The Most Important Steps to Water Damage Restoration

If you experience water damage in your home, whether it be from a flood, leaking pipe, or any other source, the steps you take to repair the damage are very important. Water damage is almost always more than meets the eye. Water is able to quickly permeate through materials and surfaces within your home. If not handled properly, this can cause extensive damage to the structure of your home and compromise you and your family’s safety.

With that said, there are multiple steps that go into the restoration of your home after experiencing water damage. We advise you take special note of the first step listed below as it is the most important step and really, the only one that you have to do yourself. 

Contact Professionals

Your first step in water damage repair, and the only thing that you have to do yourself, is contacting professionals. Emergency contact should be made to a restoration company like ours, Reliant Restoration, as soon as possible. We are available at all hours of the day, knowing disaster can also strike at any time of day. The sooner you can contact professional help, the less damage can be done in the impacted areas. 

Damage Assessment

When we enter your home, the first thing we will do is assess the damage that has occured. As we mentioned before, this goes a lot deeper than what you may see on the surface. We will inspect how far the water has spread, what structural damage could have been done and look for signs of mold or other hazards. We will also be sure to find the cause of the water, should it still be unknown to you. 

Water Extraction

Once we have an understanding of what we are working with and the source of the water is under control, we will start the extraction process. Depending on the situation, we could remove up to thousands of gallons of water using our powerful pumps and vacuums. The sooner we can extract the water the less likely mold is to start growing. 

Drying and Dehumidifying

Once most of the water is extracted we will move on to the drying phase which will help us be sure harder to reach and access areas are completely dried out. With specialized fans and machines we can remove almost all the moisture from the affected areas. 

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Now that everything within the structure of your home is dry and under control, we can use specialized cleaning and sanitizing techniques to restore furniture and other affected items within your home. This will help eliminate further moisture, odors, and bring your belongings back to life. 

Water Damage Restoration

Finally, we can assist you in the full restoration of your home. Water damage restoration in Springfield, Ohio may include replacing drywall, or flooring, or even construction. Depending on the severity of your water damage we are here to see it through to the end.

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