Why You should hire an Expert for Fire and Water Damage Restoration

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.

As a homeowner, dealing with fire or flood damage is an absolute nightmare. Having proper insurance coverage is a great way to reduce the financial strain, but the recovery and restoration process will still require a lot of work. Trying to tackle this kind of project on your own is admirable, but sometimes it best left to the professionals.

Water damage is complicated and can be much worse than it appears on the surface. What may seem to be a cheap Saturday afternoon DIY project could, in fact, be a major challenge that requires specialized tools and plenty of experience to complete. For example, what looks like a simple drywall patching project may involve plumbing, electrical or gas lines, and potentially harmful contaminants like sewage, outdoor flood water, and mold.

Fire damage is going to be a bit more obvious that flood damage, which can often be hidden deep within walls or floorboards. But that doesn’t mean the risks and challenges are any less daunting. Electrical wires may be signed and exposed, and burned wall studs may compromise the structural integrity of your home.

Trained professionals are able to expertly inspect your home and assess the damage, ensuring the safety of you and your family. They will also be able to provide estimates on the costs and timeframes for the necessary repairs and work with your insurance company to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum.

If you have a restoration project that you suspect may be more than you can handle, give us a call today. Our emergency hotline is open 24/7 at 919-467-1991.

Dangers of Mold After Water Damage

After a leak or flood within your home, a common and serious risk that you may face is the presence of mold. In your carpet, your drywall, even in the wooden beams, mold can grow almost anywhere that has adequate moisture. It’s going to look terrible, and smell twice as bad, but the worst aspect is the effect it can have on your health if left untreated.

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.

It’s important to understand that the mold that grows on water damaged surfaces within your home is very different from the kind that grows on the leftovers in your refrigerator. In fact, there are several different types of black mold that could grow on water-damaged surfaces, and while they may present themselves differently, none of them are safe.

The first symptom is going to be a minor irritation, such as small rashes, coughing, sinus congestion, red watery eyes, and sneezing. These symptoms are likely to stay low and steady while the mold is contained within the walls. If it becomes exposed, either through demolition, or through growth to water damaged carpeting, or even under cabinets that are opened occasionally, the symptoms will likely worsen.

Adequate exposure to advanced mold growth can turn a minor cough into a severe one, and minor congestion into a serious sinus infection, as well as severe skin rashes and difficulty breathing. In fact, fungal infections all throughout your body are possible and may result in emergency hospitalization.

If any kinds of leaks are discovered within your home, you shouldn’t take any risks with repairing the damage. Our certified professionals are trained to detect the signs of mold that can cause these kinds of health problems for you and your family. We’ll assess the damage, and work with your insurance company to make sure that you’re protected, both environmentally and financially. If there are signs of leaks or mold in your house, call our 24/7 emergency hotline immediately at 919-467-1991.

How to Handle Wet Walls After a Leak or Flood

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.

Water damage to your walls, whether from faulty plumbing or mother nature, needs to be addressed quickly and properly. Movable items like furniture and appliances can be moved out of harms way, but not much can be done to protect your walls in the event of a serious water event. Once the water has soaked in, you have a very small window to act. Walls that have been wet for less than a day, two at most, can be dried out with little to no long term risk. A steady supply of fresh dry air is important. An open window may not be enough, though. A few industrial box fans pointed directly at the wet wall for at least 48 hours should dry it sufficiently. All that’s left to do then is to paint over the stains.

For walls that have been wet for 3 days or longer, you’re best, and only safe option is to rip everything out down to the wood studs and rebuild with new drywall. Understand though, that if you have any DIY experience with patching holes in drywall, this is a bit more complicated. It’s easy to cut out drywall that feels wet to the touch with a box knife or drywall saw, but knowing how far the damage has spread beyond that requires training and experience. Drywall doesn’t need to be completely saturated to still have enough moisture inside to support mold and mildew. If any water damaged wood is left behind, all your hard work may be for nothing.

It’s recommended that you contact a professional. We’re available 24/7 through our emergency hot-line at 919-467-1991. Our trained and certified professionals will be able to determine the severity of the damage, and work with your insurance company to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum. As licensed contractors, we’ll not only be able to rip out all of the damaged drywall, and any other affected structure, we can rebuild your home as good as new.

Leak in Attic from Hot Water Heater in Holly Springs

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.

Hot water heaters can be found in basements, closets, garages, and attics. Of those places, the last one you want to have sprung a leak is the one in the attic. Every drop of water that escapes is going to work its way down through your home, soaking into and ruining the wood, insulation, drywall, paint, carpet, and even flooring. The leak may exist for day, weeks, or even longer before it’s discovered, and the damage by that point could be extensive. To make matters worse, many attics are difficult to access, which makes fixing the leak harder than you might think. Carrying bags of heavy tools up a steep ladder, through a tight access hatch, and working in the dark while trying to find and stop a leak is even less fun than it sounds.

But stopping the leak is only the beginning, and there’s much work still left to do. Anywhere the water has soaked in is now incredibly vulnerable to mold, mildew, and even structural damage. Wood beams become very weak once mold sets in, and will need to be replaced. Mold not only smells horrible, but is a major health risk as well, so drywall, carpeting, and more all need to be dried properly, or ripped out and replaced.

As restoration service professionals and licensed general contractors, we can help. We’re available 24/7 to not only stop the leak, but assess the damage, work with your insurance company, and begin the process of repairing your home. Call our emergency hot-line at 919-467-1991.

Burst Water Hose Behind Refrigerator in Chapel Hill NC

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.

With some small leaks, you may not even notice the water until it’s far too late. An odd odor emanating from the kitchen is usually blamed on the trash can, or maybe some spoiled food in the back corner of the refrigerator. It doesn’t occur to most people that it could be mold growing on the wall, in the dark space behind the fridge. The hose that supplies water to the ice machine and door dispenser can develop a small leak, and spray a fine mist of water across the wall and down to the floor. There’s never enough water to spill out far enough for anyone to notice, and is left untreated long enough for much more serious problems to grow and fester.

By the time the real source of the smell is found, the paint, drywall, wood studs, insulation, and flooring are ruined. Repairing the damage is no small task, and needs to be done right in order to ensure that mold won’t continue to grow and cause even more damage. As restoration service professionals and licensed general contractors, we can get started immediately on fixing the leak, stopping the damage, and starting the process for restoring your kitchen back to the way it was.

The last thing anyone wants to deal with in these situations is an insurance company. We will gladly handle it so you don’t have to. Because we communicate with them on a regular basis, we know exactly how to navigate the process to make sure that all of the damage to your home is covered, and that you’re not stuck paying any more than you have to. If you have a mess you would like us to clean up for you, call us today at 919-467-1991. We’re available 24/7.

Sink Overflow Water Damage in Townhouse in Apex NC

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.

None ever expects serious damage to happen to their home, and few people are prepared for the day when it finally happens. Do you have a plan for what to do when you walk into your kitchen to find your sink overflowing, spilling water down your counter and across the floor? If you’re like most homeowners, it’s very likely that step one is to panic, which is totally understandable, but not very helpful. Instead, accept the fact that you’re likely going to have to get wet. If the faucet is on, and won’t shut off, crawl under the sink and turn off the water supply. If the faucet isn’t on, your dishwasher probably is. Turn it off immediately.

How Can a Dishwasher Make a Sink Overflow?

Because of the way that most kitchens are plumbed, sinks and dishwashers share the same drainage pipes. If there’s a clog somewhere in the pipe somewhere between your kitchen and the outside of your house, the water pumped out of your dishwasher only has one direction to go; backward. Rather than draining properly, the dirty dishwater pumps up through the drain at the bottom of your sink, and if there’s enough water, over the top and onto the floor. Maybe you’re lucky enough to catch it before it’s too late, but if you don’t notice until the next morning, there’s likely damage to the floors and cabinets that, if left untreated, will lead to stains, smells, and mold.

We’ve helped thousands of homeownerss get out of trouble like this in the past, and have the experience needed to stop the damage from getting worse, talk with your insurance company to make sure you’re properly covered, and repair your home quickly and professionally. Don’t hesitate, either. The longer damage like this sits, the worse it will get, and the less likely your insurance is going to cover it at all. Call our emergency hot-line now. 919-467-1991.