Water Damage Restoration – What Is the Process?

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Water damages are a common occurrence and one of the more common calls we receive. Most water damages can be quite significant with a lot of damage. Disaster Cleanup Services provides exceptional water damage restoration services, and below, we are going to walk you through the process. It is best to understand the process before it happens, as it makes people more comfortable knowing what is to come.

Removing Water

The first phase in the water damage restoration process is the removal of all water from the property. This process can be quite an undertaking, depending on the amount of water on the property. The water is removed using pumps and vacuums. Once the water is fully removed from the area, the next step begins.

Drying of Water

One of the more fundamental steps in the water damage restoration process is the drying of all water. While drying visible water is easy, finding and drying water that we cannot see is more difficult. We use special equipment to find water behind walls and beneath surfaces. We then use special fans to dry the area. Once the area is fully dried, we can start cleaning and disinfecting items.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Items

Furniture and other items will become wet and possibly damaged during a water disaster. Some items can be dried, cleaned, and disinfected. We will disinfect all areas and ensure the area is cleaned so that no mold spores will grow from the water damages. This is important, as mold remediation can be quite expensive, and mold is hazardous to your health.

Restoration of Damaged Areas

Once the area is dried and cleaned, we will begin to replace damaged areas. This can be time-consuming, but most times, we can restore your property to its original shape.

If you have water on your property, never wait to call a disaster cleanup company. Water should be removed as soon as possible, to avoid more damages.