Water Damage Newport Beach
The last thing anyone wants to think about when their home is devastated by flooding is what it will take afterwards to get their lives and their home, back to what it was before. Countless hours of water extraction, cleaning up, and replacing necessary materials in the home can be a daunting task to anyone but even more so to those whose lives have been changed so quickly, without rhyme or reason.
A Professional Water Damage Restoration
Trying to do it yourself can get costly, especially considering that you will have to find and rent all the blowers, extractors and other necessary machines that a group of professionals will already have at their disposal.
Water Damage Restoration Services
Beyond water removal, the process required to completely restore a home from flooding, and quickly repair damage from water that has occurred inside and outside of a home, takes a defined series of operations that cannot be skipped for the continued safety of the homeowner and the structural integrity of the home itself
This is often done using a wet vac, a specialized vacuum designed to remove surface water, or with pumpers to pull large quantities of water out of the home and into tanks or drains.
Drying of the Structure
This is often done with the help of industrial sized air blowers. Floor models will be focused on carpeting or floor areas, and still others will be mounted on stands or sawhorses to dry out walls and ceiling areas.
The industrial dehumidifiers used in this type of repair and restoration project are the most important weapon in the arsenal. Mold and mildew will not be able to grow if the humidity level in an area is kept around 50%.
Crawlspaces and basements are notorious for spontaneous mold growth following a flood. Before a structure can be declared livable, every inch of it has to be checked for mold and mildew, and if found, must be eradicated following state statutes of pollution control.
Deodorizing all Ambient Air
The final step in water damage restoration is to seal off the structure, and use air scrubbers to completely deodorize the air trapped within it. No one can see all the contaminants that a flood can bring into a home, especially in the air. The scrubbers will remove all traces of mold, mildew, dirt and bacteria from the air, eject it through controlled vents, purifying the entire home for use once more.
Disinfecting and Salvaging
Any items that are made out of a porous material, like curtains, carpeting, and bedding that have not already been taken out of the home are now brought out, checked for damage, and if salvageable, washed, disinfected and deodorized. This goes for furniture, as well. Any item left with even the slightest trace of moisture or dirt within it has the chance of growing mold and mildew later on.
The typical process for flood restoration follows this general outline:
- Identify what can be salvaged.
- Dispose of materials and property that are irreparable.
- Get rid of standing water (usually by vacuuming).
- Identify saturation levels and locations using moisture meter (or comparable tool).
- Extract water from carpet, furniture, and other fabrics.
- Dehumidify damp air using air scrubbers, air movers, dehumidifiers, etc.
- Disinfect and remove mold spores.
- Eradicate odors.
- Diminish stains
If you suspect that your residential or commercial property may be vulnerable to the effects of damaging moisture and excess water, or if it’s already showing small signs of deterioration, getting the proper flood restoration services is crucial. Water-related damage not only affects the integrity of your structure, but it also puts you and your fellow building occupants at severe risk. From weakened supporting walls to dangerous bacteria and mold, the results of water damage can be very serious. That’s why it’s absolutely vital that you perform the flood, fire, or water damage restoration as soon as possible.
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When it comes to water damage restoration, the faster you respond, the better
However you decide to tackle the problem, make sure you act as efficiently as possible. Maria Allen is a homeowner and an Internet marketer for Prospect Genius, providing local businesses with affordable online advertising.