A guide to help on saving claims for water damage restoration services
Last year, natural disasters caused a global economic loss of US$270 billion; total insured losses were US$111 billion. Based on 10-year moving averages, insured losses have been rising by an average of 5% to 7% annually globally. Secondary risks, including floods, have remained prominent and accounted for more than 70% of all insured losses. More than 50 major flood incidents occurred worldwide, causing more than USD 80 billion in economic losses.
Let us review the methods and tools available to deal with water-related disasters and minimize such widespread losses. With a good understanding of the latest innovations in drying services, insurance surveyors can help reduce water damage claims leading to higher efficiency and profitability for their respective insurance companies and insured enterprises.
Several insurance firms and industries have derived substantial financial savings with the timely intervention of professional Water Damaged Restoration (WDR) services.
UNDERSTANDING THE VARIOUS STAGES OF WATER DAMAGE
Common causes of industrial water damage include broken and damaged appliances, including ice makers, air conditioners, and hot water tanks. Broken water pipes can occasionally cause water to spout within the structure. Heavy downpours, hurricanes, and the ensuing coastal floods can all result in severe damage. Damage may result from fire suppression techniques employing a significant amount of water to extinguish a fire.
Floods brought by sanitary sources like broken water supply lines or overflowing water tanks are considered Category 1 or “clean” water damage. Category 2 water, often known as gray water, is potentially contaminated and poses a risk of sickness upon exposure. Category 1 water damage can quickly worsen into a Category 2 or 3 issue if it’s ignored for a long time.
Category 3, also known as black water, is the most severe type of water damage and should only be removed and restored by trained experts. Because it may contain raw sewage, heavy metals, and other poisonous substances, this type of water may be hazardous.
In the primary stage of a water intrusion incident, direct contact with water can begin harming various structures and items in a building. As a result, materials may expand and contract as water seeps into and saturates their pores. In the secondary stage, high internal moisture levels in structures and appliances can start causing more damage.
The moisture may lead to microbial growth as well as corrosion and degradation that can harm structural elements and potentially damage critical assets in an industrial facility.
You can minimize losses and get the affected property back in working order by acting quickly and addressing the situation with urgency and velocity. The first step in water damage mitigation is to call water damage restoration services as soon as you begin dealing with a water-based mishap.
GET A PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION AND ASSESSMENT DONE BY A SPECIALIST COMPANY
Promptly initiating professional restoration services can ensure timely protection of expensive assets, minimize severe secondary damage, reduce the need for reconstruction, and significantly reduce the expenses associated with insurance claims.
A professional restoration company will assess the damage and make a time-bound plan to restore the assets with the right combination of experts and technologies to achieve the best results. Once given the go-ahead, the water damage restoration team will begin the process of damage mitigation.
TDS Asia is a specialist company offering short-term moisture removal, humidity management, drying, and temperature control services. Our restoration engineers are well-versed in industry best practices and have access to cutting-edge equipment to dry out water-damaged structures effectively and efficiently.
We aim to help our clients significantly reduce reconstruction expenses and swiftly reopen facilities in the most efficient way possible.
RESTORATIVE DRYING CAN PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE AND RESTORE THE ASSETS TO THEIR ORIGINAL FUNCTIONALITY
With 200 man-years of technical knowledge, TDS is a pioneer in using the highly effective process of Restorative drying to restore water-damaged assets. We can help restore all structural items (wall, plaster, ceilings, wooden floor, etc.), furniture, carpets and draperies. Our team is equipped to help recover electromechanical equipment like turbines, generators, electrical panels, etc. In addition, we help restore documents, files, libraries, artwork, antiques and collectibles.
Restorative drying aims to return the materials to their former operational conditions while preserving, safeguarding, and protecting the assets from future degradation.
This kind of drying technique is perfect for all commercial and industrial spaces that may include intricate layouts containing assets of various densities and materials. We have skilled specialists and the necessary cutting-edge technology to handle water damage restoration correctly, preventing damage to possessions and structural elements.
DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFICATION IS THE SAFEST AND FASTEST WAY TO RESTORE WATER-DAMAGED ASSETS
Desiccant dehumidification is an energy-efficient way to remove moisture using desiccants (adsorbents or materials that have a natural affinity for water). A desiccant quickly absorbs the extra moisture the air releases without expanding or contracting. Therefore, a desiccant can be used to significantly dry an airstream without the use of extensive cooling, compression, or other complicated systems or controls. The desiccant is dried using hot air in a procedure known as regeneration when one round of drying is completed, allowing it to remain effective in drying more air.
TDS employs desiccant-based dehumidifiers to take moisture out of water-damaged equipment. High-velocity air blowers are used to intensify the evaporation process for rapid drying, while desiccant dehumidifiers guarantee moisture removal.
CONTACT DRYING EXPERTS TODAY TO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN MAXIMIZE SAVINGS ON WATER DAMAGE CLAIMS
TDS uses top-of-the-line dehumidification systems and employs highly qualified air engineers with NACE training. We have some of the world’s best research facilities, and the Indian government recognizes our nine in-house R&D Labs. Many industries, including Oil and Gas, Power, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Iron and Steel, Shipping, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Sugar and Leather, are home to ourclients
Headquartered in Gurgaon, we have offices in major cities like Mumbai, Vadodara, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Cochin.
Water Damage crises at industrial locations often result in unexpected and unique challenges needing a swift response from experts. Our team of TDS engineers is always ready to respond to a water damage emergency call at short notice. Get in touch with us for a specialized and timely solution to all your water damage-related queries.