Flood Damage Cleanup
Water in a vase of freshly cut flowers or water in a chilled mug are instances of needed water. Finding water in your carpet or worse, several inches of it in your basement are not examples of when water is so desirable. Nationally speaking flood damage cleanup is one of the most commonly sought after services effecting thousands of property owners annually.
Water in carpet, padding, ceilings, insulation and walls after a flooded basement or broken water pipe creates a ticking time bomb that if detonated can launch mold spores in multiple directions. Flood damage cleanup service providers are introduced to the aftermath of these regularly and discover the worst case scenario of active viable mold. Why? Often it is because when water was first discovered it was under estimated and a do-it-yourself approach set in action. A shop vac removed the unwanted water, disinfectant was sprayed and the family fan was turned on. After several days of lingering humidity and growing smells a call is made for a flood damage cleanup company to take a look.
Upon their arrival they immediately notice the signs homeowners were not trained to notice. The wood base moldings are detaching from the walls taking the caulk and paint with them, the wood cabinets are swollen and fell rough to the touch of a passing hand and the placement of a moisture meter prove what was already known, moisture is everywhere. The next step removes all doubt. A wood base molding is disengaged from the wet wall allowing a look at the base of the drywall and something black and spore like is growing. Homeowners cringe and flood damage cleanup technicians are not surprised.
Water is not often visible to the naked eye when it is absorbed into porous materials and left to dry on its own for several days is all that was required to make a Frankenstein. Although no one is apt to say out loud, “it’s alive” it goes without saying when you see black contamination growing in your home.
The Job of a Flood Damage Cleanup Company
Like a fighter that has watched his diet, worked out regularly in the gym, spared in the ring and runs every morning so is the trained flood damage cleanup professional. They are ready to show what they are capable of doing against a viable opponent. The difference is “science always wins” and the knockout will go to the professional technician. They are certified in flood damage cleanup, know how to locate trapped and hidden moisture by utilizing advanced moisture detection meters and they have the necessary equipment to create the strategy of complete restoration. This fight will no go the distance, nor will there be a split decision, all will be well and back to normal in several days.
Local Flood Damage Cleanup
“Ok”, you say, where do I find a competent flood damage cleanup service provider in my area? It is abundantly true that not all professional companies are prepared to get into the ring with the adversary known as, “water” and win, so how does one know the well trained apart from the novices. According to Chuck Bingham owner of Action Extraction Inc. a Macomb Michigan flood restoration company, “There are several things one needs to determine prior to hiring a flood damage cleanup company”.
This list of recommendations will allow you to find the very best choice in your local area.
- Ask for 3 references from recent customers
- Ask how many years have they been in business
- Ask for an up to date copy of their insurance
- Ask for an up to date copy of their IICRC Certification
- Search the internet for their rating on google, yelp and yellow pages.
Equip with this information you are not being cajoled merely by an impressive website or courteous voice on the other end of the phone. Customers who do their do diligence will almost always have a better experience than someone who hires impulsively. Make sure if they live up to your expectations to give them their deserved rating online so as to help others know the good from the bad.
Areas in Macomb MI That Regularly Experience Flood Damage
Macomb MI has one of the largest numbers of flood damage cleanup companies in the US as we have several cities that are regularly inundated with flooded basements as well as flooding from various causes. Cities commonly known for regularly local flooding are Warren, Macomb, Shelby, Saint Clair Shores, Royal Oak, New Baltimore, Sterling Heights and New Baltimore.