The definition of remediation is taking actions to remedy something. In the case of water damage remediation, what we are doing for you at Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration is reversing the damage caused by water. This means drying out, cleaning, sanitizing and then getting any structural damage to dry wall, flooring or other housing materials repaired. It is important that you act quickly to call us to come in an begin removing any standing water and then drying out and dehumidifying the room. If water damage is not remediated in an expedient time, the affected area will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which absolutely love to consume organic materials such as drywall, wood and insulation. Once moisture is provided, here in Fort Myers and Southwest Florida, mold can begin to grow as quickly as 24 hours to 48 hours later. Once the dry out is complete, we must sanitize and then repair the damage. No matter what amount of water damage you have, Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration can help handle everything through to complete restoration.
Here are some of the reasons you want to be sure to use a professional water remediation company rather than try to clean up the water damage on your own:
As pros we work fast – After water damage happens, the clock is ticking. The longer that water remains, the greater the likelihood that it becomes a biological hazard. After 48 hours, even clean water – the least threatening type of water damage – can progress to grey water, a term used to designate an intermediate level of threat. A couple of days after that, water damage advances to its most serious stage, black water. When you trust the clean-up to the professionals, in a matter of hours, the affected area will be dried and disinfected, with any needed repairs made. How is this possible? Professional remediation contractors, such as Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration have high-quality tools to do the work rapidly and thoroughly, and can respond to any job with the adequate amount of workforce to get the job done as quickly as possible.
We know how to target mold – Mold can develop anywhere in your home or business: the ceiling over your head, the flooring under your feet, or anywhere in between. If mold develops in your home or business, it poses a health threat. Many varieties of mold are either toxic or can irritate existing allergies or asthma. Once mold starts to grow, it can be difficult to eradicate. If you experience water damage, mold can start growing more quickly than you might realize—in about 24 hours, once your home has dried out, any lingering moisture in your walls, ceiling, or floors can become a breeding ground for mold, compromising the health of your family. Professional water damage experts like the ones at Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration know the spots where mold can linger, unseen and unnoticed by the untrained eye. We have the equipment, such as thermal scanners that show where wetness is behind the walls and we have powerful disinfectants to eliminate mold and protect your property.
We can work safely – As mentioned earlier, there are three different classifications of water damage. The two more serious tiers, grey water and black water, contain at least some contaminants. Even clean water may contain certain harmful particulates, if that water was filtered through the materials used to construct your building. Black water can contain very harmful bacteria and other microorganisms that can compromise your health, especially if your water damage has occurred due to a sewage issue. When you hire your Fort Myers restoration experts at Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration, our technicians will use the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to limit exposure to any contaminants and limit their spread elsewhere on your property.
We reduce your losses – Like we said earlier, time is arguably the most crucial factor in any case of water damage. A few hours can make the difference between painting over a water stain on a section of drywall and having to tear out and rebuild the entire section. The sooner you call a professional restoration company like Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration, the more quickly we can get to work on removing the water and drying the affected area. The faster that items such as furniture are removed from areas of water damage, the more likely it will be that they can be remediated instead of thrown out.
We ensure complete dryness – Just because an area of water damage looks dry doesn’t mean that all the water has been removed. Water naturally flows to the lowest point on your property. Even if everything looks completely dry, that doesn’t mean that it is dry. Moisture could be lingering in cracks and cavities in your walls, ceilings, layers of flooring, and other potential hiding spots. At Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration, we use state-of-the-art thermal scanners that can find areas of moisture that otherwise would be impossible to see with the naked eye. Hiring water damage restoration professionals means all the water damage will be resolved—both what’s visible and what’s hidden.
If you experience water damage or you’d like to find out more about our services, contact us today by calling (239) 910-6381. We also offer a referral program. Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration is proud to offer our services to residential and commercial customers in Fort Myers, as well as surrounding communities in southwest Florida such as Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Port Charlotte.