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Kitchen Water Damage Repair Services in Southwest Florida

When you’re a homeowner, the shock and distress of finding your kitchen floor flooded can be overwhelming. Coming home to or discovering a musty odor and mold on your walls and baseboards at your winter retreat adds to the stress. The insights you’ll gain on kitchen water damage repair are crucial for keeping your family safe, cutting down on expenses, and easing your anxiety regarding water damage and the mold cleanup and restoration process.

The kitchen is often at risk for water damage and mold, with common culprits including leaks from the refrigerator, sink, countertop, and dishwasher. Many instances of water damage can be averted with simple fixes and ongoing upkeep. Water damage in the kitchen might creep up slowly due to persistent moisture around sinks and countertops, drips underneath the sink, unsealed joint leaks, damaged dishwasher hoses, or concealed leaking pipes. Alternatively, kitchen water damage can result from abrupt, extensive flooding caused by a burst pipe or a malfunctioning dishwasher.

Irrespective of its origin, prompt detection of a water leak in the kitchen floor and timely repairs are critical for salvaging building structures and water-damaged items. Water swiftly seeps into the fabric of your home, including drywall, baseboards, and kitchen cabinets, elevating repair costs. Addressing water damage promptly, especially from a clean water source and within a 72-hour window, can significantly reduce costs.

After this period, even clean water is treated as contaminated due to the risk of mold and bacteria, which pose severe health threats to humans and pets. Mold starts to grow and spread within 24-48 hours in dark, damp, and poorly ventilated areas. Without proper drying, dehumidification, and containment efforts, water damage can lead to mold growth behind walls, beneath flooring, and inside cabinets, exacerbating the situation.

Effects of Kitchen Water Damage
Water Damage after Minutes

Within Minutes

  • Water rapidly spreads, increasing cleanup scope.
  • Furniture dyes stain carpets and flooring.
  • Drywall and base moldings quickly soak up water.
  • Flooring begins to suffer as water seeps underneath.
Water Damage after Hours

Within Hours

  • Furniture and cabinets swell, delaminate, or split.
  • Pressboard materials disintegrate from swelling.
  • Bacterial odors indicate early microbial growth.
  • Electrical systems risk short circuits from moisture.
Water Damage in Days

Within Days

  • Mold and fungus grow, producing musty odors.
  • Metal surfaces start rusting and corroding.
  • Respiratory and other health issues may arise from mold exposure.
  • Many items become unsalvageable, driving up repair costs.

Our Process to Repairing Kitchen Water Damage

  • Problem Identification and Mitigation

    We offer a free inspection and estimate to thoroughly assess the extent of your kitchen’s water damage. Upon engaging our services, we promptly address and halt the source of the water damage, aiming to reduce further damage and ensure you gain the most from your insurance coverage.

  • In-Depth Analysis of Hidden Areas

    Utilizing advanced infrared thermal imaging technology, we meticulously examine areas behind kitchen appliances and structures—such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, and cabinets—to uncover moisture invisible to the naked eye.

  • Protection of Structures and Belongings

    Our team employs professional-grade drying and dehumidifying equipment to protect your property and building structures from further damage. We implement containment strategies to halt the spread of mold, adhering to the IICRC’s guidelines for water damage restoration and mold remediation.

  • Drying and Dehumidifying the Structure

    For water damage stemming from clean sources within the critical 72-hour window, we deploy industrial-strength dehumidifiers and dryers to eliminate moisture, vapor, and humidity efficiently. We closely monitor the environment to determine the precise duration needed for thorough drying.

  • Assessment for Mold Remediation

    Recognizing that not all molds are harmful but any substantial presence can pose health risks, we suggest an impartial mold evaluation and testing by a licensed ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) before any remediation work.

  • Restoration and Reconstruction

    Our final step involves cleaning, deodorizing, and restoring or replacing damaged elements like drywall, moldings, cabinets, countertops, and flooring. Our top-tier kitchen renovation solutions aim to not only repair but enhance your space. Collaborating closely with your insurance, we strive to secure comprehensive coverage for the restoration efforts necessitated by kitchen water damage.

Common Causes and Signs of Kitchen Water Damage
  • Water leakage and mold behind refrigerators
  • Icemaker hoses not securely attached to the water supply
  • Water around sink and countertops seeping in and around cabinets.
  • Cracks and missing grout or calk around countertops
  • Water leaks under the kitchen sink
  • Blocked kitchen sink drains
  • Incomplete emptying of the dishwasher
  • Leaks under the dishwasher
  • Stained pipes and walls containing pipes
  • Peeling cracked paint on walls, ceilings, baseboards
  • Color changes and dents in the floor
  • Soft or spongy areas in flooring
  • Flooring that’s warped, cracked, or has stains
  • A musty smell, along with visible mold or mildew
  • Sound of running water without use of plumbing
  • Unexpectedly high-water bills without a clear reason
About Armstrong Kitchen Water Damage Repairs

When it comes to kitchen water damage repair, you can trust Armstrong to provide experienced, licensed and certified services. Here’s how we approach it:

  • We prioritize your safety and meticulously assess the cause, scope, and timeline of the water damage.
  • With your consent, we advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the maximum insurance compensation based on your coverage and our findings.
  • Our procedures adhere to IICRC guidelines for water damage, ensuring safe and effective management of your specific situation.
  • If necessary, we assist in arranging temporary housing for you, your family, and pets.
  • We focus on salvaging and restoring any personal property that can be saved.
  • Our arsenal includes specialized tools for drying and dehumidifying hard-to-reach areas within building structures.
  • Advanced technology helps us precisely track the success of our drying and dehumidification efforts.
  • Industrial-grade equipment enables us to quickly remove water and dry out structures.
  • We oversee a seamless and safe workflow, coordinating with any required specialty contractors such as roofers and plumbers.
  • A certified, impartial mold inspection company assesses the need and scope of any mold remediation required.
  • We act quickly and with accountability to restore your property to a condition that’s as good as or better than before.
FAQs about Kitchen Water Damage Repair

What are IICRC water damage protocols?

Protocols for water damage and mold remediation are designed to protect homeowners in assuring safe and appropriate standards. IICRC is the organization responsible for certifications that are trusted and approved nationally by insurance companies. These protocols are based on the source and extent of the water damage, the length of time that has elapsed and whether the water is clean or dirty.

Why do I need repairs for water damage in my kitchen?

Even small floods can lead to water sneaking behind cabinets, baseboards, under flooring, and into the structure of your building. While it might seem like you’ve cleaned up all the water, areas out of sight can remain damp without proper drying. Left unaddressed, this moisture can cause permanent damage to the structure. Moreover, hidden, moist, and dark spaces are perfect for mold to thrive.

Mold can start growing and spreading throughout your home within 48-72 hours. Engaging a professional for water damage repair early can prevent extensive damage that could be much costlier to fix later.

Professionals handling water damage repair are licensed, insured, and certified to ensure safe and effective solutions. These services may include water extraction, drying of structures, repair or replacement of damaged parts of the building, appliances, and materials, as well as cleaning to restore items like furniture, curtains, carpets, and personal belongings affected by water.

What should I do if I notice a water leak in the kitchen?

Leaks in the kitchen can stem from various issues, including compromised plumbing, deteriorating roofing or gutters, or even ground movement affecting the foundation. Indicators of a leak might be water stains on ceilings, walls, or baseboards, often accompanied by cracking or peeling paint. A musty smell, with or without visible mold, suggests that the leak has been present for a while.

In case you notice or suspect a leak, it’s crucial to seek out water leak detection services immediately. Armstrong offers reliable and experienced water damage restoration services. We provide a complimentary inspection and estimate for detecting and fixing leaks. Our thorough inspection aims to identify the leak’s source and devise a strategy to resolve the issue, ultimately restoring your property to its original condition.

How does Armstrong assist homeowners in insurance claims?

Armstrong brings expertise and a strong track record of cooperating with insurance firms on claims related to water damage, mold remediation, and fire damage. Our commitment to the standards set by the IICRC certification means we’re recommended by several leading homeowner insurance companies.

We have the skill to navigate your insurance policy’s complex language to pinpoint precisely what’s covered and the terms involved. We furnish your insurance provider with detailed, itemized documentation of all damages, complete with photos and descriptions that clearly outline the need and costs for replacements. This enables us to advocate effectively on your behalf, speeding up the claim process and ensuring you receive the maximum possible benefit for expenses that your policy covers.

What kinds of costs are covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage varies significantly among providers, with each company offering different policy benefits, exclusions, deductibles, and premium costs for events such as water damage, floods, roof leaks, and sewer backups.

Why should I opt for Armstrong's Kitchen Water Damage Repair Services?

Armstrong is a fully licensed, certified, and insured contractor in Florida, boasting over three decades of experience. Our commitment to integrity, quality, and reliable service has established us as a preferred contractor for water, mold, fire, and restoration needs.
We adhere to IICRC standards, ensuring our practices are safe and effective, preventing customers from incurring unnecessary and expensive demolition and restoration costs. Armstrong is recognized by leading homeowner insurance companies as a trusted provider for water damage, mold remediation, and restoration services.
Our team is available 24/7, promising a 2-hour response time for water damage and mold service requests in Southwest Florida. We offer free inspections and estimates, and our work is backed by an unconditional guarantee for quality, workmanship, and reliable service. For comprehensive, worry-free service, Armstrong is your go-to, even if you require ongoing maintenance after working with another company for initial repairs and restoration.

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