Fire / Flood Damage Inspection

The aftermath of a flood or a fire is one of the areas where a water damage inspection will be critical. It will be important not only to the property owner, but to their insurance company as well. Large water events such as these, will require the services of a professional architect, who is trained and qualified to correctly assess the extent of repairs needed. The inspector will check for any damages that would allow water to enter the structure, this might include: holes in the roofing, exterior walls, foundation. In addition, the inspector will check for  evidence of interior water damage such as: wet ceiling joists in the attic, damaged walls and floors, plumbing damage and any existing water in the sub-floor or basement or walls. It may be important to move quickly in order to prevent further damage to the structure, in the case of either a flood or a fire. We will work with you and your insurance company to develop a plan to move forward with your repairs.

Many clients use the unfortunate event as an opportunity to improve the property. A combination of rehabilitation, renovation, and addition known as ‘betterment’ can add a great deal of value to your project will marginally extra cost added to your insurance adjustment. It pays to have the expertise of an architect to help design the best solutions in this case.

Depending on the extent of the fire or flood damage, we can develop a plan for the complete structural restoration of your building.

Call our office as soon as you have realized a loss and we can begin the restoration process to you!


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