Frequently Asked Questions

Mold Remediation and Removal

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Yes. Managing the mold remediation process without specialized skills can potentially exacerbate the problem and create future problems down the road. The best results in mold removal and prevention require experienced professionals.

This depends on the extent of the mold growth within your home, the location, and several other factors. Generally, if the problem is severe, it’s best to find another place to stay while the mold is being removed and the property is sanitized.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Mold remediation and removal services can vary greatly depending on the extent of the damage, the size of the home, the type of mold, and so on. An inspector will come to your property to assess the damage and provide an estimated cost for the mold remediation process.

Coverage for mold remediation through homeowner’s insurance can vary depending on the cause of the mold and the terms of the policy. In many cases, standard homeowner’s insurance will not cover mold damage if it was caused by a preventable issue - which includes lack of maintenance, neglect, etc.

At Drico Restoration, we deal with insurance claims regularly - and we’re happy to guide you in the right direction.

Water Damage Restoration

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The duration of each restoration project depends significantly on multiple factors, including the following:

  • The extent of the water damage
  • Type of property affected
  • Length of exposure to moisture
  • Source of the flood water
  • Cooperation of the property owner’s insurance

For smaller-scale incidents involving localized water damage, such as a burst pipe, the restoration process may take a few days to a week. In contrast, larger and more complex projects, like those resulting from severe flooding or storm damage, can extend the restoration timeline to several weeks.

The presence of mold, structural issues, and the need for extensive repairs can also contribute to prolonged restoration periods.

DIY flood restoration tasks can pose significant risks, including exposure to contaminated water, structural hazards, and hidden dangers like electrical issues.

If you’re not familiar with proper restoration techniques, you risk harming yourself and increasing the damage to your property. That’s why we always recommend seeking professional help for any level of water damage.

Mold can develop within a mere 24 to 48 hours if the conditions are right – and in Florida’s humid environment, they usually are.

To prevent the spread of mold and its associated health risks, contact restoration experts promptly. The sooner you act, the better.

Whether you can stay in your home after a flood depends on various factors, such as the extent of flooding, the source of the water, and potential complications like structural damage or contamination.

In cases of minor flooding from clean water sources, temporary occupancy might be feasible, but extensive damage or water from contaminated sources may necessitate evacuation for your own safety.

The cost of water damage restoration services can vary significantly based on many factors, especially the type of water involved (clean, gray, or black water) and the amount of water present.

Small-scale incidents like minor leaks may only cost a few thousand to remediate, while severe flooding can incur prices in the five-figure range (or higher). To learn what your restoration project will cost, you’ll need to obtain a quote from a reliable service provider.

The coverage for water or flood damages under homeowner's insurance varies by policy.

Homeowner's insurance and flood insurance are distinct policies, each covering different types of water-related damages. While homeowner's insurance typically provides coverage for sudden and accidental water damage, such as burst pipes or appliance leaks, it often excludes damage caused by floods.

Flood insurance, on the other hand, specifically addresses losses resulting from flooding events, including heavy rain, storm surges, or overflowing bodies of water.

For comprehensive protection, homeowners in flood-prone areas of Florida should consider purchasing a separate flood insurance policy.

Fire Damage Restoration

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It depends. The timeline for restoring a property varies depending on the extent of damage, the size of the property, and the complexity of its restoration needs. While smaller projects might take a few weeks, more extensive restoration efforts could span several months.

The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can plan and execute your restoration project. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

In most cases, the answer is no. It’s typically safer to find temporary accommodations while our professionals assess and address the damage.

Cleaning up after a fire can be extremely dangerous – lingering smoke residue and structural damage can pose significant risks. We do not advise that any home or business owners attempt to clean up independently, without proper training and equipment.

Our professional fire restoration technicians are highly trained to assess hidden dangers, handle potentially toxic materials, and ensure a thorough, safe cleanup. Contact us immediately after experiencing fire-related damage.

The cost of fire restoration services in Gulfport and throughout Florida can vary significantly. Pricing tends to depend on factors such as the extent of the damage, the cause of the fire, and specific restoration needs.

To learn what your fire damage will cost to repair, contact Drico Restoration. We’ll assess the scene and provide you with an upfront estimate for our services.

The coverage for fire-related damage varies among homeowner's insurance policies. However, most policies provide coverage for such incidents, but policyholders should review the specifics of their insurance agreements to ensure they have adequate protection in the event of a fire.

Biohazard Cleanup

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Biohazards are substances that pose a threat to human health or the environment due to their biological nature. Some common examples include:

  • Infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • Toxins produced by living organisms
  • Blood and bodily fluids
  • Medical waste
  • and certain chemicals

All of these substances require safe, specialized handling and disposal procedures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

No – cleaning up biohazards on your own is never safe due to the potential presence of harmful pathogens and contaminants. You should also seek help from professionals equipped with the necessary training, tools, and protocols to handle the situation safely.

Homeowner's insurance coverage for biohazard cleanups can vary from policy to policy. However, most do offer some level of coverage in the event of a biohazardous accident.

Review your policy details and speak to your insurance provider to determine the specifics of your insurance coverage.

Drico Restoration extends its biohazard cleanup services to the entirety of Pinellas County, from St. Petersburg to Clearwater and beyond. As local Gulfport residents, we’re committed to serving our community, especially in the event of accidents or tragedies.

We’re Ready to Restore Your Home or Place of Business After Any Disaster.

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