825 Meeting St. Ste 202, West Columbia, SC 29169
Kingsley Water Damage Restoration of Columbia offers water damage restoration services in Columbia, SC. We offer affordable prices and compassionate service, making locally owned and operated Kingsley LLC the best choice for water damage in Columbia and all of Richland County. Our IICRC-certified contractors are committed to expert water mitigation services and unparalleled customer satisfaction. As a member of the community, we assist homeowners and organizations to mitigate water damage, as well as restore buildings to their original state.
The Water Damage Restoration Process
Many individuals do not realize that, before receiving water damage repair, the need to work with a mitigation company. Water mitigation companies specialize in demolition, drying, and sanitizing your home before reconstruction. This is where Kingsley LLC comes into play. Our purpose is to stop the water damage from spreading or getting worse. If you skip this important step you may run into secondary damage like buckling floors, sagging ceilings or even worse, mold growth. This is why our 24 hour emergency water damage services are crucial.
After identifying pockets of moisture and physically removing as much water as possible, Kingsley professionals will begin the restoration process by employing specialized drying equipment to target the affected areas that require drying. We use less intrusive, scientific drying strategies to remove any remaining trapped water from your property. You can generally expect drying times to take from 3 to 5 days, depending upon the different types of structural materials that are wet.
Dense hardwoods in flooring, furniture, and cabinetry, along with concrete, may require longer drying periods. Absorbent materials such as drywall and wood can quickly soak up water. Because people can’t “feel” wet, only drier or wetter, Kingsley water damage pros use specialized moisture detection meters and equipment to determine the extent of any existing damage. We can detect moisture behind insulated walls and under floors that is “hidden” from plain sight. Water that can lead to further damage down the road, if not dealt with promptly.
What to Expect When Paying For Restoration
Water damage mitigation is one of the few industries we know of that asks you to sign a contract allowing us to perform all necessary restoration services without giving a cost upfront. This is standard practice in our industry. At best we can provide a ballpark figure. This is simply because it’s impossible to know how exactly how long a material will take to dry or if you have particle board flooring that will have to be removed. There are countless scenarios that all will affect the end bill. Insurance companies know and expect this. Rarely will an insurance company disagree with a mitigation bill. Their main concern is getting you dried out and safe. After that, they can haggle on the price of rebuilding your home.
Water Damage Restoration Specialists in Columbia, SC
When you need an emergency water damage restoration company, how do you know who to call? In the event that a pipe freezes, washing machine leaks, toilet overflows, or anything else causes your house to flood, the first thing you must do is shut the water off as soon as possible. Then you have three vital phone calls to make – one to a plumber, one to insurance, and one to a water damage restoration company. Kingsley LLC will respond immediately to your calls in order to provide you with fast and professional service. We are full time water damage restoration specialists, meaning you do not have to worry about whether we can successfully handle water leak mitigation or not. Regardless of the amount of water damage present in your home or office in Columbia, Kingsley LLC will work tirelessly to restore your building to its pre-existing condition.
Is the Water Damage Company I Am Working With Legitimate?
Many searches will pull up ads for marketing companies impersonating water damage service providers. It is an incredibly lucrative market where they sell your lead for up to $300 – in some cases, they are sent to multiple companies who bombard you will emails, texts and calls. Some will call it a ‘national vendor list’ or an ‘elite contractor program’ that only they have access to. The truth is, these extra fees eventually end up on you, as the homeowner or commercial building owner.
In addition, carpet cleaners, plumbers, and many other industries are starting to offer water damage restoration in their services. Do not be fooled into thinking they can offer the same quality as a company that specializes in water damage restoration and is constantly continuing education in the field. Water damage is a highly unregulated industry, meaning anybody can claim to be an expert. Unfortunately, even some nationally recognized companies are still offering subpar water treatment services. If you ever receive a free estimate aimed at simply painting over the damage, RUN.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Water Damage Restoration Company
- Ask about their rating with the BBB and if they are accredited, and if they have open complaints.
- See if they offer free inspections and estimates, and if they will let you see the final bill before it is submitted to insurance.
- Check with them to confirm that they are fully insured – including pollution liability (mold).
- Are they a local owned restoration company, or are they traveling far?
- Do they offer a warranty, and is it a craftsmanship or product warranty?
- What kind of reviews do they have, and are they all 5-stars?
- What is their normal dispatch time frame. How long will it take for them to arrive?
Why Choose Kingsley LLC For Water Damage Restoration?
A fast response is the most critical factor when dealing with water damage in your home or business. When you call the emergency water damage restoration contractors at Kingsley LLC, help will be on the way in 45 minutes or less. Water is a powerful force that can destroy your home’s resale value and quickly spread to previously undamaged areas of your home or building. Here are several reasons why you should reach out to Kingsley LLC for water damage restoration services:
- Full-time water damage specialists – not plumbers, HVAC, or carpet cleaners.
- We offer free inspections and quotes.
- For your protection, we are fully insured, including pollution liability (mold).
- Hiring a small, locally owned water restoration company means your money stays right in your community.
- Superior service has earned us over 50 five star reviews.
- We do not use scare or high pressure sales tactics.
- 24 hour emergency water damage dispatch.
- On-call professional and courteous water restoration technician.
- We maintain an A+ Rating with the BBB.
Contact Kingsley LLC to Learn More
Our water damage technicians are licensed and insured and have the experience necessary to perform even the most advanced water removal and drying projects. When you call Kingsley LLC at 803.590.0370 or schedule an appointment through our online scheduling form, you are guaranteed to have the best experience in working with a professional water damage company. Our 24/7 emergency water removal teams guarantee that you will be given the best care possible.