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Best Water Damage Restoration Services in Bakersfield

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Bakersfield Water Damage Restoration Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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4834 Burr St Unit B, Bakersfield, CA 93308

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (2)

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911 Restoration of Bakersfield provides water damage repair in Bakersfield and throughout its surrounding areas. It works with residential and commercial property owners, responding quickly when flooding occurs due to storms, appliance malfunctions, or plumbing issues. The company's team of water remediation experts is available for emergency calls 24 hours a day and responds to calls within 45 minutes, quickly removing water from the property before setting to work on cleaning, dehumidifying, and repairing structural damage.

PO Box 20923, Bakersfield, CA 93390

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3.5 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Challenge Custom Builders, Inc., is a company that serves both residential and commercial customers throughout the Greater Bakersfield metro. It helps deal with water damage problems caused by floods, leaky roofs, or sewer backups by providing restoration services. It also assists clients with bathroom and kitchen remodeling, new construction, and fire damage restoration. Challenge Custom Builders is a lead-safe certified firm and carries 30 years of experience in the industry.

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217 Daniels Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307

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4.3 (18)
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3.5 (12)
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4.6 (10)

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ServiceMaster at Bakersfield has been addressing damages caused by water damage and other disasters for more than 50 years. It also provides recovery of houses from mold, fire, and rodent damage. Among its other non-disaster-related services are emergency plumbing, structural rebuilding, sewage clean-up, and hoarder clean-up. ServiceMaster at Bakersfield uses estimating platform Xactimate that is used by insurance companies, restoration contractors, independent adjusters, remodelers, and specialty providers. ServiceMaster Clean, the company's brand, is used in Canada and 40 other countries.

4415 Yeager Way #800, Bakersfield, CA 93313

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4.5 (35)

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Alert Disaster Restoration serves customers in Bakersfield. The company handles various types of water damage emergencies, such as water heater leaks, burst pipes, and flash floods. Its water damage restoration service includes water extraction, structural drying, air purification, deodorizing, and contents drying and cleaning. Alert Disaster Restoration is an EPA lead-safe certified firm and has a 30-minute response time to disasters. The female-founded business is managed by Bakersfield natives who strive to help the community during disasters.

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10217 Rosedale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93312

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3.0 (9)
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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (2)

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SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is an independently owned and operated business that has been providing water damage restoration services to commercial and residential clients for over 15 years. Specializing in disaster restoration projects of varying sizes, its trained technicians use advanced restoration and cleaning equipment to get the job done. The team also specializes in fire and storm damage restoration and mold remediation. This locally owned company provides 24-hour emergency services.

3708 Coffee Rd Suite C, Bakersfield, CA 93308

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4.7 (14)

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Crestline Builders Inc. is a restoration contractor maintaining a client base in Bakersfield and other areas in Kern County. Serving the community since 2001, the company specializes in restoring properties damaged by water and fire. It provides emergency board-up and temporary fencing, securing properties from intruders and giving its clients peace of mind. Crestline's president, Peter Hidalgo, noted that it's the team's mission to focus on the need of its customers, keep them informed, and listen to their inputs.

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FAQs

  • What do I do after my home has been damaged by water?

    In most cases, after your home has been damaged by water, the first thing you should do is attempt to remove as much water as possible by using a mop, wet/dry vac and dehumidifier, and opening windows. The next step is to document any damage with photos, videos and notes. Next, it’s time to call your insurance company. Repairs for some kinds of water damage may be covered by your homeowners’ insurance policy, so filing a claim as soon as possible is imperative. Damage from melting snow or burst pipes, for example, may be covered, while flooding may not, but you won’t know for sure without reviewing plan documents with an insurance agent. Depending on the extent of damage, contacting a water damage restoration company may also be required.

  • Can I repair my water damaged furniture?

    That depends on both the kind of furniture and the extent of the damage. Furniture made from plastic or metal may be easily salvageable, while wood furniture can be more problematic. In general, everything with upholstery should be thrown away, including couches, chairs, and mattresses. For sentimental or valuable pieces that aren’t severely damaged, it may be possible to remove upholstery and padding and have it redone. A professional is recommended to ensure furniture is repaired and appropriately preserved.

  • How do I get rid of carpet odor from water damage?

    Mold is a serious issue that is, unfortunately, quite common after water damage. Treating mold isn’t negotiable. If it’s present, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. First, dry all areas and remove any items that have traces of mold. If you think there’s a possibility that mold may be in the walls or floors, a professional water damage restoration company is likely necessary.

  • How do I fix a water damaged wood floor?

    Standing water can permanently damage wood floors, so acting fast is essential. Dry all affected areas and remove signs of mold as soon as possible, using tools such as squeegees, mops, and shop vacuums. First, remove all surface water and use a cleaning solution to thoroughly clean boards. Remove any signs of mold, mop up all remaining water, and keep the area thoroughly vented until floors are completely dry. Sanding and refinishing may be required. If the damage appears to be severe, floors can’t be adequately dried using tools available at home, or there are signs of significant corrosion, contact a water damage restoration company.

  • Does homeowners insurance cover water damage?

    In many cases, insurance does cover water damage. This generally applies to incidental water damage, such as flooding from burst pipes. However, certain kinds of water damage likely won’t be covered, which is particularly true for flooding in areas that require separate flood insurance. Always check with your insurance company about policy details before filing a claim.

  • What is contents restoration?

    Contents restoration is very similar to personal property restoration. However, contents restoration is a term that’s used to refer to restoration in a place of business. Depending on the service and any applicable insurance policies, contents restoration might cover items such as office furniture, equipment, and inventory. Items may need to be removed and cataloged before being brought to an off-site restoration location. Typically, the goal is to clean and restore the items so they don’t look or smell damaged.

  • What type of water damage is covered by homeowners insurance?

    While every insurance policy is different, it's usually safe to assume that a homeowners insurance policy will cover sudden and accidental damage that's the result of a plumbing malfunction, such as a ruptured water heater or a burst pipe. Depending on the insurance company and coverage amounts included in the policy, the entire cost of water cleanup and restoration may be covered, or the insurance provider may only help with some of the repairs, such as damp or moldy drywall or ceilings.

    Of course, there are many variables involved, and often, many cases in which insurance companies do not cover water damage. For example, if an appliance has been leaking for some time and the homeowner hasn't taken necessary precautions, insurance companies typically aren't willing to cover the cost of water damage that results from a leak. Additionally, most insurance policies don't automatically include coverage for flood damage; however, flood insurance can often be purchased as a supplement to homeowners policies.