The Process For Cleaning Up Water Damage

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Water damage needs to be dealt with quickly. If you allow water to sit on carpets, floors and near walls, you will end up with more and bigger problems.  Water can seep through carpets, making walls and floors damp in the beginning, leading to a soggy state needing much more work to repair and restore them. Luckily, professionals like ourselves have experience working with water damage and can deal with it efficiently and effectively. In this article, we will go over why it is important to call a professional water damage repair company for cleaning up.  We will also discuss some of the processes we use.

Why You Need To Call A Professional Water Damage Repair Company:

1. Experience

The first and biggest reason you want to hire a professional company for the cleanup after water damage is that we know what needs doing and the order that they need to be done. Cleaning up water isn’t a simple job. After the initial and obvious assessment, it is the unseen issues that often cause he biggest problems. Water is notorious for seeping into hidden areas that inexperienced people will probably not see. We know the less obvious places to look for water and any damaged it may have caused.  This experience is invaluable and can save thousands of dollars down the track.

2. Equipment

A professional water cleanup company will have the requisite equipment needed to get the job done properly. Simply mopping up the excess water is not going to properly dry your home. After big floods, there can be hundreds of litres of water lying beneath the surface or within your walls. For a thorough clean and dry you need to have professional equipment and of course, know how to operate it. An experienced professional water damage repair company, will have the right equipment and have used it in the past so we can get the job done as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

What Will The Clean-up Process Look Like?

1. Inspection

First, the clean-up company will go through your property to inspect everything, under carpets, in basements, and behind cupboards. We will go through your entire property to figure out not only what kind of water damage you are dealing with, but also what areas are most affected. From there, they will be able to figure out where to start the clean-up process and determine what equipment will be needed.

2. Extraction and Removal

We will then begin the process of extracting all of the water that is causing damage. Leaving excess water on the floors, trapped in drywall, and in cupboards will result in further damage. As a professional clean-up company we have the right equipment needed to handle the extraction and removal of the water in your property.

3. Drying Process

Once all of the excess water is removed, it is time to begin the drying process. This will help to get rid of any of the moisture that is left in the carpets, walls and the atmosphere in general. This process involves using commercial-grade drying machines and cannot be rushed.  The time needed depends on how much moisture there is in the building and how deeply it is penetrated.

4. Sanitising Process

Once everything is completely dried, a we will go through and sanitise anything and everything in the home. This includes everything from personal items to furniture and more. Some items you will be able to salvage but if they are not sanitized, then they will retain moisture and begin to develop odours and bacteria. We can advise on what needs to be done and what can be saved.

5. Restoration

This can be overly simple or complex. It will ultimately depend on the level of water damage you experienced and how quickly you called in a water damage repair team. It could involve replacing dry panels or it could involve completely rebuilding parts of your home. Major renovations need to be handled by a builder who is experienced with water damage repair.  Some carpets can be saved, others will have to be replaced. We can help with removing water stains from carpets and flooring where possible

If you are in the unfortunate situation of water damage to your property, please act quickly. The sooner we can start on the repair, the less damage is likely occur.  You can call us on 0800 398722 or email at [email protected]. We will be happy to give you a quote.

 

Posted on September 12, 2020

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