The Water Damage Repair Experts at ARCO Restoration Can Help!
It can be stressful and overwhelming trying to figure out what to do when disaster strikes a home or business owner. ARCO Restoration has been restoring homes and businesses near Raleigh, NC in a timely and caring manner for more than 20 years. Locally owned and operated, ARCO is capable and prepared to complete projects ranging from small residential claims to large commercial losses, including storm damage, water damage, and fire damage restoration. By calling us as soon as possible after a disaster, you have the best chance of preventing further damage to your property and restoring your investment free of damage, bad odors, or mold. For your property’s welfare and the value of your investment, we conveniently offer the following services:
- Water damage cleanup
- Fire damage and smoke deodorization
- Emergency board-up and weatherproofing
- Mold remediation
- Contents cleaning and storage
- Trauma and crime scene cleanup
Below, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our water damage restoration process. Call us if you have further questions!
What is The Water Damage Restoration Process?
The first thing we do is remove all the water from the affected areas of the home or building. Once the water is removed, we will use dehumidifiers and other tools to dry up any residual water or moisture to help prevent mold growth. After the drying stage, we use moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to ensure the area is truly dry, so you won’t have to worry about mold growth in the future. In some cases, we may have to remove drywall, deep-clean the carpets and furniture, repair flooring, clean out HVAC ducts or remove mold.
How Long Will This Water Restoration Process Take?
Generally, the first phase of demolition, cleaning, and drying takes about three to four days, though it might take longer if there is extensive damage. The second phase of the project includes repairs, which also fluctuate depending on how significant the damage is. No matter what the timeline is for your restoration project, we will be sure to keep you updated throughout the entire process.
Is Your Water Cleanup Company Certified?
Our estimators, project managers, and field technicians hold years of restoration and reconstruction experience. ARCO is nationally recognized by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC) as a Certified Firm. This recognition is reserved for firms within the industry that meet only the highest standards. ARCO is an accredited business with the Eastern North Carolina Better Business Bureau and boasts an A+ rating.
Should I Try Cleaning Up Myself?
The complicated part about water damage is how invisible the real problems can be. What may seem to look dry may have water damage underneath, which can cause mold growth and deterioration. As willing as you may be, there is no way to know for sure if the water damage is thoroughly cleaned. It’s important to call a team of professionals like ARCO Restoration so we can use our tools, expertise, and knowledge to ensure your home is safe, dry, and free from water damage.
Should I File a Claim With My Insurance Company?
Insurance companies usually prefer that you contact us before them. If your basement, house, or business has a flood or other disaster, contact us immediately so we can come to perform an inspection and start removing the water from the property. Along the way, we will work with your insurance company to make a claim and discuss repair costs.
What Are Some Common Effects of Water Damage?
Water damage can cause all sorts of unsafe and costly problems, such as deterioration and mold growth. Water can cause wood to rot, sweat, and damage your walls and sheetrock. Water can also ruin furniture, carpets, and rugs easily and should be dealt with promptly. Because water damage can grow in severity quickly, it’s important to deal with it right away.
How Much Does It Cost to Fix Water Damage?
Because most property insurance policies include flood damage, you should only need to cover the deductible in most cases. However, the cost of the project will vary, which is why our professionals communicate clearly and honestly about the entire restoration process, from planning to cleanup.
Are There Different Kinds of Water?
There are three kinds of water, each of which can accompany flooding. It’s important to understand the differences between them because two of them can cause harm to those living or working on your property:
- Clean water: An overflowing sink or busted appliance poses no risk to you or the inhabitants on your property, but it can damage your flooring.
- Greywater: Greywater can cause illnesses because it contains a significant amount of chemical, physical, or biological contamination.
- Blackwater: Black water is dangerous and can cause severe illness due to pathogens sometimes found in the water. It comes from seawater, ground surface water, and sewage backups.
What Are the Most Common Signs of Water Damage?
Peeling paint and wallpaper, musty odors, visible mold, moisture and condensation, and damp or wet rugs and carpets are all common signs of water damage in your home or business.
Call ARCO Today for Superior Water Restoration Services
Whether your home has suffered damage from severe flooding or a fire, ARCO’s highly trained staff can help you get things put back together. For more than 20 years, our team of professionals has restored homes and commercial properties in Raleigh, NC quickly and thoroughly. No matter what situation you’re facing, we can put together a customized restoration plan that involves cleanup, deodorization, reconstruction, and if needed, mold remediation. Contact us today for a free consultation or to learn more about our restoration services. We look forward to hearing from you!