For anything other than small spills, mopping and wet vacuuming leave you at risk of some serious water damage expenses. Whatever the source, liquid seeps deeply into just about any porous material in a matter of minutes. Once there excess water can take weeks, or longer, to fully evaporate under normal conditions. Yet mold, crumbling drywall, and warped wood can happen in as little as a day. So immediate attention is needed, calling for 24/7 emergency services.
Whether small or large blaze, fires are devastating leaving you feeling overwhelmed. There is simply too much work to be done and too much technical knowledge and hands-on experience required to take care of yourself. And the same goes for general repair services and handymen. Even after the blaze is out, smoke and firefighting water will continue to do harm, and the right steps must be taken, some within the first day, if insurance is to cover any secondary harm.
Mold is unsightly, but it also poses potentially very serious health hazards and can actually damage your home or place of business. Besides the patches you see, it can be growing rampantly hidden inside walls, beneath flooring, and above the ceiling. And if you’ve had any sort of spill, plumbing problem, or flooding you may have as little as 24 hours to head off a major new problem. Professional mold removal is a must. You can find lots of do-it-yourself methods on the web, but the EPA discourages those attempts for areas larger than 10 square feet.
When you’ve just experienced a home or business catastrophe, odor control may be the last thing on your mind. But people dislike certain smells for a reason — they indicate something harmful. Smoke contains hundreds of harmful and even toxic compounds that can become a permanent part of your home and belongings if not treated promptly and properly, making smoke damage restoration an important part of any fire damage repair. Whether from a burst pipe or water heater, natural flooding, or just excess humidity that musty smell of mold tells you that allergens and toxins are present and you need mold remediation. In both cases, you need 24 hour emergency professional remediation and odor control services to keep matters form getting out of control.
When you’ve been hit by a home or business disaster — from a broken pipe to a major fire — you want to recover as much of the building’s contents as possible. Especially those personal sentimental treasures and heirlooms or business-critical items. That often means pack out services to remove belongings from wet or contaminated areas and professional treatment to recover damaged items and to prevent further deterioration. Wetness and even excess moisture can lead to mold in as little as 24 hours. Likewise, smoke odors quickly penetrate deeply to where they can no longer be removed. But improper treatment can actually make matters worse. Furthermore, insurance coverage requires detailed documentation of all losses as well as specific mitigation steps for direct and especially secondary damage claims to be paid.