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diezel06turk 06-03-2010 01:25 PM

Home Restoration
here is the story;

After all the rain lost night, my basement was flooded. called my insurance,within an hour a Restoration company showed up and started the job. In my head i thought for sure basement was going to be renovated and it was going to be a mess for weeks.

This restoration company has a pretty nice system where they extract water from under the carpet,pad and behind the walls. They then set up air blowers around the basement to create an air circulation and they would suck that air with a fairly big dehumidifier where the air is converted into water and drained out. The equipment is suppose to stay on for 72 hours in order to dry the basement to the expected standarts. After extracting all the water, they moved all the contents and placed them on foam blocks so that water couldnt get in contact with the contents.

What is really nice is that, the two technicians that did all the work are coming back today and tomorrow to take measurements from the carpet and the walls to figure out how dry it got over the past x amount of hours or day.
Both technicians were very professional dressed nicely in their uniforms and did no damage to the house trying to set up their equipments.

Another thing is that, in cause of a natural disaster you have the right to work with any restoration company you'd like and by law your home insurance is suppose to cover so if that is ever the case of any1 of you, i'd definitely recommend working with these guys.

here is their website they also provide alot of different services.

HavocSteve 06-04-2010 02:32 AM

Not safe. Any water that gets into contact with drywall creates mold. Even if you dry and suck the water. Insurance probably scammed you and years later you'll have to redo you basement due to mold. I would have said no thanks and gutted the basement. This happened to a friend and the same thing except it was a different company and about 5 years later mold showed up. Insurance wasn't liable for covering the mold issue because it was dealt with the next day by a company that did the exact same thing. Believe what you want. Your basement is going to get moldy.

slemmer 06-04-2010 09:08 AM

And insulation never dries out completely. I agree with HavocSteve. They should have cut the drywall above the highpoint of the damage, removed the insulation and dry out the studs and walls to get a proper dry out. If your baseboards are not of compressed materials that will also swell up.

PinkieMoscow 06-04-2010 04:06 PM

I was goingto state that same thing. However, I thought to myself that just because he has a carpetted basement doesn't mean it's finished with drywall and "behind the walls" doesn't mean drywalled. If indeed they did just dry you drywall, that will never surfice as you need to cut about a foot and a half from the bottom up and have new drywall installed.

5style 06-04-2010 06:25 PM

uyeah i agree, sorry bud, its going to have to get ripped up

simplycars 06-05-2010 02:11 PM

same here
we had the problem 4 years ago - I redid the room within 2 months after it was dried by the "insurance"
the only thing saved was the carpet but underpad was garbage.

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