24/7 Water Damage Restoration Services

Have you experienced a water damage in your home or business? The expert team of contractors at Lara's Services Group is here to help. If water has caused damage to your property, call us at (325) 425-3532 to schedule an appointment for an estimate.

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • Fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured
  • Comprehensive Estimates
  • 2-Hour Response Time

Water Damage Restoration Services in Abilene, TX and Beyond

Water damage is devastating and can feel overwhelming. At Lara's we're ready to help manage and repair the damage to your home or business in Abilene and the surrounding areas. We're standing by 24/7 for emergency restoration services and have the knowledge and expertise to get the job done right the first time. Our water mitigation services are top notch. We will:

  • Help determine and resolve the cause of damage.
  • Provide accurate and thorough documentation of affected areas.
  • Begin timely extraction and drying processes.
  • Track drying progress and maintain drying logs.
  • Work directly with your insurance company.
Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Abilene, TX

Water Damage Causes

Water damage can come from many sources. Some of the most common causes of water damage are:

  • Sink and toilet overflows
  • Leaking supply lines
  • Leaking appliances
  • Frozen and burst pipes
  • Wind-driven rain
  • Weather-related flooding

No matter the source of the water, mitigation needs to begin as soon as possible. The longer water is left to sit, the more damage it can cause including secondary damage in the form of mold and microbial growth. That's why we offer 24/7 emergency services – we will be on site promptly to quickly and efficiently begin the water mitigation process and help reduce the overall damage to your property and belongings.

Full-Service Restoration

When a water damage occurs, restoration doesn't always stop with dry-out and mitigation. Often, reconstruction is required after the property is dry. Fortunately, at Lara's, we offer general contracting and rebuild services in addition to mitigation services. This makes the remediation process streamlined and less overwhelming for you, the customer, because you don't have to deal with multiple contractors. We can handle your job from start to finish, keeping you updated and informed every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage Repair

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 as well as your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea, because the restoration contractor will help make sure that not only will the water extraction and dry out 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 find themselves having 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 makes 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 as well.

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 contents of the property 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 also for 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 to 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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24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration

If you need any emergency water damage or flood cleanup services, simply call our 24-hour emergency number.

(325) 425-3532

Serving the Abilene, San Angelo and Fort Worth Area

Lara's Services Group is proud to provide damage and disaster restoration, roofing and construction services to Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Hood, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Parker, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, and Throckmorton Counties

  • San Angelo
  • Fort Worth
  • Abilene
  • Sweetwater
  • Coleman
  • Eastland
  • Ballinger
  • Snyder
  • Haskell
  • Granbury
  • Breckenridge
  • Mineral Wells
  • Colorado City
  • and more
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