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Water Restoration Published December 2, 2019

What is Reconstruction?

In Houston, Texas, we usually get our fair share of heavy rain and storms. In most cases, rain comes and goes without a hitch. But there may be a time when remediation and home reconstruction services are necessary in order to save your property, especially in the wake of a natural disaster. 

What is Reconstruction?

what is reconstruction - damage remediation with damaged flooringSimply put, reconstruction is the process of rebuilding after something has been damaged or destroyed. While general contractors can help with disaster-related construction, if areas of your home need to be rebuilt it’s best to use someone that specializes in reconstruction. There’s a lot more to the process than meets the eye, and a trusted, full-service team of reconstruction professionals can guide you through all the nuances.

Understanding the Reconstruction Process

When you’re left with property damage after a natural disaster, you’re often dealing with a traumatic and devastating situation. Professional reconstruction teams understand what it’s like to face overwhelming cleanup, health concerns, and the potential of costly repairs.

Individual decisions throughout the reconstruction process can have a huge impact on your life, touching everything from your timeline to move back home to potentially permanent changes to your space. But, many homeowners and businesses don’t know where to start. Reconstruction specialists have the experience to map out a plan that’s best for you and your family, answering every question along the way. 


After a remediation team does an initial assessment of property damage, they can determine the scope of work that needs to be done. As local experts, they have experience navigating the regulations of your municipality. They can obtain permits when necessary and secure everything needed to properly complete reconstruction services, giving you the ability to focus on the well-being of your family and friends.

Damage and Insurance

reconstruction - water damaged drywallCosts and insurance coverage are two extremely common questions on homeowners’ minds. Costs vary greatly and depend on each situation. For example, the foundation of many insurance policies doesn’t cover damage caused by flooding. Before a disaster hits, it’s best for you to check with your insurance agent about specific policy coverage and restrictions, especially if you live in an area that’s prone to flooding. 

Some things to keep in mind as you work through the complexities of insurance are:

    • File your claim as soon as possible.
    • Create a binder with evidence, information, and a log of everything you do, including calls, emails and tracking your living expenses.
    • Secure your home as quickly as possible. Many policies require you to minimize the damage to your home. This includes putting fires out, covering exposed areas to prevent further damage from the elements, and boarding up damaged windows. A professional restoration provider can help you secure the site.
    • Continue paying your premiums on time. During stressful situations, it can be easy to let things slip, but compromising your insurance is the last thing you want to do.
    • Get the right repair estimates.
    • If you’re tight on funds, consider requesting an advance of the eventual claim to help you with expenses incurred by the disaster.

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Why PuroClean?

damage remediation - water damaged ceiling and insulationWhen damage occurs, you need professionals who understand the scope of work that needs to be done to return your property to normal condition. PuroClean Mitigation Services provides reconstruction offerings that include repairs and replacement of drywall, paint, carpentry, cabinetry, flooring, roofing and electrical. With 24/7 emergency services, our licensed, trained remediation and reconstruction professionals can address:

  • Site security
  • Emergency board-ups
  • Structural stabilization
  • Inspections
  • Generation of complete and thorough estimates
  • Demolition and debris removal
  • Permit acquisition
  • Project management

No one wants to experience catastrophic property damage. But, unfortunately, it does happen, and it’s best to have an experienced professional to guide you through the process. For confident and skilled help, PuroClean Mitigation Services can help you.