The risks of experiencing water flooding in your home are highly likely, due to the endless variables and poor luck. Water saturating your flooring can happen from a number of things including such examples as burst pipes, malfunctioning appliances, natural causes, and so on. The flooring can harbor mold and mildew as well as expedite deterioration when it comes to excessive water damage to carpets and wood flooring especially, if not properly treated. Once you realize your home has been flooded, it is essential to request professional assistance for immediate action and cleanup, so you can save your home and/or possessions from the water damage. We at American Hometown Services would like to elaborate on the basics of water damage cleanup and restoration with you today.
First Extract the Water
The first priority and top goal is extracting as much water as possible. Particularly in severe cases, a fairly standard process among experts to remove the water, clear out the furniture and clutter from the space and identify the extent of the problem. The damage to the padding, baseboards, carpeting or wood flooring, casing, drywall, and insulation is typically evaluated, because organic materials will facilitate the growth of mold and other microbes. As a result, the water removal is priority and if rapidly performed the materials can be saved, before the inspection of these materials, many of these materials can be saved.
Structural Drying of Residual Moisture
The standing liquid is thoroughly removed with the use of professional grade pumps. Professionals will setup industrial strength air mover fans and dehumidifiers in a strategic pattern to pull out the moisture that has been absorbed into the porous materials. These fans circulate air around the wet items and pull up and remove the saturated materials while the dehumidifier draws moisture out of the air and contains the water for proper disposal. During this process as well as the overall drying procedure, professionals monitor the progress using moisture meters. By using the moisture meter that uses probes to detect the level of moisture in a specific location, the technicians can keep an eye on the rate the carpet and other affected areas are drying. How long the drying process takes is dictated by a number of factors such as the severity of the water damage, how quickly you got professional help and how soon they could act, and many others, however, the average time is several days to complete.
Carpet Cleaning or Replacement & Home Remodeling?
Carpet Care and Remodeling: Following the drying steps, professionals evaluate the remaining areas that was impacted by the flooding, including the carpeting, padding, subfloor, or the wood flooring, the walls, baseboards, and other surfaces. Many of these surfaces can be salvageable, though in some instances, the bacteria, mildew, mold, and odors. At the completion of the cleanup process, you have surfaces that need replacing, having a remodeling expert replace the damaged areas can help restore your home as good as knew.
Water Damage Restoration, Home Remodeling Services & More in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
American Hometown Services cannot only help you with the water damage cleanup, but with the remodeling you may need as well. Our experts are experienced and qualified to help you restore your home after a water damage incident. Call us as soon as possible for optimal results.