Water damage in a home is a common problem that many homeowners will face at one time or another. Water damage can be the result of a faulty appliance, broken piping, or from an error with the drainage system. When water damage occurs in your home, it is important to find water damage and restoration services. The faster you get help, the quicker you can reclaim your home and prevent mold or mildew. When water damage occurs. you may wonder what to expect from a restoration service and what they do to save your home. Disaster Services will share the process of water damage restoration and how we help save homes.
What Should I Do Immediately after Water Damage?
Water damage restoration begins with the homeowner. As a homeowner your first steps are to locate the source of the water damage, stop the leak and repair it. Once the damage is done however, you will need to seek out a water damage restoration service. You will want to be fast when seeking a water damage restoration service as within 48 hours of water damage, mold and mildew will begin to develop. It is easier to prevent mold or mildew than treat the problem. Once you have found a water damage restoration service, you have completed your role as the homeowner, now it is up to the restoration service to save your home.
What is Remediation of Water Damage?
Inspection and Assessment – The very first step of water damage restoration process is the inspection that will provide assessment of what will be needed to recover the home. An inspector from the water damage restoration service will come to your home first. Give them a tour of the home. Show them where the water damage is and the water source cause the leaking. From there the inspector will begin taking measurement and log the damaged site and materials. They will make notes of what equipment will be needed to remove the water. They will than share with you there recommendations and restoration plans.
Moisture and Water Removal – The next step is to remove the water or moisture in the walls and floors. If there is water still present, water extraction machines will be brought to the home and the water will be pumped out. To remove the rest of the moisture, dehumidifiers are often used along with fans to help dry out the area, especially in the walls and floors.
Disinfecting the Site – To ensure the home is safe to work in, the next step is disinfecting the home or site of the water damage. If it was a sewer backup or mold has begun to develop, the area will be disinfected. Disinfecting the home will kill mold and other microorganisms that may pose a threat to the restoration crew and household members.
Physical Restoration – Once the site is disinfected it is time to restore the home. All materials damaged by the water will be repaired. Most water damaged material will need to be removed and replaced with fresh materials. This can include new drywall, flooring, insulation and more. Your home may need to undergo minor to major renovations to repair the water damage. Each home situation will vary, but rest assured your home will be restored.