Do’s and Don’ts if you have been affected by flooding:

  • Expect things to return to normal immediately. Recovering from flood damage can be a lengthy and specialized process.
  • Be swayed by unscrupulous workers offering quick and cheap solutions. Using inexperienced or unprofessional contractors can lead to further problems and expenses.
  • Be prepared for disruption in your life for an extended period. If temporary accommodation is necessary, understand that it may be your home or workplace for several months, depending on the extent of the damage.
  • Research and verify the experience and reputation of contractors before hiring them. Ensure that the work is supervised by qualified technicians experienced in water damage recovery and restoration.

For items of particular personal or sentimental value, antiques, fine art, etc.

  • Assume that they cannot be restored. Many specialist restorers and conservators can return badly damaged items to their previous condition, including papers, photographs, fabrics, jewelry, ceramics, artwork, antique furniture, and more.
  • Request a specialist opinion and cost estimate from the contractor regarding the restoration of valuable items. Restoration may prove to be a more cost-effective option than replacing them.

If in doubt:

  • Seek advice from an insurer, loss adjuster, or a competent professional before commencing any recovery work. It is essential to consult with reputable sources to ensure the ability and credentials of the company offering to handle the restoration.

Note: This information should be used in conjunction with advice from your insurer, especially if you have appropriate insurance coverage.

Here are some services we provide:

McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians are the “face” of our business and more than likely the people you will have the most contact with. All of our technicians are highly trained – not only in the professional services they provide, but also in customer service. We see staff technical training as being a very important aspect of our service and hold frequent training sessions where all of our staff have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge.