Whether you have experienced a plumbing issue, overflowing bathtub, or flood waters entering your home, there are several things running through your head. Can anything be salvaged? Will I get mold? How long will water damage restoration take? What should I do first? These are all normal questions to be asking, especially those regarding the first phases, since they are very important. Here are some steps to take at the onset that can get you in a better position for a successful water damage restoration project.
- Step 1: Stop the water. This might involve finding your main water valve, turning off your well pump, or putting sandbags in place, depending on the situation.
- Step 2: Water removal. Your home’s building materials and your belongings will act as a sponge and continue to soak up water if it is still there. To minimize damage, your next water damage restoration focus should be water removal. It is best to leave this to a professional.
- Step 3: Drying salvageable materials. To combat the chance of mold activating and colonizing, a professional drying phase must begin as soon as possible. Non-salvageable materials would be removed.
- Step 4: Cleaning. Any materials that were able to be salvaged and dried will then need cleaning. For example, if your carpeting was saved, it will need through cleaning to remove any contaminants and dirt.
These are the critical first phases of water damage restoration and ones that we can assist you with. At Undisputed Steamers, we’ll do everything to get your home ready for your general contractor to do the last phase of rebuilding any materials that had to be removed. The key is to reach out immediately so that water extraction can begin. We will work diligently to get your home and life back to normal as soon as possible. Reach out today to learn more.