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Steps of Professional Water Damage Restoration

by Kevin Smith Author
Water damage can cause serious damage to your property and pose risks to your health, especially if water damage restoration isn't done properly. There are certain steps the professionals take to ensure your home will recover from flooding. Here's how professional water damage restoration in Alpharetta is done.

Inspection

The first step professionals will take after you contact them is to come to your home as quickly as possible to do an inspection and assessment. It's important that the restoration work begin right away, which is why a good restoration company provides 24/7 services. During the inspection, the technician will assess the extent of the water damage and take note of what type of damage is present as well as where the water has penetrated to know how many areas were affected. This allows them to make a plan for restoration and generate a report to make an estimate on clean up costs. Then the homeowner can contact the insurance agency to let them know what the report says so that a claim can be filed to pay for the restoration work.

Water Removal

Water removal is the next important step in the restoration process. The water is extracted using special machines that are much more powerful than vacuums and pumps homeowners typically have access to. Part of the extraction process is also to make sure there's no more water coming in from the source that caused the flooding in the first place. Removal of the water may require the removal of some sheet rock if the water has gone behind the walls.

Drying

Once excess water has been removed, the building needs to be dried and moisture needs to be drawn out of the air. This process uses industrial fans and dehumidifiers to keep the air moving so that the building and the air itself dries out. This significantly reduces the chances that you'll have to deal with mold later on due to the water damage.

Sanitizing

The next step is to sanitize the home by cleaning carpets and sanitizing all the surfaces. This is especially important if the water involved in the flooding contained any sewage.

Restoration

The final step of water damage restoration in Alpharetta is restoration that often includes repairs, either minor or major. These repairs may simply be minor painting or they may be more extensive and involve replacing studs, sheetrock, and flooring.

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Created on Feb 23rd 2018 02:49. Viewed 569 times.

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