When a water emergency occurs in your home, you need to act fast. The longer you wait to take the leap to have the damage repaired, the longer your property remains wet — which means more problems in the future. Moisture can spread through the home even after the initial water is removed from your home. If it spreads, your home will be vulnerable to mold, structural damage, and poor air quality in the future.  

Because the consequences can be so dire, it’s important to act quickly to choose a trustworthy water damage repair company to perform repairs on your property or home. When choosing a company, you’ll want to look for a number of attributes that will make them the best all-in-one company for you. Below, we’ve outlined the most important things to look for when water damage occurs so that you’ll be able to make the right choices for yourself and your family.

#1. A Water Damage Repair Company that Acts Quickly

When disaster strikes, it’s vital that you choose a water damage repair company that will be quick to come to your rescue. Water damage repair is not a DIY project, and it does require state-of-the-art equipment and experienced technicians in order to successfully repair damaged property and prevent further damage from occurring. You may need to have the water extracted from the home, have your home dried and dehumidified, or have your home serviced with odor eliminating technology. It’s important to choose a company that can arrive at your home quickly with all of the proper tools and technology. 

BIOSWEEP® has an efficient, three-step process for addressing your home’s water damage. The first step is a call with BIOSWEEP’s certified moisture control experts, who will walk you through all of the next steps in solving your water emergency quickly and effectively. Afterwards, a BIOSWEEP® professional will perform a site visit to assess the damage and devise a plan to get your property back in shape. Finally, BIOSWEEP® craftsmen execute the plan and work with you and your insurer to make things right. 

#2. Years the Water Damage Repair Company Has Been in Business

When choosing a water damage repair company, choose one that has been in business for many years. This shows that the company has gained the trust of the community and means that they’re likely to be high-quality technicians.  This will ensure that they are able to act quickly and precisely to solve your water damage problems rapidly. 

BIOSWEEP® has serviced Alabama communities for many years. BIOSWEEP® has years of experience helping families repair water-damaged homes. They have experience fixing flooding in basements and crawl spaces, leaky supply lines, and burst pipes. No matter your water damage emergency, BIOSWEEP® has the years of experience needed to solve the problem.

#3. Proper Licenses and Certifications

It is very important that when choosing a water repair company, you choose one that holds the proper licenses and certifications. This ensures that they’ll not only have the experience necessary to perform repairs, but also that they’ll be deemed reputable in the eyes of insurers. In order to receive licenses and certifications, companies and their teams must undergo levels oof training, experience, and certification. Some of these certifications are ongoing, ensuring that companies continue to operate with best practices. BIOSWEEP is certified to deal with moisture issues and water damage emergencies. 

#4. A Water Damage Repair Company with Insurance Expertise

One of the most important qualities to look for in a water damage repair company is the knowledge and experience necessary to file successful insurance claims. It is vital that the company you choose is able to help you document damage and file timely insurance claims. This will help the process move more quickly and will alleviate stressors associated with large bills for homeowners. 

BIOSWEEP® has extensive experience documenting damage and working with insurers following water damage emergencies. We can help walk you through these complicated and technical processes in order to ensure that you receive payments in a timely manner. 

#5. A Water Damage Repair Company with Odor-eliminating Technology

Though you may not immediately think of it, water damage can cause a lot of bad smells. These smells can come from standing water, mold, and a number of other related issues that come with water damage. The smells can be unbearable, and it’s important to choose a company that has experience mitigating or removing unpleasant smells. BIOSWEEP® uses top-of-the-line technology that is guaranteed to get rid of bad or foul odors. 

#6. Experience Working with Mold

Mold growth is one of the most unpleasant and unhealthy side effects of water damage in one’s home. Mold growth can damage the features of your home and your property, making it a scary prospect for any homeowner. It can also cause health problems for your family members, so it’s important to root it out as quickly as possible and prevent it from returning. 

BIOSWEEP® has a mold division called Mold Away Services, which is prepared to service properties that are experiencing mold. Because mold thrives in wet environments, it can be particularly helpful to choose a company that specializes in both water damage and mold. This can help you not only get rid of the mold, but also eliminate any underlying issues that may contribute to recurring water damage issues. 

#7. A Water Damage Repair Company with Respect for You and Your Property

Beyond experience, timeliness, and knowledge, it’s important to choose a company that will show respect for you and your property. You should look for a company that will be respectful of both your home and your time. Water damage repair can require fairly invasive repairs, and it’s important to choose a company that will be respectful of your property and space. Water damage can be stressful, frustrating, and time-consuming, and it’s important to work with a company that will work with you to make the process easier, not more difficult. 

BIOSWEEP® is a family business based in East Alabama. Roy and Teresa Ponder have built their business on the foundations of respect, building trust with their clients and community. Through this trust, they have grown into a premier water damage, odor removal, and mold remediation company in the region. When choosing BIOSWEEP®, you can be sure that you and your property will be treated with the utmost respect.