Water damage is among the most common and most severe emergencies your building can ever experience. Whether it is as a result of a heavy storm, hurricanes, flash floods, weakened roof, leaky or busted pipes, or overflowing appliances, a water situation is troubling and threatening to the safety and value of your property. The longer properties and materials are left exposed to such wet conditions, there is increased potential for the growth of deadly mold and mildew that could lead to more hazardous conditions. Some water damage conditions like toilet overflows and sewage backups can create terrible odor issues in addition to the water damage that requires expert remediation services. It’s important to quickly handle your emergency to limit any further property damage and apply solutions that work.
Immediate actions are important when dealing with water damage situations. 24 Hour Mold Removal professionals respond swiftly and utilize advanced techniques and equipment to quickly get rid of the water. They carefully observe and document the drying process to confirm that your property is properly and thoroughly dried.
Safety is constantly the principal concern of any water damage work, whether it is categorized as mere gray or serious black water. Personal protective gear like coveralls, goggles, boots, gloves, and respirators are prerequisites for ensuring the protection of everybody dealing with water damage.
The Water Damage Restoration Process
Each water damage situation is slightly different and requires a unique solution; however, the general process remains the same. The stages listed below demonstrate our typical process for a water damage emergency.
- Inspection and Damage Assessment
- Water Removal/Water Extraction
- Drying and Dehumidification
- Cleaning and Sanitizing
DIY Home Water Damage Cleanup
If you are convinced that the water damage in your home is less tasking and you can handle it on your own, here are the necessary steps to get the area cleaned up and restored.
Switch off any water and electrical sources in your home. To turn off the electricity, you may require a licensed electrician to remove your home’s electrical meter from its socket to make sure all electricity has been disconnected.
If wading into the water is required, consider wearing some protective clothing to protect your skin from coming into contact with the water. Even if the water looks clean, you still can’t be sure it hasn’t been contaminated in some way.
Remove the Water
Use a wet vacuum or water pump depending on the size of the water. If your home has a flooded basement, pump out a third of the water daily. This is because the water in your basement’s surrounding grounds can cause the floors to cave in and the walls to collapse due to sudden loss of water pressure from the water inside.
Dry It Out
Mold growths can occur as early as 24 hours of water damage. This means you need to be proactive and ensure affected areas are dried off quickly. Consider setting up a few fans, but if you are dealing with larger damage, rent a large dehumidifier, and allow it to run for as long as necessary.
Disinfect everything in contact with the water. Ensure everything is thoroughly and properly sanitized. This should be done as soon as possible to prevent potential mold growth.
Figure Out What Can Be Salvaged
Unfortunately, not all your stuff would be salvageable from flood damage. Water can permanently damage certain materials pretty easily, so you may have to discard the majority of personal items in the flooded or water-damaged area.
Things to Consider Before Seeking the Services of a Water Damage Professional
To determine whether you require the service of an expert, you will have to assess your situation and consider a few different factors. These factors include
- The amount of water
- The source of the water, and
- The level of damage
Why Choose a 24 Hour Mold Removal Professional?
They are faster to Any Size of Disaster
24 Hour Mold Removal professionals are devoted to responding instantly to water emergencies. A fast response decreases the damage and reduces cost.
They are Highly Trained Water Damage Experts
24 Hour Mold Removal experts specialize in water damage restoration. They have extensive water damage restoration training with a focus on observing and recording the drying process until completion.
They Utilize Advanced Water Restoration Techniques and Equipment
Their advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water rapidly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. The job is completed with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your safety and comfort.
We encourage you to contact us (718) 336-7500 for 24 hour emergency service, and one of our representatives would be eager to assist you with your needs.
We aim to offer you the best customer satisfaction. Get in touch with us today and receive more information about our services. You will be glad you did!