How a Home is restored after Flood Damage
If you have recently experienced water damage or a flood in your home, you must be wondering what the next steps will be. First and foremost, you should know that a quick response to the issue and a flood restoration service is the best thing that you can do for the protection of your home.
One of the very first things that you have to do in the event of a flood is to locate the source of the leak so that you can stop it. If you are unsure about how to shut off the supply or if you cannot locate the leak, you must contact a professional plumber or your water supply company for guidance.
Once you have addressed all the active leaks in your house, the next thing you must do is call a professional flood restoration service like HomeWorks Restoration to start the flood restoration process immediately so that any further damage can be stopped or minimized.
Flood Restoration Process
Every flood restoration process is unique and will depend on the scope of the restoration project. When a professional water damage clean-up crew arrives, inspection of the home will commence so that a detailed timeline of the project can be put together. To proper evaluation to be done, special tools and instruments will be utilized to measure the moisture content in your home.
The longer the water is left to sit the more likely it is to cause further damage. If drying equipment is needed, dehumidifiers will be used to prevent further damage to the structure and to prevent mold from growing. The dehumidifiers may need to be left there for some time, for a night or two in most cases, to ensure that all moisture levels are eliminated.
Next, any standing water must be removed using powerful vacuums that can suck up any still water in the area. Removal time will also differ from one flood restoration situation to the next based on several variables such as the size of the home, the amount of water, as well as the substrate being dried.
The flood restoration service will make use of special air movers to ensure that air circulated properly throughout the space for drying to occur. The experts will do everything to dry the area without demolishing anything although holes may have to be drilled on the drywall to ensure fast drying.
When the home’s previous dry state is returned, the flood restoration process is said to be complete.
Don’t wait to call the flood restoration team at HomeWorks Restoration, as our team can be reached 24/7 for any of your damage restoration needs. Our team of IICRC and COR certified professionals will make sure that your flood damage is taken care of and have your home or business back in shape.