Leaky pipes can be frustrating; a full-fledged flood can be infuriating. Both can lead to serious structural problems as well as health risks if left untreated for too long. This is why it is imperative to act quickly when you discover signs of water damage in your home. Many people think that they have to wait for an insurance adjuster to inspect the property before hiring a professional for water damage restoration. In emergency situations, however, most insurance companies require that you start the cleanup process immediately in order to prevent further damage to the structure.
That being said, you don’t want to hire any random contractor. Rather, you want to turn to professionals who are certified in disaster inspection, restoration and cleanup. The technicians at United Restoration and Construction are certified and on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Day or night, your health and safety are our number one priority. We are here to help.
Obviously you should call a professional if there is standing water in your home. The sooner you act, the more likely we will be able to restore the damaged items back to their pre-flood condition. We can often save everything including the floor coverings, furnishings and other belongings.
There are other signs that point water damage as well. This could be from a small hole in the roof, faulty plumbing or a number of other unforeseen circumstances.
These are all signs of water damage. If you ignore warning signs such as these the wood bill begin to rot, weaken and become unsafe. We can perform water damage restoration on any element of your home—from the subfloor to the sheathing.
Another reason that is imperative to call a professional as soon as possible is to prevent microbial growth. It takes a mere 48 hours for mold to begin growing. And once it does, it grows quite rapidly doubling every few hours. Mold and mildew can lead to serious illnesses, especially in elderly people and infants. Members of your household with respiratory ailments or a weakened immune system are also at risk for developing severe health problems. A timely response to the water damage and testing for mold will minimize further damage to your dwelling, mitigating the growth of mold and keep your family safe and healthy.
United Restoration and Construction uses the latest technologies for testing and mold removal in Costa Mesa. Our highly skilled technicians can determine whether the mold growth is natural or toxic and determine the best remediation process based on the type of mold. We can also perform testing to make sure that a previous mold remediation was successful. Even if there is no visible mold in your home, but you are experiencing symptoms congruent with exposure to mold, you may want to have your home tested for hidden mold before the problem becomes life threatening. Or, if you are buying a home you may want to consider testing for the absence of mold. This offers added peace of mind during an already stressful process.