Water damage in Naples or any other location should never be taken lightly. Let’s assume you live in Naples and have a broken hot water heater. You come home to find water all over the kitchen floor and water inside adjacent cabinets. What do you do? Since this is a clean water event, it is reasonable to mop up the water and call it a day. You get the hot water heater replaced and think you’re out of danger. But here’s what you probably don’t know. Water hidden and out of reach has already penetrated cabinets and seeped into baseboards and under flooring. What follows next and within minutes, hours and days is a progressively worsening water damage and mold problem that if not contained, can rapidly spread throughout your home.
Water damage may be obvious from a weather-related flood, broken pipe, plumbing backup, or flooded dishwasher or washing machine. Often it is not as obvious when the water leak is insidious from a roof or other external building structures like gutters or cracked foundations. In those cases, water may leak into interior building structures slowly, appearing as water stains on ceilings, drywall or buckled flooring. These telltale signs are often overlooked until there is a musty odor followed by greenish, brown or black mold. Whatever the cause, failure to rapidly identify and remove the source, dry building structures and repair damage is essential.
Knowing this, you’re probably wondering how to find a trustworthy Naples water damage company. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we will answer many of your questions when choosing a reputable water damage company in Naples.
Most water damage companies in Naples are not IICRC certified. These standards reduce unnecessary and costly demolition during a water damage event. Only a few IICRC certified companies are recommended by leading homeowner insurance companies, trusted to provide honest and ethical water damage, mold remediation and restoration services in a responsible and timely manner.
A good water damage contractor will be available 24/7 to inspect and solve water damage repair and mold removal. They will provide a free estimate and never ask for an assignment of insurance benefits.
Upon arrival at your property, a good water damage contractor will determine the cause of the problem, document with pictures, use thermal imaging to detect moisture behind building structures and cabinets, coordinate with your insurance, take steps to minimize damage, assist you in finding a suitable place to stay (when needed), begin the structural drying process, and keep you informed during demolition, repairs and restoration phases.
Water damage commonly occurs from:
- Storms including thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical storms and hurricanes.
- Broken appliances, water heaters and leaking or burst pipes.
- Leaking roofs.
- Settling or depression of ground under foundations and concrete slabs.
- Sewer backups.
- Flood damage resulting from storms and firefighting efforts.
As soon as you detect or suspect water damage, it is advisable to call for an inspection. Water trapped behind cabinets, baseboards, flooring and building structures that you can’t see, can cause irreversible damage to building structures. Within 48-72 hours, Mold rapidly replicates and spreads to other areas of your home. Proper and timely drying and dehumidification and demolition will safeguard your building and personal property and minimize and/or prevent costly repairs from mold growth.
Water damage services should always be performed by a state licensed, insured and certified contractor. This assures safe, quality and appropriate interventions. Water damage services generally consist of extraction, structural drying, and demolition with removal of irreparably damaged building structures, appliances and materials. Included in restoration is replacement of removed items and cleaning to restore water damaged furniture, draperies, carpets, tile flooring, and personal property.
Reputable companies that specialize in Naples water damage and mold remediation are able to assist you with claims. Claims are more likely to be approved when you deal with a company who has been in business for more than five years, is a specialist in water damage repairs and restoration and adheres to IICRC certification requirements.
Experienced Naples water damage companies are skilled in understanding the legalese within homeowner policies. This allows them to determine exactly what is covered as well as the specific terms. When contracted to do the work, they provide your insurance carrier with detailed itemized documents for all damages including pictures and descriptions that accurately define replacement needs and costs. This allows the contractor to act in your behalf for expediting claims and obtaining maximize benefits for covered expenses.
The management of water damage in Naples or any other location depends on the source of the damage and the length of time present. When the water damage is from a clean water source and intervention begun within minutes to hours, structural drying and dehumidification can often save affected property. Even when the source is clean water, waiting a few days can allow mold to form and propagate. When the water damage is from a dirty water source such as overflow from a storm or from a sewage backup, the water is contaminated with bacteria, providing an optimum breeding ground for toxic black mold. When mold is present, more demolition is required to remove, decontaminate and restore materials affected.
Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations. is an experienced specialty full service Florida water damage general contractor you can depend on to do a quality fully guaranteed job and take the stress off of you. We handle everything from water leaks, flood damage, and mold cleanup to the full restoration of your home after a major disaster. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants and adhere strictly to CDC protocols with respect to Covid-19 cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
Armstrong is one of only a few companies trusted and recommended by leading homeowners insurance companies. Our detailed documents accurately define repair and replacement needs and costs. This expedites claims and maximizes your benefits for covered expenses.
Armstrong will help you to get through one of your most difficult water damage repair challenges in the best possible way through our one-stop total peace of mind service – the most complete, comprehensive 24/7 customer service in the area today. You can depend on us to adhere to strict safety practices for Covid-19 when we arrive and work within your property.
We are reachable 24/7 to inspect and solve water damage and mold problems. The inspection and estimate are free. Call 239-541-4200 or contact us at ArmstrongWaterMoldCleanup.com
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