6 Common Myths about Flood Cleanup BUSTED

flood damage cleanup minneapolisOur lives can be hectic. At times, we are so busy it becomes almost easy to haphazardly forget the most common task – like turning off the faucet to the tub when your kiddo needs a bath. Before you know it, there is water pouring out into the hallway, and down through the walls into the living room of your Minneapolis home. You name it, we have probably seen it at 24Restore. Mishaps and mistakes happen, and many times they are fixable and don’t need to ruin your day.

Let’s play a game of true or false. Read the statements in bold, and decide if you think it could possibly be true – or if it’s all a lie.

  1. The drying and restoration process could be done in just a few days. TRUE! Depending on the size and scope of the job, and how quickly you call in a professional water restoration crew, your home or business could be dried and returned to the pre-loss condition in a matter of days. Trained water mitigation technicians understand how to strategically place air movers, dehumidifiers, and other drying equipment for maximum drying power and efficiency. That being said, the sooner crews get the drying process started, the sooner your life returns to normal!
  1. Mold growth won’t happen in your new home just because of a little water in the basement.

FALSE! Unfortunately, even a little standing water could trigger mold growth in as little as 48 to 72 hours. Even in the cold winters in Minneapolis, mold can grow if standing water is left unattended. During a humid, warm streak during the summer, mold has the perfect breeding ground.

  1. Throwing bleach on mold that does grow is enough to get rid of it.

Another FALSE. Water damage removal and mold removal involve using proven chemicals that will reach far into the surface to remove any mold spores that may be present. Bleach may remove the stain but will do little good beyond that and you’ll likely have microbial growth spreading before you know it.

  1. My computers and other electronics might be able to be saved.

TRUE! 24Restore has a full Contents Restoration line. That means not only can we possibly save your electronics, like your computers and appliances, we can also clean clothing, furniture, rugs, etc. In water loss situations, it’s possible that nearly all of the items in your home can be saved thanks to state-of-the-art cleaning techniques and products. Worried about vital documents like birth certificates and passports? There is a good chance our document recovery team can salvage those for you as well.

  1. Walls might have to be removed and replaced.

This is both TRUE and FALSE, but more FALSE. In bullet point #1, we talked about drying equipment, and thanks to those innovations in drying technology, it is possible that walls and tight spaces can be dried without requiring any demolition. Moisture readings will be taken throughout the flooded space to determine the extent of the water damage and the best course of action to get your property back to pre-loss condition

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“24Restore came within an hour of our water damage to assess the problem and restore and reconstruct our kitchen and my office. Everyone from 24Restore was professional, kind and did an outstanding job of damage assessment and restoration.”

- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

- Jane

I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

- Kevin – St. Paul

Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

- Susan – Plymouth

I thought 24 was very professional and timely work.

- Veronica – Lake Elmo

24Restore was very responsive and did a thorough job plus they cleaned up after themselves.

- Jean – St. Cloud

The job was exceptionally well done. You were recommended to me by Dennis Carlson, a freind and I would definatley refer 24restore to friends and family.

- Jan – Anoka

Very Professional!

- Gordon – Andover

Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

- Pam – Arden Hills

The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

- Ron and Jackie – Minneapolis
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