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Steps to Achieving Superb Water Damage Restoration

7/25/2017 (Permalink)


Steps to Achieving Superb Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration is a multi-step that requires the help of trained water damage experts. Here are some few steps to effective water damage restoration:

Initiate a visual inspection

It's important that you have a certified restoration company to conduct an initial assessment. This is important in evaluating the right action required to reverse the effects of water damage that might have resulted from the supply line break. Once it's determined that there are no safety hazards, the contents need to be secured and the mitigation process initiated.

The water extraction

Ensuring effective containment of water resulting from pipe break and the resulting flooding water in business or at home should be a top priority in water damage mitigation. Water cleanup should be the next step, and this involves removal of wet materials such as toys, clothing, pillow, and throw rugs from the affected areas. Once the water is extracted from your flooded home, technicians should remove any wet surfaces on the floors, ceiling, and walls – this will expedite the drying process.

Stabilizing and drying

Once the extraction and water cleanup is done, the drying process can now begin. It's important for commercial grade equipment to be used in such a process and this can include wet floor drying systems, dehumidifiers, and air movers. Also, the environment needs to be monitored every day and the progressive results documented. The restoration company also needs to know that moisture control is essential in preventing growth and that drying should take at least 2 to 4 days depending on the materials impacted and the scene of the flooded home.

Reassessment of the damage

Once the structural damage resulting from water in a home is complete, the restoration company should conduct another inspection to get rid of any hidden pockets of moisture that can result in mold growth or water related damage. Once the mitigation of flood damage that resulted from water in a home is done, then the structural materials need replacement reconstruction. This is critical in ensuring that your once-flooded home is healthy, safe, and restored back to its original state before the flood damage.

Recovering from flood damage

There is nothing as frustrating as coming home after work or from a vacation to find a wading pool in your house that's resulted from the supply line break. It's therefore important to start the water cleanup process of the water in a home as soon as possible. These steps will help homeowners as well as the restoration company to keep the flood damage at a minimum:

If your flooded home resulted from supply line break that caused soaking of the drywall, then it's important that you remove the foot above the watermark and discard. If this happened to your business, then the resulting water in business need to be drained out of the walls by drilling holes close to the floors and removing the baseboards.

Pipe break is one of the root causes of flooded homes, and it's important that water cleanup starts by getting rid of any contaminated materials such as wood by-products and drywall that results from the flooded water in business or at home.

Whether the water in business or your home led to supply line break or pipe break, it's important that you move items such as furniture and get rid of the wet or moldy carpet.

If your central heating came in contact with flooded water as a result of pipe break, they should be checked by an expert.

If you have food products that came in contact with water in a home, then they should be thrown, unless they were stored in water tight containers.

The overall aim in any mitigation effort is to restore your home or business to its original state after the restoration. That's why it's a good idea to contact a reputable restoration professional for a perfect finish.
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