There’s nothing like coming home and finding your ceiling has caved in with water streaming down your walls. Water damage can be very upsetting, especially when you aren’t prepared for it and have no idea how to deal with it correctly.
After experiencing water damage, one of the most important steps is to get rid of the excess moisture from your home as soon as possible. Standing or stagnant water increases the likelihood of mold growth and is a prime breeding ground for bacteria. It can cause irreparable damage to your home’s structure overall. Once you’ve done everything you can on your own to get rid of standing water, working with a water damage restoration team can help you restore your home to its pre-water-damaged state.
The first step in the water damage restoration process is to assess the damage done to your property. Performing a water damage inspection or water damage assessment can identify where the water damage is coming from. The water contamination category and the class of water damage are helpful when understanding the best course of action. Once you have evaluated the damage, you can determine to what extent the damage has been done. This will also provide feedback on what needs to be done to restore the property back to its original pre-water damage state. Once you have assessed the damage, removing any and all standing water should be done through a process called extraction. Extractors include industrial vacuums and submersible pumps. After all standing water has been removed, you can remove all surface water with extractors like portable wet/dry vacuums. After all the standing water has been removed, you should work quickly and efficiently to salvage everything that