All About the Water Damage Restoration Process.
Updated: Sep 18, 2018
When your home is affected by significant water damage you might find yourself asking, “what now?” Here at Emergency Fire and Water Restoration we understand that the water damage restoration process can be overwhelming, that’s why we created this outline to help you better understand the water damage repair process.
Step 1- Emergency Contact
When a water damage emergency strikes the first step is to call your restoration specialist. The representative will then ask several questions to help them respond to your emergency as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Step 2- Inspection and Assessment
After the restoration company arrives, the total water damage to your home will be assessed. The company will then determine the type of water damage and which areas have been affected, this is a crucial step in formulating an effective plan of action.
Step 3- Removal and Extraction
Ideally, the restoration team will begin removing water as soon as possible to minimize further damage to your home and to prevent mold growth. Water is typically removed by using large, powerful pumps.
Step 4- Drying
After most of the water has been removed it’s time for the drying and dehumidification process to begin. At this point the restoration professionals will use air movers and dehumidifiers to target hard to access water. These scientific and less intrusive methods will help to draw out remaining moisture from your property.
Step 5- Cleaning and Sanitizing
Unfortunately, water damage will also affect belongings such as clothing, furniture and
personal items. Typically, items that can be restored will be cleaned and sanitized using
antimicrobial treatments. The restoration team will also do their best to remove any odors by using air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
Step 6- Restoration
The final step in the process is restoring your home to its state pre-water damage. This can be as simple as replacing drywall or as extreme as rebuilding entire rooms.
Every water damage job is different and requires careful assessment to ensure the best for your property. Call Emergency Fire and Water Restoration for professional water damage restoration help.
From beginning to end, we can handle 100% of the restoration process so you don't have to. This can include content pack-outs, cleaning & storage of personal property, structural drying & mitigation, mold remediation, lead & asbestos abatement, and full re-construction services. We are licensed, bonded, and fully insured. We abide by all state and federal laws, and are certified as a "Lead Safe Renovator" with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and accredited with the IICRC. Call (414) 810-3522 or Madison: 608-467-3200 or visit http://www.emergencyrest.com.