Water Damaged Wood Floors

Water damage to wood floors can cause cupping, crowning, warping and buckling to the wood planks.  The first step is to determine if the wood floor is salvageable.  There are many types of wood flooring materials.  Generally, the higher the density of the material, the slower it absorbs water, however the denser the material the slower it will release the moisture. Likewise, the better the finish on the floor the less water it will have absorbed from a spill on top of it, however the longer it will take to dry. Insight’s trained experienced technicians will inspect and determine the best process to remove the elevated moisture in the flooring.

Drying Wet Wood Floors:

It is critical to remove moisture from wet floors in a timely manner.  The faster specialty drying equipment is installed onto your wood floors, the better your odds are to save the floor.  Insight Restoration will setup a custom drying plan based on your needs such as, setting up specialty vacuum panels to desiccant dehumidifiers, tenting of floors or stipple rolling the finish. Whether you have a small area of wood floor or an entire gym floor we have the knowledge and equipment to properly dry your floor.  The floors moisture content will be monitored until the floor is dry.  Specialty drying systems make it possible to successfully dry wood floors although it is common to have to refinish the floor once dry. The final result is a floor that is in as good or better condition than it was before the loss.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to pre-loss condition.  We are available throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your water damaged wood floors.

Water Heater Flood

A water heater can cause major damage.  When it develops a leak, it may not come rushing out all at once, most of the time it is a small leak that may go unnoticed for many days.  This small leak can turn into a total tank blow out causing major damage to your home or business. The heating element can stick on and boil the water inside of the water heater raising the pressure inside of the tank to extremely dangerous levels which should cause the relief valve to shoot out hot scalding water.  Even worse is if the relief valve does not activate and the pressure goes so high that the water heater explodes which of course can cause severe injury and certainly substantial damage to your building.

Drying after a water heater flood:

Insight Restoration has professional trained technicians that can inspect your property and create a drying plan based on your needs and the extent of the damage.  We utilize top industry drying technics and IICRC certified technicians to assist in water heater flood clean up. Since hot water soaks into materials much faster than cold water it often does more damage than a similarly sized standard water loss.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to a pre-loss condition.  We are available in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your water heater flood.

Water Damage Restoration

Insight Restoration serves all of Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding areas for water damage to your property.  We are available around the clock 24/7 with IICRC certified technicians to respond to all calls.  We will help to restore your property no matter the source of water. It may be from an appliance malfunction, toilet, sink or tub over flow, sump pump failure, natural disaster or other source. Our expert team is available to give you some peace of mind in this traumatic time.

Steps to Recovery:

When it comes to residential water restoration in Minneapolis/St Paul, Insight Restoration has the tools to get the job done in an efficient and professional manner.  Storms and mechanical system failures can cause water damage at unexpected times however Insight Restoration can restore and repair your property quickly.

First we will find the water source to stop further intrusion.  We will assess the damaged areas using moisture meters to determine the mitigation plan. The cleanup will begin with removal of all non-salvageable wet contents. We will work with you on what needs to be cleaned, put in storage or disposed of.  We will then begin the extraction, disinfection and placing of drying equipment to get the best air flow for the quickest drying time.  With our proven drying techniques, excellent drying equipment and our patented Titan HE desiccant dehumidifiers we can dry most structures with the least amount of demolition thus keeping the amount of reconstruction needed to a minimum.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work closely with your insurance company to provide all of the documentation, pictures and paperwork to make sure everything goes smoothly.  Drying buildings is our specialty so rest assured that we can handle all of your needs.  When you are looking for a company, our drying process has proven to be the best time and time again, look no further than Insight Restoration.  Contact us for 24/7/365 emergency service with certified trained water damage technicians to restore your property.

Smoke, Soot & Puff Back Removal

Property that remains after a fire may be damaged by smoke and soot.  A faulty fire place, chimney or closed damper may cause a puff back. Soot is an oily, visible substance, that can easily stain surfaces.  Not only is cleaning soot without proper equipment and knowledge a difficult task, improper cleaning can smear and “lock in” the soot making its removal almost impossible. Also, the soot tends to produce a pervasive smoke odor throughout your property. Insight Restoration’s professional technicians will provide you with a full assessment of the affected areas and develop an effective plan of action.

Cleaning Up Smoke, Soot & Puff Backs:

Insight Restoration has been restoring smoke, soot and puff back damaged homes and businesses for many years. Even if the fire is localized, smoke, soot and puff backs can travel throughout the entire home or business. This can affect the walls, ducts, vents, insulation, cabinets, carpet, upholstery, drapes, furniture, all contents and personal belongings. Insight will thoroughly clean all surfaces and contents. We will also completely deodorize your property to remove any lingering smoke odor.

Proper Clean Up

It is important to have your cleanup project performed by highly trained, certified and licensed professionals. Insight Restoration provides such professionals. We will provide you with: a comprehensive assessment of the smoke/soot damage that has been sustained by your property, an estimate of the costs and a time frame for the repairs.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to a pre-loss condition.  We are available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your smoke, soot or puff back removal.

 

Sink & Toilet Overflow

Clogs can occur in the main line or one of the secondary lines which can cause a backup or water damage.  Insight Restoration has professionally trained technician’s ready 24/7 to serve you with fast and proper clean up in the event of a sink, bathtub or toilet overflow.

Commercial or Home Sink & Toilet Overflow:

Water from a sink or toilet over flow can contain viruses, bacteria, and many other contaminants. If not promptly and properly cleaned up it can cause more problems such as diseases and mold growth.  Insight Restoration uses quality decontamination and containment techniques to restore your commercial building, business or home back to normal conditions as fast as possible.  We utilize state of the art drying equipment and our knowledgeable staff will help you to have a seamless restoration process.  Your property will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to prevent any antimicrobial growth.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Contact Insight Restoration for the removal and safe cleanup of your sink and toilet overflow to ensure you, your family or your employees are safe from potential health dangers.  We are available throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your sink and toilet overflow clean up.

Water Damage from Ice Dams

Ice dams can cause water to intrude into your home.  When an ice dam forms it is typically at the outer edge of the roof. The dam causes water to build up behind it which then migrates up under your shingles and into your home. It will enter your home affecting the inside of wall cavities and attic insulation.  In severe occasions the intrusion can cause major leaks and effect large areas with water damage if it is not removed.  The professionally trained technicians at Insight Restoration will assess and provide a custom drying plan based on your needs.

Common signs of an ice dam:

  • Ice buildup on the edge of your roof
  • Ice buildup on the gutters and ice more than 1 inch thick can cause problems
  • Ice behind the gutters on the fascia side
  • Ice through the soffit vents or soffit itself
  • Ice on the siding of the exterior wall surface
  • Ice inside or around the windows or door frames
  • Water staining on ceilings adjacent to exterior walls

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to a pre-loss condition.  We are available throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your water damage needs from an ice dam.

House Fire Cleanup

Insight Restoration provides IICRC certified clean up services to Minneapolis/St Paul families who have suffered from a house fire.  Whether you have experienced a small electrical fire or large house fire the experts at Insight Restoration will respond and restore your property to pre-loss conditions and ensure your belongings are clean and safe to use.

Fire Cleanup Steps:

Insight Restoration will be with you every step of the way.  Our fire restoration services include but are not limited to the following.

  • Emergency board up and temporary fencing
  • 24/7 onsite temporary security for your property
  • Emergency water removal and pre-clean to prevent further damage
  • Professional evaluation of the property structure and contents
  • Smoke damage cleanup
  • Soot removal
  • Odor control services
  • Contents inventory, cleaning and storage
  • Structural restoration
  • Coordination with your insurance company

We will Handle all of your Needs:

As an IICRC certified restoration company, Insight Restoration works with all insurance companies and property management firms.  We uphold the highest standards of property fire restoration, ensuring the health and safety of you and your family following a house fire.  Helping to restore your property quickly and safely is our number one concern.  If you have suffered a fire loss at your property let us assist you 24/7.

Water & Fire Damage

When your home suffers water or fire damage it can be a major disruption in your life. Your family’s possessions and keepsakes may be damaged or lost. A prompt quality response is needed. By calling In Sight Restoration you are assuring that you receive such a response.  Our ownership has over 50 years of drying experience. Your insurance company may recommend one to three “preferred” contractors to do the work. They are “preferred” because they put the insurance companies’ interests first. We utilize the same billing program used by over 90% of the insurance companies and restorers thereby assuring that our billing will conform to theirs. The only out of pocket you should have on a covered loss is your deductible.

Steps to Recovery

  • Call In Sight Restoration 24/7/365. All calls answered by operators who will connect you to a job coordinator. The job coordinator will go over details of your loss such as; source, affected areas, amount of furniture & contents, any special concerns you may have. The job coordinator will then dispatch personnel.
  • Crews arrive quickly and further assess the situation. Crew leader will go over what work needs to be done and what you can expect.
  • Technicians will start extracting water and moving valuables out of affected areas. In the case of a fire most contents of the affected area will be cleaned on site or packed out for cleaning and deodorization at our facility.
  • Dehumidification and climate control systems will be set up. For fire jobs we will install HEPA filtered air scrubbers.
  • Removal of debris and damaged building materials will be performed.
  • All affected areas will be treated with anti-microbial spray. Any furniture that needs to stay in place is propped up on foam blocks.
  • Air movers are brought in and set up.
  • Job site is monitored daily or as needed. Homeowner is updated and any priority tasks are completed. For fire jobs the whole building is deodorized.
  • Once drying is complete any reconstruction that is needed can be performed.
  • Dried carpeting is typically cleaned then furniture & contents are cleaned and reset.
  • Any final tasks requested by customer are completed.

Flooded Kitchen & Bathroom

When your kitchen or bathroom needs restoration after getting flooded, you need to act quickly. Kitchens and bathrooms are typically the most expensive rooms in your home. Insight Restoration has professionally trained and certified technicians to help get your home back in shape while taking the stress off you.

Flooded Kitchen & Bathroom Causes:

A kitchen flood can occur due to many reasons; a clogged sink, leaking water line, faulty dishwasher or refrigerator, broken pipe, drinking water malfunction etc. Regardless of the source the water can become trapped under your cabinets and flooring causing substantial damage.  A bathroom flood can occur by broken pipe or an overflowing toilet, bathtub or sink.

Proper Drying of Kitchens and Bathrooms:

Insight Restoration technicians are trained and experienced in kitchen and bathroom flooding.  We understand this is the most used room in the house and we pride ourselves in drying them out quickly and thoroughly while saving as much as possible.  Insight Restoration will set up a drying plan that will address all wet areas properly. It is important to make sure that there are no hidden pockets of moisture that will later produce mildew and rotten wood. We have specialty drying equipment with which to dry underneath cabinets and flooring.

We will Handle all of your Needs:

Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to a pre-loss condition.  We are available in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your flooded kitchen or bathroom.

Flooded Basement

In the event of a basement flood, from heavy rain, burst pipe, ground water, sump pump failure or other sources, it can cause water to enter the basement of your home.  A quick response to the problem is essential.  Call Insight Restoration that has professional & certified technicians that will assess the damage and create a drying plan for your flooded basement.

Drying a Flooded Basement:

There are many different situations and types of building materials used in finished basements.  In some cases, specialty drying equipment can be used to save most materials to prevent the high cost of replacement. The technician will advise you of what can be dried and restored, along with what will need to be disposed of.  Insight Restoration’s experienced drying team uses advanced drying techniques to dry flooded basements in a timely manner to prevent any secondary damage and microbial growth.

Most Common causes of Flooded Basements:

  • Sump pump failure
  • Ground water intrusion
  • Burst pipe
  • Sewer back up

We will Handle all of your Needs:

No matter the source of the water intrusion Insight Restoration will work with your insurance company to restore your property back to pre-loss condition.  We are available throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul, around the clock 24/7 so no matter the time we can assist you with your flooded basement.