Our residential services division handles all types of emergency response and restoration work.
- Water Mitigation
- Fire Restoration
- Mold Remediation
Trucks dispatched within 15 minutes.
How Restoration Professionals Deal with Water Extraction
Common sources of damage from water in the home are burst pipes in the plumbing system, leaking hot water tanks, leaking faucets and flooding. When damage occurs, our first instinct is to try and salvage what we can from our furniture. In the process, we forget that there are hazards involved when getting into waterlogged rooms in the home. While dealing with damage from water on your own may seem like a wise way to save some money, the long-term results of poor restoration will cost you more than hiring a professional would have. Here is the process which we recommend for professional water extraction in the home.
Step one-contacting our restoration company
We understand that the first reaction which you get on realizing that your home is damaged from water is a shock. However, we usually recommend that despite the temptation to try and control the situation, you start by contacting us. When you call, our professionals will ask a number of questions to help figure out how much damage could have taken place. These questions will also help us respond to you faster and in a more comprehensive manner. The initial contact is the most crucial part of the entire restoration process.
Step two-inspecting the damage
We make sure that we have responded to the call within the fifteen minutes, or the shortest time possible, depending on the circumstances. When we get to the scene, we assess the damage and determine the type of damage which has occurred. The type of damage is what determines the restoration process which will be followed. The method is different for clear water, gray and black water.
Step three-the extraction
We use our powerful pumps and suction tools to remove the water stagnated inside your home. The procedure followed depends on the location of the damage. Before the extraction, we make sure all electric lines have been disconnected and check to see if there could leaking gas or any other hazards. If the water is category 2 or category 3, we will treat the areas affected after the extraction to protect your family from any possible contamination. We make sure we have removed the water as soon as the damage happens to prevent further damage and the growth of mold.
The tools which we use for water extraction
The effectiveness of a water extraction process depends on two things, first is the ability to pump out the excess flood water and the second is the removal of the remaining moisture after most of the water is removed. Tolls used for the extraction include:
- Suction pumps
- Vacuum cleaners
Our extraction tools have the ability to force water onto the surface from soggy surfaces, and then suck the water up. The extractors will not only remove water from flooded rooms, but also from pieces of upholstery such as carpets, curtains, seats and other furniture.
The benefits of letting us handle the extraction
First, you are assured that all the water will be removed from the home, and after the extraction, we will treat the room, use dehumidifiers to dry any excess moisture and finally, clean and sanitize the home. By the end of our restoration process, you can comfortably walk back into your home and continue living without the fear of your furniture warping, rotting or getting mold damage. Also, when you let a professional handle the extraction process, you will have less to worry about.
Contact us today if you have a water emergency. Our team is always ready to respond to crisis. We will walk with you through the extraction and restoration process and make sure your home is as good as it was before the damage.
>> Next Step: Drying Damaged Areas
Emergency Services include the following:
The process of removing water from a dwelling to stop the destructive processes of rotting of wood, mold growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials, warping of plywood etc.
The process of removing burned structural components such as walls, ceilings, floor coverings, etc. Including the inspection of the structural framing to assure everything is safe.
The process of removing, cleaning, sanitizing, or other treatment, including preventive work, of mold or mold-contaminated matter that was not intentionally grown at that location.