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5 Things That Water Damage Repair Specialists Do

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

There are different processes to be done during the evaluation of water damage. Going through the scale of the necessary repair works requires the help of water damage repair specialists who are experts at their job. The article below explains in more details the job scope of these experts so you can know exactly when to consult them.

Identifying the Different Types of Water

There is a total of three different types of water. The very first type is called clean water which is produced by condensation, rain, leaky pipes, and others. Clean water is relatively harmless to clean up on your own.

The second type of water is called gray water. It is slightly dirtier than clean water and it is produced by dishwashers, washing machines, waste-free toilets and more. It may also contain some contaminants. You may wish to clean it up on your own but make sure that you put own protective gears like gloves to protect yourself.

The third type is black water which is produced by serious flooded rivers and lakes or from the sewers. This water contains waste, germs, and other toxic contaminants. Black water can cause implications that are detrimental to your health and should not be cleaned up on your own. Always hire professional restoration specialists to tackle the situation to prevent any serious health issues to yourself and your family.

Inspecting Serious Issues Like Mold

Water repair damage specialists will also help in inspecting serious issues including mildew and mold. They can start developing when the conditions are right in as little as 24 hours. Mold that has thrived for an extended period of time, you need to be very careful as it poses as a long-term issue. Some mold can cause health effects and can cause severe property damage. For small mold, simply get rid of them on your own. For more severe cases of mold infestation, always seek the help of professionals to avoid the mold spores from spreading and getting out of control.

Drying the Water Damage Area

Restoration specialists will first remove all moisture at water damage areas to prevent it from causing further damage to the property. For small leaks, it is still important to be thorough to cover every nook and cranny. We will focus on circulating the air with the aid of several devices such as dehumidifier, fans, and more.

Removing and Clearing Porous Materials

The next step performed by specialists is to move on with the removal of any porous materials found in the water damage areas. These materials include insulation, carpet, fabric, and so on. If they are fully soaked, we will cut them out accordingly so they can be removed swiftly. Water would have damaged them by warping or shrinking them which is further worsened by mildew.

Disinfecting Remaining Materials

After the removal of damaged components, the specialists will focus on disinfecting the entire space using industrial-grade yet safe chemicals. They can help prevent the formation of mold which can cause prolonged damage to your health and property.

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