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The Process of Water Damage Restoration

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

The Process of Water Damage Restoration

Every year, tens of thousands of homes across the United States suffer serious flood damage. Many of these homes will be permanently scarred by water damage, leading to reductions in their value or even condemnation. Water damage is one of the most insidious forms of harm that can occur to a property because flood damage often seems far less serious than it is. A pipe break or supply line break that spills as little as a gallon of water can cause serious water damage to a property. For this reason, it is imperative to get a professional restoration company on scene as quickly as possible after a flood damage event, preferably, within the first 24 hours.

Luckily, with the help of one of the thousands of professional restoration companies throughout the United States, the chances of a home being fully restored after a flood damage event caused by a supply line break or pipe break is nearly 100 percent. Professional restoration companies have the equipment, training and experience needed to restore a property that has experienced water damage to its prior state. And it all usually takes less than 48 hours.

Any time there is s supply line break or a pipe break at a property, it is important to call in the professionals as soon as possible. They will follow a tried and true program that has helped restore hundreds of thousands of properties over the years. But the first and most important step is to make the call. If they don't know about your flooded home, the professionals cannot be of any use.

A professional restoration company knows that a flooded home is the real estate equivalent of a medical emergency. And they will act accordingly. Within a few minutes of getting the call, the restoration company will have a team on site, assessing the damage and springing into action.

Upon arriving, the water cleanup team will immediately look for any active leaks from a pipe break or a supply line break. Once all active leaks have been contained, the team will assess the level of water in the home or water in the business. If the water in the home or water in the business has reached areas that are not visible to the unaided eye, then the team will make a note of it and formulate a strategy for its removal.

Once the mitigation and restoration team has assessed the damage, they will begin the full-scale removal of all standing water in the home or water in the business.

The mitigation and restoration team will now begin removing all of the standing water in the home or water in the business through the use of extremely powerful pumping and vacuum equipment. This equipment is capable of removing thousands of gallons of water per hour from the flooded home. Complete removal of standing water should take less than one hour on most sites. Once the team from the restoration company is satisfied that all standing water has been removed, they will begin the drying process.

The next phase of the water cleanup process is the thorough drying of the property. The drying process makes use of heavy-duty, industrial drying equipment. This is the longest phase of the cleanup process, typically lasting between 3 to 24 hours.

Once the property has been completely dried, there will be no risk of incurring further flood damage.

The last phase is a total cleaning of all furniture, fixtures and surfaces within the flooded property. Using chemicals similar to dry cleaning, this phase will completely eliminate all nascent mold growth and odors. At this point, the property will be restored to its prior condition.
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