After your home or business experiences flood damage, you may think you can clean up the mess by yourself. However, it’s best to have a professional assess the damage, since much of it can be hidden from the eye. These are the main benefits of hiring a professional like Cleaning and Restoration Specialists.
Avoid Common Mistakes
You probably know that you need to clean up water as soon as possible. But you might not know the common mistakes to avoid after a flood has occurred. A professional will sidestep these mistakes and help you save money in the long run.
For example, many people forget to shut off power or water sources. This can cause electrical injuries or further damage to your home. Failing to shut off gas utilities can lead to an explosion.
If you call us within the first 24 hours of the flood damage, we have the best chance to correct the damage and stop it from spreading. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the first sign that your home or business has experienced a flood.
Control Mold and Mildew
After waters recede, it’s difficult for a regular person to keep mold and mildew from growing and spreading. Mold and mildew rapidly multiply in warm, wet conditions, and if you can’t clean up the water fast enough, you could have a major problem. Mold can be toxic for some people and may result in serious medical issues.
The professionals at Cleaning and Restoration Specialists are trained in mold and mildew remediation. We have special equipment to test for mold and mildew. Based on the test results, we’ll get to work right away on removing any items that are ruined, or cleaning the items that are salvageable. This is a major benefit of working with a professional over do-it-yourself cleanup methods.
Save Major Costs
You might do an excellent job on your own cleaning up water that you can see. You may mop floors, use fans, open windows and remove wet items, but still face major damage. Much of the damage that occurs during a flood is not visible to the eye.
The technicians at Cleaning and Restoration Specialists know exactly where to look for hidden water. It could be hiding in your drywall, insulation, carpets, floor joists, and other areas. These areas can be expensive to repair if left untreated. It’s just too difficult for the average homeowner or business owner to entirely clean up flood damage. We can save you a bundle as compared to a major renovation.
Help Filing Your Claim
You need to report the damage to your insurance company to receive compensation under your policy. We work with all different types of insurance companies and can help you navigate the paperwork. Report the flood to your insurance company as soon as possible, then make the next call to us.
Be sure to contact Cleaning and Restoration Specialists for the professional care you deserve. Don’t wait until you’ve tried to clean up the mess by yourself. Call us at (210) 610-5481 as soon as you see the damage and we’ll hurry over to provide you an assessment.