Dealing with a post-flood incident (natural disaster, burst pipe, etc.) can be frustrating. But it is a process that needs to be dealt with regardless. The good news is that knowing what to expect throughout the process will help minimize stress by setting expectations. This guide will help you understand what to expect when working with a water damage cleanup company throughout the cleanup process.
1. Prevent further water leakage.
This is the most important aspect of handling flood damage. You want to make sure that no more water damage will occur. Contact Entrusted as soon as you notice any signs of damage to begin the water cleanup process. It’ll help to avoid health issues caused by mold and save you time and money in the end.
2. Initial inspection.
Entrusted will proceed to inspect the home or building and will assess the extent of the water damage. Entrusted will use tools and instruments to measure the amount of water in the business or home. Entrusted will either poke or rest their devices on surfaces like ceilings, floors, and baseboards located in the damaged areas.
3. The prevention of further flood damage.
As mentioned earlier, the prevention of further flood damage is paramount. The longer the areas are left untreated, the deeper the damage will become as it settles into and corrodes the building’s structure. Luckily, Entrusted will help you by using dehumidifiers in the building which help to prevent the growth of mold.
4. The removal of stagnant water.
Removing any remnants of puddles and other collections of water from the building is very important. It may seem like an impossible task, but Entrusted has vacuums that can help suck up this stagnant water.
5. The drying process.
Once all the water is removed from the premise, now comes the drying process. Entrusted will come to the affected area with different types of devices that will help to circulate the air. Furniture and other items in the area will be propped up so that dry air reaches saturated parts of the building.
6. The containment process.
This process is done at the same time as the drying process. Areas that were damaged with wetness are taped off in order to focus suction and heat on sectors that need to be dried. This process is important because it allows Entrusted to control the environment and therefore dry the area as soon as possible.
7. The monitoring process.
Throughout the drying process, the crew will stop what they’re doing and check to see how the drying process is coming along. They’ll be taking measurements of the humidity level and checking the output and intake temperatures.
8. The process is completed.
Once the water and all of the unsalvageable materials are removed from the affected areas and they’re dry, the water cleanup process is complete. At this point, the professionals begin the rebuilding process if deemed necessary.
Entrusted has over 15 years of experience reversing water damage and helping you get your home or business back. Contact Entrusted if you have any questions about your water mitigation needs.