How water can cause damage includes burst pipes, pump failures, storm damage, and water damage resulting from fighting a home fire. It is necessary to restore a home after water damage immediately because when water sits, it can cause damage in the pipes and moisture can cause the growth of bacteria and mold. Water restoration is specialized services that help in the removal of water from a household and restores it to a pre-damaged condition. Water cleanup can be a challenging task. If a living being is exposed to a water-damaged environment, it can result in allergic reactions, illness, and other adverse health effects.
Water Damage Restoration Process:
Inspection and Assessment: Water restoration experts determine the materials’ porosity in the area that has been impacted to determine the level of water absorption that has occurred. A moisture detector measures the damage level and estimates the level of work that is required to restore it. The water restoration company also tells the approximate time and required cost to restore after an inspection has occurred.
- Water removal:
The restoration process is removing standing water through water extraction. The various extractors used include submersible pumps, portable wet or dry vacuums, and truck-mounted vacuums. They are used to absorb all the standing and surface water quickly.
- Dehumidifying and Drying:
After the extraction process is completed, dehumidifiers dry out any material that still has water in it. Even though the home looks dry, still some materials may contain water which can cause further damage like growing molds and warping if left alone. Thus, it is a necessary step one should take care of.
- Cleaning and Sanitizing:
Professional cleaning is a necessary step for all the home restoration processes which are always performed by experts who are trained in the sanitization cleaning process of water-damaged homes. The cleaning process can be done through wet cleaning, dry cleaning, spray and wipe cleaning.
Experts take full care of sanitization by wearing Personal Protective Equipment kits including gloves, respirators, and waterproof clothing.
- Complete Restoration:
The last step is the complete restoration process in which any damaged material if removed can be fixed and replaced. The cost of the restoration process can cost less or can be expensive depending upon the damage that occurred.
Things an individual can do to avoid the restoration process:
- They shouldn’t leave wet, loose materials lying around.
- They should avoid using electrical appliances and outlets in the area where standing water may occur.
- A Vacuum cleaner should be used to remove excess water.
Hence, taking necessary and immediate steps can help reduce structural damage, irretrievable loss of items, and process cost as well.