Water damage ranges from the inconvenient to the overwhelmingly catastrophic, despending on the source and the amount of water involved. There are 3 main steps to accomplish before water damage restoration can begin.
- Locate and stop the source of the leak or flood. This may be obvious in some cases but in others the source may be hidden inside of a wall or more difficult to discern. If you aren’t familiar with where the water stop valves on your toilet, sinks, washing machine, dishwasher, and main line to your home, take a moment now to locate them and practice shutting them off. Stopping the water coming out of the system is imperative.
- Remove as much of the spilled water as you can, to prevent water from infilitrating floors, walls and furniture that may later have to be removed and replaced. If you know that the water is category 3 (from a sewage spill for instance) it is important to contact a professional remediation company that can safely remove the water and sanitize the affected materials. Certain bacteria and living organisms that live is sewage can cause disease.
- Dry the affected areas thoroughly – it is of the utmost importance. Residual dampness feeds mold colonies that exist naturally in the air. Once mold has set in the cleaning process takes on a new (and more costly) dimension. If the leak or flood was too large to thoroughly dry on your own you can call in a company such as Clean Earth Restorations to provide industrial dryers.
Restoration of water-damaged property can begin when the property is dry. The amount of time it takes to dry will depend on a variety of factors such as how big a flood there was, how wet the materials became, and what process was used to dry it.
Clean Earth Restorations can intervene at any time in the process, although we prefer, for continuity, to be on board from the beginning. We are full service flood and water damage remediation specialists AS WELL AS FULL SERVICE CONTRACTORS. This unique blend of services gives us a global perspective of a project and allows us to help our clients more efficiently.
Contact us today via the coupon below for a free consultation or if you have any questions about water or mold remediation, or water damage restoration and bringing your property back to its full livability.