Homeowner’s Guide To Emergencies

At Maven Construction Group, we know that disasters often happen when you least expect them. When a disaster causes damage to your home, knowing what to do can be confusing for any homeowner. Because buying a home is oftentimes one of the most significant investments individuals make, it’s important to act quickly and prevent further damage to the property. If the damage isn’t repaired quickly, the initial damage could spread to other parts of the home, causing further damage, which can be extremely expensive to remedy — or even irreparable. Our restoration company details the following tips for homeowners in the case of a residential emergency involving water damage, fire damage, and mold, among other types of damage. For 24/7 restoration services, contact us!  

Water Damage

In the event of water damage to your home, identify the source of the water immediately and turn it off. Turn off electricity in all affected areas. If the ceiling is wet, do not use any fixtures in that room. Remove all wet fabric in the vicinity and lift furniture off the ground if possible. While you wait for help to arrive, get rid of as much excess water as possible with towels. Do not turn your HVAC system any higher because you may cause mold to grow. Avoid standing under any ceiling that is sagging and do not rip up the carpet because you may cause more damage. Maven Restoration Group has the tools and experience necessary for water damage restoration. Our team will know how to properly dry your home without causing mold to grow or further damage to your flooring, walls or ceiling.

Mold

Mold can cause significant respiratory problems, especially in pets, the elderly, and children. If you discover it in your home, call Maven Restoration Group immediately for mold removal. While you wait, evacuate everyone from the area and turn off your air conditioning. Do not try to dry the affected areas or disturb them in any way. Additionally, do not use any form of bleach or disinfectant to remove the mold, but instead wait for the professionals. Mold can spread quickly throughout your home in a matter of days. Our team will contain the spread of mold within your home and disinfectant the area thoroughly so you and your family will be safe once more.

Fire Damage

Regardless of how large or small a fire may be, it is vital that you take certain precautions around your home. Attempt to limit the amount of foot traffic within your home to keep soot from spreading within your home. Keep your hands clean and avoid touching upholstery, fabric or walls. Coat all chrome within your house with a light layer of petroleum jelly. Dispose of any open containers of food or canned food that may have been in the vicinity. Make sure you change your air filter as well. Do not use any electronics that may have been affected by the fire or attempt to clean your walls without professional help. When you need to do laundry, do not send your clothing to a traditional dry cleaner, instead send it to those who are experienced with clothing affected by smoke or the smell may set. During fire restoration, our technicians will help you identify which items in your home are irreparably damaged and need to be disposed of. We can also clean and repair flooring and walls the correct way so that the problem does not spread throughout the house.

Storm & Wind Damage

Florida is subject to frequent, large, and powerful thunderstorms. Heavy tree branches and hail can damage your roof, windows and the structure of your house. If you detect branches that have fallen on your roof, do not attempt to do any repairs yourself. Contact Maven Construction Group for storm and wind damage restoration. If the damage is extensive and puts your family in harm’s way, evacuate until we arrive and determine it is safe again. Avoid broken windows that may allow more flying debris to enter. Our team members will make sure your house is stable once more. We will safely remove any fallen trees or branches and repair any window, roof or siding that may have become damaged in the storm.

Roof Damage

If your roof has been penetrated by hail, branches or a large tree, it may be susceptible to leaks during a big storm. In this scenario, do your best to prevent water from entering your home and direct it elsewhere. If the water is coming through at a manageable pace, keep a bucket there to collect water or place a tarp up there to prevent water from entering. Even if you believe you are equipped to climb up on your roof, do not do it in the middle of a storm or you will put yourself in danger. Move to another part of the house that is not affected by the water to wait for the storm to pass and our team to arrive. Once our technicians arrive, they will inspect the damage and safely remove any debris. Our team will assess the situation and make roof repairs if necessary.

Lead Abatement

The presence of lead in the home poses a threat to you and your family, especially children. If you discover lead in your home, leave the area and contact Maven Construction Group. Do not attempt to remove lead paint yourself. Improper construction methods can cause lead dust to move throughout your house, which will affect your health later. Because lead is extremely hazardous, the process of lead abatement requires professional knowledge and specific safety precautions. We know how to properly remove the presence of lead from your home and will thoroughly clean afterwards so you do not need to worry about future contaminants.

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