Apr 30

What to Expect From a Water Damage Restoration Service

Terms: water damage

In the US, one of the leading causes of property damage is flooding, whether from natural disasters or plumbing problems. If left unchecked, water can rot wooden furniture, ruin textiles and short-circuit electrical connections. It can also be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the occupants. This is why it is important to bring in a professional to restore water-related damage in your property as soon as possible. General things to expect during a restoration service include:

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  • Inspection. First, restoration specialists will evaluate the situation and identify the source of flooding in order to determine the best course of action to pursue.

  • Damage Mapping. Using professional tools such as probes and moisture meters, the specialists will track down the unwanted water in flood-affected areas and perform thorough water extraction.

  • Water Extraction. Once the water is fully contained, the specialists will bring out powerful pumps to draw out most of the water that is flooding the property. After, dehumidifiers will be installed to drive out water vapor lingering in the air.

  • Reconstruction. Since flooding can damage structures, the specialists will perform a thorough assessment of things that can be salvaged and conduct repair and reconstruction work as needed.

  • Disinfection. Moisture prompts the growth of bacteria, fungi and viruses. The restoration team will use disinfectants that are strong enough to eliminate germs but gentle enough to be used on people.

  • Deodorization. It is also essential to get rid of the musty odors that flooding can leave behind.

  • Post-Flood Cleanup. There is no doubt that flooding can leave behind unsightly messes. Your specialists should take care of clearing all the flood-affected areas of debris and safely dispose of hazardous materials.

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