Water Damage Loveland, CO: Water Damage FAQs
Full recovery from a water damage incident can be a highly technical process, so it’s normal for you not to completely understand how the water damage restoration process works.
Our water damage, flood damage and sewer damage clientscommonly ask the following questions:
No. As a matter of fact, your insurance company would prefer you call a
Water damage certainly has the potential to cause mold growth. Because mold thrives in moist environments, any place that is wet (and especially humid) is a perfect place for mold to grow. Actually, mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours on anything that contains moisture. It’s very important to take immediate action – waiting only increases the expense of water damage restoration services.
Full restoration consists of two major phases. The first, mitigation, consists of demolition, cleaning and drying out the structure and belongings. This phase usually takes no more than 3 – 4 days. The second phase, repairs, can range from a few days to a couple of weeks depending on the degree of damage and lead time of materials such as carpeting, cabinets, or other flooring materials. Your AdvantaClean project manager will work closely with you and your insurance company to develop a full timeline for your mitigation and repairs so that you are back to normal as quickly as possible.
In many cases, yes. Key factors are the manner and quality of construction of the floor, the length of time the flooring is subjected to the water, and how quickly the water can be removed and the floor thoroughly dried. If the wood remains wet for too long, the boards can split or the warping can become so severe that recovery is not possible. Specially designed equipment can aid the drying process and give the floor the best chance of a full recovery without the cost and hassle of replacement.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides a specific set of practical standards for Loveland, CO water damage restoration. According to the IICRC S500 water damage repair should only be done by experienced and trained technicians that will promptly and professionally perform the restoration in your home or building according to IICRC standards.
There are three basic categories of water: clean, grey and black. The type of water in your home or building will determine the extent of the damage and the process used to clean it up.
- Clean water – poses no harm to people. This includes water damage caused by a sink or bathtub overflow or an appliance malfunction, such as a water heater or washing machine.
- Gray water – can cause harm and illness to people. This category includes water that has a significant amount of contamination, which can be chemical, physical and/or biological.
- Black water – can cause severe illness to people. Black water is very unsanitary and contains pathogenic agents coming from other contaminated water sources. Black water can come from seawater, ground surface water and sewage backups.
Water damage in Loveland, CO can be caused by a variety of factors. Certainly events like hurricanes and heavy rain storms can cause major flood damage, however, weather is not the only culprit. Homes and buildings can suffer water damage from burst or leaky pipes, malfunctioning appliances, even roof leaks from defective gutters and downspouts can cause serious water damage to walls and floors.
Some signs of hidden water damage include peeling paint and wallpaper, visible mold, moisture and condensation, musty odors, and moisture or dampness in your carpet or other flooring.
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