The Water Damage Remediation Process
Water damage can come from different sources and have varying intensities, danger levels, and reach of damage. Ultimately, many different objects, surfaces, and materials in a home can suffer water damage from the same event, and many homeowners question how a company, such as the Jones Companies of Jacksonville, NC, handles a comprehensive water damage cleanup job. In this blog post, you will learn about some of the techniques our technicians use to control and repair water damage in local residences.
1.Identifying the Source and Water Type
Before any restoration, we must find the source of the water damage, as well as correctly define the water type. Did it come from a busted pipe, storm or flood? There are several different types of water which will affect the safety and cleanup protocols we use. The water categories are either clean, gray, or black. Our team of specialists will work to stop the water flow as efficiently as possible in order to avert further damage to your home.
2. Surveying Damage and Mold
Once we have determined what type of damage we’re dealing with, our technicians will search the home to find any objects that have been affected and what needs to be done. We do this in two different ways, visually and with moisture detection equipment. We also look for signs of mold growth, which often takes priority in a cleanup operation.
3. Furniture and Water Removal
The next step is to remove all furniture from affected areas, and then pump out any additional water. Industrial-grade machinery is used to pump water from the interior to the exterior of the home, with either a portable or a truck-mounted pump.
4. Drying and Odor Treatments
At this stage of the remediation process, we bring out additional heavy-duty machinery to begin drying and deodorizing the affected area(s). We want to remove any bad odors and make sure no more damage or mold growth occurs.
5. Carpet Removal and Final Cleaning
In many cases, some or all of the carpeting in a room will need replacing. We make sure to evaluate carpeting carefully for moisture, so we don’t incur extra expenses. Sometimes, when water damage is contained early on, only a cleaning may be necessary. After this is done, we sanitize and clean up all of the walls and objects, and then bring back any furniture that had to be removed during this process.
If you are looking for a comprehensive water damage cleanup company in Jacksonville, NC, contact the Jones Companies at 910-455-9960! Don’t wait! The earlier water damage is contained, the less damage that occurs.