Flood Damage Cleanup & Restoration Services
Take Action for Fast Emergency Flood Damage Restoration
Stop the Water Intrusion
Call Your Insurance Company
Give Treasure Coast Mold Pros A Call
24/7 Flood and Water Damage Company
Remediation is an urgent matter after a flood or water intrusion. Mold and mildew usually develop around 24 to 48 hours following water exposure. Unless the source of moisture is identified and corrected immediately, mold infestation is imminent. Mold will grow especially quickly in warm, dark environments like a home left vacant due to vacations or transfers.
Remove Affected Furniture and Other Objects
Elevate furniture before the storm to prevent damage. If that wasn’t possible, move the furniture to higher ground as soon as possible.
The first procedure requires removing any affected objects from the site. These objects may be cleaned and dried to prevent further damage. This will also allow our technicians to move around easily and proceed to the next phase.
Our technicians will attempt to extract as much water as possible from the site. When most of the standing water has been removed, then water from carpets and flooring will be the next priority.
Drying Your House
There is a variety of special equipment that can be used for the drying process. For example, air movers are special tools that blow pressurized air to help with the initial drying process. Dehumidifiers also help dry the place quickly by removing moisture from the air. Controlling the temperature and humidity in the area with the proper HVAC settings will also help move things along.
The drying procedure has to be continuously monitored to check progress. Drying time varies depending on the size of the affected area and the extent of the damage. Porous materials such as concrete also take longer to dry. Drying to IICRC recommended levels typically requires multiple days. Hiring the services of a professional company like ours will ensure that proper drying techniques are used to speed up drying time.
Know the Details of Your Situation
Some of the information you might expect to be asked about your damage include:
- Location of the affected area
- Size of the affected area
- If the flood has already subsided
- When the flooding started and ended
- Type of building materials on the property
- Source of water
- An estimate of the extent of the damage
Frequently Asked Questions – Flood Damage
How soon can you get here?
Usually, flood damage occurs across a large area due to rising water. We get numerous calls in an hour. We work to get to every customer as quickly as possible and as quickly as your insurance company will follow up with us.
When should I call my insurance company?
You should call your insurance company right away. They will likely have a crew of adjusters in the region to address the claims.
Tips For DIY Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration
1. Wear Protective Gear
Use gloves, mask and eye protection before proceeding. Also, open the windows and the doors to keep the area ventilated.
2. Be Cautious When Cleaning Mold
If you decide to clean up mold, know that mold spores can be released and cause health concerns. Suit up and wear a protective covering when dealing with them. Better yet, wait for trained professionals to do the job.
3. The 48-hour Rule of Thumb
If more than 48 hours have passed, the mold may have developed on wet porous materials like books, clothing, rugs, and upholstered furniture. If this is the case, then let the professionals deal with the matter.
Flooding can cause extensive water damage to property and may lead to mold infestation. In case of flooding, it is important you call for professional help right away before the damage intensifies.
Our proper flood damage cleanup & restoration services are always at the ready to help you restore your home or business. If you have questions about our services, do not hesitate to give us a call.