Our emergency restoration services and water damage restoration team members are experts who understand the needs of our clients and are trained to look beyond the surface to find any potential damage hidden under floors, inside walls and above ceilings. It is best to take care of a burst pipe in a wall as soon as possible.
Our highly-trained water damage restoration professionals and large fleet of preloaded, fully-equipped, emergency vehicles are ready to respond swiftly to any home water damage restoration project. GFK specializes in mitigation and water cleanup services to prevent further damage and renovation to swiftly return your property to its original condition.
GFK Construction is a water damage cleanup company and fire damage restoration company with locations in Farmington Hills and Livonia, Michigan. We specialize in water damage restoration for residential and commercial properties, and understand the importance of a quick response when the inexplicable happens; especially damage from a sudden pipe break, sewage backup or flood. We know that when your property is underwater, you need to act to minimize the loss. GFK’s water cleanup services team is capable of performing not only the cleanup but the rebuilding.
Water damage can occur from a variety of circumstances, whether it be a flooded basement, frozen or burst pipes, clogged drain overflow, appliance leaks, ice damming, it may even require sewage removal. GFK is fully capable of assisting immediately following any type of emergency water damage situation.
The critical component of any water damage restoration is response time because a quicker response equals less loss experienced. GFK responds within an hour to any disaster. Therefore, as soon as an issue arises, call us for help. If you are dealing with a pipe break from a supply line, then shut off the source to limit further exposure and contamination, and then wait for our water damage cleanup companies response team to arrive.
Upon arrival, GFK’s water damage restoration team will assess the property and the extent of the damage, at which point we will discuss a plan for mitigation and cleanup with the owner or manager directly to receive approval before continuing. Following the restoration if there are any issues with mold, GFK is an expert mold removal company and can take care of any mold remediation needs.
As is the process of most water damage cleanup companies, work estimates and other labor costs, including mitigation and restoration, get billed directly to your insurer. The provision of these estimates and assessments is the work of the project manager. Therefore, other than agreeing to plans, the project head will probably take the lead on conversations with your insurer, handling claim management and keeping you in the loop every step of the way.
GFK calculates water cleanup services estimates using the same software used by a majority of insurance adjusters, meaning that the estimates provided to your insurance should compare to the estimates calculated by your insurance adjuster when determining final coverage and compensation.
Once approved but before beginning the water cleanup services, the team will resolve the underlying issue to prevent further property loss, meaning that if a broken pipe is causing the flooding, they will patch or repair it. After the repair, it may be necessary to board up or tarp the facility to, again, mitigate further damage and protect your claim.
Upon completion of mitigation tasks, GFK’s water damage cleanup companies workers will clean the building. We will extract all excess water and sewage, use drying equipment and remove and protect salvageable items while also discarding debris. For sewage backups or other external flooding, our cleaners will disinfect the affected areas in compliance with the licensing and protocols of regulating and certifying bodies, like the IICRC.
The finalization of the plans and costs with the insurance company means the water damage restoration process can begin. Once the project manager receives approval, they contact the trades teams to schedule the rebuilding of your property. Depending on the extent of the damage, restoration can take weeks to months to complete, but with the right team, your property will return to pre-loss condition, allowing you to return to business or home life as usual. Restoration is the best part of the recovery process because it is when clients see the whole ordeal ending.