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The Dangers of DIY Water Damage Restoration

If you're dealing with a water damage emergency, it's important to take action as quickly as possible to minimize the damage. However, don't attempt to tackle the restoration process on your own – there are many potential dangers involved. 

Working with a professional water damage restoration company is the safest and most efficient way to restore your home or business to its pre-damage condition. Here are just a few of the dangers of DIY water damage restoration: 

Quality Problems in DIY Water Damage Restoration Steps

Trying to remove water, perform structural drying, repair damage, restore all structural components, and perform replacements as needed on your own can often take an extreme amount of time, cause more damage, and lead to injuries. At every step of the process, there are serious concerns about taking on water damage restoration as a DIY project:

Drying and Dehumidifying

After cleaning all the standing water, moisture must be removed from wet surfaces. Professional water extraction goes much deeper to perform complete internal and structural drying. This requires industrial-grade equipment and experience in commercial drying of residential buildings to prevent mold growth, wood rot, loss of building integrity, and additional unnecessary and costly property losses.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage restoration professionals can remove germs and bacteria not just from surfaces but also in the depths of walls, floors, and furniture where contamination and moisture lead to bacterial and fungal proliferation. Left untreated, these lead to a toxic environment that can make people and pets very sick; it can even be fatal. Disaster restoration professionals can fully return your home to pristine pre-flood condition.

Hazards of DIY Water Damage Restoration

Here are just some of the extreme safety and health hazards that put inexperienced disaster cleanup and restoration workers at high risk in flooded residential environments:

  • Bacterial exposure: Floodwater is typically filled with bacteria and germs. Even if you wear PPE, you’re still likely to come into contact with dangerous bacteria while cleaning up contaminated water damage for many hours.

Further, attempting water disaster cleanup on your own, you almost certainly will not capture all the bacteria present due to the water disaster. That leaves the organisms free to multiply and increases your family’s long-term exposure to dangerous and even deadly disease-causing bacteria in your home.

  • Electrical shock: Water damage in a house creates a pervasive danger of electrocution. There may be faulty electrical wiring in contact with water behind walls and in and around obscured electrical cables and wires in the home. Plus, the possibility of electric shock is vastly increased in disarray and wet conditions of a flood disaster environment.

Accidentally touching or just brushing against an exposed electrical wire or anything with a charge running through it can be deadly. If it is also in contact with water, that broadly expands the charged area to present an extreme risk of electrocution.

  • Heavy water-logged items: Water-soaked sofas, mattresses, and other furniture pieces weigh much more than when they were dry. Carrying those heavy, unwieldy objects in a wet, debris-strewn area increases risks of injury from slipping and falling, back strain, wrist or ankle sprain, and other injuries.

Disaster locations are also known for trip hazards everywhere you walk. Restoration specialists ensure that these risks are professionally managed.

  • Mold growth: In the aftermath of a water disaster, mold growth presents a serious risk to occupants’ health and the building’s structural safety. DIY water damage cleanup and restoration do not thoroughly eliminate moisture in the most problematic areas behind walls, under floors, sometimes in attics, etc. Then, dangerous mold flourishes in these moist conditions.
  • Structural weaknesses: Trying to repair a water-damaged house presents many dangers, including a significantly weaker support structure overhead and around and under you. Roofs, walls, and floors can easily collapse after exposure to flooding.

Professional Water Damage Restoration

Why is having a professional disaster restoration service so much better, faster, safer, and ultimately cheaper? First, with homeowner’s insurance, it’s typically less expensive to let your insurance company cover the water damage cleanup cost and restoration minus your deductible than to pay for cleanup and replace ruined structural components and personal property out-of-pocket. And, of course, the cleanup and restoration quality, speed of completion, and safety on the restoration site are all superior when professionals are managing the work. Why?

  • Commercial equipment is designed for in-depth cleaning and structural restoration.
  • Experienced disaster professionals produce top-quality restoration.
  • Professionals know how to complete all the work quickly to get you back to your daily life.

If You Have a Water Disaster At Your Home

It may appear that you can save money by undertaking water damage cleanup and restoration yourself. But, in reality, you are more likely to cause yourself additional property damage, including structural issues due to improper drying for mold prevention.

If your home is flooded, you need help from a professional water damage restoration company, like Utah Flood Cleanup. You’ll find that you’ll cut the cleanup and restoration time to a fraction, increase the quality of workmanship many times over, and eliminate your risk of injuries to yourself and your helpers.

Why Choose Utah Flood Cleanup?

We are a Utah disaster restoration company specializing in FLOOD, FIRE, and MOLD cleanup and restoration. Our team provides 24/7 emergency service with just a 1-hour response time.

Utah Flood Cleanup works for you, not your insurance company. We are your advocate with your insurer, ensuring that everything that should be covered is included and that all work is done to the highest industry standards and in strict adherence to IICRC S-500 and S-520.

For emergency water disaster cleanup and an estimate for restoration of insurance-covered damage, call Utah Flood Cleanup in your area at (801) 416-2666, or contact us online anytime!

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5 Mistakes That Cause Mold Growth in Homes

Mold spreading in your home can be extremely dangerous to people and destructive to property. Mold can cause many kinds of health reactions, some of which are severe and can be deadly to people who already have health problems. Mold infestation can ruin walls, flooring, furniture, artworks, drapes, clothing, and other valuable possessions and leave strong, lasting odors. There are many ways people cause mold growth in homes without knowing it.

Below is information about what causes mold to grow, how to recognize the signs of mold, and straightforward solutions for preventing mold growth.

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How To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home

Mold is that it needs all three elements to proliferate: heat, food, and moisture. Favorite foods of mold in houses include paper, wood, clothing, food, leather products, and many other items. It takes a minimum of about eight days of ideal mold-growth conditions for one or more mold fungi species to start spreading. That’s why mold is most common in homes with heat and moisture control problems. Here are some common problems that cause mold spores to start spreading through the air, common locations for mold growth in homes, and how to stop mold growth:

Leaking or Sweating Pipes

Pipe leaking or condensation is one of the most common causes of mold under sinks and behind drywall. Pipe leaks or extreme sweating can also promote rampant mold spread. Mold can infest walls, ceilings, floor joists over pipes in the basement, subflooring under carpets or hardwoods on the level above the pipes. It can also invade basement light fixtures, cover insulated HVAC ductwork, and spread across many other areas.

If you need to identify what causes mold on walls in your basement, under your kitchen sink, or elsewhere, first check your plumbing lines for leakage. Also, check for condensation that is running down the pipes or causing puddles on floors!

Insufficient Ventilation in Kitchen or Bathroom

Hot showers cause hot, steamy conditions in bathrooms. Cooking and running hot water causes frequent steam in kitchens. An effective ventilation system pulls the humidity out of these rooms and directs it out of the building. Without a proper venting system, thick moisture can build up across the ceilings, walls, cabinetry, trash containers, shower, etc. The telltale black mold spots, for example, begin to multiply and do not go away by using regular cleaning products.

If possible, install a ventilation system to fix the problem. Or, keep a window open during showering or cooking, and place fans to pull the humidity out of the kitchen and bathroom and toward the nearest window or exterior door. If needed, add small dehumidifiers in both rooms for extra protection against drywall mold in your kitchen and bathroom.

Lawn Debris or Poor Drainage in Yard

Your yard should slope slightly away from the foundation of your home. This creates sufficient drainage to keep water from pooling along that area. Standing water against the foundation promotes mosquito populations, other insect pests, and rodents, and it increases the risk of mold. Eventually, the ongoing exposure to water can cause mold growth on the foundation and the exterior siding, and inside the basement. When it finds its way into the walls, it can spread undetected behind drywall until a widespread mold infestation requires professional mold removal.

Correct the slope of your yard around your foundation. Add more and/or better drainage, as needed. Keep rain gutters free of debris so water will not pour over the sides and cause standing puddles along your home’s foundation.

Unventilated Basement or Crawlspace

Many basements and crawlspaces provide the ideal environment for mold. They’re dark and damp. Basements are often poorly ventilated and contain most of the home’s linear feet of plumbing pipes. Crawlspaces are typically over bare ground, which means groundwater can seep and cause a buildup of moisture in the space.

Seal around your home’s foundation, ensure proper ventilation, and direct drainage away to help minimize moisture getting into a basement or crawl space. These measures can help prevent mold growth and prevent rotting due to water damage and insects.

Roof Damage or Sealant Leak

If there’s a small leak around flashing or sealant used to protect edges of chimneys, sewage vents, exhaust vents, etc., on a roof, it can go unnoticed until the mold has spread. It can grow freely into ceilings and behind walls across large areas of a home’s structure. Unless there’s a visible drip or a bulge or stain on a ceiling or floor or wall area, the leak may remain untreated until extensive mold abatement becomes necessary.

Have periodic roof inspections. Look for compromised edging or roof sealant, and cracked excessively worn, curled, loose, or missing shingles. Also, keep guttering free of debris to permit drainage.

Essential Things to Remember About Mold

People often ask how to get rid of mold on walls permanently. Keeping mold out of walls and other areas of your home is a matter of maintaining the necessary environmental conditions and being able to identify mold. You will need to control the elements the mold fungi need to flourish. That means continuously controlling heat and humidity levels and ensuring there are no organic food sources for mold in hot, humid spaces of your home. Further, be diligent in watching for signs of leaks at your home.

Contact Utah Flood Cleanup for Mold Abatement

If you suspect that you have mold spreading in the walls of your home or need help identifying mold, you will need the help of a certified mold abatement professional who knows how to detect mold in the home. Utah Flood Cleanup certified mold abatement specialists have the industry knowledge and experience to eradicate mold infestation in your home as quickly and efficiently as possible. We also have the specialized equipment, tools, and materials to do the job thoroughly.

Call Utah Flood Cleanup at (801) 416-2666, or contact us online to schedule a mold inspection of your home and receive a complete estimate for Mold Abatement service.

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips for Preventing House Fires

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The holidays are a very special time of year for having fun and sharing and making beautiful lasting memories. With so many activities and so much excitement, basic fire safety precautions are often overlooked. As a result, many times every holiday season preventable house fires cause deaths and catastrophic fire damage in the United States.

To help ensure the events of your holiday season do not include fire emergencies, use the following basic safety tips for preventing house fires:

Take Proper Precautions Using Holiday Lights

This is the season of holiday lights and all manner of festive home decor. Just remember to pay attention to these safety basics when decorating your home with holiday lights:

  • Use only UL-rated clips for hanging holiday lights on the exterior or interior of your home.
  • Limit loads on holiday light wiring strands by connecting no more than a maximum of 3 strands of lights.
  • Connect no more than a maximum of 50 bulbs into light strands containing ports for screwing in bulbs.
  • Check each light strand for any worn, cracked, or fraying wires.
  • Replace any broken bulbs.
  • Unplug all decorative holiday lights when you go to bed or leave your home.

Use Holiday Candles Safely

Holiday candles help create a lovely ambiance for celebrating the season. But, candles are one of the most common causes of house fires. That means when they’re misused, candles become one of the most dangerous threats to your safety and your home:

  • Don’t leave candles unattended.
  • Keep candles a safe distance from upholstery and curtains. Allow distance for curtains to be blown outward by doors opening and closing, air movement from HVAC floor vents, or other causes.
  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Extinguish candle flames properly after use.

Practice Safe Kitchen Habits

With holiday meal preparations, it’s an important time to assess your kitchen safety situation and remind yourself and others about basic kitchen fire safety practices:

  • Don’t leave stove-top cooking, oven baking, or microwave cooking unattended.
  • Check to ensure that your fire extinguisher is up to date and working properly.
  • Test to make sure you truly know how to use your fire extinguisher.
  • Know how to put out a grease fire vs. a non-grease fire.
  • Check smoke detectors in your kitchen (and throughout your home).

Maintain Your Christmas Tree Properly

If your family is celebrating the Christmas holiday and putting up a Christmas tree with decorations that include lights, use these safety tips:

  • Real tree: If you use a real cut tree, water it frequently to prevent it from becoming too dry. Hot lights running for long hours every day for weeks against extremely dry and brittle needles increase the level of fire hazards.
  • Artificial tree: If you choose to use an artificial tree, be sure that the tree you purchase is flame-retardant and approved for use with lights before setting it up in your home.

Manage Power Strips Safely

Between all the extra holiday lighting, extra baking and cooking to be done, kids home for winter break and busy gaming, and more, holidays often call for added power strips:

  • Use only UL-approved power strips.
  • Know your power strip load limits and the amount of load that each device you plug into it requires. Don’t plug multiple devices that are each high electricity consumers into the same power strip.
  • Do not plug extension cords into power strips or vice versa.

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Happy Holidays from your Utah Flood Cleanup team!

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How To Stop Water & Fire From Destroying Your Garage?

9 Tips for Preventing Fire and Flood in Your Garage

Many millions of homeowners have put in place multiple safety measures to protect their homes from a potentially disastrous house fire or flooding, but garages are often overlooked. On so many residential properties, fire or flooding in a garage can result in significant losses and, even worse, it can spread to the house or neighboring homes. So, you should have garage fire safety and garage flooding solutions in place to protect your property.

Preventing Fire or Flood in Your Garage

The family garage is often used for long-term storage and as the catch-all location for anything we want to keep but we don’t want to store in our homes. It’s where we keep cans and spray bottles of potentially flammable fluids, car cleaning rags, and so much more. In addition to all the potential garage fire causes, protection against garage flooding is often lacking. Altogether, many garages have become relatively unsafe environments.

Here are 9 essential ways you can increase flood and fire safety measures to protect your garage and your personal property in and around it:

Declutter floors, walls, exterior areas around your garage.

Remove all paper and cardboard clutter as well as other flammable items that you do not need to use or store in your garage. Sweep out leaves and other landscaping debris that has been blown into your garage and settled around the bases of walls, lawn equipment, and storage boxes. Keep the entire floor space clear of unnecessary items, to eliminate attractions for rodents and fuel for the fire.

Keep reactive substances and vulnerable materials separate and orderly.

Keep primary and secondary causes of garage fires from close proximity to each other. Remove as many flammable chemicals as possible. These include gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, paint, cleaning products, and others. If possible, store these in a storage building a distance from your house. If it’s necessary to store them in the garage:

Inspect roofs and gutters routinely.

Have periodic roof and guttering inspections to ensure against leaks from deteriorating structures. Check for ice buildup in winter. Check for water spots on the ceiling or around electricity receptacles during periods of heavy rain. Add roof ventilation, if needed, to help circulate air and avoid excessive heat buildup inside.

Unplug all electrical items before leaving the garage.

Keep extension cords, power tools, and fans, etc., unplugged when not in use. Especially if children or pets can access the garage, maintain a strict personal policy of unplugging utility items you’re using for projects in the garage before leaving the work you’re doing for the day.

Use fire-retardant drywall paint.

Paint your garage ceiling and walls with fire-retardant paint. Using quality of drywall.

Upgrade and weather seal your garage doors and windows.

How to stop water from entering garages can seem pretty mystifying, and there may be more than one answer in many cases. But, generally speaking, if your existing garage door is substandard construction and allows extreme air and water leaks, consider replacing it with one that is more weather protective. With any garage door, use air and water-sealing materials around the opening to help better regulate air temperature and minimize rainwater leaks. If your garage has a side entry door and/or windows, upgrade, as needed, and seal around those too.

Install a fire alarm in garages and storage buildings.

Install smoke detectors and maintain them in good working order. Use a number of smoke detectors appropriate for the square footage of your garage. Choose a fire alarm model that features a light display to indicate that the battery is charged and alert you when it needs recharging or replacement.

Update old electrical wiring.

Exposed electrical wires are not uncommon in garages with unfinished interior walls. When homeowners use their garages for storage and many rugged activities, hazards can develop:

  • Using tools for repairing equipment, woodworking, mechanical work, etc. can damage nearby exposed wiring if work materials or tools are shoved against unprotected wires.
  • Storing boxes and crates pushed against the wires can also be dangerous. Rodents that gain access to exposed wiring may also chew wires.
  • All electrical wiring in garages should be professionally installed and covered by electrical conduit, drywall, plywood, or another protective layer.
  • In some garages, deep freezes, mini-fridges, power tools, industrial lighting, radios, and/or other electrical items are used simultaneously. Have your combined home and garage electrical systems capacity evaluated. Have a professional electrician upgrade the breaker box and wiring as needed to minimize the risk of overloading electrical circuits.

Improve drainage around your garage.

If you find standing water along the exterior sides of your garage or puddling inside on your garage floor, during periods of heavy rain, or melting snow or ice, determine the cause. Then:

  • Correct any ground gradient issues to reslope earth away from the garage.
  • Modify the driveway slope, eliminate dips, and repair cracks in asphalt that cause rainwater to run into the garage.
  • Remove leaves and other debris from guttering to prevent water from wicking up and damaging your roof decking or overflowing and damaging the siding or foundation.
  • Use rock or gravel layers along the back and sides of your garage foundation to help rainwater drain away from the garage.

A Safer Garage Means a Safer Home!

To minimize garage fire hazards and prevent garage flooding, take the necessary measures listed above. When you take action to protect your garage, you’re naturally also adding important protection for your adjacent house.

If you do have fire or water damage at your home, our highly-efficient disaster cleanup and restoration professionals can restore your home and garage to their pre-disaster condition.

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What To Do After a House Fire?

Hopefully, you will never have the experience of a fire at your property. However, if you do find yourself dealing with that situation, you’ll be glad you took a few minutes to read the information below and be better prepared to manage the process to protect your interests. Knowing what to do after a house fire will help you to take the necessary steps more quickly and handle the circumstances with a greater sense of confidence that you are doing everything you need to do, including obtaining the right kind of fire clean up services and damage restoration professionals.

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Follow Directions from the Fire Investigators

After the fire at your house is extinguished, a fire inspector will conduct a fire inspection of the property to examine the home and determine where the fire ignited and how it started. The outcome of the fire inspector’s investigation is critical because it can impact the next steps you will need to take. For example, suppose the investigator concludes the fire may have been intentionally caused. In that case, it might take much longer to complete the process of restoring your home and your daily life at your property back to normal.

Report the Fire to Your Homeowners Insurance Company

After the fire inspector’s investigation is concluded, the first step you will need to take to get your home restored to its normal condition is to inform your home insurance company of the situation. Be sure you have the police or fire department case number to give your insurance representative when you report the house fire.

Your insurance company claims representative will need to approve any fire damage remediation needed to restore your home before any repair and/or replacement work begins. You should contact your homeowner’s insurance company as soon as possible after the fire department’s inspection is complete to get the fire restoration process underway as soon as possible.

You’ll also need to stay in communication with your insurance claims department and work with them until their inspection is completed and all insured restoration work is fully funded.

Expecting Water Damage from Fighting the Fire

When you enter your home after a fire, you should expect to find water damage in addition to fire damage. This is a surprise to many homeowners after a fire because it doesn’t occur to them that water damage from fighting the fire will probably be extensive. Water damage cleanup will be necessary, along with the fire damage cleanup.

Walls and furniture are likely to be fire and water damaged, and mold damage in many areas is to be expected. Be prepared in advance for what you will find when you enter your home to help you process the situation and approach the fire restoration process as efficiently as possible.

Have an Assessment By a Fire Restoration Service

The next major step you’ll need to take is to identify the right fire restoration company to bring your home back to its pre-fire condition. Look for a full-scope fire, water, and mold restoration company that can offer the comprehensive combination of specialized services you need. A full-service disaster restoration company provides all the services you will need, from replacing broken windows, to roof replacements to structural drying, rewiring, rebuilding, refinishing, and more.

Secure the premises and possibly protect the remaining property from weather elements and prevent unwanted access that could result in injury or further property damage. Your fire restoration company can cover the roof and window openings with plywood, heavy tarps, and other protective materials. This can help prevent additional damage while restoring your home to its pre-fire condition.

Call Utah Flood Cleanup 24/7 for Fire Damage Mitigation!

We are your local disaster cleanup and restoration specialists here in Utah. We provide full-scope restoration services for recovery from fire and water damage and mold growth. We offer 24/7 emergency service with a 1-hour response time. Our professionals diligently follow all guidelines in the IICRC S-500 and S-520. All our work is guaranteed. Financing options are available.

Call Utah Flood Cleanup at (801) 416-2666 for urgent disaster cleanup inspection for all fire, water, and mold damage covered by insurance.

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Call Utah Flood Cleanup if Your House Is Damaged by Fire

3 Common Complications After House Fires

What's the worst thing that can happen to your home after a fire? The answer is complicated. A house fire is a serious event, so it's important to know what you should do after such an incident occurs. Here are three common complications that may occur after a house fire: structural damage, water damage, and air contamination. 

Hidden Structural Damage

In some cases, a house may not appear to have extreme fire damage even though it may have structural damage in walls, floors, and ceilings. This can be caused by the fire and by methods used to fight the fire. Some fire damages, such as a collapsed roof or fallen walls, are easy to see. But, other damage is often concealed behind walls and below floors. Structural damage may present significant safety and health risks after house fires, which must be addressed promptly to protect the occupants of your home.

Be sure to have your home inspected after a fire. Signs of structural damage from a fire may include:

  • Cracks or chips in the foundation
  • Weakened floors
  • Thoroughly charred drywall on walls or ceiling
  • Wet insulation in walls due to fire fighting
  • Soot damage near electrical outlets
  • Sagging in the ceiling drywall
  • Water dripping from ceiling lights or vents
Water Leakage in the Roof

Top 10 Places for Water Leaks in Homes

Leaks are common. Still, it’s usually startling to discover a water leak somewhere in your home. That’s understandable because common water leaks in houses are often responsible for extensive property damage that is very costly to repair. The good news is that you can prevent the most typical leaks by periodically inspecting the places where leaks are most frequent. Use the list below, provided by Utah Flood Cleanup, to conduct routine checks of areas in your home where a leak is most likely to happen.

Smoke Detector Installed on Ceiling

How to Test a Fire Alarm

Smoke alarms are your first line of defense against a potentially devastating house fire. They are inexpensive, and they provide an extraordinary value in the amount of protection they can provide for your family and your property. However, you need to know how to test a fire alarm system, to help ensure the reliability of your smoke detector. Routine testing will help you maintain uninterrupted power to your smoke alarm and keep it functioning properly.

House on Fire

11 Most Common Causes of House Fires

A beautiful well-built home can be quickly consumed in a blazing fire, due to any one of countless causes. That’s the bad news. The good news is that house fires from the most common causes are almost all easily avoidable. From inappropriately managed flammable material storage to smoking in bed, the frequency of residential fires can be significantly reduced by an increased commitment to household fire prevention practices.

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Jessica Means
01:49 22 Apr 16
We had a leaky roof that needed water damage repair. Utah Flood Cleanup did a great job cleaning up the water and drying out the building.
Daryl Olsen
Daryl Olsen
16:41 28 Jan 16
These guys are great to work with and really go above and beyond to serve their customers.
Zack Adams
Zack Adams
17:36 16 Dec 15
I called in the morning and they came that afternoon. Chris and Jesus came. They were professional, polite, knowledgeable and they quickly got the place all cleaned up and prepped for the repair. Then they recommended some handymen to do the repair. I hired Hank and he was great too. Did the whole job in one day.
Alan Green
Alan Green
20:37 16 Oct 15
You showed up to our house based upon little information. When you got here you went right to work looking to see what was going on. With being a family of 7, it can be a scramble being out of a bathroom and no shower. You were excellent and so kind on letting us know what our options are and what you can do to resolve the problem in our basement bathroom. With being in our new home, not even making a second mortgage payment yet, it is hard to discover there is mold and a water leak through out the basement bathroom and laundry room. I really appreciate the time you took out of your day to come to our house. My brother in law referred us to you, and it was the best referral, so thank you very much.
Ashley Metz
Ashley Metz
22:39 30 Sep 15

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Disaster Cleanup Frequently Asked Questions


 

At Utah Food Cleanup, we offer water damage cleanup, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold removal, and more to the greater Ogden and SLC area.
Yes, we are licensed in the state of Utah and we hold many certifications, including:
  • IICRC Certified (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)
  • WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician) certification
  • ASD (Applied Structural Drying) certification
  • CDS (commercial drying specialist) certification
  • CMP (certified mold professional) certification
  • RRP (renovation, repair, and painting) certification
Yes, Utah Food Cleanup guarantees all of our work! We offer you a five-year workmanship guarantee on everything we do.
There are a number of advantages to hiring restoration services rather than a general contractor.
 
General contractors basically work at rebuilding; they know how to build your home or office, but restoration professionals can envision what your home or office looked like before the disaster. They know exactly how to bring it back to what it looked like before, without scrapping the entire thing and starting over.
 
Emergency restoration services professionals are ‘rebuilders’ rather than builders. They will work to recover as much of your damaged space as possible, helping you save time and money. These professionals also know how to work with insurance companies and can help you with your claim.
We service Ogden, Utah and the surrounding areas. Everywhere from Bountiful to Park City, to Tooele and West Jordan. Contact us today to see if we service your area.
At we use Utah Food Cleanup, our Ogden Utah damage restoration company uses a variety of equipment. We use pumps, vacuums, and shampooers to remove water, and of course, dryers to help dry it all out. We also use things like ozone machines to remove the smell of smoke from your property and dehumidifiers to pull moisture from the air. We utilize a wide variety of restoration equipment during the process.
In case of a water disaster, you need to make sure you leave the equipment running at all times. You should notify us right away if it shuts off for any reason. For mold and mildew, make sure to open all of your windows, keep your pets and children away from the mold, and most importantly, don’t try to clean it yourself. When it comes to fire and smoke damage, contact us right away for help, whether you need fire damage cleanup for commercial or residential properties. If you have a flooded basement, turn off your utilities, and then call us!
Yes, we can! Utah Flood cleanup is available 24/7. Call us right away.
Our Utah disaster cleanup company will work directly with your insurance company If you have a flood damage insurance claim or a water damage insurance claim, contact us first. We can help you get the most from your insurance company who will do everything they can to not pay your claim. Our damage restoration services will have your property looking like new in no time, and we will take care of water related insurance hassles.

What Our Clients are Saying

Customer Testimonials

We had a great experience with Utah Flood Cleanup! They were easy to get a hold of and the lady on the phone was friendly and able to answer all of my questions. The workman arrived on time and was courteous and clean. He did a thorough inspection and was very informative and helpful. We are excited to continue to use this business to help us keep a clean and safe home!
HeavenlyMayhem
HeavenlyMayhem
17:25 23 Oct 20
My experience with this company is that they are honest and great to work with. Very refreshing to have someone you can trust.
Trevor Heaton
Trevor Heaton
19:44 06 May 20
Called for some detailed information about mold/removal. Daryl was busy, but called back just a few minutes later and spent time answering ALL my questions. He was very knowledgable and patient. Thank you Daryl.
Diane G
Diane G
18:00 17 Apr 20
Sadly, I've had to use Utah Flood Cleanup 4 times in the last year! I really appreciate how quickly they responded to each casualty. They were there right away! Daryl, the owner, gave me a price that was half of the other quote I got, and his men are professionals... not kids who don't have a clue. Plus, he included more "fixes" in his quote for less money. He is very knowledgeable and I felt very confident in his recommendations. He also worked directly with our insurance adjuster so that I didn't have to! I highly recommend this company.
Ashton Carrington
Ashton Carrington
16:09 16 Apr 20
Such a great water damage cleanup company! Their customer service was awesome and help make sure the insurance pays for what they are supposed to and they guarantee their work for 5 years so you can feel good you are getting a quality service. Highly recommend!
Chevelle Garnett
Chevelle Garnett
15:57 24 Mar 20
This team really knows what they are doing! No matter your mess, they have a good solution. Very professional, fast, and friendly, they are great to work with for flood or mold cleanups. I highly recommend Daryl!
Laurie Wall
Laurie Wall
02:44 15 Nov 19
I called Utah Flood Cleanup when I had a leak in the kitchen that drained down into the basement. Daryl came out shortly after speaking to me on the phone! He was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He quickly and thoroughly assessed the situation, explaining everything he did as he went along. I was very impressed with how thorough he was in his examination of the damage. He let me know up front what I was looking at and I felt he was very honest and reasonable. I've had other companies out who seem to know very little and just want to start ripping everything out at once! Daryl explained and showed me why he recommended what he did and I felt very comfortable and confident in his recommendations. I highly recommend this company!! You won't be sorry.
Jo Carrington
Jo Carrington
03:09 08 Jun 19
Call these guys for the best knowledge and serve for water damage or mold.
Daryl Olsen
Daryl Olsen
18:58 26 Jan 19
We wanted our house checked for mold due to a moderately high mold count in the air sample. They were very thorough and found only one small spot in the bathroom that needed attention. They advised on our options for dealing with it and did not propose expensive and unnecessary repairs.
Heather Steed
Heather Steed
02:09 16 Aug 18
We absolutely love Utah Flood Cleanup, they come in and take all the problems over. The headache of insurance companies, they pack your items up, the clean up and restoration, and they even move all the items back in. All of there staff are professional and very knowledgeable, they layout a reasonable budget and fight against the insurance to get your house to the best finished state. All of there sub contractors are fast and experts in their fields, this company only uses professional tradesman. We really appreciate all that the Utah Flood Cleanup guys have done for us.
Kit Cc
Kit Cc
03:27 15 Aug 16
We had a serious water damage situation and Utah Flood Cleanup came within one hour and helped us so much. We were so worried, however,, the professional technicians and even the owner (Daryl) were so good to us. They put our mind at ease and fixed our water damage problem with ease. We appreciate them so much and will always recommend them to all of our family and friends.
Kellyann Miles
Kellyann Miles
02:31 08 Jul 16
Josh and Sam came to inspect the mold we found. They were on time, considerate and knowledgeable about our situation. They presented our options and recommendations to treat the issue. I will recommend Utah Disaster to my friends and family.
Connie Pinnell
Connie Pinnell
18:16 08 Jun 16
Jaxon came and assessed water damage in our basement. They were very helpful and went out of their way to make the experience as painless as possible. Very responsive when questions came up and they were never pushy, which I appreciate.
Aimee Hollingsworth
Aimee Hollingsworth
19:48 01 Jun 16
Jaxon was great, he answered his phone at 6:30 am and was out in an hour and got my basement cleaned up
neil norton
neil norton
14:55 31 May 16
Within the last year we had a major flood in the basement, and just today had another water issue that flooded a smaller portion of the basement. I called The Flood Company immediately and they were on-site within an hour or so. I'm extremely pleased with The Flood Co. The professionalism and expertise demonstrate by Jackson and Sam put my mind at ease, knowing we would be taken care of well. I would recommend The Flood Company to anyone in need of these services. They get a five star rating from us!
William Hansen
William Hansen
03:03 26 May 16
My main water line broke and our crawl space was flooding. I called my insurance company and they recommended these guys. Sam and Jesus showed up and got things taken care of. They stopped the water line and put fans to dry the area. The insurance process was super smooth I'm glad I called them!
Karla Maquin
Karla Maquin
04:11 06 May 16
Utah Flood Cleanup is amazing! Josh and Jesus stopped by after their shift and were kind enough to give us a free inspection of our flood problem. Our little 4 year old thought he'd make a sauna in the bathroom. He flipped the shower on and walked away. We never heard the water running and came upstairs to put my daughter to bed. Sure enough, the shower was pointed into the bathroom and flooded the whole thing. Josh and Jesus came out got the whole place inspected, pulled out themal meters and moisture meters and confirmed there was water damage (and old mold growth from previous spills). They grabbed their tools and began demolishing the floor themselves, right then and there so we could get fans on it to prevent future mold growth. I hope I never have another flood but if I do, I'm definitely calling them again! They're the best!!~~~
Jessica Means
Jessica Means
01:49 22 Apr 16
We had a leaky roof that needed water damage repair. Utah Flood Cleanup did a great job cleaning up the water and drying out the building.
Daryl Olsen
Daryl Olsen
16:41 28 Jan 16
These guys are great to work with and really go above and beyond to serve their customers.
Zack Adams
Zack Adams
17:36 16 Dec 15
I called in the morning and they came that afternoon. Chris and Jesus came. They were professional, polite, knowledgeable and they quickly got the place all cleaned up and prepped for the repair. Then they recommended some handymen to do the repair. I hired Hank and he was great too. Did the whole job in one day.
Alan Green
Alan Green
20:37 16 Oct 15
You showed up to our house based upon little information. When you got here you went right to work looking to see what was going on. With being a family of 7, it can be a scramble being out of a bathroom and no shower. You were excellent and so kind on letting us know what our options are and what you can do to resolve the problem in our basement bathroom. With being in our new home, not even making a second mortgage payment yet, it is hard to discover there is mold and a water leak through out the basement bathroom and laundry room. I really appreciate the time you took out of your day to come to our house. My brother in law referred us to you, and it was the best referral, so thank you very much.
Ashley Metz
Ashley Metz
22:39 30 Sep 15

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