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Water Damage

Water Damage Restoration

Commercial – Residential – Industrial Flood and Water Damage Restoration Services

Thunderstorms and hurricanes. Frozen pipes. Leaking plumbing or water heaters. Overflowing toilets. Fire control damage. Sewage backups. Flooded basement. No matter the cause, the longer sitting water saturates a building and its contents, the more devastating its impact. Immediate and effective water mitigation and water damage repair is critical to saving property and salvaging valuable and cherished belongings.

When faced with a flooded house or basement, or business operations interrupted by water damage, it is essential that a comprehensive water clean up effort begin as soon as possible. Water removal is only the first step. Structures and contents must be properly dried to prevent mold damage before repair and reconstruction can begin.

Insurance Restoration Specialists is the premier provider of commercial, industrial and residential water damage restoration services in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. Since 1986, its IRS Restoration division has helped thousands of victims of flood and water disasters to return to safety and normalcy.

The IRS team is uniquely qualified to handle water damage restoration. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and are certified Water Loss Specialists (WLS) by the Restoration Institute of America.

Most notably, IRS is one of the nation’s few restoration companies to have a Certified Industrial Hygienist on staff. Our CIH evaluates safety issues and potential health hazards such as mold, bacteria, pesticides, asbestos and implements solutions to these environmental hazards.

Water Damage Mitigation Services

Immediately after a flood or water damage occurs, IRS Restoration experts assess the water damage and begin property and area water removal and drying. Moisture levels are measured and tracked to inhibit mold growth, and contents, furniture and wet carpet are removed for repair, cleaning or disposal.

If needed, IRS responders will secure the property, shore up structures, and remove floodwater debris.

  • Water Extraction
  • Debris Removal
  • Pump Outs
  • Carpet Extraction and Cleaning
  • Structural Drying
  • Pack Ups
  • Humidity Control
  • Shoring, Tarping and Boardups
  • Moisture Monitoring and Drying Verification
  • Odor Control and Deodorization – Odorox® Hydroxyl Treatment

broken pipe water damage
A pipe break at this Fortune 500 health care services company caused water damage impacting offices, common areas and lunch room

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IRS Restoration provided emergency water damage mitigation and clean up, from water extraction to drying

Mold Removal and Mold Remediation

Mold spores exist all around, and thrive in moisture – posing a common threat in water damaged properties. Before beginning any restoration efforts, IRS mold remediation experts conduct thorough mold inspections in the affected areas using advanced technologies to detect mold and hidden moisture sources. They will take steps to contain any mold outbreaks and prevent cross-contamination through HVAC and ventilation systems, and physically remove all mold at its source. The water source will be eliminated. Finally, any affected contents will be removed for proper cleaning and mold removal.

  • Mold Inspection and Remediation
  • HVAC System Inspection
  • Air System Mold Removal
  • Mold Clean Up
  • Mold Damage Repair

Water Damage Repair Services

After flood water is removed and moisture levels are safe, IRS Restoration experts provide a complete range of water damage repair and reconstruction services to return property to pre-flood condition. Our specialists prepare complete damage appraisals with accurate restoration estimates. They work directly with insurance agents and adjustors to make sure all available coverage is received to minimize out-of-pocket costs, saving you time and money.

The IRS Restoration team can address any portion of water and flood damaged property reconstruction, including:

  • Framing
  • Roofing installation, repair and replacement
  • Drywall removal, repair and replacement
  • Masonry – foundations, brick work, slabs and walks
  • Electrical installation, repair and replacement
  • Plumbing installation, repair and replacement
  • HVAC installation, repair and replacement
  • Interior and exterior priming, sealing, painting, and finishing
  • Wallpaper installation

Water Damage Content Cleaning and Recovery

With IRS Restoration, the dumpster is not the only option for valuable possessions, furnishings, office materials or family treasures following a water emergency. From teddy bears to delicate heirlooms to documents to leather shoes, IRS cleaning specialists use the latest technologies to bring water damaged items back to life. Many items that would usually need to be disposed of, like computer equipment or books, can be saved.

Hard Contents Cleaning

The IRS facility is equipped with the Omegasonics Restoration System to provide highly-effective ultrasonic cleaning for a wide range of water damaged hard contents. Our technicians can safely clean tools, antique ceramics, silver, picture frames, blinds, and more to removing water stains, dirt, mold, mildew, and odors.

Soft Contents Cleaning

Water damaged household items, including clothing, leather goods, bedding, furnishings, luggage – even cherished stuffed animals, carry stains and odor long after flood water is gone. IRS Restoration specialists recover soft items using the innovative Esporta ES-3300 Wash System. Its patented, environmentally-friendly washing system deep cleans, deodorizes and sanitizes soft contents while removing and destroying bacteria, mold, mildew and other contaminants.

Fine Fabric Restoration and Dry Cleaning

IRS Restoration provides dry cleaning for water damaged fabrics that cannot withstand wash system methods, including clothing, drapes, other household items, and even stage curtains.

Document Recovery Services

Water damaged documents, books, business records, and personal records are often considered a loss. IRS Restoration reclaims paper items through a process of freeze drying, and can even remove the stains and odors of mold and mildew.

Electronic Recovery Services

Using state-of-the-art electronics cleaning equipment, IRS Restoration safely restores sensitive electronics, including computers, routers, televisions, and even industrial electronics.

Water Damage Restoration Qualifications

RIA member

IICR certified

EPA Lead Safe Certified

ISNETWORLD Member Contractor

Certified Confined Space Entry Technicians, OSHA

Certified Right-to-Know Hazard Awareness, OSHA

Certified Firm, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Certified Construction Safety and Health Contractor, OSHA

Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC

Registered State of New Jersey Contractor

Registered State of New Jersey Public Works Contractor

Certified EPA Lead Renovator, US EPA

Certified Green Risk Professional (GRP), Vale Training

Certified Bloodborne Pathogens Response Technicians, OSHA

Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS), American Indoor Air Quality Council

State of NJ C103 Microbial Remediation Contractor

Certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (NADCA)

Certified Ventilations System Inspector (NADCA)

Certified Ventilations System Mold Remediator (NADCA)