One of the main reasons for Strata Management Companies in Chilliwack and The Fraser Valley hire Restoration Companies when there is water damage or fire damage that has occurred in the buildings they manage, is because of the special skills, knowledge, and equipment they use to help them get back to “Pre-Loss condition”.
Another reason Strata Management companies use Strata Restoration Company’s In Chilliwack is that they understand the complex way the structure is built, the nature of multiple strata lots within the main building, as well as using specialized drying equipment and tools to minimize the damage when drying out the building after a water leak.
This will keep the cost from rising out of control due to unnecessary demolition.
How can Insurance Restoration Pro assist Strata Management Companies or individual Strata Lot Owners?
We have over 20 years over experience working with Strata management companies in Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley,
1) Respond to your call 24/7/365
2) Confirm the exact source and cause of the leak or what caused the damage
3) Extract the water, isolate the cause to minimize more damage
4) Provide 24-hour site report to Strata Manager or owner so they completely understand the full scope of what was damaged and a preliminary cost of the damage.
5) We will put together an exact scope of work along with pricing to required persons.
6) We are Insured and Bonded
7) Certified Company and Certified Technicians with the IICRC and uphold strict industry standards and Best Business Practices.
See The Top 10 Reasons Why Strata Management Companies In Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley Call IRPRO
- Busted or leaking pipes. Frozen temperatures can cause pipes to burst. Corrosion or buildups of minerals can cause broken pipes as too. Joints are especially vulnerable areas of plumbing pipes.
Recirculating lines are a prime building material that are prone to leaks because there is always water flowing through them and then resulting in thinning of pipe walls and elbows.
- Flooding due to bad weather. Large amounts of stormwater, with or without driving winds, rising water levels, or hurricanes, can cause major flooding. Older flat roofs and torch-on membranes fail over time and when we have heavy rains it can flow into the attics and possibly into the living space of the Strata Lot.
- Overflows from the unit’s plumbing fixtures. Accidental overflows from things like sinks, toilets, or bathtubs often lead to water damage within the unit but also affect multiple units below.
- Appliances that fail over time. Another common area of leaks is a water line that feeds into the refrigerator. Dishwashers and washing machines are also known as a culprit in flooding events in Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley Strata buildings
- Leaking or failed hot water heaters. Generally, this happens at the relief value at the top of the HVAC unit, but the bottom may leak as too due to mineral buildup and corrosion.
- Poor drainage and clogged gutters. Any sloping of less than six inches of fall over a span of ten feet may cause water to enter your basement, crawl space. Clogged gutters often force massive amounts of water to enter the building envelope or down to the ground, quickly saturating it. This water against the foundation of your home can lead to more leaks.
- Sump pump failure. The sump pump may fail due to power outages, or a switch may malfunction. We see these types of water damage all the time.
- Roof leaks or collapse. Slow unseen leaks over time or rain coming in through varying size cracks and holes can buildup. One of the most common issues that occur is when a tree collapses on a roof. Where one roof line meets another is also a major hot spot for leaks.
- Foundation issues. Fissures, holes, or cracks in your foundation may allow the intrusion of both groundwater and surface water. This we find more with Town Homes or Row Houses.
- Sewage backups. This happens all to often because wastewater cannot correctly drain away. Also due to Strata Lots being stacked on top of one another, it is a prime reason for blockage in the common drain pipes.
Call Insurance Restoration Pro 604-316-7075
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