The Process of Water Damage Remediation
If you've experienced a disaster that's resulted in water damage, it isn't surprising to feel upset and overwhelmed. Especially if everything you've worked for is sitting in a puddle of sitting water.
While this is far from an ideal situation, the good news is that water damage remediation services are effective at restoring your property to pre-damage condition. When you work with a professional water damage remediation company promptly after the catastrophe occurs, they have the tools and know what processes must get followed.
Assessing The Damage - Before beginning on any work, the restoration company assesses the property and damages. During this initial inspection, they'll check for structural and surface damages, as well as check for mold. Based on this information, they provide an estimate and a timeline for completing the project. While they are on the property, they will likely take pictures and video to document the damages. In some cases, they work directly with insurers to expedite the restoration process.
Removing Water - If both parties are agreeable to the terms, the remediation team will begin removing and extracting excess water from your property. Depending on the scale of the damages, they may use pump trucks equipped with large hoses to suction away water from your house. Smaller pumps and wet vacuums might also get used in the removal of moisture in the structure.
Sorting Through Items - Once all excess water gets removed, the remediation team will begin to sort and remove porous items in the home. Depending on the extent of the water damage, they'll decide which pieces are eligible for restoration and what needs to get discarded.
Dehumidifying And Drying - After sorting and removing items, the remediation company dries and dehumidifies affected areas of your home. Typically, they open all doors and windows to promote air exchange using fans and air movers. Dehumidifiers help extract additional moisture trapped inside.
Disinfection - The next step in the water remediation process is disinfecting the home using HEPA filter vacuums and commercial grade cleaners. Every exposed surface in the affected area gets thoroughly sanitized.
Mold Treatment - Sitting water in your home can contribute to the formation of mold, and twenty-four to forty-eight hours is all it takes for it to grow and spread. If the remediation team suspects that mold has formed, they'll take action to remove and treat it promptly.
Renovation - After all the previous steps are completed, the renovation can begin. In many cases, restoration companies like Doiggs Restoration quote the project based on restoring the property to pre-damage condition. However, homeowners can always make upgrades or additional renovations for an added fee if they decide they want to.
While water damage to your home is inconvenient, the problem isn't insurmountable. We hope this article helped to explain the remediation process clearly and effectively.