Water & Mold
Cleanup, Drying & Restoration, Removal & Remediation
Water Damage Restoration Process
When you have a flood or water damage in your home, it can be a huge hassle. Anything more than a small puddle from a spilled drink can cause huge problems if not taken care of immediately.
- Water will begin to smell bad FAST
- Water can warp and rot the materials that hold your house together.
- Water can allow for mold growth within just days.
CONSTRUCTEAM‘s water damage cleanup teams can help. We will:
- extract any sitting water
- dry up the rest with specialized equipment
- spray an antimicrobial solution to help prevent mold and microbial growth
- repair anything damaged by the water.
Step 1: Secure & Mitigate
Step 2: Contents & Extraction
Any belongings in the affected area will be moved to a safe and suitable location, and we’ll begin pumping or extracting the water.
Step 3: Demo & Disinfect
Step 4: Clean & Prep
Preventing frozen and burst pipes when temperatures are very cold but then rise quickly.
It’s imperative that you do everything you can to avoid frozen pipes at your home or business when cold snaps are forecast for your area. Pipes can freeze quickly and cause costly damage.
How to check your home for signs of frozen or burst pipes:
- Walk the interior of your home. Walk through your entire house, especially rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms and those below and adjacent to them. Look for actively dripping water signs that water is leaking out of sight such as damp drywall, rings on the ceiling, unusual odors or bubbling, banging, clanking or whistling noises. Finally, examine any exposed pipes, looking for frost, condensation or bulging areas.
- Check unheated areas of your home. Water supply lines in unheated areas such as unfinished basements, crawl spaces, attics and garages are particularly susceptible to freezing. Check for leaks, pooled water, and the other warning signs listed above in these spaces as well.
- Inspect the functionality of your plumbing. Only after you have completed the steps above, turn on the faucets (both hot and cold) and flush the toilets to ensure they are working and that the water has no discoloration or odor. An open faucet that produces a slow trickle—or no water at all—is a good reason to suspect that a pipe has frozen. Also check the water meter; if it shows movement when all water fixtures are off, it is likely that a pipe has burst.
- Walk the exterior of your home. Walk your property and notice whether water has accumulated anywhere it should not. Examine your yard for red flags like sinkholes.
How to intervene if a pipe has burst:
If you notice any of the warning signs listed above, shut off the water supply to the affected area of the house—or to the entire home, if necessary—and leave faucets open. Call our 24-hour emergency line at 866-372-1272 to help you repair any damage.
Last-minute steps to help avoid frozen or burst pipes:
- Ensure your heat is set to a minimum of 55°F. When it is very cold, setting the heat below this threshold may not be enough to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting—especially if your home is unoccupied.
- Open vanity and cabinet doors so warm air can reach pipes more easily.
- If you are going to be away for an extended period of time, consider shutting off your home’s water supply.
Mold Removal & Remediation Process
Mold can be a very big problem in your home or business. It grows quickly, spreads even faster, and can cause huge health problems for you, your family, or your employees. It’s important to get professional help FAST to remove mold, because if it spreads to your HVAC system then you’ve really got problems.
CONSTRUCTEAM‘s mold removal and remediation technicians can help. We’re able to identify, isolate, and remove the mold before it can spread. We will:
- take all of the proper cautions
- follow all procedures
- make sure to contain the mold before doing anything else.
Please do not remove the mold yourself as the mold (and the spores you don’t see), can fly off and through the air, contaminating the whole room or your entire home. Hire a licensed expert.
Step 1: Identify & Test
We’ll identify mold visually where possible, and test the air quality to gather information on the type of mold and the spore counts.
Step 2: Prevent Spreading
We’ll set up IICRC approved containment barriers and seal off vents to prevent the potential spread of mold spores throughout the property.
Step 3: Tear Out
Next we tear out any affected materials (drywall, flooring, i.e.) to prep for rebuilding, and spray an antimicrobial solution.
Step 4: Rebuild & Restore
Finally, we’ll rebuild your property, perform a final cleaning, and conduct another mold test to ensure your home or property is safe!
Containment Set Up
Water & Mold Before & After
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I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with your company. From the moment my Allstate agent got in touch with Joe, you guys made me feel totally at ease. Being across the country and hearing you have a pipe burst in your home, I felt very overwhelmed. Your team was in my home within the hour, kept in touch with me throughout the entire process, gave me honest advice and answered all of my questions.
You & your team are amazing!
We’ve been using Constructeam for water mitigation and reconstruction since last week, when our basement unfortunately flooded. The entire team and Constructeam has been absolutely wonderful to work with. The receptionist, the estimator, and the team who actually did the mitigation were all kind, accommodating, efficient, and extremely professional. Our insurance company even commented that Constructeam is always a pleasure to work with, and that they always do a great job. We’re very pleased with their work so far and will definitely recommend them in the future!
We had serious water damage in our home, and we have a detailed, decorative plaster ceiling in our living room. Constructeam was our second contractor after the first was unable to complete the job. We needed drywall and plaster replacement and painting. The critical part of the job was the decorative plaster ceiling replacement (house built in 1924). The Constructeam crew did an amazing job, matching the plaster details exactly. I really appreciated their communication, responsiveness, and quality of work. The few minor issues that came up during the job (due to the uniqueness of the plaster and trim) were handled quickly and professionally. I would recommend Constructeam to anyone who needs a quality contractor that can do a quick, detailed job.
I Have Water Damage In My Home. Now What?
A home or business overwhelmed with water can be very devastating and can cause major hardship to a family or business just as much as a fire. Water damage can be caused by many factors. Anything in your home or business that has a water supply can cause unbelievable damage in a very short period of time if not caught quickly. When a water loss in your home is not dried properly and quickly or not taken seriously, bigger problems will occur and damage can literally grow in the form of bacteria and then into mold.
However, just like any difficult time there is a way to handle the hardship to minimize the difficulties going forward. Making the right decisions on hiring your contractors and understanding the process at this point is mission critical and will dictate the process going forward. These steps can assist you in making the right moves from the start of a water loss. Please understand that every situation is different and will require special instructions based on your personal situation.