Perhaps you live in Naples Florida where your home took a direct hit from hurricane Irma in October. And if you were unlucky enough to experience flooding or water damage with a mold problem, you might have spent days to weeks on your hands and knees cleaning muck and contaminated furniture and personal items on your own. If that was the case, most likely you became ill from your mold and bacterial exposure, Without proper handling of contaminated water and use of specialized equipment, it is more than likely that you made the problem much worse. In trying to save money, you actually released and distributed mold spores that were in an optimum environment to grow and spread.
Even if you didn’t do your own water damage and mold cleanup and hired a company to provide this service, here’s what you need to know. Most companies rely on the license of another company and lack certification and specialized equipment to properly and safely provide these services. The money you may have saved will cost you much more in the likely event that the mold is not contained and removed – mold that will continue to be a serious threat to your property, health and well being.
A 6-step process for proper water damage repair, mold cleanup and restoration.
When water damage occurs, there is a 6-step process that is essential for safely and effectively eliminating the water along with property and building materials damaged by the water. Following this process as quickly as possible after the water damage event will prevent further damage to building structures and personal property. These 6 steps include:
1. Identify & stop the problem source
2. Analyze hidden structures
3. Safeguard building structures & property
4. Perform structural drying & dehumidification
5. Provide mold remediation when needed
6. Perform cleaning, repairs, restoration
What does IICRC water damage restoration certification this mean for you as the homeowner?
Using a contractor certified by the IICRC in water damage repairs, mold remediation and water damage restoration assures you that the work done is performed according to globally recognized standards for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries. The IICRC represents more than 54,000 registrants worldwide as an international non-profit certifying organization that works with interested industry associations and organizations to develop consensus-based standards.
The difference between use of a non-certified home remodeling contractor and a IICRC water damage restoration certified company can determine whether mold growth is eliminated or continues to be a problem from the existing water damage event.
Using a certified company means that the technicians and equipment used during all phases from inspection to water damage extraction, structural drying, dehumidification, mold containment, mold cleanup and restoration are guaranteed by a certified company to meet appropriate standards for safety, air quality and complete elimination of mold. Without proper techniques to remove mold prevent movement. growth, and spread of mold spores through HVAC systems, restoration performed by an uncertified company is likely to omit crucial steps that prevent mold growth and spores from becoming trapped in hidden building structures where they can begin to grow.
Don’t trust water damage restoration services to just any company.
Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup and Restorations is a fully licensed, IICRC certified and insured general contractor in Florida. For more than three decades, our experience, training, and values for integrity, quality, and dependable services have made us a trusted water, mold, fire damage and restoration company.
Unlike some of our competitors, we follow IICRC standards to assure safe and appropriate practices. This means that customers are not overcharged for unnecessary and costly demolition and restoration of their property. We are one of a few trusted residential contractors for water damage, mold remediation and restoration services by leading homeowner insurance companies.
We respond 24/7 within a 2-hour response time to water damage and mold service calls within Southwest Florida. The inspection and estimate are free. We stand behind all of our work with an unconditional guarantee for quality, workmanship and dependable service. If you are looking for one-stop total peace of mind service, call us.