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How To Prepare For Water Damage Restoration

water damage restoration minneapolis, water damage minneapolis, water damage repairYou’re a busy individual with a busy home or business. Everyone is; we all have a lineup of things that we need to or like to, accomplish in our days. When water damage comes knocking, it rarely announces it’s impending arrival in advance; it usually just shows up rudely and it doesn’t really care what else we had planned for the day. Even on lazy days when you don’t really have anything going on, it’s never a welcome surprise, and there are about 500 things you’d rather be doing at any given time than dealing with it. So, for those of you who, like me, vow to avoid it at all costs, here are five tips from the experts at ICC, for avoiding water damage and the restoration process, designed for the conscious, life-loving, busy-with-all-sorts-of-things homeowner: 

  1. Pay attention to your water bill. In an ideal situation, you’ll have a steady. a predictable water bill that you can keep track of. If you’ve been watching it carefully, and notice an unexplained sharp increase, this is a bad sign and you probably have a leak somewhere. Check out exposed pipes, anything that has a history of leaking, crawl spaces, and anywhere else that you can think of that potentially has a problem. If you can find this and stop it quickly, you’ll be saving yourself all sorts of time and money down the road. 
  2. Clear off debris from your roof and gutter. Inspect these things regularly, especially after wet weather or storms, and make sure you don’t have standing water in your gutters or heavy branches putting pressure on some aspect of your home. 
  3. Inspect your appliances. Take good care of them; keep things clean and well functioning to avoid standing water that can weaken and erode. Replace pipes and hoses when they get brittle, discolored, or when they are bulging. Pay attention to odors and investigate if something isn’t working properly! 
  4. Turn off your water before leaving town, and avoid leaving appliances running while you are away. One of the most common causes of a flooded basement or laundry room is totally avoidable; a load of laundry or something left unattended for a few hours. A  watchful eye every so often while appliances run can ensure that if something starts leaking unexpectedly, you can turn off the machine or fix it before it causes damages. When you go out of town for a weekend or longer, turn off your water altogether; it can prevent flooding or leaks while you’re away and is as quick and simple as the switch of a valve. 
  5. Insulate your pipes. One of the most common causes of flooding is frozen and then burst pipe. You can have someone insulate your pipes, or you can purchase a heat-insulating tape or other product at a local hardware store and do it yourself. 

Water Damage Restoration In Minneapolis

When it all comes down to it, no one likes flooding, but efforts taken right now can avoid it later quite effectively. In addition, it always feels better to be on top of your home before something bad happens; prevention feels so much better than cleanup. Sometimes water damage happens no matter how well prepared we are for it; if you are in Minneapolis, be sure to call ICC Water Damage Restoration. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

Melisa did such a great job and was so professional and nice. It really helped with the issues I was dealing with. Thanks Again!

- Janell, Waconia

Thank you for everything. You have been more than accommodating to me throughout this nightmare. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.

- Laura, Woodville, WI

I just can’t thank you enough for making our “water damage ordeal” go away so quickly. Your ability to organize subcontractors and the ICC crews is truly amazing, Mom and I are delighted to be back and settled into our little casa. Your genuine warmth and caring are truly gifts that you bring to your work. You are so appreciated!

- Jane, Stillwater

Thank you for sending Jake to my home. He was the most respectful young man I have ever met. He left my home very clean and he was very knowledgeable.

- Carolyn, White Bear Lake

The project manager did a great job communicating. He was so nice and did a great job checking in with us. Working with ICC was the best part of the flood. The crews really went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The job could not have gone better.

- Nick & Abbie, Chanhassen

I don’t think your company performed work at Derek’s home as there was minimal damage, he called me today and thanked me profusely for referring ICC to him. He was very impressed with the rep that came to his house and the honesty and helpful advice he gave him about clean up and that it may not be in his best interest to file a claim. He is the type of customer that appreciates good service and will remember it and refer others. Thanks again for ICC’s help.

- Kimberley (Insurance Agent)

Thank you for such AMAZING service!

- Barbara (Insurance Agent), Rochester

ICC turned a really bad experience into a good one. We are very happy with all of the work that was done. They did a great job explaining the claims process.

- Linda, Oakdale

The crews were very professional and communicated well. They were great also about cleaning up after themselves. We would use ICC again. The crews were always on top of the process, which allowed the repairs to go smoothly.

- Church Representative, Edina

Erick did an excellent job explaining the process. We thought that everyone was very professional. They explained everything very well and followed through with everything. Communication could not have been better. I am very happy with my services.

- Gary, Osceola, WI

Our project manager was great to work with; he explained things well and answered all of our questions. Our coordinator also did a good job. Working with ICC was easy. Communication was wonderful and the crews were very professional. We would use ICC again in a heartbeat.

- Angie & Fran, Hudson, WI

The lead technician was great and explained things over the phone very well. I was very impressed. The crews were better than expected and very professional. ICC was extremely responsive; I was out of state and was so impressed with how they kept me informed.

- Jim & Cheryl, Victoria

I was very happy with all the crews at ICC. I had great experience and would not hesitate to work with ICC again should the need arise. Everyone there really knows what they are doing.

- Jerry, Cottage Grove

Dealing with the fire was a very upsetting time. ICC was able to get out to my home quickly and really helped reassure me that everything would be fine. ICC worked very well with my insurance company. I could not have been happier with the whole process. I know I asked a ton of questions and Mark was great about answering them all.

- Karen, St. Croix Falls, WI

The crews were always on time for their appointments. Our job went very well. I am so thankful for everyone at ICC and the excellent work they did.

- Michelle, Shoreview

Everyone I dealt with was just great. My project could not have gone better. Everyone at ICC is professional and is excellent at communicating. I would use ICC again and will be recommending them.

- Connie, Edina

The technicians did a fantastic job. Everyone really cared about me and my concerns. They were extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and knew how to make me feel comfortable. ICC was amazing to work with.

- Kevin, Maple Grove

ICC was terrific to work with and I will be recommending them. I had an excellent experience.

- Patricia, Hudson, WI

The technicians were extremely detailed. I immediately felt like I was in great hands. They were also very calming, always on time and communicated well.

- Sally, Excelsior

The technicians were very good at explaining what was going to take place. They answered all of my questions in great detail. Everyone was very sympathetic to my situation and genuinely cared.

- Anita, St. Anthony

Our project manager payed great attention to detail and had excellent customer service. He was very compassionate and really cared about what we were going through. ICC was wonderful to work with. The crews were very professional and thorough.

- Brian & Jill, Woodbury

I was very pleased with the whole process. Everything went so much smoother than I expected. ICC really helped make it easy.

- Jackie, Woodbury

The crews were very professional and communicated very well. They responded very quickly to our phone calls and always made sure we knew what was going on.

- Robert, Maplewood

Thank you for the wonderful inspection findings and THANK YOU for your professionalism. So much appreciated.

- Carol, Burnsville

My project manager did a great job and was really nice to work with. My coordinator did a great job keeping me informed about the process as well. ICC was wonderful to work with; they were all very professional and treated my home well. The quality of the work done was impressive and I would definitely use them again.

- Paul, Maplewood

I was impressed by the short time it took for the clean up crew to make arrangements to meet me even though we were outside of the metro area.

- Karen, Osceola, WI

As the coordinator of facilities and grounds for the State’s fourth largest school district I am involved is a lot of activities and unfortunately some are emergencies in nature. This includes fire, floods, sewer backups and natural disasters. Thankfully this does not happen often but when it does I rely on a restoration company’s specialists who have the knowledge and equipment to quickly clean and restore the affected area of the building or grounds…

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- Mike Schwanke, Coordinator of Facilities and Grounds District 196

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