What should I do immediately after water damage?

When a water damage happens, the first thing you should do is contact a restoration company that can cover the emergency as quicly as possible. You may try to identify the source of water and move your important belongings away from the water as long as you feel in control of the situation.

How do you fix water damaged walls?

First we identify the area that is wet. Then, we proceed to open the wall up and remove the damaged materials as well as extracting all the humidity. Next, we clean and disinfect deeply to kill germs and mold formation. Finally, we dry the area thoroughly with air movers and close back the wall.

What not to do after a water damage?

You must not try to use vacuum to absorb the water or turn on any appliances in the damaged room. If you identify the water damage coming from above, do not stand below it as the ceiling might sag.


Can mold damage be fixed?

Yes, mold damage can be fixed. The process is known as mold remediation and consists of extracting all the damaged material in the surface and inside the structure. Providing a deep clean to the area with antimicrobial to eliminate bacteria and pathogens, and finally drying out completely everything. As a professional restoration company we make sure to address every area tat could be affected to ensure the safety of the structure.

Will mold come back after remediation?

It is possible for mold to grow back in your property only if you don’t identify the source of water or moisture in time. The only way to prevent this is to always make sure there are no leaks or broken pipes. I if you see them, address them immediately.

Is water damage restoration expensive?

Water damages prices can vary according to the severity. On average, a minor water damage could start from $1300 and go up $5000 (or more) depending on the state and size of the damage. Above everything, is critical to be informed of every step in the process and at Fresh Start Restoration we will ensure transparency to provide a high-quality service and result.

How long does water damage restoration take?

In general, most water damages projects take between 2 to 4 weeks to complete. However this can vary depending on the severity of the damage, services required, reconstruction and material replacements.

How does restoration work?

Our job as a restoration company is to clean up the damage caused by any disaster and to protect and preserve the property to ensure no other damage occurs.

What is the difference between restoration vs renovation?

Restoration consist of bring back a space to its pre-damaged condition without changing the purpose and keeping the original look. Renovation is updating and/or repairing an space without changing the purpose of the space either.