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No. As a mold remediation company, it would be a conflict of interest to perform these services. However, we can recommend air quality testers in your area. Please contact your local operation manager for more information.
No. Unfortunately, UWRG doesn't handle those items and we would recommend disposing of any clothing that may be contaminated with mold spores to prevent the resurgence of mold in the home after restoration.
There are a few ways for you to know if you may need mold remediation services. One sign is that you've had a water event or water intrusion in the home. Discoloration on flooring, walls, or ceilings can also be an indicator of mold growth and water damage. Any musty or mildew odors in the home can also indicate mold growth. Finally, if anyone in your home is experiencing severe health effects or is allergic to mold, it's important to always be vigilant of the potential for mold growth in the home.
Bleach is not an effective chemical in ridding your home or business of mold. While it certainly can prove to be an effective cleaning chemical, it is not recommended for use against mold colonies.
While any mold colony can be a troubling sign, mold removal or mold damage remediation is not warranted until the problem becomes widespread. In order for us to administer our mold damage remediation services, there must be at least 10 square feet of consistent mold colonies.
Depending on the situation at your property, your insurance may or may not cover mold remediation. Typically, for most policies, mold removal is only approved by insurance companies if the source of mold is created by a peril that is covered, such as water damage.
The average cost for mold remediation can be anywhere from $500-$7,000. It varies depending on the severity of the mold remediation needed.
Our mold removal process typically lasts anywhere from 1 to 7 days depending on the severity of the problem. While this is the average, some cases can take longer.
Depending on your level of comfort and the scope of the job, you may be able to stay in your home during our mold remediation process. However, the safest and most comfortable option is typically to temporarily leave your property while our services are administered.
Due to laws in certain states, a third-party company has to complete the mold inspection. Though we can provide mold remediation services, we can not complete the initial mold inspection of your property. However, we can refer you to a mold inspection company.
Mold can hide in various places, such as an attic, crawlspace, and even behind walls. If you smell the odor mold is commonly associated with, it potentially may be in a lesser-traveled area of the property or behind the walls.
United Water Restoration Group technicians are all trained and certified through the Institute of Inspection For Cleaning And Restoration (IICRC).
Mold hidden behind walls may require advanced tools to not only discover but remediate as well. If you suspect mold is growing behind your walls, you should seek assistance from professional service providers.
No, we do not find the leak that caused the water damage.
Restoring water damage usually calls for extracting standing water, cleaning the affected area and either drying or tearing out and replacing damp or saturated building materials and contents. Except in the case of minor damage that can be quickly fixed and thoroughly dried, damage cleanup and restoration should be undertaken by trained professionals. Restoration and remediation services have access to pumps for extracting large amounts of water and debris as well as a full range of cleaning and drying equipment.
Three of the most common sources of water damage include damaged roofing, faulty plumbing fixtures, or leaky appliances. Restoration professionals categorize the severity of water damage based on the level of contamination: Category One water damage results when clean water leaks from a broken pipe or supply line. Category Two damage involves contaminated, non-potable gray water from a leaky appliance, bath, shower, toilet, or a roof that may contain chemicals and microbes. Category Three incidents involve highly contaminated floodwater or sewer backups that may contain solid waste.
Puddles or pools of standing water and dripping surfaces are obvious indications of ongoing water damage. A musty odor suggests that a structural leak is causing hidden mold to flourish behind the walls.
Standing water poses may health and safety risks. In addition to being an ideal environment for potentially harmful bacteria and fungi to multiply and spread, water also poses slip and fall risks. For these reasons, it is advisable to hire water damage restoration professionals with extensive experience and equipment suitable for extracting standing water, cleaning and drying a damaged structure.
Home and commercial property owners and managers should be aware of the age of plumbing and the materials used. Regular inspections of pipes and appliances can help to avoid costly damage and repairs, as will checking the condition of a roof after high winds or storms that could tear off shingles and other building materials.
Unless you have access to the right pumps and know how to monitor and equalize interior and exterior pressure on a structure, you may want to limit your mitigation and cleanup effort to contacting skilled professionals. Local or regional restoration services have the tools and training to get the job done as quickly as possible without risking lasting structural damage.
Contact a water restoration company like (United Water Restoration Group), as soon as you see signs of flooding. You should receive a call back within a matter of minutes, depending on the number of homes and businesses that are affected. Leading services advertise a call-back time of fifteen minutes or less and arrival on-site within an hour. Make sure to choose a remediation service recognized for efficient emergency response.
If there is more water present in a structure than you can remove with towels and a mop or wet vac, it is a good idea to seek expert help. Even if you think you may be able to handle the amount of water that is currently dripping or standing, residual moisture can lead to mold. Investing in complete water damage cleanup as soon as the damage occurs may be more cost-effective than getting surprised by major secondary damage that is excluded from coverage under most standard homeowners and commercial property insurance policies.
The restoration process starts with a careful inspection of the causes, degree, and extent of the damage. Restoration experts should provide an estimate of costs anticipated for cleanup and rebuilding. Before you attempt to clean, repair, or remove any wet building materials or contents, you should thoroughly document the damage in photographs and videos. Listing losses and gathering receipts or other purchase information may make an insurer more likely to cover a water damage claim. Next, trained experts recommend eliminating as many effects of damage as possible. This phase is called mitigation because it should improve conditions and limit the severity of the damage. Extraction and cleanup should ideally start within 24 hours, and rebuilding can commence as soon as the cause and primary effects of water damage have been resolved.
Major distinctions between water damage at a commercial and a residential property involve the size and plumbing systems in a structure and the number of occupants in a structure. Commercial property owners must account for the safety of employees, customers, or clients, or run a heightened risk of liability. It may be necessary to file an interruption insurance claim to offset ongoing expenses or the costs of temporary relocation.
The cost of home water damage restoration can range from several hundred dollars up to thousands of dollars for repairing extensive damage resulting from flood conditions. Property owners should do everything that they can to ensure that the majority of mitigation, restoration and remediation costs are covered under a homeowners or commercial property policy, endorsement or rider.
There are actually 3 types of water damage that vary on the source of the damage.
Clean Water Damage: This type of water damage comes from a clean source like a broken pipe, overflowing sink or bathtub, or various other appliance issues. This is categorized as the least severe type of water damage.
Grey Water Damage: This form of water damage comes from things such as an overflowing toilet, sump pump backups, and washing machines. The water is not clear and will have a greyish look. While we do not know if this water is harmful to humans, it is highly recommended that any salvageable items be removed and disinfected.
Black Water Damage: Black water damage is the most severe of all the categories. This form of water damage comes from sources such as sewage backup and rising floodwaters. When this form of water damage occurs, salvageable items will need to be removed and heavily disinfected.
Fire damage restoration experts can recommend building materials and contents for which cleaning and restoration may be cost-effective and have a high rate of success. Otherwise, the total cost of fire damage repair should include replacement costs for building materials and the labor needed for repairs or installations.
As long as a property was occupied during the month leading up to the fire, most fire damage should be covered under homeowners and commercial property insurance policies. Review the terms and limits of your coverage when you are considering the best approach to damage restoration and comparing fire damage repair estimates.
Commercial fire damage is most commonly caused by kitchen mishaps, heating equipment issues, faulty electrical components, smoking accidents, common human errors, and intentional fires.
Most fire damage situations include a series of 7 steps: Initial phone calls to insurance and restoration companies, inspections, damage mitigation, drying out the property, soot and smoke removal, deep cleaning, and finally restoration. UWRG is an experienced company that can help guide you through these steps to ensure that your home is completely restored in a timely manner.
In the home, there are a variety of ways that a fire can start and cause damage to your home. First, it's important to ensure that combustible items in your kitchen are away from hot appliances such as ovens and stovetops. The smoke detectors in your home should also always be maintained and checked routinely for proper use. Any candles in the home should be away from flammable items and should be extinguished before leaving the home or going to sleep. Any items in the home that need to be stored and are possibly combustible should be stowed away from any equipment, outlets, or areas that commonly retain heat. For a full list of tips and tricks, you can visit our company blog to learn more!
For most fires, including some serious ones, restoration is a viable option. With the assistance of your insurer and a team of fire recovery experts, your situation can quickly return to normal. With extreme fire damage, demolition is the only reasonable course of action. Starting over is never a pleasant prospect, but sometimes, it’s not financially feasible to do otherwise. The worst case is when a structure that seems recoverable is not. The underlying damage may be more severe than first thought. The correct decision would have been to demolish it, saving valuable time and money. If you ever become the victim of a home or business fire, you will play a key role in the decision-making process. How you respond may help determine if demolition is part of the solution.
The fire damage restoration process can greatly vary from situation to situation. Depending on the severity of the damages, it can take anywhere from a few days to even months.
This also depends on the severity of damage dealt during the fire damage event. A home or business may be legally deemed uninhabitable after a severe fire event and may only become habitable after fire damage restoration services conclude.
One of the steps to our fire damage restoration process is tarping up exposed areas and boarding up damaged windows. This helps prevent exposure to the elements and can assist in preventing further damage to the property.
While firefighters can assist in putting out a fire, they won’t be able to clean up the mess left by their efforts to calm the fire. Water damage is commonly associated with fire damage as it is present during these efforts and can be left to permeate through your property.
Smoke damage can leave a thick residue on the top of surfaces and items throughout a property. It can seep into porous materials and cause further deterioration of the items as well as lingering smells. Depending on the severity of the smoke damage, the air quality in the room can be potentially dangerous, especially if the materials burned are plastic or are made of harmful substances.
No, United Water Restoration Group is a water restoration company that provides a variety of restoration services to customers experiencing emergencies regarding water, fire, mold, storm, or trauma.
It depends on the the severity of the damage and what is needed to repair it.
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Yes, we work on house boats or boats used for living quarters.
In the event of a water emergency, United Water Restoration Group responds in as little as fifteen minutes and can arrive on site within an hour. Our headquarters is located in Ormond Beach, FL, but we can help home and commercial property owners in any state or province find water damage restoration services. Enter your postal code on our home page or give us a call toll free at 1-800-430-5838 to report damage and start the mitigation and restoration process today. We specialize in damage restoration and also offer mold testing and remediation services.
After our visual assessment, we will be able to determine the total cost for repairs. The price is determined based on what is needed to repair the damaged areas.
There are multiple ways to pay us during or after your service. We take debit, credit, cash, checks, and money orders as well as work with your insurance claim to have them cover our services.
Our technicians can provide free visual estimates, though some estimates may require more work than others and require a small fee.
Our services greatly depend on the scope of work needed to return your home or business back to its normal, pre-loss conditions. Since each situation is unique, there is no typical average.
We will work hand-and-hand to figure out what works best around you and your insurance. For commercial properties, we charge 30% of our estimate up-front and for residential, out-of-pocket jobs, we charge 50% of our estimates up-front.
Yes, we work with all insurance companies.
In certain states, your insurance is given 90 days to make a determination on your eligibility for coverage, this can vary depending on the state.
During our damage restoration or remediation process, we will work closely with your insurance provider. At the start of your restoration and remediation process with us, you will be given an account representative who will reach out to your insurance carrier as needed.