Water is indeed very beautiful. We have glorious waterfalls, rivers and even oceans. However, water can cause a lot of damage to the home. Flooding and water leaks can impact the home negatively. Water seeps through the home and finds all those precious places to affect. If you are ever faced with water damage, you totally understand the stress and anxiety that comes with it. However, there are companies that have been set up so as to offer you the much needed help should water damage occur in your property. The water damage restoration companies have come as a great aid to all who need it most.
Here are some of the things you may expect
Timeliness: the best companies understand that time is of the essence. The longer water sits, the worse the damage becomes. Water damage needs to be addressed as soon as it arises to avoid any unnecessary damage. If the damage gets too bad, your insurer may decline the claim.
Examination: the company should have professionals who are certified, equipped and well trained so as to do the correct examination and determine what needs to be done. The techs need to have devices that can read the moisture. They also need some thermal cameras that will help in the location of all wet areas. Laser measurement kinds of devices are also a requirement. When all problem areas have been identified, the techs should then assess the damage and make records so as to be able to provide a quote.
The written estimate: after data has been collected, a written estimate is given to the client. Usually, it will cover the estimate for removal, demolition and drying of areas that have already been water damaged. There are companies that can actually give you an estimate of all materials that are required for replacement. There are software’s that can be used to give a complete breakdown of needed materials.
Demolition, removal, drying: the company has the responsibility of handling all the affected areas swiftly. What the company does depends on the damage that has occurred. Some materials need to be removed and replaced. If a toilet floods the floors where there are tiles, carpets or wood, then it may be necessary to remove them entirely and have them replaced.
When all areas are removed successfully, most companies will use some very high powered fans so as to start the process of drying. Dehumidifiers can be used to draw that moisture still lingering in the air. In some cases, barrier containment can be used so as to restrict access to certain areas or to create some airflow in a very specific way.
The testing of air quality: this is another very important service that the companies can offer. Usually, the air may have a contaminant such as mold. There are different types of contaminants that can be in the air and some pose more danger than others. Usually, the company tasks an air sample in and out of the home. The differences in the air can then be identified and proper action taken.