Emergency Flood Cleanup For Businesses And Homes In FL
In Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding towns count on 24/7 Restoration for quick emergency flood cleanup
Emergency flood cleanup is an unfortunately common necessity in Florida. With our storm season and heavy rainstorms comes the very real possibility of flooding and the water damage that can follow.
Types Of Floods
There are many causes of floods, but only three main types of floods. It can help to understand these three categories.
- Flash flood: Flash floods reach their peak extremely quickly, usually within 2-6 hours but sometimes in mere minutes. Because the onset is so fast, it is extremely hard to predict and forecast a flash flood. With little warning comes little time to prepare yourself and your property. Flash floods also generally consist of very fast moving waters, making them even more dangerous and destructive.
- Rapid onset: A rapid onset flood is very similar to a flash flood, but it usually comes with more warning. They usually only last a few days at the most.
- Slow onset: A slow onset flood is usually caused by bodies of water slowly overflowing and spilling over. They typically last a lot longer and occur on mostly low-lying land.
Act Fast To Prevent Long-Term Problems
Right now you’re probably more concerned about the immediate future. You’re thinking about how much time, money and hassle this can cause you. But the truth is if you don’t act fast, you are setting yourself up for more problems down the road. Some consequences of prolonging treatment include:
Longer Term Displacement: If your house has suffered significant damage, it’s likely you’ve already been displaced and are having to stay with friends, family or in a hotel. If it was your business that was affected, you’ve probably had to shut down shop for the time being. We know this is a huge inconvenience, but the fact is, if you don’t find competent professionals to deal with your water damage repair quickly, there’s a good chance you could be put out for an even longer time.
Health and Safety: With water damage comes mold, and the health and safety of your family or employees and customers is at risk. We know this is of great concern to you, and it is to us as well. Mold can cause respiratory distress, allergies and asthma, among other symptoms and disease that range from mild to severe. At 24/7 Complete Restoration, we are experienced in clearing water before mold can set in, but it is imperative you contact us immediately to prevent it.
Structural Problems: Aside from the initial structural damage that may have occurred as a result from the flooding, there is also the chance of serious long-term damage. The longer you wait, the more time the water has to infiltrate the core of your building and cause you problems.
Working With Your Insurance
When it comes to emergency flood damage repair services, be careful who you trust with your property, time and money. Many companies will render services before dealing with insurance matters and charge you the excess bill anyway.
Here at 24/7 Complete Restoration, we recognize that the world of insurance is confusing and complicated. We are happy to work as a contact between you and your insurance company. Most insurance policies require that you report any flood damage within a tight time frame in order to cover the board up.
Call us as soon as possible to ensure you get the whole project covered. We will work with you one on one with your specific policy.
24/7 Emergency Flood Cleanup
With emergency flood cleanup, you need to be wary of who you choose to help you through it. We have not only the industry qualifications necessary to treat your property, but also the experience, equipment, and testimonials to back up our work.