Frequently Asked Questions
Water and mold issues are complex and require experts to resolve. We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to answer basic questions you may have. If you need immediate solutions please feel free to call us 24/7 at (951) 691-8049.
How much will it cost?
Each job is based on labor, containment needs, equipment and most importantly protocol set by the hygienist, should there be one involved. Each job is different and requires an on-site inspection before an accurate estimate can be given.
How long will it take?
Average H2O dmage restoration takes 3-5 days.
Who puts it back together?
Afloat Flood Service is a fully licensed CA Contractor and our license #1037536. We will handle your remediation from start to finish.
Do we need testing?
Possibly, but that would depend on the size of the area in question.
How do we know it’s fixed?
Getting background samples taken before the remediation tells us what we are dealing with and what we need to accomplish to bring the area down to an ambient count. Mold will always be present, but our goal is to make the inside air less of a spore count than the outside air or close to it.
Will we receive a certificate of clearance?
Yes. What you will get though is a complete report explaining that the remediation process passed based on base-line reading taken before and after the remediation process inside and outside your job.
Is all mold toxic?
No, unless of course your allergic to it than any of it could be toxic to you. People with immune suppressed systems, children under 3 and adults over 55 are more susceptible to the affects of mold than most people, light headedness, coughing, headaches, upset stomach, hard time breathing and fatigue are some of the symptoms generally associated with elevated spore counts in a home.
What is the most toxic mold?
Again, if your allergic to it, it can all be toxic, although you don’t have to be allergic to have symptoms related to mold exposure. There are over 30,000 different types of mold in North America, Stachybotrys is usually the one you read and hear about the most seems to cause more problem with the general population whether people are allergic to it or not.
How should I protect myself after detection?
I would see my family doctor as a precautionary measure, I would contain the area of infection, and I would remediate the problem based on the guidelines set forth in the New York Guidelines and the Environmental Protection Agency act on Mold Remediation in School and Institutions. These are the guidelines that we follow when conducting remediation.
What if I don’t see it but smell it?
Mold has a tendency to grow in wall cavities, behind drywall, especially around plumbing fixtures, dishwashers, etc. AFS utilizes state-of-the-art detection equipment to locate mold problems.
Will my insurance company cover the cost?
Most likely. Although each case is based on the merits of itself and there are always mitigating circumstances: causation, lack of maintenance, unforeseen damage, liability reasons. Your agent and policy should be able to explain to you what is covered and what may not be.