Water damage is one of the most serious types of property damage because of the long term effects it can have if not properly restored. Whether the damage is caused by flooding, burst pipes, backed up sewers, or after a fire, the process of restoration is much the same. All standing water must be removed and the area must be dried and thoroughly cleaned before the damaged property can be restored to its former condition.
However, it’s important to act quickly. If your property in the Birmingham area has been damaged by water, contact Catastrophic Restoration Team immediately. The longer you wait, the more serious the damage will be, and the cost and difficulty of the cleanup will go up. Don’t waste any time, and call us right away.
Once any standing water has been removed, we will bring in industrial strength dehumidifiers to dry the area. This will help to prevent rot setting in and keep mold from gaining a foothold. Once the area has been dried, we will work to clean what can be cleaned and replace what must be replaced. We’ll have your property back to its original condition in no time.
If your property has gotten wet and not been dried out properly, you are almost guaranteed a bad mold infestation. Mold requires moisture to grow, so the first step in safely removing mold is determining the source of the moisture and taking steps to prevent it from returning. If the source of the moisture is not removed, the mold will come right back. At the same time, the full extent of the mold infestation must be determined before work begins, so that everyone can be sure no mold was left behind to continue contaminating the building.
The next step is isolating and containing the work area. When the mold is disturbed, it will start releasing massive amounts of spores. If the workspace has not been properly isolated, these will spread throughout the building, damaging the health of anyone who breathes them and giving the mold a chance to spread. Only once the mold is effectively quarantined will we begin the sterilization, removal, and disposal of infected materials, ensuring that your mold problem does not return.
It’s very important to have professionals handle any mold infestations. If you are suffering from a mold infestation in the Birmingham area, call Catastrophic Restoration Team today.