Looking for a quality Water Damage Restoration Service you can depend on?
Positive Restoration is available where you need us when you need us. We are committed to being the best at what we do; serving clients in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area by not just meeting their expectations but exceeding them.
Positive Restoration has been in business since 2005, serving the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We also provide disaster relief services nationwide. Positive Restoration is a local, family-owned business.
Wet materials start developing very serious problems like microbial growth and secondary damage within 24 hours so you don’t have time to wait. It is important to hire IICRC water-certified technicians in order to properly and professionally mitigate your water damage.
Take the stress away from your family hire trained professionals to protect you, your home, and property for business. The first thing professionals will do is remove any compromised materials. This typically includes carpeting, carpet padding, baseboards, insulation, clothing, upholstery, fragile woods like plywood or particleboard, and gypsum-containing materials, like sheetrock walls and ceilings. Once the house is clear of any affected materials and all standing water pumped out, the technicians will bring in commercial-grade equipment to dry and disinfect the area. This process can take 3-5 days, requiring the use of air mover fans, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and occasionally heat injection fans.
While the home is drying out, technicians will perform a thorough inspection for microbial growth. If the technicians find anything, the microorganisms will be promptly mitigated and properly treated with disinfectants if needed. When larger microbial growth is present, technicians will build a containment structure around the area and remove the contaminated materials physically.
Why Choose Us
In addition to our commitment towards excellence our advantages are:
Water Damage Repair
This kitchen at first glance might look “normal” and with water damage, it can be hard to recognize, not for us. Our water technicians, equipment, and tools can make YOUR environment a safe and reliable place.
When we first got to this particular job, water had already been sitting for 2 weeks! We really needed to get everything out to see what the TRUE damage was, thank our company we did! Revealing all of the microbial growth is a sure indication of a toxic place for anyone to live.
Microbial Growth Remediation
Water & Flood Damage Cleanup
Frequently Asked Questions
Water can enter the home in a variety of ways, including foundation leaks, burst pipes, appliance valve failures or poor drainage around the home*. Burst pipes, valve failures and sewage backups are particularly troublesome, as they can produce several inches of water within hours.
When water pools in the home, it will quickly soak through anything it comes in contact with. If it contains contaminants, all organic materials, like textiles and wood, will likely need to be restored. This is because contaminated liquid is the perfect environment for hosting a variety of microbes, including deadly viruses and bacteria. Floods, for example, are typically infested with cholera, hepatitis and other serious diseases.
Mold is also a primary concern when water collects in the home. Mold left unchecked will spread quickly through the home by releasing spores into the air. This means that a mold colony can even reach parts of the house that seem dry. Short term exposure to mold is not typically a major concern, but regular inhalation of mold spores can cause a number of health complications, particularly in the young, old or immune compromised. These complications often include respiratory infections, nausea, agitation, malaise, fatigue, and even deadly neurotoxic complications.
In general, the longer the moisture is allowed to sit in the home, the more problems it will cause. This can result in additional expenses down the road.
The first thing professionals will do is remove any compromised materials. This typically includes carpeting, carpet padding, baseboards, insulation, clothing, upholstery, fragile woods like plywood or particle board and gypsum containing materials, like sheetrock walls and ceilings. Once the house is clear of any destroyed items and all standing liquid pumped out, the technicians will work to dry and disinfect the area. This process takes several days, requiring the use of air mover fans, dehumidifiers and, occasionally, heat injection fans.
While the home is drying out, technicians will perform a thorough inspection for mold and other microbes. If the technicians find anything, the microorganisms will be removed and properly treated with disinfectants if needed. When larger mold colonies are present, technicians will build a containment structure around the area and remove the contaminated materials physically.
Restoration companies should employ technicians trained by a respected organization like the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC offers several courses on restoration, including a structural drying course and a microbial remediation course. This training will prepare technicians for a variety of job situations and keep them safe when working around hazardous fluids.
Once you’ve located and stopped the flooding you may see standing puddles of water and wonder to yourself, “What now?”
Now it’s time to call your water damage restoration company and do it quickly!