damage Restoration necessary?

Yes, water damage restoration is necessary is most cases to prevent further damage, to prevent mold growth, and to prevent additional costly repairs.

3. What does a water damage restoration company do?

A water damaged restoration company performs the assessments, water extraction, and structural drying of the property. They also either remove the contents and materials or facilitate and oversee the removal of contents and materials from the property.

4. What are fire restoration services?

Fire restoration means removing odors, cleaning, and structurally drying properties affected by fire.

5. What is water and fire restoration?

Water and fire restoration means taking a building with saturated drywall, insulation, framing, and/ or flooring and returning it to its dry state. Fire restoration means taking a building with fire or smoke damage and cleaning it and drying it out as needed.

6. How much does it cost to fix the roof of a house?

Our minimum charge for roof repairs is $550. This will correct most minor roof issues. Larger repairs may cost $1,000-$2,000. The typical roof replacement cost is around $12,000.

7. What are the different types of residential roofs?

Most residential roofs are asphalt composition shingle roofs, and there are 3 main levels. The least expensive asphalt composition shingles is called a 3 tab shingle and typically has a 20 year warranty and withstands 60 mph wind. The mid-grade roof is the laminated (or architectural) asphalt composition shingle and typically has a 30-50 year warranty with 70-130 mph wind resistance. The Class 4 shingle roof fits into this category and is hail resistant. In some cases an insurance company will offer a discount if you have it installed on your house. The high-grade, luxury or designer level shingle is also available. These shingles have a unique style and comparable warranties. Most shingle manufacturers will also increase their warranty coverage if their accessory products are installed.
Another type of residential roof is standing seam metal roofing. Although this doesn’t have a material warranty on the metal, the paint typically has a 30 year warranty. There are also many style and color options available.

8. Which kind of roofing is best for your house?

When deciding which roof is best for your house it would be helpful to consider what you want to accomplish with the new roof. For example, someone selling their home may want the least expensive option and go for a 3 tab composition shingle, while someone who plans on staying in the home for 20 years may want to reduce the chances of hail damage and opt for a Class 4 shingle. If wind is significant issue where you live, choosing something with high wind resistance should be considered as well. Consulting with a professional roofing contractor like Rainy Day Restoration can help you find the right product for your home.

9. What does fire damage restoration include?

Fire damage restoration includes odor source removal, odor control, structural cleaning (including vacuuming and wiping down affected areas), and structural drying as necessary.

10. How do I choose a water-damaged restoration company?

Locating an IICRC credentialed firm is a great place to start. These firms have undergone the industry standard training, passed all the required exams, are insured, and have made an investment in their businesses to provide quality professional service. Rainy Day Restoration currently holds these certifications: Commercial Drying Specialist, Water Damage Restoration Technician, Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician, Odor Control Technician, Carpet Cleaning Technician, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician. Reviews on Google, Facebook, and Angie’s list can also be helpful. Finally, how quickly can the company respond to your specific situation and do they have the right equipment for the project? Rainy Day Restoration has many great reviews, is available 24/7, and has all equipment needed to help you with your restoration needs.
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