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Common water damage restoration questions

  1. Water damage can be caused by various factors, including plumbing leaks, burst pipes, appliance malfunctions, heavy rain, flooding, and sewage backups.

  1. While minor water damage can sometimes be addressed by homeowners, it’s generally recommended to hire professionals for extensive or severe damage to ensure thorough cleanup, drying, and prevention of mold growth.

  1. The duration of the restoration process varies depending on the extent of the damage. It can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to complete, with drying times being a major factor.

  1. Many homeowner’s insurance policies cover water damage restoration, but the coverage can vary. It’s important to check your policy and communicate with your insurance company to understand what’s covered.

  1. The restoration process typically includes assessment, water extraction, drying, sanitizing, repairs, and, if necessary, mold remediation. The exact steps may vary depending on the specific situation.

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Common flood restoration questions

The first step is to ensure your safety by turning off electricity and gas, if safe to do so. Then, contact flood restoration professionals to assess the damage and start the cleanup process.

Quick and thorough drying of the affected areas is crucial to prevent mold growth. Professionals use industrial equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers to achieve this.

Standard homeowner’s insurance typically does not cover flood damage. You need a separate flood insurance policy for such coverage, which is often offered through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

The duration of flood restoration varies based on the extent of the damage. It can range from several days to several weeks, depending on the severity of the flood.

Some belongings may be salvageable, but it depends on the extent of the damage and the type of items involved. Professionals can advise on what can be saved and what needs to be discarded.

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Common mold removal questions

Mold typically grows in areas with excess moisture, such as after water damage, high humidity, or poor ventilation. Common sources include leaks, floods, and condensation.

Small mold infestations can sometimes be addressed by homeowners, but it’s generally safer and more effective to hire professionals for extensive or toxic mold problems.

To prevent mold regrowth, address the underlying moisture issue, improve ventilation, and keep indoor humidity levels in check. Regular cleaning and maintenance can also help prevent mold.

Mold can be harmful, especially certain types like black mold (Stachybotrys). It can cause respiratory issues, allergies, and other health problems. It’s important to address mold promptly.

Mold removal typically includes assessment, containment, removal of contaminated materials, cleaning and sanitization, and prevention measures to reduce the risk of future mold growth.

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