Water Damage Remediation Basic Steps

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We believe our customers deserve accurate information that will allow them to make wise decisions when they want to ensure things go back to normal after a severe water damage situation.

The very first step you take is to ensure that the source of the water damage is stopped. After that, you need to go over the areas that have been damaged with a contractor. (When you call 911 Remediation, one of our professionals will be quite happy to do this with you.) You’ll need to take a look at your insurance, and you’ll want to put in an insurance claim. It will be a good idea for you to have one of our specialists go over this documentation with you so that you can have a better grasp of what exactly your insurance covers. You’ll definitely want to know what your deductible happens to be.

Determining the Type of Damage

There are actually a few different types of water damage you may have experienced. We decided we needed to include this info in our basic steps in water damage remediation for your convenience.

Now, to begin with the source of water damage is a need to know item. Your damage may come from freshwater (category one damage), water that comes from rain, flooding from a stream or river, from a broken sprinkler system etc. (category two damage, also known as ‘gray water’), and raw sewage or stagnant water that’s been left standing for over 48 hours (category three damage).

Each one of these is bad, of course. However, you need to take extra precautions when dealing with category two and three damage.

Water Damage Extraction & Drying

Water must be extracted from all the affected areas. Then, after that, all the areas need to go through a drying process. That process often takes the form of airing out the affected regions, putting dehumidifiers in place, as well as air movers. The square footage of the area is what determines the exact number of air movers needed. Moving air is necessary to help the whole area dry as quickly as possible. The dehumidifiers of course, bring down the humidity of your house or office. Sometimes, heaters are also used especially to help dry out crawl spaces and hard to reach areas.

Water Damage & Rebuilding

Once everything is as dry as possible, then you can think about restoring your home or office to its former state. Your goal is to bring your premises back to a pre-loss condition and you really need a professional company for this phase. You want only the best people working in order to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the end results.

911 Remediation is happy to discuss your needs with you and if you have any questions regarding the basic steps in water damage remediation, we suggest that you do not hesitate to contact us.