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Water Damage Restoration Services

Buffalo Restoration will get your Bozeman, MT home or business back to normal after water damage.

Emergency Water Mitigation Services

Water losses are usually emergency situations so we'll start by extracting as much water as possible to prevent further damage. We'll respond 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week/ 365 days a year.

  • Flooring Water Damage – Whenever you encounter a water disaster like a flood, your floors are at risk of developing water damage. Depending on the type of flooring that's affected, moisture can destroy or even contaminate the material which gives it its durability and shine. You may use normal floor cleaning techniques to minimize the damage, but that's still not enough to protect your flooring from severe water damage.
  • Appliance Leak Cleanup – Appliance leaks are common household disasters. Since you use appliances like dishwashers and washing machines quite often, it's unsurprising to see them damaged or spring a leak at some point. Usually, cleaning up an appliance leak seems pretty easy. However, the moment the leak gets too strong or gets out of hand, it's a sign you need to seek professional help.
  • Pipe Thawing & Water Removal – One of the biggest problems your plumbing system can encounter is a blockage. If there's an obstruction in the pipes, water will have a difficult time circulating in the plumbing system for your property. A blockage also creates pressure in the plumbing system, which is dangerous when it builds up. Once the pipes can no longer handle the stress, they can burst and cause a number of other problems.
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup – Basements are areas that have a lot of home remodeling potential. However, before you can start developing your basement, you may want to check its surroundings for signs of stagnating water and moisture. Since the basement is located on the lowest level of your property, there isn't any immediate route for water to escape. The moment any floodwater infiltrates your basement, a good amount of moisture and wetness will remain even days after the disaster occurred. Though you may use common cleaning techniques to initially remove the water, that won't be enough to fully free your basement from water damage.
  • Plumbing Overflow Cleanup – The main cause of plumbing overflow is a blockage in the plumbing system. Whenever there's an obstruction in the pipes, flushed and drained water has nowhere else to go but back up. The moment water re-enters your property, it carries millions of bacteria traces and germs back with it. Because of this, it's crucial to clean up the contaminated water quickly. However, this task isn't always as simple as it looks.
  • Toilet Overflow Cleanup – Whenever your toilet starts overflowing, you only have a limited time to control the situation. An overflowing toilet is known to get messy, so if you don't act quickly, backed-up water can cause structural damage.
  • Structural Restoration – Not all water disasters easily damage your property, but once they do, you need to seek help from a professional restoration company ASAP. Structural damages caused by water catastrophes are difficult to repair and can become problematic if they aren't acted upon soon. That's why if you have experienced indoor flooding or a nasty plumbing overflow, contact Buffalo Restoration. We have the necessary equipment and manpower to handle the water-related disaster as well as restore your water-damaged structures.
  • Insurance Claims Assistance – Filing an insurance claim isn't easy, an dit never comes at a convenient time. You can count on us to limit the impact on your daily life and handle the claims process. At Buffalo Restoration, We Make It Feel Like Home Again.

Why Choose Buffalo Restoration?

  • After hours emergency calls go directly to one of our local staff members, not a call center or voicemail.
  • We've invested in the best equipment. Our state of the art technology allows us to save more of your hardwood floor, drywall, and carpet. That means you'll save money and time.
  • We invest thousands of dollars in certifications for our technicians. You can have the peace of mind that your home or business is returned to pre-loss condition with our experienced staff.
  • We have 30 years of experience working cooperatively with insurance companies. That experience and our relationships help guide you through the claims process.

For all your water damage restoration needs, call Buffalo Restoration at (406) 306-0501.

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Our Water Damage Restoration Process

1. Evaluation

We'll use state of the art inspection techniques such as thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters to assess the level of moisture in the drywall, carpet, padding, and sub floor. Then we'll share our findings with you and explain them so that you understand. We'll give recommendations so you can decide what to do next.

2. Drying Process

Next we'll start the drying process which may include hardwood flooring drying systems, desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers, wall cavity drying equipment, truck-mounted extraction equipment for in-place drying, and turbo drying fans. After we've set up our drying equipment, we'll monitor the moisture and make adjustments to maximize the drying.

3. Reconstruction

Depending on the extent of the damage, some reconstruction may be required. Our one-stop shop can take your project from start to finish and put everything back together again, cleaner and better than ever.

Frequently Asked Questions

Water damage insurance claims depend on a few different criteria. Ultimately, that's a question you'll have to clarify with your insurance company. However, we can tell you that the viability of water damage insurance claims depends primarily on what caused the damage (storm, burst pipe, plumbing malfunction, localized flood, sump pump failure, etc.). Some insurance policies will outline scenarios that will NOT be covered without specific riders, like flood insurance or sump pump failure insurance.

Contacting a restoration contractor and your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea because the restoration contractor will help make sure that the water extraction and dry out will be covered, but the rebuild process that should follow. If the full scope of the claim isn't outlined and agreed upon from the start, there may be issues down the line, and property owners may have to pay out of pocket to get the property completely back to normal.

That depends on the types of materials that were affected by water. Drywall, carpet, and hardwood floors will take longer to dry than other materials in the space. We use moisture meters throughout the process and in many different locations to gauge the moisture levels and will continue to adjust our fans and dehumidifiers to achieve an efficient but effective dry time. The bare minimum of "three days to dry" may only produce a surface dry but can still leave behind moisture levels that create an ideal environment for mold to grow.

Most homeowners start trying to remove the water themselves before they realize they'll need to contact their insurance company about a claim so they can call in a water damage restoration company. However, standing water around anything with a power cord or outlet or sagging ceilings make the area unsafe. Also, many insurance claims require documentation of the loss BEFORE any work is done, including removing the water. Always take plenty of photos of the damage you see before taking any action to start cleaning up the mess. Your restoration contractor will be able to back up your insurance claim scope with the necessary technical documentation.

If the water damage involves Category 1 water (clean and free of microbes and bacteria), many of your personal belongings can be salvaged. Category 2 water would include other water sources, including rainwater, that, while not containing biohazards or sewage, still pose health risks and the potential for destructive microbial growth and mold. A water damage restoration technician will help you sort through the property's contents to determine what can be safely dried, what can be restored by a textile/contents technician, and what can't be saved or salvaged. There are off-site facilities in the area that specialize in restoring water-damaged contents. Your restoration team will document all of the contents leaving the property for restoration or disposal for your records and reimbursement from your insurance company.

Identifying the source of the water damage is one of the first steps in both the insurance claim process and before beginning to dry out and repair the damaged areas. After all, if you replace a sagging, wet ceiling that was caused by a roof leak but don't fix the roof, too, the next rainstorm will start the cycle all over again. The buckling of your hardwood floor could be caused by a leaking pipe. We will pinpoint the exact cause of your water damage and make sure the source is repaired. We make sure your restoration job is done right the first time.

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