Fire & Flood Damage Repair
Fire and smoke damage is a devastating and horrible experience for any individual, family, or business.
Often, people are forced out of their homes for an extended period of time while repairs are underway. There are additional situations where smoke and/or soot has coated an entire living space which makes it impossible to live your life enjoying your daily routine.
The events that follow a fire are critical in limiting loss. It is also the responsibility of the homeowner to act promptly in accordance with their insurance policy guidelines.
The initial step in securing the dwelling may be boarding up windows and doors or tarping the roof. The second step, if necessary, is to drain the water from the home if there is no heat in order to prevent pipe breaks. Mold Xterminators is available to assist in both steps if you require help. After the home has been secured, we work in conjunction with your Insurance Company to address the scope of damages whether they include cleaning, deodorizing, or construction.
Mold Xterminators recognizes the importance of addressing personal property. All property ranging from antiques to everyday items such as upholstery, hard furniture, electronics, and collectibles will be treated with the utmost respect and care. In most cases personal property will be addressed on the premises. If severe damage has occurred furniture and contents will be removed from the home and cleaned in our facility.
Common Origins of Fire:
- Cooking accidents
- Dryer fires
- Furnace malfunctions
- Arson or Vandalism
- Portable heaters
- Wood burning Stoves
Unfortunately, water damage can occur in a home or business within mere minutes causing severe damage and long periods of disruption in your everyday routine of life.
Unfortunately, water damage can occur in a home or business within mere minutes causing severe damage and long periods of disruption in your everyday routine of life. The length of disruption time has been proven to be a direct result in the time it takes for a customer to react. Your reaction should be to call our offices immediately, do not wait. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
This simple call will ensure the drying process is expedited and will prevent further damage from occurring. Secondly, the customer should contact their insurance company, report their claim, and make them fully aware of the situation. Upon Mold Xterminators arrival, we will begin the water removal process and start dehumidification. This process is extremely important, and done for the prevention of secondary damage. Once the water removal process is complete, our state-of-the-art drying equipment will be placed onsite and antimicrobial chemical treatment to prevent the growth of mold. Should any repairs be needed we will be able to address these needs once the drying process is complete.
Thus begins the process of restoring your home into pre-claim condition. It is also our promise that throughout the process we will work closely with your insurance adjuster, and because of this, we guarantee working within your policy coverage, and therefore allows you to settle your claim in a timely manner.
Categories of water damage include:
1. Clean Water
- Broken water pipes
- A break in your toilet tank, sink or bath overflow
- Failure of appliance water lines 2. Gray Water
- Appliance overflow
- Toilet bowl overflow
- Fish tank overflow 3. Black Water
- Break in sewer line
- Toilet overflow containing fecal matter
- Ground Water
Both clean and gray water if addressed properly do not pose a health threat. Black water can pose potential health threats due to contamination with pathogenic agents.
All three categories when treated promptly and correctly result in minimal, if any, health threats. Our goal is to eliminate secondary damage, and in addition to mold and mildew growth, high humidity levels in the air can cause warping and delamination to the dwelling and/or personal property.