Restoring your home after water damage caused by burst pipes or storms and other natural disasters involves a meticulous step-by-step process. Whether or not it happens in Colorado Springs water damage restoration process follows the same steps.
Trained and certified contractors will focus on minimizing any further damage to the property and restoring your home back in shape. Specialized equipment and professional methods are used for any type of water damage restoration job.
Before water extraction and drying begins, the contractor will do a visual inspection to study the extent of the damage, assess any possible safety hazards, and decide on the appropriate action needed to ensure an effective restoration process. This step would involve the use of moisture detectors for reading moisture content within structural components like walls, floors, and ceilings.
The longer water damage is left untreated, the more it compromises the structural integrity of the house or building. After initial inspection, contractors may try to prevent any further mold growth by setting up dehumidifiers. These will be left running for one or multiple nights, depending on how long the water has been standing and the source of the damage.
When everything is ready, including the approval of an insurance provider (if it’s necessary), the most important step of water extraction can begin. It may sound like it involves a lot of heavy lifting but actually, this task is made much less complicated with the use of modern vacuuming and pumping equipment. Vacuums and water extracting pumps are used to suck up all water within an area and move them away from the property through hoses. How long this step takes depends on how much water there needs to be taken out and the floor size of the area being treated.
Once the flooding problem has been addressed, the drying process begins. Equipment like air movers are set up during this stage. Dehumidifiers, heaters, and wood floor drying systems may also be employed to promote evaporation and air circulation. In some cases, it might be necessary to drill holes into the walls or remove baseboards to dry out hard to reach spaces and eliminate the need to demolish or completely rebuild the structure.
Monitoring and Reassessment
The drying process may take a few days and throughout this time, technicians will stop from time to time to take moisture content readings to track work progress. Readings on temperature and humidity levels would tell them if the humidifiers are working properly. They will also re-inspect surfaces and see if these had been thoroughly dried and if there are any more hidden spaces where moisture may still be present. Drying equipment will then be moved out once the building has been declared completely dry.
Water damage contractors like Rare Restoration & Cleaning also offer help with structural repairs needed after water removal and drying. Some building materials may need to be replaced or plumbing assistance may be necessary. This is the final step in water damage repair and once it’s complete, your home should once again be safe, secure, and back to its pre-damaged condition.
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