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WATER DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS
The Mold Girl offers home and business assessments for water damage in Charleston, SC, and surrounding areas. When faced with water damage due to a broken pipe, slow hidden leak, sink or washing machine overflow or a weather-related event, we can make sure the property is restored to its pre-loss condition, by overseeing the restoration process.
WATER DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS
So much of the air that we breathe is in our home. And that air can be negatively affected by air from the outside as well as internal biological or chemical contaminants. You may be experiencing health problems or maybe just want to ensure the best possible air quality for your home. Call The Mold Girl Today!
5 REASONS FOR A WATER DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
DETERMINE THE SOURCE
Your standing what resembles a pool and have no clue how it happened. Well, maybe in this case the cause would be apparent, however slow leaks are much harder to find. Homeowners will often see areas of mold, never identify the source, and will spin their wheels continually cleaning it. If you have water damage it is imperative the source be found and corrected before any mitigation procedures can begin.
LIMIT THE COST
Did a pipe just burst and water ran from one end of your home to the next? Did you know that while some materials that are more porous and will have to come out, others can be dried in place? With proper knowledge of how each material will react to different amounts of water, your Industrial Hygentist will work with your restoration company to ensure only what needs to be taken out is removed. Our reports can be given to insurance to justify the work that is needed, which will assist in you getting coverage.
DETERMINE EXTENT OF DAMAGE
As we say in the industry, there is “smart” water and “dumb” water. In a large loss, the “dumb” water is easy to see and can be cleaned quickly. It is the “smart” water that stays hidden in your walls and under flooring that truly has the potential for serious damage. Knowledge combined with the proper tools is what the Industrial Hygentist will bring to the table when fully assessing water damage. We know where to look to make sure no stone goes left unturned during the drying process.
DOCUMENT FOR INSURANCE
It is an unfair and sad truth that most of the time, we end up arguing with our insurance company when a loss occurs. This is in part because the adjuster is never on site so it is hard for them to understand the extent of the damage. They may have pictures and facts, but if not taken correctly, the pictures will not fully document the damage to your home. An Industrial Hygentist is aware of the documentation needed to help limit any opposing parties questions. We will work with your to help you get through the process of getting your home back to the way it was before the loss occurred.
DOCUMENT FOR LEGAL
Did you have a small water damage and are now going to sell your house and are worried about disclosing it? Afterall, it was truly nothing and you took care of it right away. On the other side you need to prove that a large water damage was not taken care of properly and need to go after the original contractor. As an unbais third party, your Industrial Hygentist is only interested in facts and will be able to compile the documentation that is needed when you are facing a legal matter. The Mold Girl holds selected and prestigious certifications that will hold up in a court room should it get to that point. We will cross our fingers for you it doesn’t however.