Protect Your Investment
Your home or business is one of your biggest financial investments, and you need to protect the value of your assets. When a disaster strikes your property, it can be a stressful and costly experience. Exorbitant fees, unnecessary delays, and poor workmanship can all jeopardize the restoration of your home or commercial property.
Why Choose a Restoration Company Now?
As a property owner, you understand the importance of being prepared. When disaster strikes, you need to be ready to act quickly. Part of disaster preparedness is knowing where your important documents are, how to get your family or employees to safety, and who to call for help. Add to your list the number of the best local damage restoration service company in your area. Knowing who to call when you have an emergency will help minimize the damage and speed up the recovery process.
7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Restoration Company
- Are they licensed, insured, and certified?
- Are they available 24/7?
- What is their response time?
- Do they have a good reputation?
- Are their technicians trained to handle multiple issues at once?
- Do they work directly with insurance companies and adjusters?
- Do they handle both cleanup and repairs?
Look for a company that is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). IICRC promotes high standards, ethics, advanced communication, and technical proficiency amongst restoration services. Hiring an IICRC certified company will ensure you are dealing with trained professionals who comply with the highest industry standards. After extreme weather and natural disasters, it’s important to work with a licensed and insured contractor to protect yourself from disaster recovery scams.
A building emergency can uncover other potential issues. For example, a call for water damage recovery may also require mold remediation. In some cases, a building restoration company may need to stop their work to bring in another team to handle a new issue. This adds costs and delays to the project. Look for a restoration company that has technicians trained to handle a variety of situations. This helps ensure your emergency can be resolved quickly and minimizes disruptions to your home or business.
Some companies specialize in specific areas, such as water damage cleanup or mold remediation. Others have trained technicians who can handle a wide variety of problems. When it’s an option, find a company that provides water, fire, mold, and flood services, as these are problems property owners are likely to encounter.
Water Damage Restoration
Water damage is the most common and costly emergency that most property owners face. Even a small leak can cause extensive damage in a short amount of time. Water damage can occur for many reasons including:
- Frozen/broken pipes
- Clogged toilets
- Leaking Faucets
- Broken washing machine hoses
- Damaged sewer lines
- Sump pump failures
Regardless of the cause, the water needs to be completely removed and dried out by a trained and certified restoration professional that has the correct equipment to detect and locate any moisture that is hidden from view. Water damage needs to be addressed quickly to avoid potential health problems and costly structural damage.
Mold is a type of fungus that grows on plants, wood, fabric, food, and any other organic material. Mold becomes a problem inside a home or business when there is excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time.
- Knowledge of Mold Management
Molds consist of microscopic spores that become airborne when disturbed. Drywall, wood, and carpet are especially susceptible to mold spore infestation. Mold remediation technicians are trained to find mold where it may not be readily visible or accessible. They can remove and safely dispose of mold without spreading spores throughout your home or property.
- State-of-the-Art Equipment
Household cleaning products cannot effectively remove mold. Household cleaners like bleach will never root out mold spores. Only certified mold specialists have the tools for effective mold remediation.
- Preventive Maintenance
When remediation is complete, there are ways to prevent mold from returning. Repairing damaged plumbing, providing adequate ventilation, and disposing of infested materials helps prevent future mold growth. A mold remediation technician will be able to make specific recommendations to keep your home or business safe.
Mold can begin to develop as the result of a broken water supply line, a leaking roof, or a slow plumbing leak. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cooler surfaces can trigger mold growth. Property owners should work with a restoration company that has the experience and tools to determine the scope of the damage, provide accurate assessments, and recommend an action plan for safe removal.
Fire Damage Restoration
After a fire, the last thing you want to deal with is a long, drawn-out restoration process. To return your residential or commercial property to its pre-loss condition requires professional fire damage restoration. As frightening as the flames are, some of the worst damage is often caused by smoke and the water and chemicals used to extinguish a fire. When you need fire damage restoration services, work with a company that provides a full range of services including:
- Advanced smoke/odor removal and deodorization
- Removal of fire-damaged materials and debris
- Emergency packing, moving, and storage of contents
- Content and structure cleaning
- HVAC duct cleaning to NADCA standards
- Board-up services
- Document and valuable paper restoration
- Electronics restoration
Basement and House Floods
The most common areas that flood in a home are the basement, bathroom, and kitchen. Flooding in kitchens and bathrooms is usually the result of clogged or broken plumbing fixtures. Flooding and water damage can be caused by other problems including:
- Storm Sewer Water Backups
- Damaged Sewer Lines
- Burst Plumbing Pipes
- Leaking Roofs
- Broken Washing Machine Hoses
Some floods are preventable with regular home maintenance. Regularly cleaning out gutters and downspouts, installing a sump pump, using water leak detectors, and replacing old washing machine hoses help prevent problems. Other floods occur as the result of heavy rains and storm sewer backups which are beyond your control. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to work with a company that has the tools and training to help clean up quickly after a flood event. At the first sign of flooding, it’s important to take immediate action to minimize damage and restore your property.
Why Choose St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration?
Since 1991, St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration has helped thousands of residential and commercial property owners recover from disasters - both big and small. Our experienced technicians understand the importance of getting your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible. We specialize in water, mold, fire, and flood damage restoration services.
What sets us apart from other companies is that we are a complete full-service restoration company. This means that we do both damage cleanup and restore and repair your home or business. This allows us to maintain the same level of high-quality work throughout the entire process. Our customers have peace of mind knowing that our team will be on the job from start to finish.
Other companies may come in, provide emergency services such as drying and removing damaged materials, and then leave you to take care of repairs or have various subcontractors handle the repairs. These subcontractors may or may not be fully background checked or have the necessary insurance to protect your home or business. We use our own employees for both repairs and cleanup. Our employees are fully background checked, insured, and certified.
As a local family-owned company, our mission is to exceed our client’s expectations with honest pricing and unprecedented customer service. We set the highest standards for technician training and certification. We’re proud members of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Because emergencies can happen at any time, our response teams are available 24/7. Whether it’s water, mold, fire, or flood damage, you can count on the professionals at St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration to handle your situation with compassion and expertise. We proudly service customers throughout the greater St. Louis region. Contact us online or call 314-328-7793 for more information or to schedule an appointment.