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The Steps Followed by Experts in Dealing with Water Damage Restoration

9/26/2017 (Permalink)


The Steps Followed by Experts in Dealing with Water Damage Restoration

There are a lot of plumbing issues confined to the bathroom. Due to this, bathrooms experience a significant amount of water damage emergencies. From pipe break and supply line break, sinks overflowing to clogged toilets, and supply lines bursting, the possibilities of water damage seem endless. It is important to always be ready to do water in the home restoration to the flooded home. The following are the restoration steps that what will take place after a pipe break or supply line break.

1. Contacting the restoration company

The first thing to do is to get in touch with a professional restoration service of your choice. Once you have contacted them, they will inquire from you the necessary information like your contact, the location of the flood damage, whether it is water in the business or water in the home area, insurance cover, what may have caused the flood damage, and if there is electricity in the flooded home. It is vital for the restoration company to have this information because it will facilitate the response time of the service providers.

2. Inspection

The restoration company you’ve chosen will send a representative to the premises. They will survey the level of water in the home or water in the business, identify and stop the water flow, and check for contaminated water. The restoration company will also proceed to verify the type of water, that is, whether it is black, white or gray, and this will help in water cleanup and restoring the flooded home or other property as it was before the water damage. In addition to this, they will make certain that there are no live electrical wires exposed to the water in the home or water in the business.

3. Water Cleanup.
After the representative has done the above, they will send for more mitigation experts so that work can begin. The water cleanup will be the most urgent thing to undertake, and it will be done immediately after the inspection. If the flood damage is severe, they may recommend a temporary relocation as the mitigation and reconstruction begins. Depending on the restoration company you’ve enlisted, they may help you in the moving out process. The amount of water present will determine which equipment such as submersible pumps, wet or dry vacuums, will be used to do water cleanup and mitigation.

4. De-humidification and drying
Drying aims at reducing the level of humidity in the air. Once all the water has been eliminated, the drying process will begin. Certain equipment is used here like the industrial air conditioners and dehumidifiers, and these remove moisture from the surface corners which are hard to access. The staff will monitor the process until drying is complete. The specialized equipment also guarantees that secondary water damage like swelling and warping does not occur.

5. Cleaning after a pipe break
After it is clear that the premise is dry of any water, the experts will proceed to clean the area and make sure that all the dirt has been removed. They will also get rid of any offensive and persistent odors that may be present and sanitize the area. If there are any destroyed materials still present, they will be disposed of.

6. Restoration after a supply line break

Once the devastation has been dealt with, the professionals will put in place mitigation measures to prevent any further pipe break or supply line break damage from occurring. The measures may be like putting up roof tarps if necessary, board ups, temporary fencing and maybe temporary warehouse space. At this juncture, it is possible to move back into the premises and do an inspection to establish that the job is complete and that there is no more water in the business.

It is an excellent process that is easy to execute well when done by competent, skilled professionals. The reconstruction may take anywhere between a day and two weeks depending on the extent of the flood damage or water damage. The cost may vary depending on the people who are performing the job. It’s advisable to have in hand contacts of various service providers to compare the cost and time they plan to spend on the flooded home.
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