Two words nobody ever wants to hear together are holiday and disasters. Though Maven Construction Group has helped get many holiday plans back on track after water, fire, mold, and storm damage. With 24/7 service, our technicians respond quickly and begin repairing your home giving you back peace-of-mind during the holidays.
Water Damage Inspection & Restoration
Whether your holiday plans include visiting friends and family out-of-town or having a house full of guests, everyone will be using water at some point. Any type of water damage, whether while the guests are there or not, creates a mess and requires the source of the water to be shut off to begin repairs. Call Maven Construction Group, a water damage restoration company, as soon as you find water damage and keep your holidays moving along!
Flood water doesn’t have to come from the outdoors to cause a holiday disaster. When a hot water heater bursts, though very rare, gallons of water enter your home or business in a matter of seconds. And if the main water valve isn’t turned off quickly, the water will only continue. Many homes and businesses keep the water heater in a side closet or in the lower part of the building, meaning you may not discover the issue immediately.
With extra guests in your home during the holidays, the plumbing is working to supply everyone water. The extra strain on pipes may be the tipping point to cause a broken pipe and give you a major headache. If you need Gainesville emergency water extraction because of a broken pipe during the holidays, call Maven Construction Group. We’re available around-the-clock to repair any broken pipe and get the water flowing again where it should in your home.
During the lively holidays, you likely count on all the appliances to work — that is until one overflows and wreaks havoc in your plans. An overflowing washing machine can send as many as 45 gallons of water or more into the laundry area and other parts of your home in minutes. Modern refrigerators with icemakers and/or built-in water dispensers can spring a leak and create a water damage issue in the kitchen.
Mold Damage Remediation
Some varieties of mold can begin to grow within 24 hours to 48 hours after the spores find a food source, such as damp wood or drywall. From there, a colony can quickly grow and spread throughout an area and if untreated, into other parts of the home or business. Finding mold in your home or business won’t be a holiday disaster when you call Maven Construction Group. As Gainesville restoration professionals, we’re available 24-hours a day and use the most up-to-date mold damage remediation techniques to clean up the mold you have and prevent it from returning.
Mold In The Attic
Finding mold in the attic is one of those things that only happens when you’re up there, such as during the holidays. Whether you found the mold when hiding presents or digging out decorations, the key to not having more mold is determining how it got there. Roof leaks are common causes behind mold in the attic, followed by improper ventilation in the space, and improper pipe venting and/or vents. Maven Construction Group provides mold damage restoration in Gainesville, no matter whether the mold in the attic is just beginning or it’s been there a while.
When mold is found in a bathroom, most people find a sponge and start to scrub away mold. But the best way to get rid of mold is to mitigate its source of moisture. In a bathroom, this may mean installing an exhaust fan to move the humidity from a shower outside or fixing the leaking sink faucet once and for all.
Mold thrives in places that are mostly out of sight and out of mind, making the garage a prime location for mold growth. Aside from frequently used exterior doors in the home, the garage is exposed to many of the elements in which mold grows — moisture, little ventilation and natural light, and many sources of food. Since many people use part of their garage for storage, such as the rafter space, you may not find mold until you take out the holiday decorations. It also often grows on the weather stripping along the edges of the garage door and door frame.
No matter the size, a fire in your home or business can cause considerable damage in a short amount of time. During the holidays, the risk of a fire increases significantly. Homes and Christmas trees are decorated with garland, ornaments, and strings of lights, and candles and fireplaces add a warm glow to everything. If your home or business sustains damage during the holidays, Maven Construction Group offers complete fire damage restoration. From boarding up holes to secure your property to removing smoke odor from your belongings, we get your life back to normal quickly.
Fireplace & Candles
The ambiance of candles and a fireplace add to holiday serenity, but candles are responsible for hundreds of house fires every year on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day. These four days mark the most dangerous out of the calendar year for candle fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). As for a fireplace, make sure you have the chimney checked and cleaned if necessary before lighting it during the holidays. When soot hardens, it becomes flammable creosote. Also, use a screen over the fireplace opening to prevent embers from floating into the home.
Holiday Decorations & Lights
It may seem contrary, but the number of fires related to holiday decorations and lights increases after Christmas. Attribute it to our wish to kick back and relax once Dec. 26 hits. Many people start to unwind and forget to check if the tree has been watered. Take a few minutes to unplug any lights with shorts and if the tree is drying out, pack up the decorations for another year and move the tree to the curb.
The moist turkey you enjoy every year during a holiday dinner can come with a high cost unless precautions are taken with a deep fryer. Deep fryers cause more than $15 million in property damage every year, according to the NFPA. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before placing it in the fryer, and that your cooking oil stays below 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil above that temperature can catch fire by itself.
Aside from the walls, the roof of a home or business is the first-line of defense against the elements. While the holidays in Florida come with mild weather most years, a roof can still be damaged from a thunderstorm and/or holiday lights and decorations being put up or taken down.
Florida may not get the winter weather known in northern climates, but we do get the occasional strong to severe thunderstorm during the holidays. High winds can cause tree branches to break and fall on your roof or possibly peel back shingles, exposing the interior of your home or business. If find yourself needing storm damage repair this holiday season, call Maven Construction Group day or night. As a self-funded company, our team of professionals promptly secure the damaged roof and begin repairs rather than first waiting on insurance company monies.
Decorations & Lights
If part of your holiday decorating plans include the exterior of your home, take care when decorating the roof. Use gutter clamps to hang strings of lights then remove them one by one once the holiday is over. The worst thing you can do to your roof is attach lights to the shingles with a stapler like Clark Griswold. The lights may be secure, but you’ll be opening your roof up to cracks and leaks.
Call A Gainesville Restoration Company
No one plans for nor expects a holiday disaster, but when one happens, you want a Gainesville restoration company you can depend on. Maven Construction Group offers 24-hour service, throughout the year, even the busy holiday season. We know how important it is to have your home ready for guests or ready for you when you come back from visiting friends and family. Our trained and professional technicians use current techniques and methods for water, fire, mold, and storm damage restoration. This means what appears to be a holiday disaster now will quickly be a humorous story to regale friends and family with during the next holiday season.