Mold Remediation

moldOne of the nastiest things you can have in your home is a growth of mold. Not only does mold destroy your home but it can be very hazardous to your health. Learning to prevent mold buildup is essential to ensuring the health of your home and loved ones. However if you ever find yourself in the unpleasant situation of having to remove mold, then do not hesitate to call the professionals at Cook Brothers Restoration. The proper removal of mold is extremely important in preventing further spores and should only be done by qualified experts.

Moisture

In order for mold to grow and survive it must feed off two important things, oxygen and moisture. Once you have noticed a mold buildup you must also identify where the source of moisture is coming from. Cutting off this source is key to making sure that more mold spores do not grow in the future.

Documentation

Once you have located a mold buildup and identified it’s source be sure to document the contaminated area. You can use any form of media to document the area including writing, photo, and video. Documenting your contaminated area will help to plan a course of action. This is especially important if you plan on receiving any kind of benefits from your insurance company.

Determine the Amount of Damage

Depending on where the mold is can effect the damaged area as well as the clean up process. If the mold is located in an isolated area than clean up can be minimal. If the mold is located anywhere near the HVAC system or coinciding duct work then there is a good chance that the mold could be widespread and the cleanup process becomes much more in depth.

Remediation

Mold remediation by definition is the act of removing infected materials that if done properly requires at minimum a two-step process. At, Cook Bros Restoration, we use industrial hygienists to quickly assess your property’s situation and inform you in writing the proper steps that should be taken to successfully remediate your home or office from mold, prior to our IICRC technicians beginning any work.

The most important step, in any remediation project, is setting up proper containment and ventilation equipment within the area(s) that require remediation, allowing us to ensure that as mold spores are disturbed and become airborne that they don’t spread to an uninfected area. Cleaning and disinfecting is the next step that we take, which includes the actual remediation and disposal of infected materials.

After successful completion of the aforementioned steps we apply our specialized biocide solutions to all infected surfaces. The final step, in our full-service remediation process, includes addressing any moisture or humidity concerns you may have before applying a encapsulating solution. When our remediation process is complete, an industrial hygienist will perform a final inspection, ensuring your home’s is free of mold.

Water Damaged Carpet Repair Tips

The plus side of owning carpeting is that it can provide added warmth and comfort to your home.  On the down side, however, is that carpeting is a bit harder to clean when compared to tile or hardwood flooring and if it becomes water damaged because of a flood or water leak – well you can forget about it – unless you act quickly.

Tip #1 – Use caution when entering the affected area.  For you safety, make sure to turn-off all electrical power to the room needing to be cleaned and restored.

Tip #2 – It is paramount in order to see the best results, that you act immediately anytime you encounter standing or set-in water on your carpets.  The longer you delay in removing the water, the higher the probability of harmful bacteria and molds growing.

Tip #3 – Remove all of the room’s furniture from the carpeted area as well as limit the pedestrian traffic to the area.  This reduces the risk of damage spreading to unaffected areas within your home.

Tip #4 – One of the best methods for reducing your chances of bacteria growing is to dehumidify the room.  If you have a dehumidifier – use it.  If you don’t have one, then If it’s warm outside, opening all the windows and doors can work until you can get one.

Tip #5 – Open pockets of saturation by removing the tack strips holding the carpeting down.  In more severe cases, you may need to remove the base molding, damaged walls and wet insulation.  This is where our services our invaluable!

Tip #6 – Aggressively tackle cleaning after completion of the aforementioned tips.  This means thoroughly cleaning and applying disinfectants to the affected area.  It is recommended that you utilize a water extracting vacuum in order to absorb all of the water and prevent further damage.

Reliable Carpet Restoration Services

Learn how we can help return your carpets to their former glory by visiting our website www.cookbrosrestoration.com or contacting us directly at (480) 442-0910.  We specialize in repairing water damaged carpet!

Water Damage: A True Problem

In Arizona, hearing about water damage may sound unrealistic, but the fact is that water damage doesn’t always occur from our monsoon seasons. In fact, a more common result of water damage to a home is from an internal leak or break in pipes. If water is left untreated in your home/business, the damages can cost you so much more in the long run.

Water damage can cause many problems to the structure of the home and can even cause health problems. If water is left for a long period of time, fungus begins to grow and bugs begin to take advantage of the sewage water. For homeowners who have wooden floors or walls during a flooding will be prone to damage if problem is left untreated because wood absorbs water. Ultimately, this can weaken the structure of your home greatly, which can lead to a decrease in the value of your home. There are many different ways that water can damage your home, below are a few damages that can result from untreated water in an area and/or a flood.

  • Metal Corrosion
  • Decrease in value of home
  • Damages to belongings
  • Damages to wooden floors and wooden home structures

Whichever culprit, Cook Brothers Restoration has the tools and experience to restore your home and/or business. We have the right equipment to restore your home.

Why Cook Bros. Cleaning & Restoration?

There are many reasons to choose Cook Bros. Cleaning & Restoration.

Since 1978, our mission has been to provide state-of-the-art cleaning and restoration services that contribute to the health and cleanliness of your home or business. At Cook Bros. Cleaning & Restoration, we are licensed, bonded and insured.

We provide exceptional work with water damage, mold remediation, fire and smoke damage, and even crime scene cleanup. We are trained and skilled personnel and even have certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and from the Interactive Occupational Training (IOT) in the following fields:

IICRC Certifications:

IAQA Certification:

IOT Certification:

  • Mold Remediation Technician (MRT)

 

Rest assured that Cook Bros. Cleaning & Restoration can handle any dirty job.

Do you have an Emergency?! Give us a call on our 24 Hour Emergency Service line – (480) 422.0910.

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Lessen the damage to your home: We never wish this to happen to anyone, but when it does CALL US! and we’ll help lessen the damage through mitigation techniques that water intrusion can do to your home.

Mitigation: The sooner the water is removed from the structure & contents the less damage that will occur.

Certified Technicians: Our technicians are experienced & certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians.

For more information on basement flooding contact us at Cook Bros. or give us a call at

(602) 246-7999

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Water Damage Restoration Services & Insurance Claims

In case of an emergency, put the power of Cook Bros. to work for your carpets. The last thing that we want our customers to have to go through is a water damage in their home, but when it occurs one call to Cook Bros. will put an Emergency Response Team in motion to take care of the disaster. 247
waterdamage Our professional technicians are trained and certified to handle all types of water damage situations. For information, contact your Cook Bros. professional.Insurance Claims: When you have an insurance loss it pays to use Cook Bros.. We can work directly with your insurance company saving you time. We also use the estimating software called Xactimate© used by most insurance companies with industry set pricing.facebook_white twitter_white linkedin_white digg_white

For more information on basement flooding contact us at Cook Bros. or give us a call at (602) 246-7999

3 Causes of Basement Flooding

Basement flooding can be a very costly and dangerous issue.  Not only can it cause costly mold problems to your house and structural damage but it can endanger the health of you and your family.  It is definitely not a wait and see situation.  Basement system waterproofing a good way to make sure that you lower the possibility of flooding.  Flooding can be caused by a couple of things.

The Location of your house

One of the most common causes of flooding is the house was build on an unsuitable location.  Certain terrains such as down slopes can cause reoccurring flooding.

Faulty Floor and Wall Sealing

Floor and wall sealing should be done when the home is being built so that water can’t enter the premises has easily.  If not done properly water can enter the home and do damage.

Blocked Gutters

This is when the manifold that connects to your home gets blocked.  This can cause sever flooding in the basement.  When this happens you need to contact the authorities that are in charge of theses sytems in hyour community to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

For more information on basement flooding contact us at Cook Bros. or give us a call at

(602) 246-7999

8 Reasons You Should Call a Water Damage Specialist

Cook Bros. Restoration Is Here To Help!!

1. Mold Problems

If you have a large mold problem, calling a specialist is in your best interest. Leaving a mold problem untreated can result in structural damage to your home and possible thousands in repairs.

2. Mold Detection

If you’re not sure if you have a mold problem or not, a water damage specialist can assess the situation for you. After a very rainy season, it’s smart to get your house checked for leaks, water damage, and mold regardless of suspicion.

3. Water Removal

If you’ve encountered a large leak or a flood, a specialist will have all the equipment needed to take care of the situation quickly and simply. If there is a lot of water but you think you can take care of it yourself, assess whether you think structural damage can occur within the extra time it may take you as opposed to a specialist.

4. Drying

After a major leak or flood, it’s important to dry out the affected area. If you do not have the enmities to do this, most water damage teams own several large, high power drying fans to prevent further damage.

5. Deodorizing

If a strange smell in your home just won’t go away in your home, consider calling a water damage specialist for this as well. Most people don’t know they handle strange odors, but they do have anything you’re going to need to dispel most bad smells.

6. Restoration

If your home was hit by flood, mildew, mold, or leaks, structural or other damage may have occurred. To guarantee your home looks the same way it used to, call a specialist as they specialize in restoring homes after this particular kind of damage.

7. Sanitation Work

Water damage specialists can also handle septic systems, broken dishwashers, or other plumbing or water utility devices. In some cases, a water specialist may offer much lower prices and more accurate work than a regular plumber.

8. Assessing Damage

Whatever your water damage woes, a water damage specialist is the right person to tell you exactly how bad they are. Before hiring anyone to do any work, make sure you have a pretty good idea of just what is damaged and what needs to be done.

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