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Residential Water Damage Restoration Services in Mason City, IA

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration in Mason City

A black and yellow infographic with the words "What Causes Water Damage?"Water is a natural resource with life-giving properties but can also be destructive in certain circumstances. Mason City, IA, typically gets 39 inches of snowfall annually (higher than the national average of 28 inches). And once the snow melts, you may experience the negative effects of water damage to your foundation and possessions.

Fortunately, ServiceMaster by Rice – Mason City has restoration services to give you peace of mind when you're in the throes of water damage. As homeowners like you, we know how quickly water damage can turn your life and property into chaos. Are you dealing with burst pipes, a leaky roof, or water from a previous snowfall? No matter the case, we can help.

We’re the qualified team you can trust to complete the job correctly and leave you satisfied with our workmanship. We’re available 24/7 to support you with emergency water damage restoration, no matter when water infiltrates your space.

Get the water damage restoration services you need today by calling us at (641) 329-3837! Or contact us online. We're ready to help you rebuild.

When is Mold Remediation Required?

We’ve all most likely had the experience of opening the fridge to cook dinner to find the veggies we were about to throw in the oven has little white fuzz on it. This is of course mold in your home, but the process to remedy this situation usually involves tossing the spoiled food in the outdoor trash. Some types of mold, however, can’t be quickly wiped up or tossed away. Even bleach is not enough to properly tackle certain types of molds. Certain molds require a mold remediation process, which in short, is the process of both the removal of mold and the prevention of it growing back. Some of the most notably signs the mold in your home may require a mold remediation include:

  • The smell of the mold
  • The color of the mold
  • How the mold grew
  • Allergic reactions to the mold

If your home has a musty or mildew smell, it could be mold. And if you are able to smell the mold in your home, that is a good indicator that you maybe have a lot of it. The color of the mold can also show the type of mold that is growing and how dangerous it is and how long it’s been growing.

Additionally, the surface you find mold on as well as the surrounding area of that surface can show in whether or not mold remediation may be necessary. Mold can move unseen through spores in the air, this means if there is another surface nearby that would make a good host for the mold to grow on, the mold may have already spread around your home whether you have seen it yet. Last, some people can be allergic to mold.

This allergy can affect sinuses, skin and even breathing. If the mold in your home is causing a member of the house to suffer an allergic reaction the best thing to do is to ensure the mold is completely removed from the home. Do you have question? Don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts today to learn more about how we can help you.

Our Water Damage Restoration Services

ServiceMaster Restore professional helping homeowner with emergency water damage restoration in a kitchen

We provide you with:

  • Water damage inspections
  • Water damage repair
  • Water remediation
  • Property drying techniques
  • Deodorization support

When you need assistance, you can count on our team to deliver water damage solutions that get your home back to pre-loss condition. Our Mason City restoration service experts help homeowners like you get life back on track.

How Destructive Can Water Be?

When unwanted water invades your space due to broken pipes, inclement weather, leaky appliances, and more, it can do significant damage and leave with the devastating aftermath.

Mold Growth

Mold spores can lay dormant until heat and moisture cause mold to spread and wreak havoc in nooks and crannies, leaving you with unexplained health issues.

Bacteria Growth

Water from floods or plumbing damage can carry billions of harmful and potentially life-threatening bacteria.

Foundation Damage

Water can weaken joists, subfloors, etc., resulting in an extremely hazardous and uninhabitable space.

Ceiling Damage

Water can invade your home and pool inside your ceilings if you have a roof leak, resulting in water stains, peeling paint, and drywall deterioration.

Plumbing Corrosion

Water with high concentrations of oxygen can speed up rust and severely damage your pipes.

Wood Rot

When pooling water rests on untreated or unstained wood for long periods, the wood is susceptible to rotting.

Foul Odors

After floodwaters have dissipated, what’s left is dirt, debris, and microbes that cause foul smells to permeate your home.

Are you in the throes of a water damage emergency? Don't panic - reach out to us online or call us at (641) 329-3837 to get started. We will help you rebuild!

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Rice – Mason City?

Our Mason City team has technical and on-the-job training to deliver superior quality restoration services that help you avoid the issues above.

At our Mason City water damage restoration company, we're:

  • IICRC certified - "IICRC" stands for Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Being IICRC certified means we're thoroughly trained in restoring your home after water damage.
  • Available 24/7/365 for emergency water damage services
  • Locally owned and operated. We're also backed by a nationally recognized water damage restoration company (that happens to set the industry standards)
  • Ready to work directly with your insurance company

At ServiceMaster by Rice – Mason City, we're committed to guiding you from crisis to resolution! Time is always of the essence for any restoration project, and we won’t keep you waiting long. Our team double-checks your foundation and structural components, ensures the electricity is off, and gets to work remediating any water damage we find.

Allow us to help you through this challenging time in your life with water damage restoration you can trust.. Call (641) 329-3837 to get started today!

Water Damage | FAQs

How long does it take for water damage to cause mold?

Unfortunately, it only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to develop on surfaces exposed to water. If left unaddressed, the mold and mildew can rapidly spread.

It's critical to call us as soon as you suspect or notice signs of water damage. It won't take long for mold to start growing which only makes the situation worse.

What Should I Do If My Home Has Experienced a Water Damage Emergency?

The most important thing to keep in mind if your home has experienced a water damage emergency is to never enter standing water, as it can contain harmful chemicals, raw sewage, or oil.

Once the water intrusion subsides, continue to use caution when entering previously flooded spaces, as the structural integrity of the floor and other parts of the home could be compromised in the event of severe water damage.

It’s important to call your insurance company and a water damage restoration service right away, as the longer water damage remains unaddressed, the worse the damage can get. Water damage unaddressed can also make mold remediation necessary, as mold can be harmful to both health and structural integrity. Contact ServiceMaster by Rice any time day or night for help with emergency water damage restoration in the Mason City and Clear Lake area.

What is the difference between water mitigation and water damage restoration?

Water mitigation is the process of removing the water from your home. With water mitigation, we're also addressing the source of the water damage to help prevent further damage.

With water damage restoration, we're restoring your home to its pre-loss condition.

Bother water mitigation and restoration are essential to addressing the issue and getting your home back to normal. We'll handle the whole process for you!

How long does it take for water to damage the foundation of your home?

From surface water and underground water to poor drainage and poor soil foundation, there are many causes of foundation water damage. Although it could be months or years to notice any damage to the foundation, if your home floods, you may experience issues sooner.

Here are some common signs of water damage to the foundation of your home:

  • Uneven floors

  • Warped walls

  • Unable to easily open or close doors

  • Cracks or raised areas on the floor and walls

  • Loose or curling wallpaper

  • Moisture or dampness on the foundation

  • Musty or pungent odor