Water Damage FAQ's
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - BATON ROUGE WATER DAMAGE
What are the major causes of flood damage and water damage in Baton Rouge, LA?
- Water damage in Baton Rouge can be caused many different things. Events like hurricanes and heavy rain storms can cause major Baton Rouge flood damage, however, weather is not the only culprit. Baton Rouge water damage can be caused by leaking pipes, malfunctioning appliances, even roof leaks from clogged gutters and downspouts can cause serious Baton Rouge water damage to walls and floors.
Are your technicians and company certified for water damage?
- Yes. We are certified through IICRC for water damage restoration and mitigation.
What is the IICRC?
- IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. IICRC develops and monitors educational programs and standards for inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration industries.
I have water in my Baton Rouge property! What do I do now?
- This is an emergency situation and time is of the essence! AdvantaClean of Baton Rouge can respond quickly to your Baton Rouge Water Damage situation. Our technicians will immediately begin mitigating water damage.
How long will it take for my Baton Rouge property to dry?
- The time to completely dry a property can depend on variables like temperature, humidity, how quickly emergency services begin, amount of saturation and the types of materials affected. AdvantaClean’s consistent monitoring and evaluation of the drying process allows us to determine when the structure is dry.
Can I turn off the water damage equipment at night?
- No, it is important to allow the equipment to keep running. We strategically place the equipment for optimal drying. If you turn off the equipment, drying time will increase. Turning off the water damage equipment can also increase the possibility for microbial growth and secondary damage.
Should I be concerned about mold growth?
- If water damage is noticed quickly and has been quickly addressed by a water damage mitigation and restoration professional, mold is generally not an issue.
If a water damage situation has gone unnoticed or was not properly dried and treated, mold growth is a possibility.
How will I know when my property is dry?
- Our water damage specialists utilize specialized equipment to determine if the structure is completely dry. Just because something appears to be dry doesn’t mean that it’s completely dry!