Have Water Damage? What’s Involved with Water Restoration?

Water damage in your home can range from just a little bit like a small leak or a lot of damage requiring a vast amount of remediation.

If you had just a small amount of water invade your home, clean up may be as simple as vacuuming and spot drying the water. It’s an inconvenience, but no additional harm has been done to your home.

What if you’ve had a vast amount of water damage from a flood from something like a broken pipe? You may find that walls, flooring and even ductwork and clothing may have to all be rebuilt and replaced.

The water restoration process can be lengthy depending on the damage to your home.

The first step is to have a thorough inspection done. The inspection will look for things like the extent of the water damage and type of damage.  The source of the water damage needs to be determined in order to understand safety issues that potentially may arise from the damage, such as the source of the water. Is it a clean source of water such as from an interior pipe, or is it a sewer pipe, which may mean an unsanitary source of water.

The water needs to be removed as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage as well as mold growth.

Once the water has been removed, the drying process begins. This part of the process can take a few days to several weeks depending on the extent of the water damage.

After all of the moisture is gone, the area, along with all of your belongings, the next step of actual restoration begins. This is where drywall and flooring is preplaced as needed, along with anything else that will help you get your home back to the way it was.

The most important point to remember when you have water damage is to act as quickly as possible. The faster you are able to act, the easier the remediation.

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