No more standing water. It'll dry on its own, right?...Wrong
After even the smallest introduction to water, your basement or ceiling or bathroom or kitchen (doesn't matter where) may still have unseen damages or even "bonded" water. A professional water removal technician is going to locate that hidden water and make sure it is removed, evaporated and/or most importantly, that it does not create additional damages during the process. Building materials retain moisture and can absorb quite a bit of it. The more moisture in a building material, the longer it can take to dry out naturally. Most of the time you want to speed up or expedite the process because the longer it takes to dry, the higher the possibility that mold can form. Highly porous materials such as insulation can retain an elevated moisture content for up to a month or longer, after absorbing the water! Trapped inside the wall cavity of a basement, this can lead to all kinds of negative effects like a musty odor, visible discoloration, and even mold!
What do you do that I can't do myself?
Our Bulldog water removal specialists are geared toward making life easier during a hectic and stressful time. Whether a sump pump backed up in a finished basement or a pipe broke leaving water spewing onto the carpet, our technicians are with you every step of the way to make sure we put you back to pre-damaged conditions. Our company is able to work with you to best explain the claims process (if it turns into a water damage insurance claim) and able to submit all required documentation and readings needed for reimbursement. Our technicians utilize the latest in job management and monitoring equipment such as laser particle counters, thermal imaging cameras, manometers to measure negative pressure containments, moisture meters, psychrometers and more! We are even able to create a 3D model of your affected space complete with measurements, photos and floorplans to use in conjunction with insurance billing or generating a Scope of Work.
The toys sound cool but really, it can't be that hard to suck water up..
Indoor environments and the materials used for construction change from place to place. The type of water and the potential for cross contamination changes based on conditions of the loss. This means that no two losses are the same. Even with a "clean" water source, if the water travels through different objects or materials it can slowly go from "clean" water to having an elevated chance of containing biological contaminants or harmful pathogens. For this reason, all of our technicians are certified and trained and carry one or more IICRC certifications applicable to the loss scenario. Our in-house trainings go beyond IICRC approved course materials and include constant updates on how we can surpass "industry standards". For this reason we are well equipped to handle any size water loss whether commercial or residential. Bulldog Cleaning & Restoration also takes pride in being able to identify opportunities to dry in place. This means that if conditions are right, we are able to leave specialized drying equipment in the property, set it up and monitor it in such a way where we remove very little building materials. Just because your drywall is wet 3ft from the floor, does not mean we need to make 4ft high flood cuts. This saves you money and headache from not having to deal with another contractor for the reconstruction or worry about losing heat or AC from exposed walls.
Interesting.. But why choose Bulldog Cleaning & Restoration though?
No two companies are the same. Even some of the leading restoration firms in the nation are independently owned and operated. This means that the level of training and experience differs from company to company. At Bulldog Cleaning & Restoration, we pay special attention to not only the Production end of things, like removing water from a basement, but also the Administrative. Every customer gets a Client Portal allowing them immediate access to client photos, estimates, sketches and invoices. The office staff are available and capable of answering all questions regarding the service and we take pride in the attention to detail and responsiveness we offer when communicating with our customers. We want you to understand the service we provide, why we are doing things the way that we are and the costs that may, or may not, be associated with it. We appreciate the opportunity to work with each of our customers and look forward to providing a quality service.
Main Office Hours
Tue: 7am -6pm
Thur: 7am -6pm
24 Hour Emergency Service Line
Toll Free: 844-MY-BULLDOG
465 Pike Road, Suite 108
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Office: (267) 982-5504
HIC# - PA126915
Phila Lic# 050050