When a home or business runs into unexpected flooding, there are a number of aspects that one must address. It can be confusing to know what to do during a flood, which is why it is recommended to seek an emergency water restoration service. Not only can they help assure the restoration process is done correctly, they can also act quickly. Once a flood has occurred, time is running against the home or business owner. The longer the water stays in the home or building, the greater threat it can become. Heart Of Texas Chem-Dry LLC will share the steps of a professional water restoration service and what they do to ensure your home is restored properly.
Step 1. Water Damage Inspection
When help arrives the technician will first inspect the home to begin evaluating the damage. The water all over the floor isn’t the only consideration, so is the amount of moisture that is also in the air. The air is measured to see how much moisture there is which can lead to further contamination. The flooring, walls and baseboards are inspected, and of course, they will check the source of the flooding. Once the inspection is complete, the specialist will know what equipment is needed to properly extract and dry the home or building.
Step 2. Run Dehumidifier After Water Leak to Dry Out House
One of the earliest steps is to determine if there is moisture in the air. When moisture levels are high, often dehumidifiers are used to help extract the moisture from the air. This aids in the entire drying process. Often the dehumidifiers are used for a few day to ensure the home is dry. Moisture in the air can affect the home in many ways. The main concern is mold. Mold is often born from moisture even in the air. To help prevent future damage and mold development, dehumidifiers are key.
Step 3. Water Extraction
Depending on how much water is left standing, there are different methods of extracting the water. In basements or areas that collect water, the water is removed using pumps. Vacuum like machines such as a Shop Vac are often used to suck out dense water in rugs, carpet and upholstery. It is essential during this stage to remove as much of the water as possible.
Step 4. Carpet Drying
Once the humidity in the air has been removed, the next step is to dry the flooded areas of the home as quickly as possible. The contractor will request windows to be open and ceiling fans turned on high. The contractor will often supply large fans to help dry the walls and flooring out quicker. Combined with the dehumidifiers and fans, the home will begin to dry up very quickly. Once the home is dry it is important to treat the area for mold and other contaminants.
Water Extraction, Drying, Carpet Cleaning, Flood Damage Restoration & More in Waco, Dallas, Arlington, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
Next carpets are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. During the restoration process, the contractor will constantly monitor the progress and make sure no other additional treatments or repairs are needed. If you encounter a flooding in your home, contact Heart of Texas Chem-Dry. We provide 24/7 emergency water damage restoration services.