WATER DAMAGEIntegrated Restoration possesses the depth of Project Experience, Training, Expertise andAdvanced Technology in Equipment required to handle the broad gamut of water loss scenarios that you may encounter. RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL
Integrated Restoration is a trusted, experienced, and proven commodity in all facets of structural drying.
Residential Commercial IndustrialIt is imperative that you call Integrated Restoration immediately. Inexpensive, non-invasive restoration options available to a qualified Restorative Drying Professional may dissipate as time passes.
In Clean Water lossesa myriad of options are available if IntegratedRestoration is brought on site immediately.
High CFM LGR Dehumidifiers, and Axial air movers
and trained, certified technicians, can make In - Place Drying a viable, time, moneyand inconvenience saving option in many water loss scenarios.
Commercial Structural Dryingpresents an often different set of challenges
You want to be certain that you hire a firm thatpossesses the depth of Project Experience, Training,Expertise and Advanced Technology in Equipment required to handle the broad gamut of water loss scenarios that you may encounter
Integrated Restoration personnel hold certifications in: Clean Trust Certified Firm Water Restoration Technician Applied Structural Drying Commercial Drying Specialist Carpet Cleaning TechnicianUpholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician Odor Control Technician Health and Safety
Due to the direct relationship between a water loss and mold contamination, you want to be certain that your contractorholds advanced certifications and is well experienced in mold remediation and prevention as well.
MICROBIAL REMEDIATIONIntegrated Restoration specializes in, and is trained, certified andexperienced in the broad spectrum of microbial remediation challenges. RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL
Case StudyHarry’s Home Water Damage/Microbial Remediation Extreme long term water damage, with dwell time, evolves into microbial conflagration, century home. Homeowner proclaims it a misnomer that the insurance company is an evil entity.
Harry lived alone in his century home in a westernCleveland suburb. Typical of homes built during this time, the residence featured a central boiler and radiator steam heat..
During the winter, Harry suffered an injury requiring hospitalization. During this time, the area experienced a spate of severe cold weather. As fate would have it, the boiler failed.
The radiators and water pipes froze and broke. As the home was unoccupied, the conditions wentundiscovered. It was later ascertained that the water ran and the home froze and thawed and froze again,… for nine weeks.
This scenario created atypical conditions. Upon IntegratedRestoration’s arrival at the scene, they were brought into a,albeit cold, rain forest environment. Interior surfaces of the residence were at dew point. Rain was falling within the home.
The loss had progressed from a major water damage to a full blown microbial remediation project. Ceilings fell.Floor lifted. Surfaces were covered with a confligration of well established microbial growth.
Windows, doors, cabinets, and floors all succumbed to the moisture and microbial damage.
Out of necessity, Harry interviewed his prospectivecontractors, off site, at the health care facility where he was residing. Integrated Restoration provided Harry a digital presentation illustrating theconditions at his home. Integrated Restoration also provided a detailed order of events that presented solutions to the challenges the loss presented.
Although shocked by the images, Harry was pleased with the presentation and the proposed solutions. Integrated Restoration was hired and put to task. The initial challenge posed by this project was providingheat necessary to effect a structural dry out and perform the microbial remediation. Integrated Restoration proposed installing a forced hot air furnace to immediately initiate the dry out. This temporary furnace would then remain asthe home’s permanent heat source. All parties agreed. The restoration commenced.
The aggressive microbial growth dictated that substantial demolition take place. This included removal ofcontaminated building materials, HEPA sanding, HEPAvacuuming and treating surfaces with an EPA registered broad spectrum disinfectant / sanitizer / cleaner.
Upon achieving microbial remediation and structural dry out, to ensure a pristine indoor environment, an EPAregistered anti fungicidal coating was applied to surfaces.The demolition, however, exposed serious framing issues that required attention.
At times, a project’s challenges, present opportunities. Installation of microlams addressed framing issues. The design alteration opened up the first floor. Harry was presented the proposals. He signed off. As he was non-ambulatory, Harry was given weekly digital image updates.
Insulation and quality windows addressed prior heat loss concerns.
Installation of drywall clarified the look of the new first floor layout.
The before and after of the side entry landingillustrates the transformation ongoing within.
The bath up demanded a new spatial layout and updating.
The opened dining room became an extension of the newly remodelled kitchen.
Oxidized Mortised locksets on painted flat panel doorswere replaced with decorative brass swags on stained raisedpanel doors to provide a rich, beautiful look throughout the newly refurbished home.
After selection signoffs, design build changes, windows,doors, painting, cabinetry, flooring and trim, the completed project was a dramatic upgrade over the original home. Harry had overseen all of this from a hospital room with weekly progress photos. When he came out to visuallysurvey the final project, Harry was pleased with his choices. Harry shed tears of joy with how well his home turned out and how well he had been treated.
At the onset of this project, one of the first sign offsby Harry was a release authorizing the disposal of his contents. This was necessary to facilitate the repairs. Tables, chairs, furnishings, clothing and bags and bags of personal contents were removed from the home and placed in dumpsters.
As protocol, Integrated Restoration took detailed photos and a video documenting the contents on site. The insurance carrier was informed of the documentation. The carrier hired an independent vendor who came toIntegrated Restoration’s offices and evaluated the disposed contents. At the end of the loss, to his great surprise, the carrier notified Harry that he had a contents settlement coming. In his absence his contractor and his insurance company had looked out for him.
When all was said and done this Integrated Restoration project involved a major residential structural dry out, full scale microbial remediation, design build, framing, doors, windows, flooring, drywall, paint, staining, cabinetry, trim, electrical, plumbing and HVAC.Harry Expressed his thanks to the city officials whoreported the loss, the adjuster who assisted him, the contents management company, and IntegratedRestoration who provided such a positive experience in a difficult disaster scenario.