Water damage can be a pretty complicated situation. RestorePro has been in the business for over 20 years. We have learned that for most home and business owners, they have never experienced property damage restoration before they discover water damage. While some things are predictable, water damage restoration is not. Our clients often have questions that there is not a simple or fast answer for.
Where Did All This Water Come From?
One of the first questions that comes up is about the source of the water. Water damage can be the result of several different situations. Heavy rains can lead to leaks or flooding. While rainwater is generally considered to be safe, flooding from rivers, streams, or overflowing sewers can carry dangerous bacteria and other pathogens. Sometimes water damage is the result of broken plumbing. Overflowing or leaking toilets can be risky, especially for children, the elderly, or those with a compromised immune system. Water from other plumbing fixtures is usually less dangerous.
How Do I Get Rid of the Water?
The first step in water damage restoration is to get rid of the water. In situations where there is flooding or heavy rains, the water will generally stop entering when the weather conditions change. When there is a leak or damaged plumbing, our expert team can stop the water infiltration quickly to minimize the damage.
How Dry is Dry Enough?
One of the biggest mistakes that property owners make when they experience water damage is not making sure the affected area is thoroughly dried. Any moisture that is left behind can develop into a mold or mildew problem. While most types of mold aren’t dangerous, they can cause health problems in those who have allergies, asthma, or other conditions. A few types of mold are truly toxic, so if mold develops it is best to have an experienced mold remediation technician inspect the affected area.
What About My Stuff?
One of the big concerns that our clients have is what to do about their belongings. In many cases, fabrics such as linens, clothing, and window treatments can simply be laundered or dry cleaned. Absorbent materials such as drywall and wood are often destroyed because they are warped or misshapen form the water that they absorb. Metals, plastics, and non-porous materials are sometimes very easy to clean, but they should be dried carefully to prevent mold and mildew growth. Artwork, collectibles, and electronics can be more complicated. Expensive items might need an expert specialist to make sure that they are properly restored. Some items may be beyond repair, especially electronics. However a skilled technician may be able to save your stored information and documents.
While water damage restoration can be an expensive and complicated process, you can rest easy knowing that RestorePro is here to help. When you call us at 781-664-9800 you are getting experienced, highly trained professionals with over 20 years of experience in the business. Our team will walk you through the entire process, from the first contact with your insurance company to the finishing touches on your fully restored property. Give us a call and find out what we can do to help you. You can also view our Facebook page for more information at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.