Based in South Florida, we understand that flooding and water damage can happen at any time. Water damage can happen as a result of broken pipes, backed up washers, sinks or tubs, or a broken water heater. It can also occur when there is flooding around your property.
That's why Atlantic1 is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water damage clean-up emergencies. We put a priority on water damage situations to prevent mold and mildew problems as well as structural damage to the home. Atlantic1 Leaks & Water Damage Cleaning is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration Certification (I.I.C.R.C.) and follows the guidelines set to ensure each situation is dealt with appropriately. The first thing you should always do in a water damage situation is stop the source of water from coming in. Once the source of water is stopped we can begin to contain the damage. We extract the carpet and padding as thoroughly as possible into our recovery tank in our truck mount. If necessary we will remove padding and tackstrip. We then treat all contaminated areas with an Antimicrobial. This topical treatment will prevent mold and mildew from growing and retard any growth that may have already started. We then leave commercial air-movers and commercial dehumidifiers to dry the affected area. Equipment should always be left running for a minimum of 3 days to ensure proper drying. Sometimes the carpet may feel dry in less than 3 days but the baseboards and drywall may still be retaining some moisture. After this visit our office will contact you the following business day to schedule an appointment to re-install new padding and reinstall the carpet. We will also pick up the drying equipment and clean the affected areas that got wet during the water damage.
Water Damage is classified into one of the following classes:
- Class 1 Water Damage
Water damage that affect only part of a room or area, or losses with lower permeance/porosity materials (e.g., plywood, particle board, structural wood, VCT, concrete). Little or no wet carpet or padding is present. Minimum moisture is absorbed by materials, releasing moisture slowly.
- Class 2 Water Damage
Water damage that affect an entire room or carpet and cushion. Water has crept up walls 12" - 24”. There is moisture remaining in structural materials (e.g., plywood, particleboard, structural wood, concrete).
- Class 3 Water Damage
Water may have come from overhead. Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and sub-floor in the entire area are saturated.
- Class 4 Water Damage
These consist of wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, stone). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation.
How does mold develop?
Mold requires nutrients, water, oxygen and favorable temperatures in order to grow. Organic materials such as wood, paper or fabrics are a good source of nutrients for mold, making drywall, carpet and wallpaper highly susceptible to mold infestation. Some synthetic products such as paints and adhesives can also serve as food for mold. Once mold spores are brought into a building, the right combination of moisture, darkness and temperature will enable it to grow and spread.
Are there harmful and non-harmful molds?
There are many types of mold. About 100 types are known to cause infection in healthy people, while other molds cause infections only in persons with compromised immune systems. Most people tolerate exposure to moderate levels of many different molds without any apparent adverse health effects, while others may have severe allergic reactions to even the slightest amounts.
Some molds produce powerful chemicals called "mycotoxins" that can cause illness in both animals and people. Scientific knowledge about the health effects of these toxins is quite limited.
What should I do after a flood, sewage or water leak?
The first thing you should do is contact a water damage remediation company. You do not want to delay, since mold begins to form after twelve hours. The longer water sits, the more opportunity it has to wreak havoc on wood, walls and carpet. You will also want to contact your insurance company to begin the claim process, avoid the affected area whenever possible. If there is standing water in an area with electrical appliances, do not enter the room under any circumstances.
What if I dont have water damage insurance?
If you are not insured for Water Damage, Mold Removal, or Flood Clean-Up services, or you have been denied coverage by your Insurance provider, we can offer you competitive pricing.
What does the water damage restoration process involve?
Atlantic1 experts will first inspect the area and then attempt to stop the water source from creating additional damage. We then asses the water damage classification and use our water extraction machinery to remove any standing or access water from the site. Once the water is gone, we start the drying process with dehumidifiers and heavy fans. When the area is dry to our satisfaction, we test the air to make sure the problem is resolved and the moisture and any mold spores have been removed.
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