The first step of water damage restoration is to assess the situation. Qualified companies will spend a great deal of time using moisture meters, and occasionally infrared cameras to figure out how much of your home water has permeated. Only after they have a good idea of how difficult the water is going to be to remove will you receive a quote about how long it will take, or how expensive it will be.
Removing the Moisture
Getting the moisture out of your home is a multi-step process. If there is actual pools of water remaining in your home the company will pump those out using sump pumps. From there the difficult challenge of drying out your home begins. This is normally accomplished using high-powered fans, as well as dehumidifiers. The fans circulate air around the damp space so help the water evaporate off the surface and the dehumidifiers remove that moisture from the air completely.
Depending on the severity of your water damage it can take several days or even weeks to get all of the moisture out of your home. Many companies leave their equipment to do the work and simply come back to check on the progress using meters regularly.
Cleaning Your Home
When your house floods because of a broken pipe you probably don’t have many sanitation issues to worry about. However when you have flood water coming in from outside that’s a whole other story. That water has probably been inside septic systems, through homes with chemical products, and who knows where else before getting to you. All of the residue left behind by flood water can be toxic, and it is imperative to hire a cleaning agency to clean that up before anyone uses the flooded space again.
Powerful disinfectants are applied to the area to kill off any present bacteria, mold or fungi. Deodorants are often necessary to get a home smelling good again after being subject to a flood.
Water damage restoration isn’t a simple process by any means, and that’s why you want a good provider to do the work for you. Verify that you are working with a provider who knows how to verify that all the moisture has been removed. The best way to get a qualified company to your house is to find water damage restoration professionals who have been in the business for several years at the least. You don’t want to make exceptions when it comes to the well-being of your home.