All Water Damage and Other Restoration Services Provided In Dorchester, IA
- Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration
- Basement Flooding Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Fire & Smoke Service
- Sewage Cleaning
- Wet Floors, Ceiling and Drywall Damage
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When it comes to restoration, you can count on us. We provide work for water damage, fire, mold, sewer, flooded basement and more. If it comes to restoration, homeowners trust Restoration Local to restore back what was lost.
The main risk of water damage is that the moisture can remain in spots you can’t see, such as within walls or floors. Water can weaken the structural integrity of wood-framed houses, destroy drywall, and lead to the growth of mold. While clothes and furniture may be saved with quick action and thorough drying, water damage cleanup is necessary for the home. Call us now at 1-888-443-3110.
It’s a good idea to take stock of your possessions for insurance reasons, but always use caution when returning to the home. Never enter a water-damaged home without ensuring that the power is turned off. Flooding may also release toxic chemicals, and after prolonged periods, the presence of algae and wildlife, including snakes. It’s always a good precaution to wear thick rubber boots, rubber gloves, goggles, and an air respirator if possible.
Water damage cleanup may involve removal of porous materials like wood, drywall, and carpets. The home will also have to be checked for mold and structural damage. Often the home will have to be dried with commercial drying fans and scrubbed with detergents before repairs can even begin.
Flooded Basement Services
Spring is on its way, and for many homeowners, the end of winter often brings flooded basements in addition to flowers and longer days. When the overnight temperatures begin warming up, frozen ground begins thawing and water makes its way to the lowest point possible. This results in wet basements and hours spent dealing with basement flood cleanup instead of baseball, gardening, or anything else you’d rather be doing.
All too often, homeowners have walked down the steps to their basement only to discover a murky pool of water and basement water damage. Following the path of least resistance, water has a knack for finding holes and cracks in basement walls, leaving pools of water in basement and often the need for professional repairs. Beyond the cracks and holes, which can be found in most basements across the country, basement flooding can typically be attributed to heavy rains, poor drainage around basement walls, or sump pump problems. Sometimes, an unfortunate combination of all of these factors is to blame.
According to Flood Smart, a small 1,000-square foot home with only an inch of water in the basement can result in $10,000 or more in basement flooding repair and restoration costs. Due to the scope of the basement water removal, flood damage cleanup, and possible repairs, you should immediately contact a water or basement restoration specialist if you ever awake one day to find a dirty swimming hole in the basement of your home. With potential causes ranging from faulty plumbing to an improperly sloped foundation, a flooded basement restoration professional will identify and correctly solve the problem in no time at all.
Mold Removal and Remediation
Mold remediation is a process used to remove and cleanup mold from an indoor environment. During the process, the mold restoration company will perform an assessment, contain the mold and provide air filtration. Finally, they remove the mold, clean the contents and restore everything to new.
It is important to perform mold removal as soon as possible after an incident because mold spores thrive on moisture. Allergens and irritants are a result and can cause serious health issues and even death. Mold in the basement is a serious matter that affects all members of the family.
Mold is caused by things like flooding, leaky pipes or roof, condensation and poor ventilation. 93 percent of chronic sinus infections are because of mold, and there has been a 300 percent increase in asthma in the past 20 years. This is why early mold cleanup is vital for you and your family.
The fire damage restoration process can begin as soon as authorities give the all-clear that the property is safe to return to. Heat, smoke and water damage are all a result. This damage can also lead to water damage due to the water used to put out the fire.
Fires can be caused by things like electrical issues, fireplaces, candles or smoking. A professional fire restoration team like ours would come in and assess the situation and begin restoring things back to the way they were. In 2015 alone, there were 365,500 fires with 2650 deaths and 11,075 injuries reported.
Sewage Cleanup & Restoration
Heavy rain and partially blocked sewers can cause sewage backups and a real mess. If sewage water inside your home isn’t taken care of immediately, your flooring, walls, and personal property can become badly damaged. Your home can also become the perfect environment for the growth of bacteria and mold.
Sewer backups and cleanups should be considered a serious problem deserving of emergency treatment. With the possibility of contamination from bacteria, viruses, other harmful microbes capable of causing serious illness, professional sewage cleanup is always a must. Regardless of whether you have a “clean water” problem caused from a broken faucet or supply line or standing “black water” full of dangerous microbes, a sewage cleanup professional like us will develop the appropriate plan of action for your home.
Ceiling, Carpet and Drywall Water Damage Restoration
When drywall is damaged by water, you’ll see brown stains, buckling, or blistering. The same is true of water damage to ceilings, including wood or tile. This may come from a leaky roof, requiring roof repairs as well as water mitigation. Replacing drywall is usually necessary. Painted surfaces may hide water stains. You may want professionals to check for mold and hidden moisture before repairs begin.
Carpet must usually be removed and replaced, including the carpet pad. Inspection of the subfloor should also be done. Call in a professional to assess the damage. Sometimes carpet can be salvaged with special cleaners and equipment, or only damaged areas replaced.
Calling a professional can reduce the time and trouble it takes to take stock of damage, initiate repairs, and get your life back to normal. Always document the damage and check with your insurance agent to see what’s covered. But above all, think safety first during and after home disasters.
5 Facts About Water and Mold Damage
- The first 24-48 hours are the most crucial when dealing with water damage
- From 2002-2011 the average annual flood losses in the U.S were more than 2.9 B
- In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods
- 33% chance of being exposed to mold when you move to a new home, apartment or office
- 28% of population have genes that make them highly susceptible to mold related health issues
Leas H: This company is awesome! Great service from start to finish- very professional manager & crew. Respond time was exceptional. If you find yourself in need of restoration I highly recommend contacting Richard, Daniel & Malik for assistance.
Roderick H: These guys have helped me out several times when my bedroom add-on flooded. They were fast, considerate and took the time to explain everything and how to prevent a serious mold problem after my Sheetrock was soaked. Highly recommended.
Mehdi B: David performed a mold inspection for us. He was on time, very professional, and spent a lot of time to do a thorough inspection for free. Although he did not find any trace of mold, he gave us tips to prevent having a mold problem in the future.
Michael B: One of our pipes broke in our bathroom and water flooded most of my bedroom, which is all carpet so trying to try it out was impossible. I was kind of freaking out when it was happening but the technician totally saved the day! Highly recommend these guys
Thelma J: The technician did work for my sister, and they were very helpful. She had a fire loss and they were out to her home the very next day. The technician and his employees were on time each day, very courteous and helpful in a time of need. I highly recommend!
Rick P: They went up and above what they needed to do because they wanted to give extra to make sure I was happy. They are extremely easy to work with and all of their help they brought in were incredible. All great workers and very personable. I would highly recommend them!