MY HOUSE IS FLOODED! SHOULD I CALL MY INSURANCE COMPANY FIRST?
No. In fact, your insurance company would recommend you call a water damage restoration company to begin water extraction as soon as possible. The faster our crew arrives, the more destruction we can prevent, which decreases your overall restoration costs and protects your home from further damage. You still want to call your insurance company to make a claim, but you should not wait for an adjuster to arrive before calling a professional company to fix water damage. Remember- the longer you wait the greater the damage.
HOW LONG SHOULD WATER CLEANUP TAKE?
Full restoration consists of two major phases. The first, mitigation, consists of demolition, cleaning and drying out the structure and belongings. This phase usually takes 3 – 4 days. The second phase, repairs, can range from a few days to several weeks depending on the degree of damage and lead time of materials such as drywall
ontrol, air duct cleaning and mold removal.
WHAT CERTIFICATIONS DOES 911 WATER DAMAGE EXPERTS HOLD FOR HOUSE FLOOD WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION?
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides a specific set of standards for fixing water damage. According to the IICRC S500, water damage repair should only be done by experienced and trained technicians that will promptly and professionally fix water damage from a house flood according toIICRC standards. It is important to work with industry certified technicians to ensure the work is completed to the highest standards for the health and safety of your family and property.
HOW MUCH DOES IS COST TO FIX WATER DAMAGE?
The cost of water damage cleanup depends on the size of the flooded area and amount of time needed to thoroughly handle the water repair. IF your insurance policy covers water damage restoration, you are typically only responsible for the deductible. Because water can move so quickly and be extremely destructive, if not promptly removed with the right equipment, there can be even bigger problems like mold growth and even structural damage. When done properly, fixing water damage can take several days, varied equipment and tests as well as labor; which have varying costs.
CAN FLOOD DAMAGE OR WATER CAUSE MOLD?
Water and flood damage certainly has the potential to cause mould growth. Because mould thrives in moist environments, any place that is wet (or humid) is a perfect place for mould to grow. If you ignore the moisture, mould can begin to grow within 24-48 hours. It’s very important to take immediate action when you experience house flood damage of any type! For the health and safety of your family mould should be treated by professionals with the right sporicidal chemicals and equipment.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CAUSES OF FLOOD DAMAGE AND WATER DAMAGE?
House flood water damage can be caused by a variety of factors, requiring you to find water damage experts to complete water restoration. The most common include heavy rain storms, burst or leaky pipes and malfunctioning appliances. Water damage can also occur as a result of roof leaks or from defective gutters and downspouts which can cause water damage in your basement or crawlspace.
CAN WATER DAMAGE BE HIDDEN? IF SO, WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?
Some signs of hidden house flood water damage include peeling paint and wallpaper, visible mould, moisture and condensation, musty odors, and moisture or dampness in your carpet or other flooring.