You wake up and find your home flooded from a broken pipe or your washing machine has separated; your brand new carpet and sofa are ruined? Maybe not! There are many ways to treat water damaged carpet, upholstery, and hard flooring. But what can you do while waiting for us to arrive?
- Stop the source of water flow.
- Move your furniture out from wet areas.
- Stay away from electrical hazards and contaminated water.
- Call us to handle the water damage restoration work in order to preserve the appearance and life of your carpet and furniture (at an affordable price and fast response).
- Document and photograph all water damage
But remember, make sure to call us as soon possible as the water damage may create mold and mildew which will not only ruin your carpet and cost you more money, but may be hazardous to your health and the health of your family and pets.
About M&S Water Damage
M&S Water Damage is registered in good standing with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC has served as the Industry Guardian for cleaning, inspection, and restoration service industries for more than 30 years.
As a non-profit certification organization, the IICRC helps ensure that consumers have access to trusted and trained cleaning professionals by establishing and monitoring certification programs and standards for these industries. In order to qualify for IICRC-Certified Firm status businesses must demonstrate proof of insurance, maintain a written customer complaint policy with documented follow-up, and provide ongoing education and training leading to certification for all technicians.
IICRC Certified Forms are also required to abide by the IICRC Code of Ethics. Services provided by IICRC-Certified professionals range from flooring inspection and cleaning to mold remediation to water and fire damage restoration.
In addition to our IICRC certification, M&S Water Damage employs restoration specialists that hold current and valid licenses with the California Contractors State License Board. These specialists are trained and certified specifically for water damage restoration work. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you will be provided with our employees’ licensing information for verification purposes.
M&S Water Damage has been in business since 1997. Our water damage specialists are not only friendly and reliable but are trusted in the industry as they have extensive experience in water damage restoration.
M&S Water Damage provides water restoration and mold remediation services for residential, commercial, and industrial spaces.
M&S Water Damage utilizes the most modern techniques and state of the art equipment including dehumidifiers, air movers, and moisture detectors, to ensure your property’s condition and customer satisfaction.
What About Mold?
Mold becomes a problem inside a home when there’s excessive humidity or moisture. Mold in the home can usually be found in damp, dark or steam filled areas such as a bathroom or kitchen, cluttered storage areas, recently flooded areas, basement areas, plumbing spaces, and areas with poor ventilation. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cool surfaces can trigger mold problems. If conditions permit, mold can grow almost anywhere. When mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Some molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. In fact, exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death. Prolonged exposure may be particularly harmful. Thus, mold growth in buildings can lead to a variety of health issues.
Various practices can be followed to mitigate mold issues in buildings, the most important of which is to reduce moisture levels that can facilitate mold growth. Removal of affected materials after the source of moisture has been reduced and/or eliminated may be necessary for remediation. M&S Water Damage and the IICRC itself recommend that homeowners contact a professional to ensure that mold is removed correctly and occupants are protected throughout the job.
Typically, to contain and prevent further contamination, an M&S Water Damage professional will first verify that the moisture source has been eliminated or repaired and contain the area to prevent cross contamination. A M&S Water Damage professional will also use specialized air filtration devices to prevent mold spores from spreading to unaffected areas and isolate, remove, and properly dispose of heavily contaminated materials.
A correct inspection, followed by professional remediation, is the key to preventing continued mold growth in a home. M&S Water Damage professionals are trained to provide you with mold remediation services and will work directly with your insurance company to help settle your claim.