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Your Source for Commercial & Home Restoration in Stuart, FL

Coastal DKI Answers All Your Restoration Questions

Storms and other disasters can wreak havoc on your home or commercial building, leaving them damaged and uninhabitable until repairs can be made. Coastal DKI is here to provide our services quickly and return your space to normal, so you can get back to your daily life. We understand that the process of disaster relief and commercial and home restoration is likely unfamiliar to our customers in Stuart, FL, which is why we put together a list of our most frequently asked questions. You’ll find the answers on this page, providing you with all the information you need to understand our residential and commercial processes. If you have additional questions not listed here, please feel free to contact us to speak to a member of our team.

What Is the Fire Damage Restoration Process?

At Coastal DKI, we provide comprehensive fire damage restoration services. We know firsthand how devastating fires can be, but our team can return your home or business to its original state. Our restoration process will cover all aspects of your structure, including your items inside. We’ll clean and remove soot and smoke damage from the building, make structural repairs, and clean and protect any affected belongings. In many cases, a structure damaged by fire will also suffer water and chemical damage from firefighting efforts. We can provide restoration services to repair this damage as well.

How Long Does It Take to Clean Up After Fire Damage?

There is no single answer to this question, as there are many variables that can affect the timeline of your restoration. The extent of the damage and the type of damage caused will be the main factors in determining how long a project will take to complete. Once we inspect your structure, we can give you a better estimate of the time needed. As we begin work, we’ll go over the scope and expected schedule of events so you can get a better idea of when your home or business will be fully restored.

How Does the Water Damage Restoration Process Work?

Our water damage restoration process in Stuart, FL is thorough to ensure all damaged areas are identified, dried, and properly repaired. We start by removing any standing water still present, giving us a clear view of assessing the damage. Our team will then determine what areas can be salvaged and what needs to be completely replaced. Next, we’ll make sure the area is completely dried out and dehumidified before beginning the process of rebuilding any damaged areas. We fully train our technicians to stay ahead of any mold growth by drying areas before starting work.

What Are the Most Common Signs of Water Damage?

Water damage can occur without detection. This is common in strong storms where the roof may have been damaged enough to cause an undetectable leak. It’s important to know the subtle signs of water damage, so you can identify them and fix the issue before the damage becomes worse. Some of the most common signs of hidden water damage include:

  • Visible mold
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper
  • Moisture and condensation
  • An increase in insect or pest activity
  • Musty or moldy odors
  • Damp or wet carpets and rugs

How Much Does Water Damage Cleanup Cost?

The cost of water damage repair and restoration will depend on the scope of the project and the extent of the damage. After we complete our initial evaluation, we’ll explain the overall costs and justify each item. If your insurance covers the damage, you will likely only be responsible for paying the deductible. Most insurance policies include coverage for flood damage. However, this is not guaranteed, and the cost of your repair will vary. Our team will communicate clearly with you about the cost of your project before we begin.

What Is Mold Remediation?

Mold remediation is a term used to describe the process of mold removal, odor elimination, sanitization of the area, and the restoration of healthy air quality to space. It’s an industry term used to describe the process as a whole instead of every single step. Our team can perform mold remediation services to return your home or business to a safe and healthy state. We used advanced tools and proven methods to eradicate mold from your space.

How Much Does Mold Remediation Cost?

As with all of our remediation and restoration services, the cost of mold remediation will vary from project to project. If you catch a mold problem before it spreads significantly, the cost will likely be less than a project where the mold has grown over a large area. Our team will fully assess your home or business in Stuart, FL, and determine an estimated cost based on our findings. The estimated cost may change if we find more damage as we begin work.

How Long Does It Take to Remove Mold?

The completion time of a mold remediation project will vary depending on the size of the infestation and its location inside your home or business. Some areas are more easily accessible than others, making the process faster. We give time estimations for project completions on a case-by-case basis. Once we take a look at the mold present in your home and see the extent of the infestation, we will be able to provide you with a more detailed estimate. As we begin work, we’ll communicate the timeline we plan to follow as we work to remove the mold.

How Do I Know If a Loss is Covered by My Insurance Company?

The only way to know if your damage will be covered by your insurance company is to reference your insurance policy agreement or consult with your agent directly. Many insurance policies will cover flood and fire damage, but the extent of coverage will vary from policy to policy, which is why it’s important to speak with your agent. They will be able to answer any specific questions about whether your policy will cover the needed repairs, how much your deductible is, and what you’ll have to pay out of pocket.

How Long Does a Complete Commercial Restoration Take?

As a business owner, you are likely eager to get your commercial restoration completed, so you can return to business as usual. We fully understand this and work to complete your project as quickly as possible. The amount of time needed will vary depending on many different factors. Once we assess the extent of the damage, we’ll be able to give you an accurate estimation for cleanup time. This process may take as little as a few hours to as much as several weeks. Some of the factors that will affect the timeline of your restoration include:

  • The type and severity of the damage
  • The size of the property
  • The number of furnishings inside
  • Any local or neighborhoods issues, like downed power lines after a storm

How Much Does Commercial Restoration Cost?

The cost of a complete commercial restoration will depend on several factors. For water damage, the cost of restoration will be determined based on the type of water, the duration of saturation, whether the mold is present, and the extent of the damage. For smoke or fire damage, the cost is usually determined by the extent of the damage and the materials affected. Once we evaluate the damage, we can give you a more detailed price estimate.

Should I File a Claim with My Insurance Company?

This decision is ultimately up to you. We will perform restorations regardless of whether you file a claim or not. You’ll want to evaluate how the claim may affect your premiums before deciding to file. Also, if you have a high-deductible plan, it may not even be worth it to file a claim if the cost of repairs is less than your deductible. We encourage out to talk to your insurance company so you can fully understand how they will handle a claim should you decide to file one.

What Damage Could a Dust Storm Cause?

A dust storm can penetrate into your home or business, with dust particles getting trapped in your interior spaces. Once inside your structure, it can be hard to get these particles out, as they’ll be continually circulated through the air. This can degrade your indoor air quality and over time could result in chronic breathing or lunch problems. Dust storms can also be accompanied by high wind, which could result in damage to the exterior of your home or business.

What Types of Storm Damage Should I Look For?

Some storm damage is seen, like flooding inside your home, but others are harder to recognize, like damage to your roof. After a storm, you should be sure to look for any missing or displaced shingles, flashing, or siding. You should also make sure there is no damage to gutters or downspouts. If you notice anything out of place following a storm be sure to contact our team for a full inspection. We can identify any problems and provide storm damage restoration when you need it.

Can Flood Damage Cause Mold?

Mold grows and thrives in damp, moist environments. This means any space with wet or humid conditions provides the perfect home for mold spores to grow. Areas that have flooded and remain damp are the perfect example of conditions that can cause mold growth. If not addressed, mold can begin to grow in these areas within 24 to 48 hours. For this reason, it’s important to get the area cleaned up and dried out after a flood.