What could be lurking under your sink….

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Do you know what that leak under the sink has caused?

Speed Up The Process…

Speed up the process of water removal with the help of professionals
Speed up the water damage process

In the event of water damage, you want to be sure and enlist the help of a professional water damage specialist. A restoration technician has the knowledge and the equipment to detect moisture in walls and locate the source of a leak. This way you can find and fix the problem before it creates a larger scale damage to your property. If there is moisture in the walls it will become a perfect breeding ground for mold, keep in mind it only takes between 2-5 days for mold to begin growing depending on the area you live in and the climate.

Mold damages usually occur more frequently in the rainy season, however you may not even realize there is a leak or mold until spring when it begins to dry out and you begin to notice a musty odor or visibly see the mold growth.

It is not advised to try and clean up the mold by yourself, doing so can or may cause the mold spores to spread. This, in turn will create an even greater loss and more extensive damages and repairs to your property or health.

Therefore it is important that mold testing and mold remediation process is conducted by professionals as soon as mold is detected. If there is still standing water, you need to have it extracted immediately by a professional restoration company that has the proper drying equipment.

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Role Of Professionals In Water Removal

What Role Professionals Play In A Flood Damage Emergency…
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Water removal is the first and the foremost task which has to be done after you have experienced water damage. We are not trained to remove water on our own, especially depending on the “type of” water damage class and category. There is enough mess which is created from flooding, broken plumbing pipes, or the worst of all septic tanks and sewage leaks. We cannot take the well-being of our family and ourselves for granted by resorting to improper cleanup.

Hence, we have to ease the situation for ourselves by taking the assistance from qualified licensed and certified professionals in order to ensure that the flood damage is handled properly.  Water damage technicians are trained to properly extract, mitigate, and restore flood damages and are equipped with the proper drying equipment, knowledge and tools to get your home or property back in order.

After all, if the damages are not taken care of quickly and properly, it can cause serious health problems and cause unnecessary health hazards to you and your family.
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7 Tips and Tricks When Your Property Is Struck By Water Damage

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When it comes to water damage what you don’t know really can hurt you!

When a property is struck by a water damage it can quickly result in your homeowner’s insurance rates increasing, decreasing the resale value of your home or business, and it may even lead to health issues for years to come if the damages are not handled properly, and promptly repaired.

Water Damage Zone, Inc. wants to make sure you stay informed and learn how to protect yourself and your family from water related damages with these quick tips:

In Case Of A Water Damage Emergency, You Must To Act Fast!

 Time is of the essence. 

  • When water damage emergencies take place, it is imperative to contact a professional restoration company right away; you are going to need someone with the experience, tools, knowledge and equipment to take care of your property right away. Besides do you really want to get dirty? Leave it to the professionals you’re going to have enough to deal with.

 Don’t wait until the next morning.

  • Search for providers that offer 24/7 emergency response! Mold and mildew can begin growing within 24 to 48 hours! Seriously!!

Extract.

  • Until all the water is extracted and the humidity levels are returned to normal, it may be necessary to remove furniture and other items from the area, even! If they aren’t in direct contact with the water. High humidity and general unsanitary conditions may contaminate other items nearby.

 Research.

  • Choose a reputable water damage restoration company in Los Angeles that provides full service restoration accommodations including content manipulation, pack out / pack in services, sanitizing, decontamination, air scrubbing (air purification), dehumidifying, air blowers/ movers, mold remediation, water mitigation, sewage damage cleanup and biohazard restoration, fire/smoke cleanup, and that works with your insurance company for you.

Report.

  • Any extensive damages to your homeowner’s insurance adjuster, Extensive water related damages often require the financial support of insurance – after all, that is what insurance is for. Don’t risk the health and security of your family and investments by trying to do it yourself; instead, call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today and let us help you! We work with all insurance so you can start the remediation / restoration process.

Inventory.

  • Sometimes, it is necessary to eliminate contaminated items – especially if the water damage is due to sewage overflow, flood waters or other potentially harmful water sources. The rule of thumb is “if in doubt – throw it out”. A certified water restoration expert can assist you  in providing valuable information on whether or not your belongings are safe to keep and capable of being cleaned.

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  • Water damage can impact the entire home including (IAQ) indoor air quality, drywall, upholstery and even hardwood flooring. Save time and money by dealing with a company capable of providing full restoration services when you need it most. When searching for a professional restoration company in Los Angeles, be sure they’re licensed, bonded and insured. Make sure that they provide content manipulation services and work with insurance for you.

When choosing a water damage restoration company consider using a full service company like Water Damage Zone, Inc.  It saves you valuable time and money so you can get your home – and life- back to normal.

We offer 24/7 Emergency Response.

  •       Water Mitigation
  •       Dry Out
  •       Flood Cleanup
  •       Structural Dry Out
  •       Sewage Cleanup
  •       Crawlspace Dry Out
  •       Basement Dry Out
  •       Tear Gas Remediation
  •       Mold Remediation
  •       Smoke and Fire Damage Clean-up
  •       Restoration and Repair
  •       Remodeling
  •       Reconstruction

We work with all insurance companies and bill them directly.


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What You May Not Have Known

Did you know?

What You May Not Have Known When It Comes To Dealing with Water & Mold Damages In Your Rental Property…

California residents should be mindful of their tenant’s rights with regards to water damage, especially in California. Water can cause extensive structural damage to a property in addition to taking a toll on personal items. Water Damage and flooding are two of the most common damages that can occur in a rental property.  Water damage in rental units can also occur as an “act of landlord,” when pipes break, drains clog, and roofs leak.

When a property has been damaged due to flooding or plumbing leaks, landlords have certain responsibilities to their tenants. Landlords are responsible for repairs to the damaged property. Tenants, who may have to temporarily relocate while repairs are in progress, do not have to pay rent during the repair process. Tenants can also call local health officials if they suspect mold damage due to water leaks.

Landlord’s responsibility for repairs before renting a rental unit to a tenant, a landlord must make the unit fit to live in, or habitable. Additionally, while the unit is being rented, the landlord must repair problems that make the rental unit unfit to live in, or uninhabitable. (division, 2013). After water damage or flooding, if your landlord has not taken care of the problem you and your family are now at risk for exposure to mold.

Exposure to mold in an indoor environment can be dangerous to the health and well-being of occupants with symptoms ranging from runny nose, headaches and a scratchy throat, to memory loss, sinus infection, and asthma attacks. Mold concerns should be addressed immediately. In addition, children at any age of development are more susceptible to mold than adults. With an immune system that hasn’t fully developed and a weaker bodily system, overall, kids may experience more severe health symptoms after being exposed to an indoor mold contamination.

The removal of mold from an indoor environment is conducted in a safe and controlled manner by an industry trained Project Manager and Certified Mold Remediation Technicians.  The mold remediation process follows strict protocols from the IICRC for on-site containment, surface decontamination, air purification and treatment actions to remove existing mold and prevent future mold growth.

Considerations to this may be if the source of the leak or flood is caused by the tenants own negligence or misuse, the landlord can charge you for the cost or the repairs or deduct it from your original security deposit depending on the amount of the damages. Tenants may believe the landlord is responsible for repairing or replacing personal items, such as clothing or furniture, damaged by water. This is not the case. Tenants cannot hold a landlord liable for replacing damaged items. They can, however, file a renter’s insurance claim for any personal items damaged due to flooding or water leaks.

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Condo’s and HOA’s – Water Damage Prepara

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mold…

10 Things- You Didn’t Know About Mold
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But, probably should…

  1. Warmer weather may lead to potential mold growth in your home or office.
  2. Water from the winter and spring weather may be evaporating, but moisture that traveled deeper into building sections where there is little air flow can be a breeding ground for mold.
  3. The rate at which mold grows is also sped-up by the warmer weather.
  4. The ideal temperature range for mold to grow is between 75-95 degrees.
  5. If you smell a musty odor or see a mold growth surfacing in your home, a mold inspection is recommended. A much deeper issue may exist.
  6. If there is visible mold in your home you should not try to open any walls or remove it yourself due to running the risk of cross-contamination.
  7. There are many misconstrued ideas regarding mold, and more commonly “black mold” there is only one type of black mold Stachybotrys which may lead to serious health risks, there are many molds that are completely harmless and there are also many molds that “look” black which are pretty common and not of major concern. However if you are not sure you should definitely call a hygienist to take air samples and make sure.
  8. The attic and the basement are the two most common areas of household mildew problems.
  9. Though the term mildew is used to describe contaminated areas, there is no difference between mildew and mold.
  10. It’s important to note that mold is not the only contaminant affecting indoor air quality and causing sick building syndrome. These are just a few of the issues caused by mold and un-healthy in door air quality (IAQ). Carbon monoxide and radon are also implicated.Whatever the issue may be, if you think you potentially have a mold issue it is recommended that you call your local mold remediation specialists and schedule an appointment for a free in-home inspection today!