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Why You Need A Water Damage Restoration Company

Having water make its way into your home and cause damage is not something that anyone can ever be totally prepared for. The threat of mold and structural damage is more than enough to prove that this can be a very serious issue. Instead of panicking after your property is filled with water, call Action 1 Restoration. Grabbing a mop and attempting to clean the floor is not enough to combat this threat. While you may be able to get all of the water that is at the surface, plenty can leak below the floorboards, into the walls and other hidden places. Have you ever smelled a mildewed room? It is not very pleasant at all. You can avoid having this become your fate by calling as water damage restoration team to help you. Whether you know it or not, there are three distinct types of water: Clean Water Grey Water Black Water Each of these needs a separate kind of attention. By trying to handle your problem on your own or attempting to hire an inexperienced company, you are setting yourself up for failure. Here at Action 1 Restoration, we know how to take care of any type of water that is becoming a personal nightmare for you.   Clean Water In Your Home This is the kind of water that does not pose an immediate threat to you and your family. Rainwater, broken water lines and toilet tanks are all examples of the type of water. Even though you are not in any immediate danger, it is important for you to have all of the water extracted from your home and the property dried out.   What Is Grey Water While this is not the most hazardous water type, it can certainly cause problems if humans or pets come in contact with it. Dishwashers, waterbeds and aquariums are filled with this type of water. This is classified as dangerous since it can contain chemical contamination. If this is not taken care of right away, it has the potential to become black water.   Why Is Black Water The Worst Kind Black water is the most dangerous type of water there is. There are definite health risks and this needs to be taken care of immediately. Raw sewage, overflowing toilets and soiled flood water all belong in this category. If anyone comes in contact with this water they may end up with serious health problems, including respiratory illnesses, infections and allergic reactions.   Regardless of the type of water that is flowing through your home, you should have the team at Action 1 Restoration take care of it for you as soon as possible. We are available 24/7, so do not hesitate to give us a call. Our team will get to you as soon as possible, which means that there will be less of a chance that something will happen to you or your loved ones as a result of the water that has entered your home. Do […]

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Water Damage Restoration Requires Professional Equipment

When it concerns water damage repair, it is best to opt for an expert company that has years of restoration behind them. This will make sure the restoration strategy used will work and do so quickly. Quit losing time with solutions and companies that are not going to give the additional effort to do a great job fast, and lack the skill and tools to eliminate the water and repair the issue. Here we will glance at some of the tools needed to do a professional job of water damage restoration. [video_traffic_x_video id=”2″]   Chemical Cleaners & Supplies It starts with the chemical cleaners which are utilized to obtain and eliminate the contaminants that exist. Water has the tendency to create germs which are dreadful for any individual that is in the area. The chemical cleaners make certain the microorganisms are gone as soon as possible.   Demolition Equipment For Remodeling When it comes to hefty water contamination and the damage it causes, it is crucial to bring along a collection of demolition devices. This allows the restoration service to break apart the home as necessary and then they are better able to put it back fully restored. Read more about Action 1 Restoration’s services.   Commercial Water Removal & Drying Equipment All specialists that take care of water damage remediation guarantee they have some kind of drying devices. The ones our team uses are commercial grade and can help with the removal and drying process faster. Water needs to be pulled out immediately to guarantee it does not create even more damage than has already occurred. These tools are durable as well as being able to get every last particle of water. These are several of the significant tools that are made use of when taking care of water damage repair. It is very important to deal with the issues instantly and to eliminate the trouble quickly. If the water remains very long and creates more harm, it could be near difficult to correct the concern. This is why specialists will consistently assess the property and damages that have occurred. It is important to assess the damage to understand all the different type of equipment, materials and supplies that are going to be required to repair your home. Learn more about our teams water damage repair services at www.action1restoration.net/water-damage/.

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Emergency Help For Storm Damage Services – How We Can Help

Do You Need Emergency Storm Damage Help? A lot of people that face an emergency situation where their home or business is damaged are overwhelmed with the amount of work they have to get done to get back to normal. We know all too well the rush most people will be in to get everything restored properly, and we have the ability to send out our emergency service team so you can know we’re on it to look for solutions with you quickly. We work with most insurance providers so you don’t have to worry about running into a problem with that in most cases. The equipment we use is only the best because we believe that the more people can see we care about what we do, the more they will trust us with any kind of project they may have. There are so many problems that you may think are impossible to get help with, but we are going to be there to work with you on a variety of restoration projects that you know will be done right. IF you need immediate storm damage restoration, visit Action 1 Restoration storm damage here.   How We Can Help With Weather Damage There are a lot of ways the weather can make it to where you need our restoration services to be rendered in a quick manner. Water damage or a flood can occur when you are dealing with rain storms or just have a leak in your home from faulty plumbing. We have the tools to extract the water from an area and then safely get any structural damage cared for. Check out severe weather alerts. When you are dealing with wind, you may find that it can damage your roof or cause trees to come crashing down into your home. We will fix the damage and then make sure that it’s less likely to happen again by altering the way your home takes on wind in the future. Fire damage can occur from lightning storms because when your property gets struck, it could spark a fire. When you have any other kind of an accident with fire, we can help with that as well and make sure if it’s something like an electrical problem we are able to determine the cause.   [video_traffic_x_video id=”3″]   Commercial Storm Damage Services We Can Offer You should come to us for all of the needs we have listed above, but also know we can help commercial buildings that have suffered storm damage. This kind of work really needs to be done in a careful manner, and we have people that can work on getting your roof or just the building in general back into the best condition possible. You will find that many commercial building materials aren’t available to the general public, so when you work with us we have access to what is needed and won’t cut any corners. You can also visit one of our A1R locations that […]

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Tools Used To Clean And Repair Mold

Some Equipment and Tools Used For Mold Removal Mold can be a nuisance and damaging for property owners. It is important to tackle it as soon as possible and have it cleaned. This is where ‘mold remediation’ comes into action. With the appropriate and professional use of modern equipment, it is easy to quickly clean and repair mold as required. A property owner does not have to wait for days to have the mold removed. Let’s take a glance at what is used to clean and repair mold. This is just some tools that are used to clean and kill mold, but it is important to have a local experienced Action 1 Restoration mold removal team help you eliminate your mold problem.   Sealing Equipment To Control Growth The first step in the clean and repair process begins with sealing equipment. If the area where the mold is present does not get sealed, it is potentially going to spread to other areas and that is not something a property owner will want to deal with. Therefore, the Action 1 Restoration team uses the best sealing equipment to clean and repair the mold as needed. The sealing equipment is going to reduce excess damage, which can be caused if the right precautions are not taken by the profession doing the job. With years of experience, this will not be an issue for those who go with this company.   Spray For Dry Mold Dry mold can be a reality in many properties. It is essential for a specialist to first notice the dry mold and then commence the process needed to eliminate it. What is the tool used to make sure dry mold is being taken care of. A spray gun is used to target the mold and create moisture, which is going to help chemicals to get in and deal with the mold. With dry mold, it is near impossible to eliminate it ‘as is’ meaning the spray gun has to be used beforehand.   Chemical Solutions To Permanently Eradicate Mold To begin the eradication of mold, there are a range of professional grade chemical solutions implemented on the surface. The goal with the help of these chemicals is to ensure the mold is being tacked as soon as possible with nothing being left over. The chemicals are quick acting and safe for the property in general. There is no additional damage caused with the use of these chemicals and they are contained to reduce their impact entirely. These are the most effective solutions for dealing with mold of any kind in any property. The professional will make sure to assess the mold and maximize the use of chemicals to quickly see results. In some cases bleach can also be used to help kill mold.   Filtered Vacuum For Final Cleaning To culminate the process, an accredited filtered vacuum is used for the mold. It is essential for a modernized vacuum to be used, which is built for this purpose. […]

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Understanding the Water Removal and Extraction Process

What You Need to Know About Removing Water From a Home Water is one of the primary elements that support life. Almost 70% of our bodies are composed of water. The uses of water are numerous, but it can turn out to be disastrous at times. In fact, water is only beneficial to us when control is exercised in its usage, storage, and disposal. Once in a while water pipes burst, seas and oceans break their banks, rains cause flooding, and water containers burst. This uncontrolled water can destroy property and cause havoc to peoples’ lives. Water spills or floods result from unexpected agents, but the response time is very critical to minimizing the damage. Water removal and extraction procedures are the methods or steps followed to ensure a faster removal of excess water from the affected areas. Check out our water extraction services at www.action1restoration.net/restoration-services/water-extraction/ The areas at home or in offices that are mostly affected by having water spills or floods include: Floor carpets Walls Draperies Floor and wall cabinets Furniture Ceiling and wood floors Electrical sockets and equipment To prevent irreversible damage to your property, you need to have a water extraction and removal company at your disposal 24/7. These are trained technicians in water management and will clear your place within hours or days depending on the extent of the damage. One method used to extract water from the affected areas is called “the dry force process.” This is the most utilized method especially for offices and places of business where time is of utmost importance. The method uses sophisticated modern equipment to extract, dehumidify and evaporate water and moisture as fast as possible. It’s quite effective and allows an “on-site” extraction of water. The extraction process can be summarized in four stages comprising of two drying stages, a final assessment stage plus an initial damage assessment and evaluation stage.   Stage I: Assessment & Evaluation This is the very first action taken after the spill has been reported to the extraction company. The activities performed in this stage include: A complete assessment of the affected areas and the extent of the damage so far. Relocation of furniture or other items from the affected area for protection. Lift floor carpets from the area. Dispose items which cannot be salvaged. Apply a suitable anti-microbial agent to the affected areas to avoid molds and pungent smells. Remove any obstacles from the walls to enhance ventilation of the room. Estimate the total cost of extracting the water, and Bring to site the equipment required to conduct the extraction and removal process.   2) Stage II: Drying Services Starting the extraction process and allowing the equipment to operate uninterrupted for the duration of the time. Cut the power supply to the affected areas. Open and keep open drainage lines for a complete removal of moisture. All windows and doors should be kept closed.   3) Stage III: Inspections and Tests This is a continuation of the drying process. A technician […]

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Best Ways to Prevent a Basement Flood and Additional Damage

Basement flooding can be devastating. It will impact the structural integrity of a home and its consequences will have to be dealt with over a long period of time. Whether stemming from a storm or plumbing problems, basement flooding is a viable threat. There are several things that homeowners can do to reduce the risk of basement flooding and the damage that it could potentially cause. A partnership with a reputable plumbing company is obviously of uttermost importance. Several other essentials matter, as well.   Cleaning the Rain Gutters Something as simple as maintaining gutters in ideal condition can prevent a major disaster. Blocked gutters (because of the accumulation of leaves, debris and organic matter) will cause the water to overflow and pool directly next to the house’s foundations. The water will soon find its way in the basement. Get in the habit of cleaning the gutters every few months and before a major storm. Follow the weather forecast to make sure that you’re 100 percent prepared for any upcoming downpour. The gutters should drain at least 6’ away from the house to make the risk of flooding minimal. In addition, the gutters should always drain down slope and away from the house.   Basement Dehumidifiers A basement dehumidifier is a very important essential that every household should have. When buying such items, pay close attention to the capacity of the dehumidifier. A capacity of at least 65 pints per day is the absolute minimum. A dehumidifier should be used full capacity during wet seasons and before a storm is expected. Even if a flood doesn’t take place, the basement happens to be quite moist. Too much moisture will cause structural damage over the long run. Thus, the purchase of the dehumidifier right now can save a lot of money on property repairs in the future.   Check the Condition of Your Plumbing Get in the habit of doing regular plumbing maintenance. Leaks may be exceptionally difficult to detect until it becomes too late. Old plumbing is particularly dangerous and usually one of the major causes for basement water damage. Over time, plumbing standards and materials have changed. Many old techniques and standards have become obsolete. If you don’t know what your plumbing looks like or when it was put together, you’ll need to ask for professional assistance. Companies like Action 1 Restoration will diagnose your plumbing system, help you pinpoint shortcomings and reduce the risk of experiencing a basement flood. Read more about the A1R water and flood damage services. Some of the essentials that a plumbing inspection will need to focus upon include the availability of a backwater sanitary valve on the lateral, a sump pump, the manner in which the foundation drainage works and the location of the sanitary sewer lateral.   What to do in the Case of a Basement Flood If a basement flood occurs regardless of your efforts, you’ll have to act fast to minimize the damage. One of the very first steps depending […]

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Black Or Gray Water Removal – Action 1 Restoration

Why Black Or Gray Water Needs To Be Removed And Cleaned By A Professional Restoration Company There are specific procedures for removing black or gray water after flooding. It is important to remove this type of water immediately because of the many contaminants that the water carries. Some of these contaminants may be pesticides, petroleum products, heavy metals or even human feces. Any building that has been breached by black water will require professional restoration from companies such as Action 1 Restoration. Black Water Removal From A Flood Or Sewage Backup A company that performs black water restoration after a flood will be required to have its employees wear rubber gloves that are impermeable. The employees will also be required to have a suitable respirator so that they do not breathe in contaminated particles or spores. Another important piece of equipment will be their protective eye-wear. Before eating, drinking or performing any other hand to mouth operations, they will need to wash their hands with plenty of soap and hot water. The most important thing that a restoration company will do is to remove any standing water immediately. Excessive standing water can be mechanically extracted by a wet vacuum or a pump. Any remaining small amounts of water can be mopped up by hand. All black water that has been removed from any building will need to be discarded in a sanitary sewer system. If such a system is not available the restoration company will need to hire the services of a septic waste transporter. Learn more about the Action 1 Restoration services and process for water removal www.action1restoration.net/restoration-services/water-extraction/ The next step will be to dry the area quickly. This will help to prevent the spread of bacteria and mold. All contents in the buildings such as draperies, furnishings, etc. should be removed. Any item that is salvageable should be cleaned, wrapped in plastic and finally stored in a humidity controlled storage area. They humidity will need to be less than 60% so as to prevent mold from growing. If the cleaned items are required to be stored on the site, they should be stored in an area that is enclosed and away from any further contamination. It is preferable to store these items in a location that is not on-site, if possible. Items such as important papers and files can be cleaned, dried, photocopied and then discarded. All other wet files and paperwork should be immediately destroyed. To prevent further contamination, you can use plastic curtains and other such items to enclose and contain specific areas from other contaminated areas. Experience restoration companies like Action 1 Restoration will use an air mover or vacuum with a HEPA filter. This type of filter will provide a negative pressure that will help to keep contaminants contained. This HEPA system should be continually run during the removal of any contaminated material. It also should be run during all days of cleaning or treating of the building. All of the air should be […]

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Early Warning Signs You May Have Mold

You have remodeled your home and you love every part of it. Despite the problems that many people go through like contractors, you are happy to have finished and started decorating your home. With time, you start to notice a smell in various rooms in the house when the rains begin. The first thing that you will suspect is mold and you start looking for signs of water such as discoloration on the walls, ceiling or even puddles of water. You find nothing but the smell is still there, getting even stronger with time. What do you do next? The first thing you need to do is locating the source of the mold, what’s creating it and what’s feeding it. Just like plants, molds needs nutrients and moisture to grow. When there is a leakage, there is a creation of a perfect ground for mold growth. You will need to find if there is any leakage though it can sometimes be difficult. If you can visibly see or smell the mold, there is no need to spend money on mold testing. The process will include cleaning the mold, locating the source of the moisture and fixing it. If you think you may have mold, get in touch with one of the Action 1 Restoration locations to get a mold removal estimate – http://www.action1restoration.net/restoration-services/mold-removal/   What Is Mold Molds are fungi. They grow naturally and built environment. In nature, molds play a big role in breaking down dead material. Molds should never be allowed to grow indoors because of the many health complications it could bring. Contact with the molds can also cause complication, especially if swallowed. The type and severity of the health effects that mold produces are usually difficult to predict. The risk can vary from one location to another and from person to person. There are some people that might be affected more than others, these include; Elderly people, infants, and children, people with respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies and persons with weakened immune systems. Below are some of the early signs that you may have mold   Noticeable mold odors This is one of the most practical ways to find molds in your home by using your eyes to look for mold growth and by using the nose to locate the exact location of the source. The smell is a sure way to get the exact way to get the location because the smell gets stronger as you get closer. If you see mold or an musty or earthy smell, you should assume the mold problem exists.   Mold Growth Becomes Visible It may appear cottony, granular, velvety or leathery and vary in different colors like white, brown, green, yellow, black and gray. Many times, it appears as staining, discoloration or fuzzy growth on the surface of the building materials and furnishing. When the mold is visible, there is no need for testing. You might notice excess moisture or water damage Look for any standing […]

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What Equipment Is Required For Water Damage Restoration?

Some OF The Equipment Used By The Action 1 Restoration Team Having water damage on any property is likely to be a devastating scenario. This is why it is very important to hire professional restoration experts who deal with water damage on a regular basis. By doing this, you are making sure that the job is done properly. It is not worth taking a short cut and trying to fix things yourself, nor is it any use hiring a company that is not trained to do the job, nor has the right equipment. This is just some of the equipment that is used during a water damage restoration and cleanup project. Water Removal Equipment Water extraction and removal is usually the first stage in any water damage repair project. Some of the equipment we use was purchased from a company like JonDon for water removal and drying. Some of the equipment you may see some of our partner contractors use is the Mega 3, Dry-Eaz or even the Phoenix Hydro. Our team uses the best equipment to produce the best possible outcome to help restore your home. Visit http://www.action1restoration.net/restoration-services/water-extraction/ for an immediate water removal and extraction team that can help you today. Drying Equipment In order to help dry out the property, it is essential to have high powered drying equipment. The quicker the water is removed, the less damage there will be, and the sooner the repairs can start. Our Professionals will use the latest high-powered air movers, dehumidifiers and air scrubbers to help in drying out your home.   Chemical Based Cleaners When it comes to water problems, toxins can be one of the main problems. This is because the water contains a lot of bacteria that contaminates everything that it comes into contact with. By making use of chemical cleaners, they will quickly rid the affected areas of bacteria and microorganisms. Depending on the type of water, (clear, grey or black) will determine what is needed for the cleaning and sanitation.   Demolition Equipment In certain cases, some demolition may need to take place due to the water damage. This means that a full repair can take place to ensure the property is as good as new. Visit http://www.action1restoration.net/water-damage/ to learn more about our water damage restoration services. Mentioned above are some pieces of equipment that a professional water damage restoration company will use. One of the most important things is to bring them in quickly, as this can help reduce the total amount of damage. The longer the water is sitting around, the more damage it will cause. This means that repairs take much longer, and the overall cost will be higher. As soon as one of the partner team members from Action 1 Restoration arrives, we assess the situation so we know what equipment is going to be needed for the water damage restoration project.

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Why Water Removal Is Important To Protect Against Mold

Protect Your Home And Your Family With Mold Prevention After A Water Exposure When a home is flooded or damaged by water, many homeowners focus on the visible signs. They mop up puddles, air out rooms, and try to salvage as much as they can from the wreckage. What they often do not realize is that a lot of damage can take place in places that are hidden from view. A professional water removal company utilizes additional tools like thermal imaging and moisture meters to help ensure that any hidden pockets of water are taken care of. Water can easily seep underneath floorboards or go behind the walls of a home. If these hidden pockets of water are not cleaned up and dried out right away, they can create the perfect environment for mold and mildew. Often, these can start to grow within 48 hours from the time the water was sitting. Learn more about our water removal and extraction services over at www.action1restoration.net/restoration-services/water-extraction/ Unfortunately, many people do not realize that they have mold growing in their homes until it is too late. Cleaning up a full-fledged mold infestation can be a very expensive and time-consuming process. In some very rare cases, the only solution is to tear down the home and rebuild it from scratch. To avoid such problems, you need to make sure that you clean everything up thoroughly after your home has been damaged by water. By calling Action 1 Restoration, you can get the cleanup process started right away so that mold and mildew are unable to gain a foothold in your home. Mold spores are everywhere, and most of the time they do not cause any problems. The vast majority of them will never land anywhere that provides a hospitable environment. However, if they do happen to find a resting place that is warm and damp, they can start to grow almost immediately. When they do, they can cause huge blooms of mold that can send billions of spores into the air. At these levels, these spores can be a real health hazards. People with respiratory problems or weak immune systems can quickly fall ill if they are exposed to too many mold spores. In addition, mold can even weaken the structure of your home. If a mold infestation grows too large, it can start to eat into the wood in your home. You may not even realize that this damage is happening until it is too late, since most of it is taking place behind your walls or underneath your floorboards. Because of the danger posed by mold, you need to make sure that water is removed from all areas of your home right away. Just mopping up the visible puddles and pools of water is not enough. You need to call Action 1 Restoration so we can clean up all the water, both visible and hidden from view. Thoroughly cleaning up, drying out, and disinfecting a home after a flood is a big […]

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