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Jumping on Water Damage in Charleston, South Carolina

Posted: 12 Aug, 2014 by:

The trick with water damage is to see it as an event that continues to unfold after the flooding has stopped, after the water has been mopped up. By far the most damaging element in most water damage situations is procrastination. To win requires action sustained long after the mop up. Consider five factors of speed in flooding restoration. First is availability: you have to have a company that is ready to respond, that picks up the phone with a team at the ready, no matter when it rings. Second, the team you work with has to know what its doing. It has to conduct an assessment that builds on years of doing this and not get tricked into thinking, “If we remove the water we are done.” At CSI we bring over 25 years of experience to the table. Third, your team needs equipment. That can be everything from tiny kits for mold testing to large pumps for removing water. Dehumidifiers are often a must for a quick bounce back, for example. Another element is the ability to understand the crisis in context. Fourth is the water damage a result of putting out a fire or from natural flooding? The answer can determine several aspects of the course of action. Finally, maybe most importantly, you need an ally. You need a company you can trust that provides up front estimates, who is determined to use their expertise to put you in the driver’s seat, so you can make the best decisions fast. Can we squeeze one more in? Know who you’re going to call—before disaster strikes. When it hits, you don’t want to be reaching for the yellow pages but contacting people you already know you trust. We service the Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, SC & Augusta, GA metropolitan areas. Call now for expert help!

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