“I’ve Just Been Flooded! What Do I Do?”
First, don’t panic. You’ve come to the right place! Water damage experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your water and fire damage restoration needs.
You’ve come here looking for information because you have an emergency water removal situation. You know time is not on your side, but you have so many questions, you’re not sure where to start.
Relax. Emergency is our middle name! We’re the leaders in mold, water and fire damage restoration, and repair. More than just giving you a phone number to call, this site contains important information you need to know to minimize water damage and get started on water damage remediation immediately.
What To Do RIGHT NOW
First, call us immediately! We are standing by now to take your call. We will quickly dispatch one of our expert technicians for a free estimate and thorough examination of your home or business so we can fix current water or fire damage and prevent further damage from happening. Believe it or not, damage can increase exponentially in a matter of hours, not days, so it’s critical that you don’t wait to call.
Second, a call should be to the insurance company. Most homeowners assume they should call their insurance companies first; however, as we mentioned earlier, damage to your property and mold growth increases by the hour, so your insurance company actually prefers that you get started on your house water damage restoration as quickly as possible in order to minimize the claim.
Act Quickly and Pick the Right Company for the Job
The Truth Is, There Are Many Water Damage Restoration Contractors To Choose From.
So how do you pick one? Why Choose Us?
• FAST response time
• Years of water restoration experience in Central Florida
• Licensed, insured and bonded technicians
• Certified in water damage restoration, mold remediation, structural drying (call for certification and license numbers)
. Fire and smoke restoration (call for certification and license numbers)
• State-of-the-art cleaning and sanitization equipment
• We work directly with your insurance company
• Honest, fair and compassionate
For starters, there are a host of potential water and fire damage issues unique to Florida, so going with a local team of experts for the restoration of water damage is of the utmost importance.
With the potential for strong thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes, your next flood could come with the next major weather event. And, regardless of how water damage occurs, Florida’s hot and steamy environment means toxic mold can grow faster than you ever imagined.
Of course, along with severe storms comes lightning. As Central Floridians, we live right in the middle of “Lightning Alley.” According to the National Weather Service, lightning causes around 4400 house fires each year. Fire damage brings a whole host of other cleanup issues in addition to water damage caused by sprinklers or hoses.
You also have to contend with smoke damage, which permeates deeply into areas of your home not directly affected by fire damage. Majestic Emergency Services is a leader among fire restoration companies. We possess the certifications and expertise needed to remove all traces of smoke from your home or business.
We have 28 years of experience in Central Florida in expert water and fire damage restoration, including mold removal. Our team of highly trained, licensed, insured and bonded technicians remains on standby, ready to mobilize to begin your water leak cleanup ASAP.
Aside from our top-notch staff, Majestic Emergency Services also comes equipped with state-of-the-art cleaning and sanitizing equipment. Not all water and fire damage restoration companies can say that. Our expertise and service makes all the difference!
Don’t trust this job to just anyone. Call us NOW for a free estimate. We will work directly with your insurance company for stress-free, hassle-free claims. We are licensed and certified in water damage restoration, mold remediation, structural drying, fire and smoke restoration, renovations and more.
Water Damage Clean Up And The Problem With Mold And Mildew
There are many ways in which water may catastrophically flood your home or business, including sewage backups, appliance failures, storm damage, fire sprinklers, and bursting or leaking pipes. However water invades your home, there are many porous surfaces that hold water – from your attic to your ceiling, to walls, carpets and floors.
Stachybotrys chartarum, or black mold, is the most concerning type of mold damage to incur because it can cause respiratory distress and symptoms in people when disturbed. This type of water damage mold thrives particularly well after household flooding due to its ability to thrive in common household building materials, such as fiberboard, gypsum board and paper, according to the CDC.
When excessive moisture and humidity invades your home or business, mold growth can happen in as few as 48 hours.
Since only a professional can distinguish between true “black mold” and other types of mold and mildew, you should not attempt to remediate mold yourself. Majestic Emergency Services is specifically licensed in mold removal and remediation. When we begin your mold removal project, we will thoroughly inspect and assess any mold and mildew growth and proceed with the best course of action – in some cases leading to complete removal and replacement of affected surfaces and structures.Majestic Emergency Services is fully certified in mold damage restoration.
Leaking Pipes – A Hidden Danger
Not all water damage occurs from an obviously catastrophic event such as storm or appliance failure. According the EPA, some 10 percent of American homes lose up to 90 gallons of water each day due to leaky pipes. Aside from the environmental and cost implications, the slow release of uncontained water under your slab or in your walls can cause major damage to the structure of your home or business.
If you’re seeing any of these following signs of leaking pipes, call us immediately!
Despite what you might think, normal spillage from sloshing in the bathtub will not cause enough displaced water to damage your ceiling. If the pipes that carry water to an upstairs bathroom are broken or leaking, ceiling stains is an obvious sign. As with any water damage, only professional intervention by a licensed and certified water damage restoration contractor can properly diagnose and fix the problem.
Discolored Paint Or Wallpaper
Peeling, discoloration, warping, blistering or cracking of paint or wallpaper is another sign that uncontained water may be seeping from pipes behind your walls. Drywall is very porous and will absorb a lot of water before you notice any signs of a problem; therefore, it’s extremely urgent to give us a call when you do notice these signs and suspect there may be an issue.
At first glance, you may think that some damage to your bathroom floor comes with the territory of a wet space; however, buckling, cracking and loose tiles are not normal and is more likely a sign that you may have hidden water damage from a leaking pipe. Damage to flooring can also occur in other areas of your home or business due to the span of plumbing pipes that canvass the building. While it may take more time for signs of water damage to appear in wood or tile flooring, carpet water damage restoration presents a more immediate need.
Rusting Pipes, Fuse Box and/or Appliances
Discoloration, stains, dimpling and flaking are all signs that water may be escaping the flow of your pipes. If you observe rust on your fuse box or moisture is collecting there, it’s highly likely that water is running freely inside your walls.
The most common odor associated with water damage is a musty smell. While common, it can also be the most difficult symptom to pinpoint.
Majestic Emergency Services employs a number of state-of-art leak detection methods to quickly and accurately detect the source of leaks.
Remember that we offer free estimates. If you suspect a water leak in your home or business, don’t delay! Contact us immediately.
The Removal And Remediation Process And Timeframe – What To Expect
Again, fast action is key. The longer you wait to call us for water damage repair, the worse the damage can get and the longer the removal process. Remember that mold will begin to form in as few as 48 hours. The best restoration companies follow a very precise and thorough procedure for water and fire damage clean-up. Depending on how quickly we mobilize and the extent of the damage, the fire, water and/or mold remediation process can take from a few days to weeks. We understand that it’s in everyone’s best interest to complete the job as quickly as possible while ensuring that no stone goes unturned in leak detection, water removal, and mold remediation. We work directly with your insurance carrier, not only during the initial claim but continuously through the life of the project to final settlement.
In General, Leak Detection, Water Removal Or Fire Damage And Remediation Consists Of The Following Phases:
• If water damage occurs due to burst or leaking pipes, we must first find the source of the leak.
• One of the first steps is to remove any standing water and water damaged materials, such as carpet, drywall, studs, ceiling tiles, cabinetry, etc. and dispose of them. Throughout this phase, we are continuously inspecting for water damage. This is a crucial stage in water damage remediation in order to minimize and prevent mold formation. Carpet water damage repair can consist of drying the existing carpet, or may necessitate complete replacement depending on the amount of time the water has set and the ambient conditions.
• Once the drying and removal phase has been completed, we begin the necessary repairs to get your home or business back into pre-disaster condition. This includes, carpet cleaning or replacement, replacing wood floors, installing new cabinetry, replacing drywall, etc.
We employ a team of highly skilled and specialized technicians and craftsman all working together to get your property back into shape quickly without sacrificing quality. We have 28 years of experience in Central Florida and we know how stressful this time can be. While we can’t remove 100% of the disruption you will face, our streamlined and integrated claims, inspection, removal, disposal, remediation and repair process minimizes stress and gets you back on your feet with as little disruption as possible.
Costs and Insurance
We handle all the paperwork directly with your insurance company on your mold and water damage restoration project for a hassle-free claim and settlement process. We will not undergo any work that has not been approved, so you don’t need to worry about being stuck with a bill for work that your insurance company does not approve of. We will also advocate on your behalf to ensure that all of the work necessary to get your property back to pre-disaster shape gets approved.
We have 28 years of experience working with home and commercial insurance policy providers and we speak the language necessary to justify your repairs. You are more likely to have more thorough fire and water damage repair work done by allowing us to work directly with your insurance provider. When you call, it’s helpful to have your policy number at the ready. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t have it handy. In most cases, the insurance carrier can access your policy by name and address.
We are licensed and certified in water damage restoration, mold remediation, structural drying, fire and smoke restoration, renovations and more.