Ace Water Damage Restoration Process Manages All Your Troubles
Water damage is a serious issue that can cause thousands of dollars worth of loss to homeowners by compromising their furniture, appliances, electronics, and upholstery. In addition, water damage can also leave permanent scars in the form of rust and erosion.
Excessive and constant exposure to water is also likely to lead to mold growth, which in return may trigger a series of home structural problems. When water contamination progresses to fungal development in the walls of your home, it enters a second phase of damage, which is usually expensive to remediate.
Proactively seeking inspection and repair can therefore minimize impact and prevent problems from worsening.
Professional Inspection and Damage Assessment
While water damage causes similar issues in every household, it is important to assess each type of damage before employing solutions. Certain water damages may require less skill and effort to repair, while others may prompt a complete replacement of your home interior or exterior.
The first step to restoring your home to its optimal condition is running a thorough assessment of the damage caused. This step is also accompanied by a detailed inspection of your overall property. Doing so is particularly important as it allows professionals to formulate an effective plan of action.
Identifying the Water Source
In the case of your home seeing water leakage or flooding from an unknown source, the professional team will readily detect the source and stop it. Usually, homes face problems with standing water – the source which can sometimes be difficult to trace. Our technicians are trained in using equipment that can easily pinpoint the exact location where leaks are originating from.
Identifying the Type of Water Contamination
Once all water leaks have been stopped, professionals proceed to classify the type of water contamination you’re facing. According to industrial specifications, there are 3 categorizations of water contamination:
White water indicates clean, usable water that usually comes in from the water supply line as opposed to the outgoing water (gray and white).
Although gray water has not come into contact with waste matter, it can still be a source of toxic substances. It is typically outgoing water that contains soaps, grease and hair due to being released from the kitchen sinks and bathrubs.
Technically black water signifies that it has been contaminated with fecal matter. Fecal waste typically harbors harmful bacteria and pathogens. It is a major source of dangerous diseases.
When experts know what kind of contamination they’re dealing with, they’re able to determine an appropriate treatment to administer. This is useful as it helps avoid the use of strong chemicals unnecessarily.
Professionals are equipped with top grade water removal machines that enable a quick and thorough extraction of water from your home. Powerful pumps mounted to trucks can vacuum thousands of containers of water. The natural drying time is significantly reduced when water is efficiently removed using industrial grade equipment, This also minimizes the duration the household items are exposed to water for.
Professionals also have moisture detectors that help them determine how much drying is still needed as water is not always visible to the eye. In fact, they may also use infrared cameras to detect hidden spots that can be holding water.
Drying and Dehumidification
After a heavy duty water removal process is completed, the dehumidification process is carried out. This step is an extension of the water extraction process itself as materials, like drywall, carpets, and wood are porous and can retain a certain amount of water deep within. So even when the surface may appear dry, the hidden water in the fibers of the carpet and drywall can hold water and significant moisture. If water is allowed to stay, the materials become prone to mold growth. They can also lose their structural properties by swelling up and breaking (a very common scenario for water damage walls).
Industrial-grade dehumidifiers are designed to suppress secondary problems like fiber saturation from taking root. Moreover, professionals also have speedy air movers that intercept high moisture levels in walls, carpets, and furniture and speed up their evaporation. They can keep track of the progress they’re making by observing moisture meter readings. This helps make sure the correct moisture and humidity levels are achieved.
Sanitizing and Disinfecting
Professionals also manage sanitizing your home/office and the belongings contained within using advanced treatments. They take the time to carefully sanitize your upholstery, clothing, furniture and other items. Proper sanitation helps with odor elimination, making sure your air quality is kept to high standards. Some odors are very persistent and do not seem to go away even after proper disinfecting. Professionals can tackle this problem by using air scrubbers that remove strong and offensive smells.
There are many different washing methods such as dry cleaning, wet cleaning-, abrasive and immersion cleaning etc. Each way includes techniques and solutions that cater to different materials. Depending on the type of damage, items like carpets can be treated with antimicrobial treatments. This is typically used to eliminate microorganisms, while antibacterial treatments are for nominal bacterial contamination.
Final restoration refers to the last and final part of the water damage restoration process. This ensures your residential and commercial properties have properly been treated and can be restored to its original setting. The process involves assessing if the furniture and other household items need replacement. Usually after effective treatment furniture and other belongings can be restored. The next step is to employ minor and major repairs such as drywall patching and concrete reconstruction. The professional team can also install new carpets or tiles if they think it is necessary.
Common Effects of Water and Fire Damage
Flooding and storm damage can be very overwhelming as the exterior and the interior of your home is destroyed. This is further made difficult when the water seeps into appliances and makes them dysfunctional. Moreover, tree branches and other debris forcefully shoved into your drain pipe during a thunderstorm compromises your drainage system, which can lead to sewage backups, overflowing toilets and other unpleasant emergencies.
Unfortunately, experiencing damage from devastating emergencies like a pipe burst or fire break out has a strong impact on you. It can leave you with pessimism regarding the restoration of your home/office, especially knowing that setting up a home is a lifelong process. It is difficult to envision starting from scratch again. Luckily, Ace Water Damage Restoration have made it their niche to completely restore your home or office to its pre-disaster form. They undertake every task from minor to major to get your premises running again. This includes repairing appliances like water heaters, refrigerators, HVAC units etc, mold removal, sanitizing, disinfecting, installing flooring/carpet and replacing any household hardware that is no longer usable. You can trust these professionals to surprise you with their expertise and dedication.
If you’re someone who needs to put his/her mind at ease after facing a home disaster, it is best to call a restoration company that can take your worries away from you.