The water damage process is a series of steps that should be handled by skilled, experienced, certified and a licensed water damage restoration expert. These steps are explained below
1. Call for Help Right Away- Don’t Wait!
The recovery process begins with a phone call. Just like with a medical emergency, the sooner the better. Water damage are usually traumatic, and when you make a call to us, we understand how scared and concerned you feel. As soon as you are in touch with our care representatives, the representative will ask key questions regarding the extent of the damage. Therefore armed with the details that you provide, a dispatch team is released to ensure that your problem is addressed within the shortest time possible.
2. Inspection and assessment of the damage
A certified water damage technician normally does an initial evaluation to establish the proper action that needs to be undertaken so as to ensure that negative of the damage is reversed. The assessment also needs to be done to identify the type of water. This is because the kind of water contamination profoundly determines the restoration process that will be used to restore the property.
Once the inspection is completed, and no possible safety hazards are found, then furniture, and block contents need to be secured, and the restoration begins immediately.
3. Water Extraction
Water extraction involves removing water from your property or home. This is done to help in the drying of the property or home and also to prevent mold and secondary water damage.
All the wet materials on the floor have to be removed (rugs, pillows, clothing, toys,) away from the affected area.
Sometimes, baseboards, non-salvageable drywall, and non-salvageable wet insulation have to be extracted.
To accelerate drying, other fixtures such as cabinets, drawers and door also need to be removed.
4. Drying and Dehumidification
Some building materials may look dry after water removal, but the fact is that they still retain a significant amount of water. To facilitate drying, the temperature, and the humidity is manipulated to get rid of any remaining moisture. Specialized equipment is used which include dehumidifiers and industrial air movers.
5. Cleaning and Sanitizing
After floors, walls, and other surfaces are thoroughly dried, we assess where cleaning treatments are required. Sanitizing treatments are also used and depending on the situation, antibacterial, antimicrobial or disinfectant can be used to clean your property. Damaged materials are also disposed of but in compliance with your insurance and yourself as a person.
This is the final step and involves restoring your property or home to its pre-water damage condition. It may include some minor repairs, or it might also entail major repairs. Painting, Carpet repair and installation, Hardwood floor repair, Drywall Removal and Installation form part of your property/house repairs. The best part is that we handle most if not all of this for you.