Frequently Asked Questions About Our Property Maintenance & Restoration Services
Q. In The Event Of A Flood, How Long Will It Take My Home To Dry?
A. The amount of time it takes your home to dry after a flooding incident depends largely on several different factors, including the location of your home, the duration the water was present, the source of the water, and the types of building materials used in your home, just to name a few. By calling in our team of skilled restoration contractors as soon as possible, you can minimize the chance that your home will suffer permanent damage and get everything inside your home back to the way it was in no time at all.
Q. Do I Have To Work With The Restoration Contractor Recommended By My Insurance Company?
A. While insurance companies are allowed to recommend restoration contractors to you after you file a claim, they can't require you to use any specific company, and in many cases, it's better to find a company you trust as opposed to what's been recommended. This way you can ensure you're getting the assistance of a restoration contractor who's looking out for your best interests and not just protecting your insurance company's bottom line.
Q. How Long Does It Take For Water To Damage My Home?
A. While it can be tempting to think that you have some time before water can start to cause damage around your home, this is a trap you don't want to fall into. Almost as soon as water comes into contact with certain materials in your home, it can cause them to swell and crack. After a few days, you can start to get the first signs of mold and corrosion can start forming on metal surfaces, and these issues will only get exponentially worse the longer the water is allowed to remain. To best protect your home or business, it's best to have a restoration contractor come out right away and help you contain the damage remove the water from your property.
Q. How Long Does The Fire Restoration Process Take?
A. There are a number of different variables that determine how long the fire and smoke restoration process is going to take, which makes it extremely difficult to give an accurate estimate before we've seen the extent of the damage. During your initial consultation, our team of skilled restoration contractors should be able to take better measure of what needs to be done and give you and accurate timeframe on when everything should be completed.
Q. Can I Start The Fire Cleanup Process Myself?
A. We never suggest trying to start the fire cleanup process yourself. Fires often produce a number of hazardous materials that require specialized cleanup methods in order to ensure everything is safely disposed of. If you attempt to start this process on your own without the right safety equipment, it can be extremely hazardous to your health. This is why we always recommend leaving the cleaning up to the pros.
Q. How Do I Tell If I Have A Mold Problem?
A. While mold growth can be fairly obvious in some situations, this isn't always the case. If you notice wet spots on your walls or ceiling, peeling wallpaper, dripping water, or any other signs of water intrusion, it's often best to have a restoration contractor come in and determine whether or not any mold growth is occurring. If you notice any musty smells in certain areas of your home, or you or other members of your family start having sinus and respiratory irritation unexpectedly, it's likely a sign that mold is present.