What do I do?
First and foremost, get the water stopped. If you know where the local or main shutoff is, and can access it without entering any standing water, do so. If you are unsure, or if you must enter a dangerous situation to get to it, call a plumber. Once the water has stopped, the clock is ticking to begin mitigation. The longer a water damage is left without restoration, or wet materials are left untreated, the more damage is done, and mold has the chance to grow. Even if you are reasonably sure that the structure and contents are dry, it is a good idea to have a certified water damage restoration company – such as Fine Fabric Care – take a look. Usually this can be done for free, and you might be surprised at the findings. Water likes to hide and migrate to areas you might not even suspect. Call us at (406) 782-5339, and we will send a certified water damage restoration technician to evaluate the damage.
What if there is mold?
If you are unsure how long the leak has been going on, or if you can visibly see mold in your structure, get the water shut off, and call a certified mold remediation company – like Fine Fabric Care – as soon as possible. Then relax. A certified restoration technician will be dispatched to evaluate the damage, the risk, and the steps needed to be taken to solve the issue. While we take mold growth very seriously, and are well trained and prepared to take action, we try not to make a “Hollywood” production out of the issue. Most mold can be dealt with quickly and efficiently.
There’s Water Damage, Sure… but Also Sewage!
Don’t panic, but try not to enter the affected area. Call us at (406) 782-5339, and we will send a restoration technician as soon as possible to take a scope of the damage and begin the removal of waste and sanitization of the area and any contents affected. Know that raw sewage poses a direct threat to your health, and you need a well trained professional with the appropriate protective gear to address the issue safely.
Water Damage FAQs
Can we start restoration of my water damage before my adjuster sees the damage? Yes. Fine Fabric Care makes a careful diagram, complete with pictures and moisture readings for your insurance company’s review. It is important to halt any further damage from occurring, and it may be some time before an insurance adjuster can personally visit the site.
Will Fine Fabric Care work with my insurance? Yes. We work directly with your insurance company to provide the best water damage restoration service possible.
I don’t think I’m insured. What do I do? Call us anyway. Leaving the problem sit can cause tremendous damage. We can take scope of the water damage, perform essential mitigation, provide you with an estimate, and work alongside you to mitigate the damage quickly, efficiently, and economically.
I have mold. Do I need to evacuate the home? It is always best not to panic. Call us and we will have a water damage restoration technician take a look and give a recommendation. If someone within your house responds strongly to the mold, or if anyone has acute breathing problems, it may be best to avoid that area of the home until restoration is completed.
Other questions? Concerns? We would love to help! Call us: (406) 782-5339, or visit our contact page to send us an email.
I’d like to say thanks to the folks from Fine Fabric Care who over the course of the last week did a great job of mitigating a serious multi-floor flood in my brother’s home. Their quick and decisive response kept the damage from being far more extensive than it would have been if left to less experienced and qualified people.
Why should I use Fine Fabric Care for my water damage remediation?
1.) Our staff is certified by the IICRC.
This means they have been trained with the most up-to-date knowledge on water mitigation available to the industry, and have demonstrated proficiency in their use of such knowledge.
2.) We have the equipment and labor to handle large or small jobs.
Whether you just need advice, or have six feet of water in your basement, we have the equipment and manpower to ensure that the mitigation can be performed in a timely fashion.
3.) We have over 75 years of combined experience in the water mitigation industry.
This gives us much hands-on knowledge of water damage, mold loss and sewage remediation. It also means that we have many, many happy homeowners who have used our services previously.
4.) We really do care.
It may seem trite, but we are people too. And we honestly do know what it feels like to suffer a damage. Our work is more than just a day job, we want to see you through it as quickly as possible.
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