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Types of Water Damage

Water damage often effects multiple parts of your home when it may happen, let us help you with it

Understanding the Problem

Residents of Memphis Metro, TN understand the damage flooding can cause, many experiencing it firsthand. 911 Water Damage Experts has built itself upon our experience in dealing with flood and water damages. 

We also recommend becoming familiar with your insurance or homeowners insurance to know if you are covered when you fall victim to water damages in your place of residence. 

Not only does 911 Water Damage Experts have a vested interest in fixing your homes of water damage and everything that comes with it, but we also love when our clients know what to look for so they call us before too much of their home gets ruined. If you find yourself experiencing flood damage or in need of any of our many services, call (901) 630-4525 today and let us provide our affordable services.

Water Damage in Roofs

After storms and inclimate weather, it is not uncommon for there to be spots in your roofing that allow water to seep through. When left to build up, water damage in and through the roof will end up being destructive. Understanding then and being proactive in caring for your abode is then key. 

The first step in being proactive is taking preventative steps, largely by understanding your roof and being a vigilant resident of your home. Whether it is an apartment or household, here are some preventative steps you can take to avoid water damage in your roof:

  • Trim back any tree limbs or plants that may fall onto your shingles if snapped
  • Make sure your gutters remain unclogged and provide constant flow
  • Have some knowledge of the piping running through the upper level of your home or apartment
  • Be aware of the age of both your piping and roof
  • Make a habit of examining your roof after every storm
  • Schedule annual roof inspections

Most water damages that come through your roof can be prevented, but sometimes there are exceptions with accidents. While damage at that point can’t be prevented, it can be mitigated when you know what to look for. According to Paramount Roofscapes, these things occur in the form of dark spots or rings in your ceiling. Furthermore, water buildup in your ceiling can appear as a bulge, discoloration, and leaking. If you find yourself experiencing such problems and need water damage restoration services, 911 Water Damage Experts has affordable options with experienced representatives that can help you.

Water Damage in Walls

The walls in your home hold all sorts of materials that insulate the interior and pipes that move water through to your appliances. While those pipes are meant to last, the problems that may arise often come in small signs that can be missed if you are unaware of what to look for. 

Similar to your ceiling and roof, problems that may arise come in the form of small damages. Such things would include bulges, dark spots, and circles. If left unchecked, the water or sewage leaking from your pipes can break down your walls and break down your wall and the interior of your home.

To protect your home, an expert understanding of the pipes is not required. Instead, practicing minor and simple practices can keep your pipes sound, here are a few suggestions:

  • Fix leaks when they arise in faucets, showing pipes, and toilets
  • Remove and clean shower faucets of sediment
  • Be mindful of what you dispose of in your drains
  • Clean out drains that are slow to void
  • When unable to fix a drainage problem, notify your plumber

Our affordable water and mold removal services are always available to residents of Memphis Metro, TN. With our IICRC certified experts, the walls of your home can be moisture free in a short amount of time. Call (901) 630-4525 today and schedule an appointment. 

Water Damage in Carpets

When water breaches the home and causes damage, the first things to be damaged tend to be carpets after wood and tile flooring. Surprisingly, pipes and household appliances take the lion’s share of insurance claims due to accident or faulty installation. 

Unlike the prior two types of water damage mentioned, most cases of water damage in your carpet tends to be accidental. Being caused by flooding and accidents in general or installment. While you can roll up your carpet and stow it away when a heavy rain storm rolls through, we at 911 Water Damage Experts understand that preparation can get difficult. 

That is why our professional and licensed experts have extensive knowledge in fixing water damaged carpets. Whether it’s mold removal or drying out the ground level of your home, you can depend on our services to get the job done.  

Water Damage Repair or Replace

There are moments after water damage accidents when the damage may appear drastic, but after our services may save an appliance or piece of property. Here are a few details that come naturally in our line of work that helps answer that decision:

  • If you find your home having lead piping, it is recommended you make a switch to a more modern piping for your health and safety
  • Mold and moisture can be removed from baseboards and carpets 
  • Most insurance companies provide assistance when water damage claims is filed quickly
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Let Us Help You

Much of the time, water damage may seem destructive and terrifying, but more often than not home owners can save and salvage the situation by being proactive. 911 Water Damage Experts prides itself in having your back when water damage does arise. If you need a quote on water damage, don’t hesitate and call (901) 630-4525 today.

Mold Removal

We Are Your Mold Remediation Experts

There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Few are as concerning as mold. The Memphis area is especially susceptible to mold growth due to our high humidity & temperatures as well as frequent stormy weather. In our, often desperate attempts to stay cool we run our AC units cycling air from the outside in. Unfortunately, mold spores love to travel and will unpack and outstay their welcome once getting comfortable in your home. Fortunately, mold removal in a home is relatively easy, with the right team on your side. It’s always best to call a restoration company that specializes in mold remediation.

How Does Mold Develop?

Mold forms when there is excessive humidity or moisture in a building for a prolonged period of time; more than 72 hours. It could be due to plumbing leaks, a particularly humid stretch of weather, AC unit condensation or a leaky roof. If you spot mold on a painted wall, there most likely considerably more on the other side, especially since the environment inside walls can often be quite different from the exterior. Uneven patches on walls or on floors accompanied by a musty, earthy or stale odor should be tested.

Reasons Why Black Mold is Hazardous

Most people are aware that black mold is a health hazard. However, the majority of homeowners aren’t fully aware of how hazardous black mold truly is. If left untreated, black mold can cause a slew of health issues. That’s why it’s important to tackle mold as soon as you see or smell it. Here are just a few of the reasons black mold is hazardous.

  • Mold is often invisible. Mold grows and thrives where the air is humid. Oftentimes, that means under carpets and in walls. Because mold can’t always be visually detected, it can rapidly increase to levels that produce toxins and adverse health conditions. These toxins can affect the body’s central nervous system as well as the immune system. Mold remediation companies have advanced technology that is able to detect mold growth, even when it is invisible, by assessing moisture levels and testing mold spore counts.
  • Reactions to mold look much like the common cold. Symptoms of mold irritation include things like respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, throat irritation, coughs, skin irritation, and eye irritation. According to a 1999 study by the Mayo Clinic, nearly all chronic sinus infections are actually caused by mold exposure.

Mold Removal vs Mold Remediation

Now that we understand the serious effects of mold exposure, we can talk about safe mold removal methods. We first need to differentiate between mold removal and mold remediation. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, genuine mold removal is impossible. That’s because microscopic mold spores are everywhere. They exist naturally in almost every environment, both indoors and outdoors. However, the issue arises when mold spores begin to form colonies. These colonies usually begin as small, isolated black spots that then spread into the surrounding areas. Because mold spreads quickly, it’s important to address mold issues as soon as they arise. This process is known as mold remediation. Mold remediation focuses on bringing mold levels back to normal, natural levels. So now that you know that complete mold removal is not truly feasible, what should you do if you find yourself facing a mold emergency?

Mold Removal: Stop Feeding It

Most people have probably experienced some degree of mold growth in their homes. In fact, warm and humid places, such as the shower, provide the optimal growing space for black mold. If you’re facing mold growth, you first need to eliminate the source of moisture. Once the source has been eliminated the treatment can begin.

What Can I Do?

Household cleaning products work fairly effectively on non-porous surfaces. Those are your ceramic, tile and stainless steel sinks, tubs, showers, etc. Dehumidifiers are very helpful in lowering the humidity, and therefore the moisture supporting the mold colonies.

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Contact A Professional

Black mold is a serious yet common issue. When mold is present on walls, floors, and cabinetry it is time to call a professional. Those porous surfaces require specialized equipment and chemicals to treat without further damage to the home. When mold has spread and taken over larger portions of a home, it’s important to call mold remediation specialists. If you live in the Memphis Metro area and are plagued by mold growth, give us a call at (901) 630-4525 to see how we can help. #WeDry901