Water damage refers to different potential losses resulting from water entering where it may allow penetration of an underlying material or biological process by harmful processes like rotting of wood, mildew growth, corrosion of metal, the growth of mould, swelling of rubber, de-lamination of products like plywood, epoxy resins, etc. It may be caused by a broken pipe, flooding, overflowing, seepage, leaky appliance, and storm water intrusion. It may also result from other situations like burning, bursting, electrocution, fire, electrocution, explosion, gas leaks, gas build up, gas condensation, sewage contamination, ingestion, consumption, transfer, transmission, mishandling, flooding, and submersion of contaminated objects like drugs, medicine, food, animals, & human.
Natural disasters that can lead to water damage are usually caused by melting ice caps, volcano eruption, massive rain storms, earthquakes, or due to climatic conditions like wind, rain, and snow. Water is often introduced by a leaking pipe or over flowing stream. Water comes in different forms and carrying capacities. They can soak through, be absorbed into, and destroy. So if you are unfortunate enough to experience any of these incidents, it’s important to seek restoration services. If you experience flooding and the damage is severe, immediate action is required.
Water damage restoration process can start with the inspection and assessment of the damage. Professional water damage restoration process starts with the inspection. If the cause of the leak is determined, then the damaged pipes are isolated and then mopped up. Then the damaged area is cleaned and dried and any possible moist damage is solved.
After this step is done, any repairing needs are taken care of by the professionals. The next step in the damage restoration process is cleaning and drying. Water damage cleanup companies have the expertise and experience to deal with all types of water damages including steam cleaning, hose down cleaning, carpet cleaning, and more. In order for the drying to be effective, professional repair companies use a system of drying techniques including forced air drying, heat therapy, low level steam fusing, dry ice drying, and others. These techniques help to speed up the drying process without compromising the quality of the carpet.
After all the cleaning and drying procedures are complete, the next step in the restoration process is the mitigation. Water damaged carpet requires special attention. First, the water damaged carpet must be thoroughly vacuumed to get rid of any muck or grit. Second, the carpet must be treated for any mildew or mold so that mildew and mold don’t grow back and become a problem. Professional restoration companies have the right tools, equipment, and knowledge to make sure the mitigation is as effective as possible.
If the water extraction is still not enough to prevent further damage, you may need to use special dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers work by using a water-based compressor to remove excess moisture. The dehumidifier works to lower the relative humidity of the space by creating an extra wet area in the air. This extra wet air can help to speed up the drying process of the carpet while at the same time helping to prevent mold from growing back. This is the first step in water damage restoration through the use of dehumidifiers.