Due to the endless variables and poor luck, there is an incredible risk of homeowners experiencing a flood in the home. For instance, malfunctioning appliances, burst pipes, and other variables can saturate your flooring and cause extensive damage. When it comes to excessive water damage to carpets and wood flooring especially, the flooring and other porous materials can harbor mold and mildew, especially if not treated quickly. It is vital to request professional assistance for immediate action and cleanup in the event your home is flooded in order to save your home and/or possessions from the water damage. With this in mind, we at American Hometown Services would like further to discuss the basics of water damage cleanup and restoration.
1) Remove Water
Extracting as much water as possible is the first priority and top goal. Clear out the furniture and clutter from the space and identify the extent of the problem, especially in severe cases, is a standard process among experts to remove the water quickly. Because organic materials will facilitate the growth of mold and other microbes, the damage to the baseboards, padding, carpeting or wood flooring, drywall, casing, and insulation is generally evaluated. Since there is a probable chance of saving many aspects of the affected materials, the water removal is priority and if rapidly performed.
2) Dry Remaining Moisture
With the use of professional grade pumps, the standing liquid is thoroughly removed. To pull out the moisture that has been absorbed into the porous materials, trained experts will setup industrial strength air mover fans and dehumidifiers in a strategic pattern. While the dehumidifier draws moisture out of the air and contains the water for proper disposal, the fans circulate air around the wet items and pull up and remove the saturated materials. Professionals monitor the progress using moisture meters during this process as well as the overall drying procedure. The technicians can keep an eye on the rate the carpet and other affected areas are drying by utilizing the moisture meter that uses probes to detect the level of moisture in a specific location. How quickly you got professional help and how soon they could act, and many others, dictate how long the drying process takes is dictated by a number of factors such as the severity of the water damage
3) Carpet Cleaning, Deodorizing & Remodeling
The carpeting, padding, subfloor, or the wood flooring, baseboards, the walls, and other surfaces and other impacted areas the drying steps, professionals evaluate the remaining areas. Where many surfaces can be salvageable, the mildew, bacteria, mold, and odors can develop. You have surfaces that need replacing, having a remodeling expert replace the damaged areas can help restore your home as good as knew after the cleanup process is completed.
Water Extraction, Structural Drying, Carpet Cleaning, Flood Restoration, Home Remodeling & More in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
Whether you need flood damage cleanup, or reconstruction restoration from structure materials that is beyond saving, we at American Hometown Services have certified experts to ensure the water damage and restoration process is done right. Contact us today.