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Water Damage Tampa FL – Restoration, Cleanup and Removal Services

Call our Tampa water damage restoration professionals today to get a quote and to start restoration quickly! We help you when you need it most and reduce the risk of further problems with mold and other damage down the road.

Why choose DryWizard of Florida for your Tampa water damage needs?

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  • At your door within an hour

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  • Free estimates (inspection fee may apply)
  • Direct insurance billing
  • We work for the homeowner, not the insurance company
  • Statewide licensed contractors who can fix any issue you may have
  • We care about our customers and will make sure you are taken care of and are happy with our work

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flood damage Tampa

Think your home or business is immune to water damage Tampa? Think again. According to the FEMA, water damage from Tampa floods is one of the most common and costly hazards in the U.S!

Hurricane Irma Flood Damage Tampa, sadly caused flood damage Tampa problems for many home and business owners, losses due to water damage from flood are not covered under your typical insurance policy.

Fast response is extremely important when water has entered your home. No matter if the water came from storms and flood waters, broken or leaky pipes, a sewer backup or line break, malfunctioning appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, or refrigerators, or a sink or toilet overflow, the dangers of not doing anything about it are numerous, especially in a humid environment like Florida’s.

You must act quickly to:

  • Dry the affected area immediately to prevent mold growth. AND…
  • Disinfect and sanitize the affected area to prevent further exposure to the possible waste material, household chemicals, and diseases contained in the water.

That is why we are here 24/7 with a licensed and certified technician available to you immediately.

Our techs are fully equipped when they arrive to extract and decontaminate any area of Tampa water damage, no matter how large or how small. They are very understanding of the inconvenience you are experiencing and are expert at handling the water restoration process as quickly as possible. You can expect our technicians to be kind, courteous, and skilled from start to finish.

Water damage in your Tampa home or business can destroy furniture, cabinets, walls, floors and more, but that’s just the beginning of the problem! When water damage is not treated immediately it can lead to moist and humid conditions that toxic mold grows in. Don’t let water damage Tampa FL develop into a much bigger and more expensive problem. If you have leaks, flooding, leaking or broken pipes, soggy or swelling cabinets, soaked or wet carpet, sewage backup, garbage disposal leaks, slab leaks or any type of standing water in your home or business, it is important to have complete water cleanup and water removal services immediately.

Our water damage company provides emergency services to residential home owners, commercial business owners, and property managers and cover a vast array of water, flood or sewage damage emergencies. These include water extraction, structural drying, sewage removal, decontamination, water damage restoration and clean-up of all affected areas in your business, home, basement or crawl space. With our expertise in water removal and cleanup, we can stop and prevent the growth of mold damage and eliminate offensive odors. When you need emergency water damage repair, our promise is at your door in 60 minutes or less.

What To Do In An Emergency

  • Call your local fire department in case of a fire or other local help in the event of a major disaster.
  • Call 24/7 Cleanup: We will respond immediately to help you with your disaster recovery. It is important that your home is assessed and protected as soon as possible to reduce damage.
  • If you are flooding from a burst pipe, turn off the water nearest the pipe (usually under the sink or behind the toilet).
  • Turn off the water to the house. This will be a ‘turn off’ valve outside the house. We can walk you through it when you call us.
  • Find your insurance documentation.
  • Elevate your possessions to protect your contents from permanent damage.
  • By the time you reach this step, we should be arriving at your home or business to help you.

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The Process of Effective Water Damage Restoration

1. Water Removal

This usually involves water extraction to remove the standing water, and the removal of wet materials that absorb water, such as carpet padding, soaked insulation, hardwood floors, and damaged sheetrock. A professional water damage contractor will have the proper equipment and the manpower to take care of flood water removal. Also, if you have “dirty” water from sewage backups or line breaks, sewage removal must be done to remove the danger of harmful pathogens.

2. Structural Drying

Fast drying through the use of dehumidifiers and air movers is vital for halting the effects of water and moisture laden air during water damage restoration. Generating super dry air through the use of dehumidifiers and directing that air with powerful air movers pulls the moisture out of structural materials, hastening their drying. The dehumidifiers also prevent secondary damage to areas that weren’t originally affected by the water. High moisture levels in the air can cause peeling paint, warped building materials, and the growth of mold even in non-flooded areas. Drying wet structural materials and removing excessive moisture from the air is very important for limiting the damage during water clean up.

3.Water Damage Repair

Once the structure has been tested by a water damage specialist to ensure that it is completely dry, the materials damaged by the water damage can be repaired to get things back to normal. Typically, a water damage remediation company will have removed baseboards and drilled holes at the bottom of the walls to aid in the drying of the wall cavities. Wet carpet and padding will have been removed. Damaged sheetrock in the ceiling that may have sagged and broken from retaining water will have to be repaired. And any items permanently damaged from water will have to be replaced.

Providing water damage restoration Tampa FL services to 33607, 33615, 33634, 33635.

 

Mold on Walls

Unfortunately, mold can not only grow on walls but inside them as well. Drywall, for example, is one of the most common areas in a home where mold and grow. There is no way to completely remove the mold from the drywall, so it usually has to be cut out, which can be a long and expensive process.

You need to be diligent about mold growing behind the wall. Wall cavities contain humid moist air and are out of sight. Additionally, mold can grow behind wallpaper glued to your walls. Since the wallpaper glue contains organic debris, this then becomes a food source for the mold.

Most people think that heat and humidity are the only cause of mold, but the cold can also lead to its growth.

Cold surfaces produce condensation in your home. It can collect on the cold, metal pipes and pool into a puddle. Areas in your home affected by condensation are absolutely at risk for mold. This is especially true for non-well ventilated areas such as your basement. Since basements are often colder than the rest of the house, condensation is a real concern.

Additionally, the basement is the lowest part of your house and most leaks will eventually end up running down there. Basements are also not visited as often as other parts of your home, so a leak or mold growth can go undetected for a while.

Detecting Mold

There are ways to detect mold in your home, even if you can’t actually see it. You may start to suffer allergy like symptoms. Oftentimes, you can even smell the mold. You may also notice small patches of it on the walls. This is a good indication that there is a larger amount of mold on the other side of the wall and starting to seep through. These are all good indications that mold may be present and it might be time to consider finding an expert in mold removal.

As with any water damage situation, it is always best to have time on your side. However, that will not always be possible. It is very common for leaks to happen in homes or businesses, and we don’t always notice them right away. Unfortunately, if the water is left pooling for too long, mold will start to grow. Always take the time to assess your home and business for anything that looks out of the ordinary. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

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Flood versus water damage insurance?

For most people with water damage Tampa, they learn the most about their insurance policy after they already need to make a claim. You might be shocked to know that most water damage insurance does not cover flooding Tampa and in America, flooding is the most common form of natural disaster.

You may be asking yourself, what’s the difference between them? Water damage Tampa covers any water that does damage to your home before reaching the ground outside of your home. Water Damage Tampa from a leaky roof or a broken pipe is covered but if water seeps into your home from outside that is not covered. It is also important to note that the water damage Tampa to your home is what’s insured not the item that created the damage. That means if it was a broken pipe that failed and your carpet was destroyed the carpet will be replaced the pipe will not.

Here are a few things that flood insurance generally covers:

  • Building foundation
  • Electrical and plumbing
  • Firmly installed carpet and paneling
  • Removal of debris
  • Built-in appliances

The more you understand your policy the better prepared you will be for any water damage or flood event. The last thing you want is to have a flood disaster happen to you and to know that only part of your claim will be accepted.

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