Imagine entering your home after returning from work to find that your property has been flooded. Standing ankle-deep in water, you are left wondering “how did this happen?” However, now is not the time to ponder. It is more important that you act quickly to address the damage.
The first thing you will need to do is call a water damage restoration expert. They will know how to properly dry your home and restore it back to its former condition. Do not attempt to dry and restore your home on your own because you could get seriously ill from the contaminants in the water.
You might be wondering how professionals will restore your home. No need to wonder. We have explained the process below:
Water Damage Restoration
Evaluating Safety Aspects
Before the team of water damage restoration experts enters the damaged area, they will evaluate the safety aspects including structural integrity, exposure to gas leaks, potential for electrocution, etc. In case the property has been exposed to more serious types of water damage such as Category 2 or Category 3 water damage, they will equip themselves with the proper safety equipment.
Isolation of the Water-Damaged Area
The water-damaged area will be isolated with barriers and warning signs to ensure that no unauthorized personnel try to enter your property while the experts are working.
Locating the Source of Damage
Next the team of experts will identify what caused the water damage. Was it a leaking pipe? Or did your water heater burst? Whatever the cause is, they will address the issue to prevent further damage.
The team of water damage restoration professionals will move furnishings to protect the items from water damage while they dry and restore your home.
Removing all Standing Water
All standing water in your home will be removed by extraction or absorption with the help of pumps, wet-vacuums, and other equipment.
After the water has been cleared, the team of experts will use heaters, dehumidifiers, and fans to dry water-damaged materials. They will also use air movers to remove moisture from hard-to-reach places such as the attic, crawl spaces, carpets, etc. Air scrubbers and fogging machines will also be used to remove unpleasant odors.
Repair and Reconstruction
The last step of the water damage restoration process involves repair and reconstruction of damaged areas. All minor and major repairs will be completed to restore your home to its former condition.
If your homes ever gets affected by water damage, do not hesitate to call the water damage restoration experts at STOP Restoration (S.T.O.P.). We offer 24/7 emergency services in the Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia area counties. You can reach out to us at 844-777-STOP (7867) to set up an appointment for an estimate. If you need immediate emergency services, we will arrive at your doorstep with the required equipment to complete the drying and dehumidifying process.