Why Timely Water Removal is so Important
If there’s one thing for certain with water damage, it is that it’s only going to get worse with time. Don’t believe us? Here’s exactly what will happen in your damaged property the more time goes by.
Firstly, water will spread rapidly and saturate any material it comes into contact with. Paper items will quickly deteriorate upon contact with water, while porous materials will start absorbing.
Within 24 hours of water damage, carpet, textile, drywall, wood, and insulation begin to deteriorate and break down due to swelling. Mold and bacteria start developing during this timeframe or a few hours later. Metal objects corrode.
In a week, water contamination levels become a concern and should be handled with caution. All, or at least most of your materials will require a replacement.
Beyond a week later, your home is likely uninhabitable. The property’s structural integrity is ruined because the wood is so wet and unstable, and mold has likely spread throughout the most of your house, making the mere presence in a property a threat to anyone’s health.
Doesn’t sound too great, does it? This is what happens when there’s standing water in your property. To avoid all of these inconveniences (to say the least), call a professional for water removal RIGHT AWAY. Do not delay the repairs and try to “shop around” for the best deal. Most restoration companies are priced similarly anyway. Call us and let’s get started with the process.
How is Water Removal Performed
Exactly as you might expect. First, we need to neutralize the moisture source. Sometimes the source of water is obvious and sometimes it’s hidden. Regardless, this step is usually not that big of a deal.
Next, we’ll contain the affected area(s). This is done so that the water doesn’t further spread. We’ll use moisture meters and thermal cameras during this step to help us figure out the true extent of the damage and if there’s potentially an affected area that we might have missed.
You see, water sometimes spreads beyond what’s visible. It may be behind your walls, but you can’t see that with a naked eye. That’s why we utilize the aforementioned equipment.
We may or may not need to remove some of the soaked up materials and inspect them to see if they’re salvageable or not. This will depend on the situation. Of course, our experts will be there for you to help you understand if a particular item can be saved and if not, why.
Then we’ll bring in water extraction pumps and put them to work. These pumps will do most of the heavy lifting, getting the water out to a controlled environment. Once that’s done, structural drying can begin!
What is Structural Drying
After water removal is carried out, fast and effective drying is crucial for KO-ing water damage. While the standing water may be removed, that doesn’t mean all of the moisture is gone.
It’s still present in the air, creating vapor pressure and a tough living environment that still provides conditions for mold to grow. This is where our dehumidifiers and air movers come into play.
Dehumidifiers work by sucking out moisture from the air, while air movers direct that dry air to speed up the drying process of structural materials. This powerful combination helps us to prevent peeling paint, warped building materials, and mold growth.
Whether you’re dealing with broken or frozen pipes, leaky fixtures, or flooding caused by appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, or water heaters, structural drying is still a vital part of the restoration process. It’s critical for humidity levels to be taken back to normal so that both you and your property don’t suffer the consequences.
Not only can you lose money by not drying in time and having to make replacements, but you may also feel the symptoms of lethargy and hyperthermia if there’s excess moisture present.
During this process, our team will monitor the temperature and humidity levels to ensure the drying is efficient and effective. We will also verify the moisture content of the affected materials to confirm that they are indeed drying properly.
Call us now for water removal and structural drying!
Best Water Removal Services Near You!
Attempting to remove water from a flooded area by yourself may seem like a tempting solution, but it’s not recommended for several reasons. Firstly, the water could be contaminated, posing health risks to you and your family.
Secondly, you likely don’t have the appropriate equipment necessary for an efficient and thorough water extraction and drying process.
Our team, on the other hand, has access to the latest and most advanced water removal and dehumidification technology to quickly and completely extract water from your property and dry everything out.
Don’t hesitate to call us for any water damage restoration services. Our team is always ready to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.