When water damage occurs, you’re left to figure out not only how to clean up the mess, but also how to take care of water damage restoration. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about any of that on your own. When you’re facing water damage, you can look to us or other reliable restoration companies to help get your home restored.
If you’ve ever wondered about the process, take a look at this simple overview. It may vary some depending on the company, but this gives you a general idea.
Get the Water Stopped First
Before anything else happens, the water needs to be stopped. This means if you have water coming in, a leak that you’ve found, or anything else, you need to put a stop to it. It will do no good to restore the damage if there will just be more water causing more damage.
Restoration companies typically cannot stop the water source. You may need a plumber to do this, or you may need to have some other type of repair completed. For example, if a leaky roof is the issue, it’s important to get the leak repaired.
Start Drying Out
When the water source is stopped, things need time to dry out. Ideally, you will want to use tools to help dry out and remove water. It is important that you’re working on this within 24-48 hours at the most. It only takes about 24 hours for mold to start growing and where there is water, there can easily be mold.
Most water restoration companies will be able to help remove water and work through the drying process. Many companies have industrial equipment to clean up water quickly to avoid further damage to the space.
Cleanup, Inspection, and Disinfection
Once the water has been removed, things need to be thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and disinfected. It is quite possible that the water contained bacteria or contaminants. Disinfecting the area is a safety step to prevent any type of contamination from occurring.
Be sure to inspect things that were affected by the water, as well as the structure itself. This can help you get an idea for items that will need to be replaced and what type of restoration needs to occur.
Begin Water Damage Restoration
Even before you get to the actual restoration, your restoration company will be involved. Now that water has been removed and the details of necessary restoration have been sorted out, it’s time to get to work restoring your home or business.
This process is all about repairing and rebuilding any area that was damaged by the water. When it’s complete, your home should be returned to its pre-loss condition, or even better.
Professional Water Damage Restoration
It’s always best to work with a professional when restoration is needed. This is really not a DIY project. Using a professional will help ensure that the job is done correctly and that your home gets restored in a timely manner.
Dry 24 Water Restoration can help. Our teams are licensed and trained to handle restoration and the cleanup process. Let us help you get your home back to its original beauty.