If you have ever experienced water damage to your property whether it be from a natural disaster or a water leak somewhere in the pipes, we know it was probably extremely overwhelming. After there has been water damage to your home or business, it can be difficult to navigate and costly to repair. When this happens, most people find themselves trying to do the restoration process on their own and immediately. Although it’s important to get a head start on the water damage, there are common mistakes that could make things worse and will cause damage to your health, the structure of your property, or both.
Treating the damage incurred quickly and effectively can reduce much larger issues like mold and other health hazards developing. For many people drying out water damage is a significantly more time and intensive process than they realize. Without proper drying and cleaning up, there will be more damage in the long run. That is why it’s so important to reach out to a professional water damage cleaning company like Crossroads. There is a specific method for water damage restoration and here are a few steps to the process.
The first step in the water damage restoration process is assessing the property damage. A water damage inspection or water damage assessment is helpful in identifying where the water damage is coming from, the water contamination category, and the water damage class. When the damage is evaluated, you are better able to determine to what extent damage has been done. It will also give guidance on what is needed to be restored for the property to return to its original state.
After we conduct the evaluation, any and all standing water known as stagnant water will be removed. This is done through a process called extraction. Extractors include industrial vacuums and submersible pumps. After all standing water has been removed, the surface water can be removed through portable wet/dry vacuums. Without the proper equipment, there could be more damage done than necessary. At this point, it’s important to turn to a water damage restoration team with experienced professionals as they can make this process quick and easy for you and your property.
Once the standing and surface water has been removed, a professional team works as hard as they can to salvage everything that can be preserved. Once these steps are done, it’s best to dry and dehumidify all the areas that have been damaged by the water. To restore the property, it is ideal to begin a thorough cleaning to prevent mold growth which includes sanitizing as well. Once the property has been cleaned and sanitized, it is time to repair and replace any damaged items that you come across. When you choose to work with a restoration team, they are able to return your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition.
At Crossroads Property Restoration, we love helping our customers navigate what steps need to be taken next. We pride ourselves on a job well done and perform with excellence when restoring your property. We guarantee any water and residue left over will be removed as well as any water damage sustained will be taken care of. While we know it can be tempting to do all of this yourself, we have found that the emotional toll that is taken on you and your loved ones when going through your things and trying to salvage whatever you can, proves to be incredibly overwhelming. We always recommend working with a team of experts such as our own. If you or someone you know are in Morgantown or the surrounding areas that are in need of fire restoration services, give us a call today!