Understanding The Water Restoration Process…

air moverWhen indoor flooding brings upheaval to your daily life, the professional water restoration process returns confidence. Water damage restoration is an established specialty, utilizing proven, standardized techniques and advanced technology to produce results that meet accepted industry standards. From the moment you contact a qualified water damage expert, you’ll benefit from the accumulated experience of thousands of successful restorations.

Water restoration process

To eliminate some of the uncertainty in the wake of a water damage event, here are the basic steps in the water restoration process.

24-Hour Contact – Water damage isn’t a static event that’s over when the water stops flowing. It continues to worsen by the hour as water migrates deeper into the structure. Mold contamination that accompanies water damage is also time-critical. That’s why you’ll get direct, human-to-human response, 24/7/365.

On-Scene Assessment – First responders make sure the water source is stopped. Then, the type of water affecting the house is classified, from Category 1 (clean) to Category 3 (toxic sewage). Damage is mapped; moisture readings are recorded at defined reference points so the drying process can be tracked and confirmed. Furniture and other belongings that need to be relocated are moved.

Water Extraction – Getting water out of the house ASAP is essential to successful recovery. Technicians utilize high-volume pumps to clear flooded areas like basements. Wet/dry vacuums pick up water on hard surfaces while powerful water extractors also pull water out of carpeting and carpet pads, as well as cracks, crevices, and hidden areas within the structure. Building materials including water-logged drywall, ceiling panels and saturated insulation may have to be removed and replaced.

Drying – Because high humidity inside a flooded house causes secondary water damage, industrial dehumidifiers are used to continuously extract water vapor. High-volume air movers keep air circulating across walls, floors, and furniture to speed drying. At regular intervals, moisture is measured at multiple reference points until a specified level of drying has been achieved. When tests confirm that the house is fully restored to baseline dryness, the process is concluded.

Ask the professionals at Rytech, Inc. for more about how the water restoration process works.

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