Restoring your place to cozy and comfortable is not an easy task; pre-damage conditions involve many steps like water removal, cleanup, and drying. There is various type of water damage from the bursting of sewer pipes to the flood.
According to the experts, there are following water damage based on classes and categories:
Class 1: It involves the part of a room which seems like little dampness. It is the minimal level of damage caused by water.
Class 2: It is a damage, which affects the whole room, and wetness can be seen on the walls & carpeting.
Class 3: It is considered as the worst class of damage. In it, water is absorbed into the walls and saturated most of the area of the place.
Class 4: In it, water intrudes the place and captures the materials of the area like hardwood, concrete, etc. It requires a special team for the restoration.
Category 1: It involves the damage from a clean water source like broken pipes, tanks, etc.
Category 2: It involves damage done by the grey water like dishwasher, toilet water, etc.
Category 3: It involves dirty water, which can cause ailment, illness, or even death. This water comes from sewage or rivers, which act as a comfortable zone for bacteria.
Steps For Restoration:
Step 1: Emergency Contact
When you contact us, our experts will ask you several queries related to the damage and guide you, which acts as the efficient and immediate mode of controlling the damage.
Step 2: Inspection
Professionals from water restoration service can quickly identify the level of damage caused by the water and put it in a specific class and category for the further process.
Step 3: Water Extraction
Water removal is the step that you need to hop on as soon as possible because of the stagnant water act as the most comfortable area for the bacteria and other microbes. The pumps and vacuums extract water.
Step 4: Drying
After the extraction of water, the process of drying humidification begins. It is an essential step to eradicate the moisture from the place after water removal.
Step 5: Cleaning
All the personal belongings present at the place needs to be cleaned and sanitized to stop the microbe growth and unwanted mold. It may include carpet, curtains, furniture, etc.
Step 6: Restoration
It is an essential step in the entire process. In this process, we replace materials like drywall and insulation. Sometimes, it is as simple as installing a few panels of drywall, but in worst cases, we have to change the entire walls.
Many times homeowners do not know the tiny leak in the roof or pipes, which can lead to problematic situations. In these cases, the restoration process takes more time than a standard procedure.
How To Prevent Water Damage
Preventing water damage needs regular inspection of the areas where the chances of leaking are higher like bathrooms, kitchen, attics, etc. Regularly notices the cracks on the wall, which are the signs of leakage.
Ensure you have a proper drainage system in your property, which extracts the water regularly. The blockage of water can lead to the bursting of pipes and brings moisture to the property.
Common Water Damage Restoration Equipment
There is some equipment which you should keep at home for minor water damage restorations.
Air Mover: It is a portable device that promotes the fast drying of the flooded place. It also allows the general air circulation for the indoors.
Air Scrubbers: It removes odors and microbes present in the air, which can cause severe illness and diseases.