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Understanding Water and Storm Damage

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage and storm damage are a crisis feared by every property owner, whether it is a home or business space. It can cause severe damage to your furniture and appliances. Water damage restoration is important when your commercial property or home is suffering from water damage due to flooding or leaking. Although every water damage situation is unique and requires different solutions, there are general guidelines and processes to follow for all situations. Read on to find out more about the water damage restoration process. 

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The first step of water damage restoration typically involves calling a professional company. The staff member in charge will walk you through the crisis and lead you through some questions to get a better understanding of your situation and needs.

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

The second stage is to perform an inspection to identify the severity of the water damage. Tests will also be carried out to assess how much moisture has seeped in so as to ensure an efficient and effective restoration.

Step 3: Extraction and Removal of Excess Water

As soon as the initial inspections and assessments are completed, the water removal process will commence getting rid of standing water. Strong pumps and vacuums are utilized to remove a large amount of water from your home at a faster rate. This helps to ensure that there is no secondary water damage and growth of mold.

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Most of the water would have been removed in step three. However, for remaining water located at places that are hard to access, specialized machinery will be used. Professionals will also make use of a variety of measures to estimate the ideal number of dehumidifiers and air movers required to completely dry your corporate office or home. Some of the measures include calculating the temperature, relative humidity, and taking room measurements.

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

At this stage, the items and furniture damaged by the water that can be restored will be cleaned. There are various techniques professionals use to clean their clients’ belongings, and they are trained and experienced in getting rid of odors in your property by using sanitizing treatments.

Step 6: Restoration

The last stage is where the restoration of your property is carried out. Restoration refers to the process of bringing back the original condition of your property prior to the water damage. The restoration process may involve small repair work, such as installing a new carpet and getting new drywall or may require extensive improvements such as reconstructing damaged areas and rooms in a business or home.

If you are in need of professional help for any water damage, SERVPRO of West Somerset County can help. Our experts can guide you through this crisis, and determine the extent of the water damage so as ensure the most ideal restoration process for your property.

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