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New Homeowner Tips to Avoid a Disaster

New homeowners should do all they can to prioritize safety. With all the hassle and excitement that comes with getting a new home, it is possible to forget some basic safety tips. Consider the following measures to avoid a disaster.

1. Inspection

Before moving into your new house, have it professionally inspected. An inspection involves; checking the structural components of a house to ensure that it is safe for habitation. During inspection, the foundation is examined. It should be able strong, free of cracks and able to direct the flow of water away from your house. The roof is checked to ensure it is free of leaks and that shingles are functional and attached properly. The plumbing and wiring systems are also checked to ensure they are in good working condition.

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10 Fireworks Safety Tips

Brilliant sky flowers, aka fireworks, create stunning pictures and are a traditional part of celebrating different holidays, particularly Independence Day. When handled by professionals, you get a beautiful view. When you put on your own pyrotechnic display, you also get some serious risks. The National Fire Protection Association has collected some sobering numbers about at-home fireworks. Did you know that:

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Fire Prevention Week, Utah: October 9-15, 2016

Every October, Fire Prevention Week reminds us to assess our risks and make our homes safer. Schools, fire departments, and community organizations promote fire awareness and prevention during Fire Prevention Week. It is also a great time for families to take stock of their fire safety, prevention and escape plan. October is the perfect time to focus on home fire awareness. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, most home fires are caused by heating, electrical, cooking or candle mishaps. The cooler temperatures and longer nights result in staying inside more and using more appliances.

Stay Safe Around the Campfire This Summer

Tourist Bonfire at Dusk in The Forest - Fire Safety and prevention Tips in Utah - Utah Flood CleanupOne of the best parts of summer is camping in the outdoors, and the experience wouldn't be complete without a campfire. Just that smoky smell can bring back cheerful memories of roasting marshmallows, singing, and bonding with family and friends. Knowing the basics of fire safety is important to ensure that you and your family can enjoy these happy moments.

According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, “Campfires are the nation’s leading cause of children’s camping injuries, and the primary catalyst for damaging forest fires.” In the state of Utah, there have been almost 400 human-caused forest fires in the year 2016 alone. Knowing this, we at Utah Flood Cleanup want to help you know what to do to prevent and manage any fire-related emergencies. If one should happen to you, our experts can help get your life back to normal.

Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

In many Utah counties this summer, conditions are so dry that any open fires except campfires are prohibited. It’s important to make sure your campfire is in a permitted area and that it is set up correctly.

  • Clear an 8 to 10-foot radius around your fire.Things you should make sure are not in this radius include: power lines, buildings, automobiles, equipment, shrubs, low-hanging branches, rotten stumps, steep slopes, chairs, food, garbage, and any other flammable objects. Keep in mind that the heat from your fire can rise much higher than the flames you can see.
  • Prepare a proper fire pit. If there is no pre-existing pit, dig a hole about a foot deep. If you don’t do this, the fire can spread through roots underground. Then, place rocks around the edge of your pit to create a barrier. Use dry leaves or grass as tinder, then start the fire with small sticks for kindling. Place logs in a teepee shape around that. Add larger, drier pieces as the fire grows.
  • Prevent the fire from causing harm. Avoid using flammable liquids to start your fire. If you use a match, make sure it is cold before throwing it in. Have water, dirt, or a shovel close by at all times so you can put out the fire at any moment. Never leave the fire unattended, and always monitor children and pets.
  • Put it out correctly.Always put out the fire before going to bed. Stir the embers and make sure the coals are cold. If using water, pour it on the embers until the sizzling noise stops. If it's too hot to touch, then you shouldn’t leave it alone.

Managing a Fire Emergency

It’s always best to prevent a fire emergency, but it is also good to have some ideas about what to do should one occur.

  • Use stop, drop, and roll if your clothing catches fire.
  • If a fire is spreading, move furniture, flammable objects, and especially any children out of the way.
  • Use a soaked towel or tarp to smother the flames. Throw water at the edges.
  • If anyone sustains any burns, make sure the injuries are cooled and covered to prevent infection.
  • Most important of all, make sure to call the authorities if the fire gets out of control or if anyone is seriously injured.

Fire Remediation from Utah Flood Cleanup

At Utah Flood Cleanup our experts can restore your fire-damaged property from any odor, soot, stains, or structural damage. We can also help you with any damage caused by flooding, mold, sewage backup, and more. Contact us here, or call 801-876-5225 today for a free consultation.

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Avoid Air Conditioning Fires This Summer

AC-UnitIt’s summer again, which means more stress on your air conditioner than any other time during the year. This is the season that many home owners wish they kept up with regular HVAC maintenance as malfunctions can cause their cooling systems to fail. What’s worse is that, in some cases, air conditioning units are prone to catastrophic failure, even to the point of causing a fire. The experts at Utah Flood Cleanup are trained in smoke and fire cleanup, and we know how devastating an air conditioner fire can be.

Air Conditioning Risk Factors

In the heat of summer, air conditioners suffer heavy use and are pushed to their limit. On warmer days, the unit may run for the entire day, rarely catching a break. Outdoor units as well as in-window units are essentially boxes of friction and electricity, and therefore serious fires do happen from time to time.

There are a few things to consider in determining whether your home and family are at risk of an air-conditioner fire.

  • Is your unit installed properly?

HVAC specialists do not come cheap, and there’s a reason for that. Your air conditioner is what protects your family from the heat of summer. Since it endures heavy use in the summer months, it is important that the unit be installed properly.

Approximately one third of all AC fires are caused not by the unit itself, but by the electrical wires and cables. Wiring installation is extremely delicate and, if not done by a trained and licensed specialist, you run a higher risk of a fire. Electrical work should never be attempted by an amateur.

  • Is your air conditioner being maintained regularly?

While air conditioners do generate cool air, the unit itself also generates heat. When the two mix, condensation occurs. There are many recorded cases of condensation buildup puddling around electrical wires or short-circuiting the unit itself. Water and electricity are a recipe for an AC fire. Regular visits from HVAC specialists can check for these kinds of problems, thereby eliminating a major cause of AC fires.

Reduce the Risk of AC Unit Fires

There are a few things that you can do as a homeowner to ensure your risk of fire is as low as possible, and you don’t need to be a trained HVAC specialist to do these simple checks.

  • Check for dripping water

As mentioned earlier, AC units are prone to dripping and water accumulation. Besides being a hotbed for bacteria and bugs, dripping water can penetrate your other electrical appliances to cause short circuits and potentially create a fire hazard.

  • Check for exposed wires

Since a third of all AC fires are caused by wiring, it’s a good idea to check wires regularly to ensure they are properly insulated. This is a simple check that is more relevant if you are using an older unit.

  • Use your nose

Friction fires caused by the rotation of the unit’s internal fan will create a strong, metallic odor before they ignite. Poor lubrication and tight or worn motor bearings are usually the culprit, especially in an older or overworked unit. If your air conditioner is experiencing excessive friction, contact a specialist right away.

Contact Utah Flood Cleanup for Your Fire Remediation Needs

If your home has been damaged by an AC unit fire, Utah Flood Cleanup can help restore it back to its original condition. We are experts at disaster cleanup and all of our work comes with a five-year guarantee. For the best disaster cleanup in Utah, call 801-876-5225 or contact us here to set up your appointment today.

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The Do's & Dont's of Fire Damage

If your home has been damaged by fire, it is important that you know the right steps to take and which ones to avoid. Taking the correct steps following fire damage to your home, including hiring a fire restoration company, can help prevent more long-term and costly damage to your property. Make sure to contact us as soon as possible if your home has suffered damage from a fire, flood, mold or any other disaster. We are available to assist you 24/7.

Fire Damage Do’s

  • Safety is the top priority: First, never enter your home until you have been given permission by fire safety authorities. Once you have been given permission, always take the appropriate safety measures, which include wearing gloves and respiratory protection. As the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) explains, soot residue from fires can lead to respiratory problems and other serious medical issues.
  • Keep movements in your home to a minimum: This is for safety reasons and to prevent airborne soot particles from getting into upholstery and carpets. Always wear a respirator if you have to be inside your home.
  • Open windows and put in fans. For ventilation, open the windows and put in box fans. This will help push out contaminated air and dust, while limiting more extensive smoke damage and the risk of injury.
  • Vacuum loose soot from upholstery and carpets with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) Filter. High efficiency vacuums with effective filtration systems work to stop soot from being pushed back into cleaned spaces. Make sure to change the filter on a frequent basis.
  • Bedding, clothing and other materials should be washed or laundered. An alkaline cleaner can be used on washable materials; it works by neutralizing the acid in the soot. Finer materials should be sent to a professional dry-cleaner who has restoration cleaning experience with smoke-damaged clothing. Make sure the dry-cleaner cleaner knows the proper methods for removing soot and smoke odor and has the required equipment.

Fire Damage Dont's

  • Don't use electrical appliances, including TVs, stereos and ceiling fans until they have been properly cleaned and checked.
  • Don’t eat canned goods or packaged foods. These items may have become contaminated, due to intense heat, smoke and soot exposure.
  • Don't toss out damaged goods immediately. Make sure to take a full inventory first that includes all items before discarding anything.
  • Don't wash surfaces, including walls and ceilings, before first getting advice from a professional, who knows the proper methods for removing soot.
  • Don't send smoke-damaged articles to a regular dry-cleaner. The wrong cleaning methods on smoke-damaged clothing can worsen the smoke odor and make it more permanent.
  • Don't wait to hire a fire restoration company. The longer you put off the cleaning and restoration process, the higher the costs and extent of damage to your home and property.

Fire Damage Restoration from Utah Flood Cleanup

In addition to providing fire damage restoration services, Utah Flood Cleanup offers water damage repair and mold remediation services. We are an experienced damage restoration company and our restoration experts are certified by the IICRC. We will carry out a comprehensive damage restoration program that allows you to return safely to your property. Our solutions include emergency board up, cleaning for carpets and upholsterysewage cleanup, air duct cleaning and more.

For reliable and efficient cleanup and restoration assistance, contact Utah Flood Cleanup. Call us at 801-416-2666 for a free phone consultation. We offer emergency assistance 24/7. We also offer a free inspection on water damage covered by insurance, affordable financing options and a 2-Year Guarantee on our work. Since 1992, we have been serving Ogden, Utah, and the surrounding areas.

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How To Avoid 4th of July Fires

The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family, enjoy some good food and fireworks, and celebrate our great nation. Unfortunately, it's also the one day out of the year when the most fires are reported, according to the NFPA. With 2 out of 5 of every reported fires being firework related, it's important to know a few firework safety tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday, and know who to call and what to do in the event that a fire is started on your property.

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  • Pay Attention to the Wind

Before lighting fireworks, make sure that the wind is blowing away from onlookers. If there is too much wind, or too many direction changes, stop using fireworks immediately.

  • Don't Drink and Light Fireworks 

There are many things that alcohol should not be mixed with, and lighting fireworks is definitely one of them. Mixing these two increases your chances at handling fireworks inappropriately, causing harm to yourself, people, and property around you.

  • Only Light One at a Time 

Some fireworks, when lit together, cause a large and uncontrollable flare. This is the case with fireworks such as sparklers. It's always better to be safe than sorry and just light one at a time.

  • Do Not Allow Children to Handle Fireworks

Fireworks may be a ton of fun, but they still pose risks and should be left to adults who are responsible and sober. Never allow children to handle fireworks-they can enjoy the show from the sidelines.

  • Keep Water Close By

Keeping a hose, bucket, or fire extinguisher nearby is extremely important when lighting fireworks. There should also be a designated person in your group to act as the fireman, whose job is to keep a careful eye out for any fires and be able to respond immediately with water or an extinguisher.

  • Fireworks Are Not Weapons

Be smart with fireworks and don't use them as weapons. Make sure you never point fireworks at any person, animal, or property.

  • Use Common Sense

Many accidents can be prevented if good judgment and common sense are used when lighting fireworks. Make sure to read all labels, warnings and directions,
and follow all of the laws in your area to prevent harm. In addition, never light fireworks that require a license unless you have the proper licensing to do so.

What to Do if There is a Fireworks-Related Fire

In the event that your property is damaged due to a fire, it's important to call Utah Flood Cleanup right away to help remedy fire and smoke damage. While you wait for our arrival, you should avoid the area that the fire occurred in. If you can safely do so, make sure to unplug any and all electrical devices in the home. Finally, if the fire was damaging enough that you can't stay on your property, gather a few important belongings and find a place to stay until cleanup is complete.

Once we arrive, we use powerful air fresheners to rid your home of any lingering smoke odors. Suction tools are then employed to get rid of any soot on the walls and furniture and we have various tools to make sure that any soot is removed from the area without further damage. Finally, a sealant to protect surfaces damaged by fire will be applied.

The damage left behind after a fire is devastating. It can damage the structure of your home, leave soot behind, and contaminate your entire home with overpowering smoke odor. Calling a professional company who has experience in cleaning up these kinds of serious messes is important to protecting your home and assessing any further damage.

Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration in Utah

We provide quality smoke and fire cleanup services which include damage assessment, help with insurance information, and deciding which contents of your home can be restored or need to be thrown away. We also provide additional services, such as water damage repair, mold removal, air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and more. If you plan on lighting fireworks this year, please do so safely and responsibly. If the worst should happen, please don’t hesitate to contact us here, or call 801-416-2666 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and let us help you restore your home.

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5 Potential Fire-Starters In Your Home

5 Potential Fire-Starters In Your Home

5 Potential Fire Starters - Utah Flood Cleanup tipsNo matter how careful you are, there’s a chance that your home is hiding a fire hazard - possibly even in plain sight. For the safety of yourself and everyone else that resides in your home, we hope that this list will prompt you to take a closer look at some of the potentially dangerous situations that can become more serious when left untreated or learn a few safer methods of dealing with common fire sources that can reduce the possibility that they will be the cause of a tragedy in the future.

BBQ Grills & Grilling

It probably goes without saying that both propane and charcoal started barbecue grills should never be used indoors; indoor use would pose a significant fire hazard as well as expose anyone in the enclosed space to toxic smoke and gases, and could rapidly cause lethal asphyxiation. You must also be sure you maintain proper safety anytime you grill outside.
● Always position your grill away from any siding, deck railing and out from under any overhead house eaves or tree branches.
● Your grill should be a safe distance from areas of high foot traffic or play areas.
● Make sure you keep the trays below the grill cleaned of grease buildup so it can’t be ignited unexpectedly.

Backyard Fire Pits

A simple fire pit, fire bowl, or chiminea, has become an increasingly popular backyard feature in the last few years, but there are always things to keep in mind when you actually go to start a fire in one. It’s probably most important to remember to think small - fire pits are more about creating ambiance than warmth and the larger the fire you build, the greater the potential for danger.
● Keep your fire pit at least 10 feet away from any combustible surface or structure.
● Avoid lighting a fire in windy conditions that could blow embers.
● Check weather forecasts and any local burn bans or ordinances that could be in effect for the season or in your region.
● Never start a fire in your outdoor fire pit without a source of water nearby in case of an accident.

Lint Build Up in Dryer Vent

This is a source that always surprises people. Believe it or not, fires that begin in your clothes dryer due to built-up lint and dust in the lint trap account for a shocking amount of home structure fires and cause millions in property damage every year. The type of dryer you have makes a big difference; according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, if you have an electric clothes dryer, your chance of fire is 250% greater than if you have a gas dryer.

Faulty Electrical Outlets and Wiring

Electrical fires can be caused in several ways, but most of them are the result of faulty electrical outlets or old, outdated appliances. Appliances with worn or frayed cords or faulty switches should be repaired or replaced immediately - those frayed or worn cords can send heat or sparks out onto floors, curtains, rugs or other commonly combustible surfaces and quickly start a fire that could quickly get out of control. If your home is over twenty years old, your wiring might need updating to handle the higher number of modern appliances in most homes now.

Candles

Candles cause an estimated 3% of home fires every year. Safety rules for candles burning in the home haven’t changed for many years, but a refresher course never hurts.
● Never leave a candle burning out of sight. If you leave a room, extinguish any candle burning there before leaving.
● Burning candles must be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
● Keeping the wicks of your candles trimmed to ¼ inch before each time you light them will help them burn more evenly and safely.
● Don’t burn candles near anything flammable - books, papers, decorations or curtains are common in most homes.

 

Utah Flood Cleanup is here for you in the event of disaster. Fire damage can be devastating to your home, capable of rendering your foundation, walls and ceilings weakened by heat, making it unsafe for you in inspect your home without professional assistance. The smoke and ash left after a fire can also be dangerous and leave someone without the proper safety equipment with respiratory damage.

If you are facing the damages of a fire, flood or other emergency clean up situation, we can help you with professional, 24/7 emergency services. Contact us here, or call us today at (801) 416-2666 and let us know how we can help you get your life back on track.

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Fire Damage and Utah Renters Insurance

Josh, tell me a little bit about this job.

Okay. so what happened was a tenant was making tortillas. We are at an apartment complex. She was making them on her stove with some oil. She stepped away to tend to her kids and the pan caught on fire. She came in and grabbed the pan and threw it into the sink. She put water on it which isn't the best way to handle a grease fire.

That caused the flame to shoot up which then activated the fire suppression system in here.

I see the darkest smoke in soot areas are right here about the sink.

That would probably be from the protein and tortilla that caught on fire. It's just a different type of
fire from a structural fire.

What's lucky about as one is that she had renter's insurance. The renters insurance, because she is responsible for the day damage, is going to take care structure as well as her personal contents that were damaged. She's looking at tens of thousands of dollars in damage that was caused to this apartment complex.

We're on the third floor so the damage isn't only in this unit. It went across the hall as well as down 2 more levels.

Yes. That's correct. There are quite a few units affected from her accident. Good thing she had renters insurance.

That is a good lesson to be learned. It's not just to protect her TV and her sofa. It's to protect her liability against the damage that she could cause.

Yes. That's correct.

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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!
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My experience with this company is that they are honest and great to work with. Very refreshing to have someone you can trust.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.

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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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