Residential and Commercial Flooding
Residential and Commercial Flooding
Water damage is a serious concern for everyone that owns their own home or business. Left unchecked, even seemingly small amounts of flood damage can fester and cause structural damage and mold formation. Larger amounts of water damage, even those that originally appeared to be insignificant or manageable, may lead to structural compromise and even the total loss of the property.
For this reason, the single most important thing that the owner of a flooded home or business can do is to make a call to a professional restoration company upon the first signs of water in a home or water in a business. Today's professional restoration company will be expert at the restoration and mitigation of water damage. With trained, experienced and talented staff, who have access to the most powerful and capable equipment available, your local professional restoration company will be able to quickly begin the mitigation and restoration process, minimizing the likelihood of lasting damage to the flooded home or business.
Why call in the professionals?
There are some things, like repairs or landscaping, that can be done by the determined property owner themselves. However, water damage restoration is not one of them. The water damage restoration process has been well-established and proven over the decades. Professional restoration companies have access to state-of-the-art, industrial-strength equipment that is crucial to properly carry out a restoration and flood damage mitigation of a flooded home or business. But the real problem with attempting to handle flood damage mitigation by oneself is that it is easy to miss thing, and the consequence for doing so is often the loss of the property.
The water cleanup process
It is because of this that the single most important thing that a property owner who notices water in their business or water in their home can do is to immediately call their local restoration company. Once the company has been notified of the flood damage, they will send a water cleanup team to the house, which should arrive within approximately 30 minutes.
Upon arrival, the team will immediately begin assessing the level of water in the business or water in the home. It will look for any existing leaks coming from pipe breaks or supply line breaks. At the site of the original pipe break or supply line break, the team will carefully investigate the extent that the water in the business or water in the home has seeped into hard-to-see spaces. The determination of how much invisible water there is around the supply line break or pipe break will determine the future means used to dry the area.
The water cleanup team will begin large-scale water removal
Next, the water cleanup team will begin removing all standing water from the flooded home or business. Using extremely powerful vacuum equipment, the team will be able to suck out up to 2,000 gallons of water per hour. This stage will typically only take a few minutes as a result.
The drying process begins
After all standing water has been removed, the team will begin the drying process. Special care will be taken to make sure that all water that has seeped into the area surrounding the original pipe break or supply line break is completely dried. The drying process will be carried out using industrial-power drying equipment not unlike that found in car washes. This whole process will typically last between a couple of hours and a full day.
Upon completion of this step, the home or business will no longer be at risk of incurring further damage. To the casual observer, the property will appear to be restored to its original condition.
The last step involves the thorough scrubbing and cleansing of all affected surfaces, including furniture. This is to prevent any nascent mold formations from becoming more widespread. At this point, the property will be completely restored.
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