What do I do during a water damage emergency?
If you are able to, turn off the water source to the property. Once you’re able to stop the water from flowing, get to a safe place in your property and call the professionals at 911 Restoration of West Palm Beach.
What do I do directly after a water damage disaster?
Begin covering up and protecting valuables or essential items. You don’t want these to be destroyed by water damage. Place them in high shelves or areas where water can’t reach. Plastic grocery bags or Ziploc bags could help for furniture bases and footings.
How long does the restoration process take?
This depends on the severity of the water damage. The average restoration job usually takes 3-4 days including drying.
Can I remove mold with bleach?
Bleach will kill mold growing on non-porous surfaces like glass, tiles, bathtubs and counter-tops, but within a week or two the mold usually comes back stronger. Mold remediation requires cleansers that reach deep down into wood and other porous building materials to get to the roots. The properties of bleach prevent it from soaking into many surfaces, thus the roots remain which causes the mold to return.
How long does it take for mold to grow?
In West Palm Beach, humidity runs high most of the time. Under ideal conditions (optimal temperature and level of humidity), it takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to germinate and grow. Typically, the spores begin to colonize in 3 to 12 days and become visible in about 18-21 days.
Is it safe to breathe in mold?
Mold spores are found in the air we breathe all around us. However, extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold may cause negative health effects including: allergic and respiratory symptoms, especially those with current respiratory conditions (e.g., allergies, asthma, or emphysema.)
Do you bill my insurance company?
Yes, if your loss is covered under your insurance policy, we will bill your insurance company directly. In case it’s not covered, we will work with you and provide you with affordable prices. We will help you understand your insurance policy and all damage that is covered. In case it’s not covered, we will work with you and provide you with affordable prices.