Water can damage your home in a variety of ways. Water erodes wooden structures, weakening the structural integrity of your house. It also can come in contact with outlets and wires, creating dangerous electrical problems. Most damaging of all, water can easily attract mold into your home. Water damage restoration is a service many home restoration companies offer to remedy these damages. It includes removing the water from your home, fixing the source of the water, and restoring the damages the water caused.
Before any restoration work can begin, technicians must remove the water from the area. Standing water can be hazardous, especially if the source of the water is a flood from the outside. Floods create blackwater, which carries toxic waste and debris that can cause harm and infection. The proper safety equipment and techniques must be used to ensure safety when removing the water.
Even whitewater or greywater needs to be properly removed before restoration work can begin. The water can conceal other damages, making it hard to ensure that everything is fixed properly. Without proper water removal, the water restoration team can’t get into the area to fix the source or restore the damage.
Fixing the Source
Once they have removed the water, the restoration company must locate the source of the water. By locating and fixing the source, they can prevent further water damage from affecting your home. Water can come from many sources. The most common causes are leaks caused by old or broken pipes. Pipes can also burst, leading to a larger leak or even a flood in your house. Improper sealing around your doors, windows, and house support can cause water damage when rain and storms roll through. Your water damage restoration company can identify the source of your water damage and fix it to keep your house safe in the future.
Restoring the Damage
With the water gone and the source identified, full damage restoration can begin. Water can ruin floors, walls, furniture, and electrical devices. Your restoration company will do a full inspection of the affected area, making note of any damages found. Trained and certified technicians will then begin the restoration work. This may include replacing floorboards, carpets, wallpaper, and outlets. Technicians can clean and dry out furniture. Your technician will also be able to safely and effectively remove any mold that grew as a result of the water in your home.
When your home suffers water damage, you want a team of trained and certified technicians to restore it for you. At HS Restoration, we’re devoted to providing quick and high-quality water damage restoration services to your house. Our phone lines are open 24/7 at 609-949-5062 to respond to any emergency water situation. No matter the time of the day or the day of the week, we’re ready to jump into action and get your home back to pre-loss conditions as soon as possible.