SteamWay recently had the opportunity to clean tile at The Design House on Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg. This showcase house is on display to the public with all proceeds going to benefit the YWCA. SteamWay’s role was to clean tile and grout in the kitchen and three bathrooms.
Here’s a picture of the front of a house in Amherst, VA that had some fire damage. We’ll work on this job from beginning to end – doing fire clean up and remediation to the reconstruction including framing, electrical, drywall, paint, and all finish trades. Helps to have a Class A contractors license. Call SteamWay Restoration if you are in need of help after a fire at your home.
Look what we found cutting out drywall on a water damage job – lots of black mold! This is actually quite common, especially in basements where there is more chance of water getting in and higher humidity. If you’ve seen this in your home, call SteamWay for advice. We can take a look, point you in the right direction to get it tested (it is a conflict of interest for us to test for mold then offer a bid to clean it for you), and provide you with an estimate if you get a positive mold test. https://www.facebook.com/steamway247/
Water lines that run inside your walls are a common culprit of water damage. All it takes is a little pin hole and major damage can occur. Copper pipes are very susceptible to collect mineral deposits that corrode and create a weak spot in the line. the next thing you know you wake up to water spots in a ceiling or warped hard wood floors.
Of course all this damage can be repaired by a reputable water damage contractor. The trick is finding a contractor with a good reputation that is honest and will do good work. Look for a contractor with many years of experience. It is common for contractors to pop up out of nowhere thinking there is big money handling insurance claims. Many of these types are in it for the quick buck and don’t have what it takes to stay in business for the long haul. They either do not know how to handle the wide variety of water damage that can occur, or they are not honest or both. Either way, they are out of business quickly.
Also look for certifications from organizations like IICRC. Being certified by the Institute of Inspection Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is at least a step in the right direction towards being reputable.
Lastly, ask your friends and business colleagues who they’ve used in the past, don’t just pull a contractor off the internet or out of the phone book. If a friend has had a good experience with a contractor in the past it is more likely you’ll have a good experience too.
Do you have visible mold in your home or business?
Is there a funny odor coming from your basement?
Are you having “allergy symptoms” when you go in certain rooms of your home?
If so it is possible you have a mold problem.
SteamWay is there to help! We offer free estimates, and free advice. Call us today 434-845-2636
A friend asked me recently how much of our construction work from water damage were we subbing out. A couple years ago, I would have answered that we were subbing most of it out – but a while back we decided to change things. We made a decision to keep as much construction in house as possible. We hired competent carpenters, painters, and other installers to help us jobs done in a timely manner and with a quality finish. Since making this change it is definitely easier to control our work, which benefits the customers, and in the end SteamWay.
This may look like a guy standing around, but it is actually a SteamWay technician using a water claw to extract water from carpet. His body weight presses the claw deeper into the pile so it can pull more water from the pad. All part of our water damage services at SteamWay Restoration. Facebook.com/steamway247
Home owners are often surprised when we tell them we need to pull their carpet back to remove the pad after water has gotten into their home. After we explain why they typically understand. Most of them just see dollar bills leaving their pockets as we cut and pull, but fortunately replacing pad is one of the least expensive aspects to a water damage job.
SteamWay Restoration offers more than just fire and water damage cleanup – we also offer mold remediation services. We work with environmental companies, like Enviro Safety Group to determine the best methods possible to eliminate mold from a variety of structures.
This picture is of the demolition phase in a mold remediation job in the Lynchburg VA area. For more information, call us at 434=845=2636. You can also check us out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/steamway247