Water Restoration Process

dehumidifier pointed at water damaged walls

What is water restoration, and how does it work?

Leaks, burst pipes, or other sources can cause water damage to homes and businesses. Water restoration is the process of restoring properties that have been damaged by water. The restoration process involves several steps: remove water, dry the afflicted areas, and repair or replace damaged materials. It’s important that all those steps be completed to avoid mold and other complications. 

And if you need water restoration in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties, FL, be sure to reach out to our experts. We offer fire restoration and other services as well and would love to offer you our services. Call us at (954) 548-5613 to learn how we can help. And now…onto the water restoration process.

The Assessment, Water Removal, and Drying Phase

During the assessment phase, the restoration team conducts a thorough assessment of the water damage to determine the extent of the damage and develop a restoration plan. We inspect the affected areas, identify the source of the water, and categorize the water damage (clean water, grey water, or black water). We then remove standing water from the property. This may involve using pumps, wet-dry vacuums, or other water extraction equipment to remove water from floors, carpets, and other surfaces.

Once the standing water is eliminated, the drying process begins. Industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers dry out the affected areas. By pulling excess moisture out of the air, you reduce the likelihood of mold growth and further damage to the property.

Once all is dry, the restoration team cleans and sanitizes the affected surfaces to remove contaminants and prevent mold growth. This may involve using antimicrobial agents and disinfectants to sanitize the area thoroughly.

If mold is present, it’s important to act quickly before the mold spreads. Mold is extremely toxic to human health and can cause things like watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itching, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, headache, and fatigue. Repeatedly being exposed to mold can increase a person’s sensitivity, causing more serious allergic reactions.

The Repair and Restoration Phase

Once the area is clean and dry, the restoration team can repair and restore the property to its pre-damaged condition. This may involve installing new drywall, replacing different floors, repainting walls, and restoring any other affected areas.

During the restoration process, the restoration team monitors the moisture levels in the affected areas to ensure that the drying process is effective and that there are no lingering issues that could lead to further damage or mold growth.

Conclusively, the restoration team documents the entire restoration process for insurance purposes. This includes noting the extent of the damage, the restoration activities performed, and expenses incurred during the process.

If your home has recently experienced a leak, flood, burst pipe, or something else, the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties, FL, water restoration experts can help. The water restoration process requires prompt action, thorough assessment, and careful execution to minimize damage and restore the property to its original condition. Hiring a professional water restoration with good reviews is important to ensure that the process is handled effectively and efficiently. So give us a call (954) 548-5613 today.