Restoration, Repairs and Reconstruction

Water damage restoration first cleans and dries your home or business to halt further deterioration.  You’ll likely need to follow that up with floor, ceiling & wall repairs.  Even with the best teams and equipment there can be mold and bacterial growth along with warping wood, disintegrating drywall, soaked insulation, corroding electrical connections, and so on.  Heavily damaged areas may need a tear out and complete reconstruction.  There’s no licensing specific to water damage restoration companies, so you want to hire only certified restoration specialists.  Then for all but the smallest of repairs, you’ll a licensed general contractor to make sure everything is done properly.  But not just any company. You’ll want company experienced in water damage so that they know what to look out for, how to coordinate various building trades (carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and so on), and how to work with your insurance company to get everything returned to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.

Restoration and Beyond

A full-service water damage restoration company is qualified to take care of everything from cleanup and structural drying to repairs and reconstruction.  With an immediate start, their advanced tools and skills keep work to a minimum.  Hopefully, you’ll only need minor repairs, but you may need full disaster reconstruction services.  It’s usually best to deal with a single company to handle it all — provided they’re experienced with major construction projects.  That’s especially true for kitchen & bathroom restorations.  That way you won’t have to be coordinating multiple contractors yourself to deal with mold removal, replacing flooring, patching drywall, and so on.  You’ll have a single quote and deal with a single company that understands the full scope and special conditions that follow fire, wind, and water damage.

Floor, Ceiling & Wall Repairs

Carpet quickly deteriorates and often needs replacing.  Other flooring materials are more resilient, but the plywood sub-floor may become damaged.  Hardwood flooring is especially vulnerable.  But Service First has unique equipment to mitigate the need for complete replacement.  Sanding and refinishing may be all that’s needed.

It’s not surprising that ceiling repairs are needed after a roof or overhead pipe leak.  But many people are surprised by how extensively walls can be damaged.  Moisture quickly wicks upwards a foot or more, soaking insulation and destroying drywall.  Additionally, structural drying may require opening up wall cavities.  So gypsum board often needs patching or replacing.

Other Repairs

Whether water, fire, or storm damage we can handle just about any repair necessary.  That includes painting, replacing cabinetry, installing new windows and roofing, and replacing the insulation.

Complete Reconstruction

Our teams are also ready for full reconstruction services — floor to ceiling, framing to finish carpentry.  Experienced in working with insurance companies, we’re held to the highest standards with results worthy of leading remodeling companies.  Whether a bedroom, bath, or gourmet kitchen we’ll handle all the details from permits to final cleanup and haul away.

Choose Service First

You can count on us for an immediate response 24/7.  Family owned we’re licensed as a California general contractor, bonded, and fully insured.  Our team includes skilled construction crews as well as certified cleaning and restoration experts.  We’re an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and are members of professional associations such as the Cleaning and Restoration Association, The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, and Guild Quality.  We’ve streamlined our processes for budget and fast recovery with quality results.  That includes direct insurance billing.  You’ll be dealing with a single company with a comprehensive warranty and no finger-pointing.