When your home has suffered water damage, it is devastating. There are so many things to consider especially when you’ve lost memories like photographs, furniture and personal items. Natural disasters are heartbreaking and can cost a lot of money, time and sweat.
The first thing to consider when hiring a water damage remediation company is to get one with experience and on recommendations, if possible. Then, find one who can come and work quickly. Timing is important because the longer the water is standing, the more damage is occurring. A remedial water damage company should be able to come in less than 24 hours of your call.
Then the water remedial company should pump out all standing water with professional water pumping equipment. The water should be diverted outside the building. Once all water is pumped, the company should focus on treating the water damaged areas with chemicals that will kill mold and mildew. They will grow quickly and rapidly if not halted. The area should be kept free of foot traffic, especially children and pets while treatment is working.
If sewage pipe damage occurred due to natural disaster flooding, you will need to stay out of the home while the crew cleans and disinfects the areas affected. Contamination of living spaces by raw sewage is a serious health and safety hazard.
Then, the water damage remediation company will need to completely dry out the carpet and should set up air blowers around the area. These electric blowers are set up around the water soaked flooring or carpet and allowed to run continuously for a day or two. The drying up will help prevent the formation of additional mold and mildew.
The water damage specialists will then return and remove the drying equipment. They will see that any chemical treatment to kill micro-organisms has worked and is completely safe. The workers will have advice and guidance to address your concerns at this point. They may suggest removal and replacement of carpets, tiles or wood flooring or walls. They may have contacts with contractors who can help you replace and repair damaged areas.
The right remedial water damage company can help you get your home together again quickly and with compassion.
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage remediation. and restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.