A flooding scenario calls for some quick action on your part as the restoration process should ideally kick off right when you first find out about it. The floodwater can come from any number of sources; it could either be water leaking from an appliance or a burst pipe, or it could be the result of sewage back up or natural flooding. The kind of water damage will determine the restoration efforts and response. However, water damage restoration after flooding will take the following general course.
Ensuring Safety and Calling the Professionals
Depending on the source of the flooding, you can be exposed to several hazards that you must guard against. One of the main hazards in such a situation is that of electrocution. Therefore, you should cut the main power line first thing and call for water damage restoration services right away. For those of you located in Fort Worth, Texas and the adjoining areas of Benbrook, Arlington, Burleson, or North Richland Hills, STOP Restoration should be your go-to water damage restoration service.
Inspection of the Premises and Assessment of the Damage
As the water damage restoration professionals arrive, they will conduct a thorough assessment of the damage by inspecting the property. It all starts off with the identification of the water source, ensuring that the water is stopped at the source. They’ll determine the category of water damage and brief you on the safety measures the solutions.
Extraction and Removal of Visible Water
This step includes the removal of water from the premises. Industrial grade extractors and submersible pumps that are mounted on a truck may be used as they speed up the process and reduce the chances of mold growth and additional water damage.
Drying and Dehumidifying
Water damage restoration after flooding does not end with the removal of the water. After this comes the part where all the water that may have seeped into porous materials or difficult to reach corners of the premises is dealt with. Industrial-grade dehumidifiers, blowers, and dryers will be employed to rid every nook and corner of any remaining moisture and to ensure that no breeding room is left for mold and bacteria to grow in. Floors, drywall, and other areas will all be inspected for any signs of water damage.
Some of the items, such as some carpets or other porous materials will be beyond repair in most cases post a flooding scenario, and the professional standards of water damage restoration dictate that they should be discarded. Otherwise, they will serve as breeding grounds for mold growth and bacteria. Such items will be carefully disposed of. STOP Restoration will do it for you.
Sanitizing and Deodorizing
After the cleanup and drying of the premises, the entire premises will be treated with antimicrobials and disinfectants to ensure that pathogenic microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and any other germs are killed. This is followed by deodorization of the premises using air scrubbers and air fogging.
If you ever find yourself in the middle of a flooding scenario anywhere in Fort Worth, Texas, give STOP Restoration a call on 682-703-0213 and acquire our professional services in no time.