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Whether you are dealing with a wet ceiling from an ice dam or several feet of standing water, our team makes it their top priority to quickly contact you and assess the appropriate emergency response to the water damage event. During the initial inspection we will:
- determine the source of the water intrusion and take steps to stop it
- determine the type of water damage sustained
- determine the extent of damage to the building/contents and photograph the damages
- utilize specialized detection equipment such as moisture sensors, moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras
- determine the appropriate protocol for the situation & complete moisture mapping as necessary
These crucial first steps ensure any water damage loss, big or small, is addressed efficiently and effectively.
Once the individualized protocol is set, Giertsen utilizes water extractors, wood floor rescue mats, wall cavity dryers, air moving equipment, injection dryers and dehumidifiers to rapidly dry the area and inhibit microbial growth. Monitoring of the equipment will continue until the moisture has been removed and the relative humidity is back to normal. This scientific & directed approach is important for reducing damages. If left untreated, mold growth may occur.
After the mitigation and drying steps have been completed, restoring the building to pre loss condition can begin. The area can be sprayed with an antimicrobial treatment, and air scrubbers or hepa vacs can be utilized as necessary.
Whether the building damages are minimal or involve several buildings, Giertsen, as a full service restoration contractor can complete the repairs. In addition, we can work with insurance company adjusters to determine the scope of damages, a timeline for repairs, provide an inventory of contents, discuss appropriate repair methods, and protect possible subrogation investigations.
No Job Too Big
Mold growth can occur within 48-72 hours of water impact on a building. Immediate action is the best course of limiting and controlling mold growth; however, sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances in people’s lives immediate action is not possible. That’s why we continue to have our team members trained and certified in mold remediation. If a water loss also includes mold damage, we are prepared to take the next steps to make sure the building is safe.
Many water events often involve more than just water cleanup. Giertsen also offers specialized services including business and personal property cleaning, biohazard clean up, document preservation, disposal of damaged items at your request, and secure, temperature-controlled storage for contents. Giertsen truly is a one-stop water damage restoration contractor.
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Services We Offer
When you experience a major disaster in your home or business you need a restoration company that understands the level of complexity you are dealing with. We are proud to provide full service restoration, recovery and repairs to our customers as well as specialized services to help provide assistance when it is needed most.