Water Damage Restoration Company
We provide services for water damage restoration, water removal, and water leak needs. If you have a water cleanup emergency, look no further than Water Extraction Experts. Your professional team has several location service areas, including Larimer County, Weld County, the cities of Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley, Colorado, and Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming.
Our professional, expert staff will get to your home or commercial business within the hour, assess the damage and get right to work fixing the problem. We are the professional restoration company to help you get back to your life. We know that floods and emergencies don’t wait until it’s convenient, so neither do we. We offer 24 hour emergency response times that you can always count on.
We work with the insurance companies, so you don’t have to. We focus on treating you and your home with honesty and integrity. You can feel confident you have chosen the right business for the job.
Water Extraction Experts has now expanded to Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can depend on our professional water damage restoration and mold remediation services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We provide emergency services for:
- Water Damage Clean Up
- Water Extraction
- Water Damage Restoration
- Flooded Carpet Damage
- Broken Pipes
- Leaking Appliances
- Flooded Basements
- Sewage Backup and Cleanup
- Mold Removal
- Free Estimates
- We work with homeowners and flood insurance claims
Read how we have helped clients restore their lives with our water damage restoration services here.
Water Damage Assessments
Water Extraction Experts offers an initial water damage assessment in our “one hour or less” response time. Depending on the amount of damage, this assessment can take anywhere from five to forty-five minutes. We use the same billing program as the insurance companies which allows us to streamline the cost and bill you directly. We work directly with your homeowners insurance, or flood insurance company, so you don’t have to deal with all the red tape.
After the initial assessment, we move on to thoroughly drying the area with our professional structural drying equipment and techniques. Structural drying can be completed within two to twenty-two days, but the average wait time is four to five. After we take care of the damage, we can move onto reconstruction, which can take anywhere from two weeks to one month. This can include replacing drywall, ceilings, baseboards, and flooring, if damaged beyond repair.
Water damage can originate from many different sources, and not all are covered by homeowner’s insurance. Appliances can suddenly and unexpectedly break and cause water damage. This can be covered by insurance, as long as you have maintained them with the necessary upkeep.
These can include:
- Broken dishwasher hoses
- Washing machine overflow
- Broken pipes
- Leaky dishwasher
- Plumbing leaks
- Clogged toilet
Other causes of water damage are considered maintenance issues and the homeowner is responsible for the cost of repairs as they aren’t covered by homeowner’s insurance.
- Roof leakage
- Foundation cracks
- Moisture behind your home’s walls
Water damage can also be caused by bad weather, including heavy snow or rain and flooding. Flood damage is not covered by homeowner’s insurance, and requires separate flood insurance.
Water damage can be divided into three different categories and four different classes, all of which help determine which amount and of type of equipment is required for structural drying.
How Much of a Risk Is the Water Damage?
Category 1 Water Damage
Water which doesn’t pose a significant health threat to occupants; “clean water”. This includes tub or sink overflows, broken water supply lines, or malfunctions of appliances which are connected to water supply lines.
Category 2 Water Damage
Water which contains a significant number of chemical, physical, or biological contaminants and can cause sickness or discomfort if occupants ingest or are exposed to it. Also known as “grey water,” and carries microorganisms. This type of water includes toilet bowls with urine, seepage due to hydrostatic failure, sump pump failures, and water discharge from washing machines or dishwashers.
Category 3 Water Damage
Water which is extremely unsanitary and contains harmful bacteria and fungi which cause intense discomfort and sickness to occupants. This is also known as “black water.” These are contaminated water sources that affect the indoor environment, such as sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers and streams, ground surface water or standing water. Grey water that is allowed to stagnate further can be reclassified as black water.
- It is important to know the cleanliness of the water you’re dealing with. Keep you and your family safe around water damage emergencies. Check out our blog on “How to Stay Safe Around Water Damage Emergencies.”
How Much Restoration is Needed?
Determining the class of water damage is an important first step because it determines the amount and type of equipment used in structural drying.
Class 1: Slow Evaporation Rate. Water only affects a portion of a room and materials and it only absorbs minimum moisture.
Class 2: Fast Evaporation Rate. Water affects the whole room, including all carpet and cushion. It can affect walls as well, but no more than two feet up from the ground.
Class 3: Fastest Evaporation Rate. Water comes from the ceiling and affects the entire area, including ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, and furniture.
Class 4: Specialty Drying Situations. Water has damaged materials with a very low porosity, such as hardwood floors, concrete, crawl spaces or plaster. Drying in these situations requires very low specific humidity.
Did you find your water damage may have been undiscovered for quite some time? There may be a musty smell in a specific room of your house or business. This is a sign of mold. Sometimes mold has no odor, but is still present where water or moisture is discovered. Long exposure to mold is dangerous to you and your family’s health.
Water Extraction Experts also provides mold remediation services.