When disaster strikes, which can be in various forms especially to the home owner, such as water damage, fire damages, earthquakes. It is pertinent that these are well managed so that even if they then to cause an initial disrupt in the life of an individual, they do not alter the quality of life of the person and their family.
So if you have suffered from Water damage, maybe as a result of various factors. The common ones include:
- Flooding from heavy rain storms
- Frozen, burst pipes and rundown water lines,
- Leaking roofs and windows
- Overflowing bathtubs, toilets
- Dishwater or washing machine overflows or malfunctions
- Sump pump failures
- Sewage or septic tank backups
Hence, it is important to know the sequence of action to take, how to take them and why you are doing them, so as to act promptly and prevent the water damage from escalating to even worsening situations like mold damage and structural damages.
Water damage restoration is a multi-step process and involves the input of the home restoration professionals, insurance companies, even building contractors, with the homeowner involved in important decision-making processes as regards the home such as if there should be a restoration or not, if a professional should be contacted and so on.
Restoration can either be done by the homeowner or expert that are especially skilled in water damage repair. The advantage of having skilled labor involvement is that the experience they gathered from having to do the job repeatedly makes them better suited to handle the job. They also better and more sophisticated machines, the technical know how to operate them and the best methods to get the water out.
Whenever water damage comes up, contractors are usually quick to act because unlike the days of old where utter replacement of the damaged property is done for example, a carpet with mild damage may need replacement, due to the less technologically advanced methods of getting the water an out, hence incurring more cost for the insurance company or the individual.
In modern times, water damage restoration usually following the following steps, using state of the art technology:
The goal of this is to get rid of the water from the surfaces. The use of industrial sump pumps and wet/ dry vacuum to get the water out is done and not just the manual way of using a dry rap and a bucket which is as less effective as it is efficient. These techniques provide the opportunity to extract water from the pads through carpets.