Flooding & water damage restoration services on the Gulf Coast
Homes on the Gulf Coast are prone to both natural and man-made flooding that can cause serious damage to your home or business. The damage will continue to escalate the longer your property or possessions are allowed to remain wet.
Mold can begin to grow in as little as 48-72 hours, which is why you need to take immediate action by calling Restoration & Recovery Contractors of America to avoid permanent damage to your property, or even your health.
We can help extract and clean damage caused by:
- Heavy rains or storm/wind damage, such as from a hurricane
- Natural disasters or floods
- Storm surge
- Plumbing or sewage leaks
- Leaking roofs or windows
- Construction defects
Certified water damage restoration experts
A water damage event at a home or business needs to be taken care of immediately, whether the cause is from a storm or a leaky pipe. We are able to respond within 1-3 hours for most events and offer 24/7 emergency service.
We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA). We have the training and tools to remove excess water, dry out any remaining moisture, and provide superior restoration results.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Water damage can occur after natural disasters, such as thunderstorms or hurricanes that cause flooding, from pipe bursts, appliance malfunctions, roof leaks, foundation leaks, septic tank overflows, poor drainage, and more. Flash flooding, pipe bursts, and sewage backups are especially dangerous as they can produce several inches of water in less than a day.
Floodwater that comes from outside and from sewage backups contains dangerous contaminants like viruses and bacteria. If the water isn’t drained within 24-48 hours, structural damage and mold growth can ensue. Even water leaks that infiltrate your home slowly can cause damage to the building and lead to mold growth. Mold left unchecked will spread quickly through the home.
Firstly, contact a water damage restoration company as soon as possible. Don’t wait as water can cause mold and irremediable damage to the wood, walls, and carpet in your home. Afterwards, contact your insurance company to start the claim process. If safe, shut off the utilities in your home to avoid further damage. Don’t enter your home if it has suffered structural damage. Don’t walk through floodwater if electricity hasn’t been turned off and to avoid contaminants.
The first thing professionals do is remove damaged materials that will either be restored or discarded. Materials include baseboards, insulation, furniture, carpeting, upholstery, carpet padding, fragile woods, drywall, and more. After the damaged items are removed, the technicians begin drying out the water and disinfecting the areas. Specialized tools like air movers and dehumidifiers are typically involved in the drying process. Professionals will also handle mold damage in the restoration process. Mold-infected surfaces will be disinfected and restored as quickly as possible to prevent it from spreading.
Homeowners insurance provides coverage for damage that is sudden and accidental (such as water heater ruptures or pipe bursts). However, flood damage, no matter the source of the water, is NOT covered by standard homeowners policies. Flooding can occur from storms, sewer backup, and overflowing rivers, ponds, lakes, and oceans. However, you can purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Note that water damage that results from lack of maintenance is not covered on a standard homeowners insurance policy.
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