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What To Know About Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration does not resolve with simply vacuuming up the water and calling it done. If the damage has caused mold or unseen issues with drywall, flooring, and ceilings, it can be much more invasive. Returning a house to the condition it was in prior to water damage needs to include assessment, drying, decontamination, and rebuilding. Everything you need to know about this detailed process begins here.

Assessing

Assessing the amount of restoration required is more than simply looking for obvious signs of water damage such as discoloration or damp spots. A full inspection includes behind walls, under flooring, around air conditioning units in attics, and any other areas mold might grow. Ensuring that a professional is doing due diligence in this first stage is critical for overall restoration success. This is your home, and being clear of water damage means minimizing health impacts caused by mold. You need to ensure your professional restoration expert is thorough.

Drying Water Damage

Simply mopping up water that is pooling, vacuuming it off the flooring, and drying off walls is NOT enough to fix water damage. Professionals have special equipment and processes to ensure thorough drying and dehumidification of water damage. This is critical to ensure ALL moisture issues are resolved. Fully drying a home can take an extended period. In fact, depending on the level of damage, it can take up to weeks to complete.

Rebuilding from Water Damage

Finally, your home is clear of water, dry, decontaminated, and the rebuilding can start. Walls, floors, drapes, bed coverings, ductwork, heating or air conditioning units, shelving, and other soft materials in the home may need to be replaced. In best-case scenarios, drywall and paint do the job. In other cases, thousands of dollars and hundreds of labor hours of work are required to restore the home.

Contact ABCO Restoration For Help

The MOST important thing to know about water restoration is DO NOT WAIT. If you have a problem, get help and professional advice as soon as possible. Water continues to deteriorate drywall; mold spreads, and moisture wicks out to new spaces. Water damage gets worse as the water stands, stagnates, and spreads bacteria and mold throughout your home. Time is not on your side after natural disasters or other mishaps that cause water damage in your home. Contact ABCO Restoration today to start the water damage repair.

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