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The Key Steps of Water Cleanup: Water Restoration Explained

Puddles, leaks, perhaps you have a deluge on your hands! No matter the extent, water damage in your home is overwhelming and stressful. However, there’s no need to navigate this daunting situation alone. We understand the emotional toll and practical challenges that come with water damage. That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step guide, tailor-made to provide a clear roadmap for water cleanup and restoration. From understanding the initial steps to guiding you through the intricacies of the restoration process, our comprehensive resource is here to empower and support you during this difficult time.

Water Cleanup: The First Steps

Identifying the source of water damage in your home is the crucial first step in effectively addressing the issue. Water damage can result from various sources, such as burst pipes, roof leaks, faulty appliances, or even natural disasters. Sometimes, the source may be harder to find, requiring a professional’s eye and expertise to locate.

Once you’ve determined the source of the water damage, especially in cases involving plumbing issues like burst pipes or a malfunctioning water heater, it’s imperative to stop the leak. In these situations, you should contact a qualified plumber to assess and repair the issue. Addressing the water loss at the source prevents further damage to your property.

A water clean up can often involve a burst pipe.

Check for leaking or burst pipes. If you can’t find the source of the leak, contact a plumber immediately for assistance.

Next, contact an IICRC-certified water damage specialist, such as PuroClean of Central Southwest Houston. Our skilled technicians will assess the damage, create a water cleanup plan, dry the affected areas, and eliminate any potential mold growth. By calling an expert quickly, you can avoid long-term, expensive property damage.

Additionally, remember to contact your insurance company! Most policies cover water damage, but details can vary. Report the incident, provide the needed documents, and follow their guidance for filing a claim. Doing so ensures you get financial help for repairs and temporary living expenses if your home is uninhabitable.

The Water Restoration Begins

The affected area must be cleared out before starting the water restoration. However, if water has damaged your belongings, please don’t try to move them yourself! Let a professional restoration company, such as PuroClean of Central Southwest Houston, handle the packing and cleaning of your contents. We’ll itemize, clean, and store your valued possessions safely throughout our work, ensuring your items are protected.

After our content specialists safely remove any damaged valuables from your home, our certified technicians will verify the leak’s source and assess the extent of the water damage using advanced tools like moisture meters and infrared cameras.

Upon completion of the initial inspection, we’ll proceed with water extraction and cleanup, followed by a drying phase using state-of-the-art industrial air movers and dehumidifiers. These machines work together to eliminate excess moisture and prevent mold. They’ll run constantly so your home is dried thoroughly.

Our state-of-the-art equipment expedites the drying process.

From there, our skilled technicians will regularly visit your property to take daily readings of moisture levels. This is a crucial step because it allows our team to verify that the drying equipment works effectively and that all affected areas are drying properly. These readings provide essential data to guide the restoration process and prevent potential issues caused by incomplete drying.

Wrapping Up

When the drying is complete, we’ll utilize an anti-microbial spray along all affected surfaces to combat mold growth. If necessary, we will proceed with reconstruction.

Thankfully, PuroClean of Central Southwest Houston offers reconstruction services. We start our reconstruction process by creating a plan that considers your needs and expectations. Next, we’ll give you a detailed estimate that includes permit costs, materials, and labor. We’ll handle all necessary permits and then meticulously reconstruct your property. Our ultimate goal is to restore your home or office to its pre-loss condition.

Reconstruction is vital after a water cleanup.

Reconstruction is the capstone that brings your property’s water restoration to a close.

Facing a Water Damage Emergency? Contact PuroClean of Central Southwest Houston!

Don’t leave water damage untreated! Contact PuroClean of Central Southwest Houston today for professional and reliable water damage restoration services. As the “Paramedics of Property Damage™,” we provide efficient and skilled solutions to restore your home or business to its pre-damage condition 24/7. Your peace of mind and recovery is our highest priority. Please call us at (832) 856-5900 today! 

Last edited on 2nd of November 2023