Flood/Water Damage Loss Assessment & EvaluationWater damage services include the inspection of the affected area(s) w/ water sensing equipment such as probes & other infrared tools in order to determine the source of the damage, & possible extent of areas affected. Restoration services would then be rendered to the residence in order to dry the structure, sanitize any affected or cross contaminated areas, & deodorize all affected areas & materials. After the labor is completed, water damage equipment such as air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, wood floor drying systems, & sub floor drying equipment is left in the residence. The structural drying process typically takes roughly 3-5 days, during which daily monitoring takes place. A final evaluation will be performed & the equipment removed.
Water Damage Categorization & ClassificationsCategories are based upon the level of contamination present, or presumed present, in the source water. Classifications are based upon how much area & what materials are affected in the water damage. Both of these determinations before mitigation is performed play a very important role in determining the right plan of action for each individual water loss assessment.
Water Damage MitigationTypically, the first step in water removal begins w/ using truck-mounted water extraction machines. In cases where there are excessive amounts of water, stand-alone pumps for water extraction can be used. Once all water is removed, the structure will be evaluated for moisture levels & the appropriate drying equipment will be applied, such as dehumidifiers & air movers, to begin structural drying.
Personal ContentsIt is very common that those who are performing the water damage restoration must work w/ & around the contents of the home or business. The moving around of the contents is often referred to "contents manipulation." Contents may also require treatment due to the effects of water damage. This may include sterilization, sanitization, deodorization, drying, & storing of the contents. Other contents may simply be unsalvageable or the cost of having it salvaged would exceed its current value. In these cases, the contents would be discarded.
MonitoringThe monitoring process is a very important stage in the drying process. This is where many questions are asked & answered: Is the right drying equipment onsite, is the proper amount of drying equipment onsite etc. After the water has been extracted & any non-salvageable materials have been removed, water damage professionals should place drying equipment according to industry guidelines for capacity in the affected areas. A trained member of our team will return to the residence at regular time intervals, roughly every twenty-four hours, to monitor the equipment, temperature, humidity, & moisture content of the affected walls, contents, or other affected materials. Some areas & material will dry faster then other & the firm will relocate or remove equipment accordingly.
Completion of DryingOnce the temperature, humidity, & moisture content is deemed acceptable & safe according to industry standards, the water damage restoration equipment would be removed & the water damage restoration process would be complete it is prescribed to hire a professional water damage restoration company such as anderson brothers steamatic to perform these services since there are defining criteria & methods to be used for assessing water damage & establishing restoration procedures.
Structural RepairsIn some cases of water/flood damage, structural repairs are necessary for flooring, walls, & other structural items after the mitigation & dry out processes are performed & deemed to be complete. In these cases, a licensed repair estimator from anderson brothers steamatic will provide an estimate of the scope of work & will work directly w/ your insurance company to perform the water damage repair & restore the home or business to its pre-loss conditions
Fire, Smoke Soot Clean Up And Restoration
How the Fire Damage Restoration Process Works
Inspection & AssessmentFollowing a call from you or your insurance agent / adjuster, Anderson Brothers Steamatic will visually inspect the damage to the structure & its contents. Fire, smoke & water damage is usually not totally destructive & many items can restored to their pre-loss condition. Your Anderson Brothers Steamatic representative will provide you w/ a Scope of Work & a cost estimate for recovery. Upon acceptance, the fire restoration process can begin quickly.
ContentsEmergency preservation procedures for items that quickly deteriorate such as electronics & papers are promptly implemented. Anderson Brothers Steamatic restoration technicians will then evaluate items to determine if they can be cost-effectively restored.
Pack Out of ContentsContents will be inventoried, documented & made ready for pack-out. Items are transported to the Anderson Brothers Steamatic restoration facility for cleaning, restoration & / or storage until structure restoration is complete.
StructureStructure restoration after a fire will involve debris removal, deodorization & dehumidification. Cleaning of walls, ceilings, floors, fixtures, air ducts, & hard/soft surfaces is performed from the top-down to control fallout. Steamatic produces its own line of proven proprietary products & cleaning equipment to safely & effectively clean & restore.
Final InspectionUpon completion of restoration, you & your Steamatic representative will perform a final inspection to determine that all concerns have been addressed. Restored contents are returned to your home or office. You & / or your insurance provider will then receive a Work Complete statement.
Solutions for Black Mold & Mildew Detection, Removal & Clean UpBlack mold in a house or business can be very distressing. Steamatic is trained & certified to perform black mold & mildew inspections as well as mold removal & cleanup for both residential & commercial settings. Based in West Michigan, we service greater Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, Battle Creek, Lansing & the lakeshore from Muskegon to St. Joseph. For a mold detection test to determine if the mold is hazardous, we can recommend & work w/ indoor environmental professional.
Residential & Commercial Property ReconstructionWhen a property is damaged by fire, water, or other natural disasters such as fallen trees or limbs, hail & wind damage, ABS construction is there to help. As soon as it is safe to enter the property, our highly trained crew can take the necessary steps needed to stabilize your property. We use state of the art equipment to perform water extraction, board up doors & windows, repair & or tarp roofs. Once your home or building is stabilized one of our estimators will write a detailed estimate for the repairs & work w/ you & your insurance company to begin putting your place back together. We also take care of electrical service repairs, plumbing repairs & re-establish the heating system. From complete rebuilds to minor repairs ABS construction services can handle it. For over 40 years insurance companies & their insured’s have been calling ABS construction services to help them w/ their restoration services.
Catastrophic Storm Response
Storm Damage and Catastrophic Storm Clean Up and Restoration
Emergency Disaster Clean UpStorm damage, high winds, hail, tornadoes & disasters involving flooding or fire require a quick response in order to minimize additional damage. Anderson Brothers Steamatic's emergency services ( 1-800-564-4491) are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week & we can usually have someone on site within one hour to start preserving your property by taking immediate steps such as boarding up & applying tarps. Our certified disaster cleanup crew is trained to provide disaster cleaning services & disaster restoration to bring your home or business back to its original condition.
Storm Clean Up & Disaster RestorationTornadoes & storms w/ high winds often bring down large tree limbs on homes & businesses. In addition to emergency board-ups & cleaning services, Anderson Brothers Steamatic can help w/ both removing trees & limbs & rebuilding structures that were damaged.
Carpet Cleaning for Commercial and Residential Locations
Residential Carpet CleaningOur environmentally friendly carpet cleaning process involves no chemicals, soaps, or harsh additives. Carpet cleaning is done w/ steam & emulsifier, which breaks the dirt away from the carpet fiber. In addition to giving your family a healthier environment, carpet cleaning is a great way to protect the value of your home. Carpet is an expensive investment & you want to take the best possible care of it. Regular residential carpet cleaning will keep your carpet looking great for as long as possible & helps to maintain the warranty of your carpet. We recommend vacuuming weekly to remove abrasive particles that can damage the fibers & have it cleaned twice a year by the professionals at steamatic.
Commercial Carpet CleaningAnderson brothers steamatic has the equipment & personnel to handle commercial carpet cleaning for corporations of any size. Commercial carpet cleaning typically requires larger & more powerful equipment, & there are special considerations for keeping downtime to a minimum during commercial cleaning. Businesses don't want to have to close their doors while the carpets are being cleaned, so our professional carpet cleaners will work w/ you to make sure the cleaning process has as little impact as possible. We can accommodate businesses by doing the carpet cleaning overnight or on weekends if necessary.