Water

Available by phone 24 hours a day, with a 2 hour emergency response time, R. Miller Construction, Inc’s (R. Miller Construction) professional IICRC trained team of water damage specialists identify with the personal and emotional devastation that occur at these times. Whether your home or business has experienced water damage from a flood, broken pipe, sewage, ice backup or fire, we understand the requirements involved with these emergency situations. Using proven science to identify the extent of the water damage and to verify drying results, we can further ensure that rooms, carpet, furniture and other household contents are completely dry. You want your home back to the condition it was in prior to the water damage as quickly as possible and R. Miller Construction can do it for you.

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Mold and mildew extraction and prevention are crucial after water is introduced into a home or business. R. Miller Construction also works to prevent future moisture problems and protect the unaffected areas from humidity damage. These techniques will save personal property, wall coverings, carpeting, furniture, documents, electronics and keepsakes; as well as inhibit growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and other harmful microbials. Without quick and skilled restoration services, water damaged items can become non-salvageable. Whether you need our water damage specialists to fix water damage to a small residential area or to large-scale commercial property, our staff has everything they need to ensure your satisfaction.

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STEP 1: RESPOND
  • Time is of the essence. Secondary damage, health and environmental issues can begin the moment unwanted water or sewage is introduced into your home or business. Immediate, emergency response is imperative.
  • Without delay – develop a plan customized to your specific restoration needs.
  • Relocate and protect personal property, as needed. This includes: electronics, furniture, clothing, draperies, and documents. Extra care will be taken with any items special to you.
  • Extract water from carpet, walls, ceilings and flooring.
  • Assess the walls, flooring and contents to determine the extent of the water and possible health hazards.
  • Inhibit mold growth.
  • Isolate the damaged area to protect the remainder of the property from further damage
  • Dispose of flooring, carpeting, drywall or contents that cannot be restored.
  • Inspect for potential mold damage caused by water or moisture exposure.
  • Place the necessary equipment to begin the drying process and treat the air quality.
  • Monitor affected areas to ensure that proper and complete drying is achieved.
  • Relocate and protect personal property as needed. Extra care will taken with your keepsakes.
  • We understand the emotional stress our customer is under. We communicate with homeowners as we begin restoration of their contents. If any contents were determined to be unsalvageable, we provide the property owner a detailed list of all items.
STEP 2: PLAN
  • Establish the project scope, timeline and budget to bring the property back to pre-loss condition.
  • Work with the property owners, local authorities and insurance company representatives to assess the damage and approve the action plan.
  • Acquire proper permits if needed to begin reconstruction
STEP 3: REBUILD & RESTORE
  • As a general contractor we manage the entire project. We are the only call you have to make.
  • Arrange necessary inspections to meet local codes as well as mortgage company, insurance company and property management standards.
  • Replace any sheetrock or wall materials in the damaged area.
  • Install new carpeting, hardwood or other flooring products as required.
  • Replace any electrical systems or plumbing that may have been damaged.
  • Clean and sanitize the area to prevent mold.
  • Apply the appropriate paint and coatings to surfaces.
  • Final clean after all re-construction has been completed.
  • Move personal property back into your home or business, at your direction, as needed.

Did you know that water damage is classified into different categories? Click here to learn more.

Category 1 Water
  • Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threat to humans and classified as “Clean Water”. Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows or appliance malfunctions that involves water supply lines.
Category 2 Water
  • Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when exposed or even consumed. Known as “Grey Water”. This type carries micro organisms and nutrients of micro organisms. Examples are toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, seepage due to hydrostatic failure and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.
Category 3 Water
  • Known as “Black Water” and are grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. Type 3 category are contaminated water sources that affect the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be re classified as Category 3 Water. Toilet back flows that originate from beyond the toilet trap are considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.