This question is a difficult question to answer because it depends on the amount of damage and what is required to repair your home or business. Water extraction can be anywhere from $500 – a couple thousand depending on the extent of how much water needs to be extracted. Repairing water damage can be very expensive and how much repairing of your home determines the cost. If you have a pipe break in your kitchen and it causes major damage to your cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steal appliances and flooring. Then you are looking at some significant restoration expenses. It all depends on the amount of damage and what is damaged to determine the actual cost. Many times your insurance policy will cover these costs. Our specialized team works with most insurance companies to file your claim and start services immediately.
Choosing a restoration company is an important decision and you want to find a company that is part of the BBB, IICRC and ROC to name a few companies that might be important to you. We provide the best contractors that have all the necessary certifications to provide you the very best in services and quality for both fire and water damage restoration.
The first thing is if you have major water damage, you will want to contact an experienced water damage restoration company. If the water damage is not severe, this is something you may be able to do.
- Remove or extract the water
- Dry Out the water (using large fans and dehumidifiers
- Repair the carpet or floor
- Repair any damaged drywall If there is a lot of water, you will want to contact a professional company that handles the entire job, not just water extraction
You can visit our locations page and from there select your state. After you select your state, you will then be able to find the city you live in to find the closest Action 1 Restoration team that will be able to help you. We offer 24 hour water and fire damage emergency services. We are not everywhere just yet, but we are expanding to new states very rapidly.
It is first best to have your mold tested to find out what type of mold you may have in your home or business. Some mold spores and types are far more dangerous to you and your family than others. There is also the unknown severity of the mold problem. Mold has a way of growing in dark, moist areas of your home and can enter into your attic and ventilation. Mold is best handled by trained professionals in mold testing, inspections and removal.
Of course the obvious answer to this is the Action 1 Restoration team. We provide mold testing, inspections and removal services. We are expanding and growing on a continual basis. You can contact us here.
This is a question we are asked all the time. The answer depends on how much of the home or business is effected by Black Mold. Black mold is one of the most toxic molds and it can travel behind your walls, into the attic, under your floor if you have a slab leak. These are some of the things that affect the cost of the mold removal project. Each time it is a different cost, depending on the amount of damage and work required to cleanup and make your home safe again. Most toxic types of mold.
When entering your home after flooding, do so with care. It is important that you wear some type of protective clothing, so that the areas of your body exposed to the water are covered including your eyes. Remember that flood water contains bacteria, decaying insects and animals, oil, and other hazards substances.
Throw away anything that has been affected by the water. If it has been contaminated then you need to remove it from the home or building, as it will just cross contaminate new items that are added later. Some items that have sentimental value we can try to clean and save. There are some circumstances when the item cannot be saved. We will let you know, it is best to contact one of our professional locations to help you. Visit us at Action 1 Restoration Locations to find a location nearest you.
Remove anything that is covering the floorboards, as this will reveal the extent of the damage. You will then need to let it dry out fully (which can take weeks), before cleaning, sanitizing and then drying it. Open windows in the water damaged building as quickly as possible, once the water has been drained out. You can read more about water extraction and dryout here. This will help to start the process of ventilating the building, while also removing any smells that have built up. Using a fan (pointing out of a door or window) in the flooded building is another very good idea. This will help to circulate fresh air though the rooms and clean up overall, by driving dirty air and contaminants out. It will help to prevent contamination. If you are working in the rooms, then work toward the fan so that cross contamination can be prevented.
Throw away any porous items in the building. Never restore drywall or timber that has been contaminated by flood water. If damage was caused by a leak, then you may be able to restore those items. Provided the water that damaged the building was not contaminated, you may be able to recover and re-use certain fabrics. This is the case if your home was damaged. You will need to machine wash the items with detergent, and ensure that they are washed with hot water. This will remove general dirt that may have landed on them. It may also remove any water stains, if you catch them early.
When you find the water line in the home or building, you need to measure a distance of fifteen to twenty inches above that mark. At this point, everything below the line should be removed and thrown in the garbage. It is not worth keeping these things, as the cost to replace is similar to the cost of repair. These items will generally be the flooring, sheet laminate or vinyl.
Remember that mold will grow in damp environments, so you need to act quickly. It can take a few days to notice it, so keep the air moving throughout the building. This will help reduce the chances of mold growing in your home. Mold likes damp, moist areas to promote growth. If you have sever water or flood damage, it is a good idea to get a mold inspection completed by a certified company.
Vigorous cleaning is necessary throughout the water damaged areas of the home. You will need to clean the wall cavities, and any other structural elements. Things such as studs and joints need to be inspected, before making a decision on whether they can be salvaged or replaced.
If the carpets were soaked with water, they will need to be removed quickly, as they will cause the home to smell. In some cases, they may be saved, but this is unlikely. Use professionals when you want to wash the large surfaces in your home. This goes for the walls, the floor and the ceiling. Get advice from them first, or employ them to complete the job for you.