Water Damage Restoration
Water damage is one of the leading causes of insurance claims and happens more commonly than you may think. Unexpected flooding, ice dams in the winter, frozen pipes, broken pipes or sewage backups can all cause damage to your home or building.
Mold Removal Team can handle more than just mold. We are fully equipped with the proper training, tools and equipment to quickly extract and dry affected areas. Certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Remediation) in water damage restoration, we understand the most state of the art drying processes. This means, we have the capabilities of getting you up and running in a short amount of time.
When you pick up the phone to call Mold Removal Team, you will be greeted by a friendly dispatcher, no matter the time of day. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and 365 days a year and have technicians on-call at all times in case you need a fast response.
When water damage occurs in your home or building, you need to find professionals that will not waste your time. Time is money in this business, and the longer you wait to dry your structure, the more costly it can be. When you call Mold Removal Team, the job will be done right the first time.
Types of Water Damage
Water damage is not always a catastrophic flood. Many times major damage can occur through small leaks or incorrect direction of condensation from home appliances. Any case where water can saturate building materials or items in the home warrants water damage. You see, water can cause tremendous secondary damage; such as mold or weakening of building materials. Needless to say, if you identify any sort of water damage in your home, you need to act quickly to restore the area.
A common occurrence during the winter, frozen pipes occur when temperatures fall below freezing and the pipe is exposed to the elements. Usually the uninsulated pipes in the garage, sprinkler lines or attic are the first to freeze. Typically, the pipes will freeze and crack in the middle of the night when temperatures are the lowest. However, you will not see the actual damage until well into the afternoon when the raising temperatures cause the ice to melt in pipes.
Once the water melts and begins leaking through the crack, 4-8 gallons per minute can begin saturating the area below the crack. This could be behind the walls; soaking the insulation and building materials, or simply flood the living area below.
Mold Removal Team understands that we need to act fast. The first 24 hours is crucial in a frozen pipe event. After 24 hours, you start increasing your risk of mold growth or additional damage to the structure.
Time and time again we see water damage happen when appliances such as dryers, hot water heaters or cooking fans do not vent outside properly. In addition, water lines in freezers or dishwashers can fail and cause tremendous damage as well.
The key is to make sure all of your appliances are properly maintained. In addition, most people do not realize that dryers and cooking fans need to be vented outside. If for some reason they do not, the condensation from the exhaust will collect inside your walls or attic. Since dark, damp spaces are ideal spots for mold growth, the addition of moisture creates a perfect environment for mold growth.
Every once in a while we come across water damage from a sewage backup situation. If your toilet overflows, or you start to smell an unappealing odor coming from your home, you need to get your sewer lines checked.
Sewage backups can occur from a number of ways, but the main culprit are worn down pipes. Sewage water is the most hazardous because it contains microbes, bacteria and even viruses. If you experience a backup in your home, do not try to clean it up yourself. You need to choose professionals that can help.