Water damage Restoration in Houston
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Water damage can happen to anyone. When it does, it causes considerable anguish when it sips into the walls, attic, floors, and cabinets, etc. Whether it’s from a burst pipe or a storm, the ordeal can totally disrupt your livelihood since your precious habitation will need to be vacated temporarily. If your home or office has experienced water intrusion and the resulting damage, you need to act quickly and contact a licensed water damage and restoration expert. You might also want to talk to your insurance adjuster to see if your policy covers water damage restoration in Houston.
Water Removal and Restoration Process
Before we embark on the process of water extraction, we have to stop the effects of the water damage. This is called water mitigation in Houston. Water extraction is a dangerous, dirty job that should only be handled by licensed water damage contractors like Air Quality Express. Our water removal and restoration process includes:
Step 1 : Inspection & Water Damage Assessment
Before water damage cleanup can begin, our certified inspector will come to your home and assess the extent of water damage you’ve experienced. The inspector will note whether you’ve already experienced mold damage and thus need mold removal including mold remediation. Our inspector will provide a quote for a the water removal, restoration job and drying process.
Step 2 : Water Extraction
Whether its a burst pipe, or an emergency water damage, the first step in water extraction is shutting off the source of damaging leaks. Wearing proper protective gear, our technicians use submersible pumps and truck-mounted vacuums to draw the water out from your home. Infrared cameras also allow our technicians to determine water saturation in the walls, ceiling, and floors, and whether carpet needs to be pulled to protect the rest of your home.
Step 3 : Demolition and removal
The water damage restoration process may entail the demolition of certain areas of the home or commercial property. This may include those areas such as the drywall, floor, and ceilings that have sustained the most water damage. The goal is to deny mold the opportunity to grow.
The other reason why demolition is necessary in some cases is to restore the structural integrity of the building. This may necessitate specific demolition methods especially if the building has been subjected to a flood. At this point, it’s good to note that demolition should only be left to trained and licensed professionals who have the necessary expertise and equipment.
Step 4 : HEPA Vacuuming, sanitizing and cleaning
Following complete water removal, our technicians use industrial-grade antimicrobial detergents to eradicate any harmful pathogens from the surfaces in your home.
Step 4 : Drying process
Using industrial-strength fans, our technicians dry out the surfaces in your home. We also use dehumidifiers to leech moisture out of the air that may additionally contribute to mold damage. This is also part of our mold remediation services. Usually this process can take between 3 to 7 days depending on the humidity level.
Step 6 : Monitoring
The technicians track the entire drying processing using sophisticated meters to ensure the moisture content has dropped to acceptable levels. In order to guarantee accurate readings, they also monitor the equipment constantly to ensure it is functioning as it should. If everything is working as planned, homeowners can expect the entire drying process to range from one day to several depending on the extent of the damage.
Step 7 : Completion
Once the meters read moisture levels equal to the previous dry state of the room, the technician will remove the fans and dehumidifiers from the area. At this point, the water remediation process is considered to complete.
Water Damage explained
There are many ways a home or office can experience water intrusion. These most common causes are:
Plumbing system leaks due to wear and tear
Leaks and malfunctions in sinks, toilets, and bathtubs
Leaks in water heaters, appliances, etc.
Excessive water from adverse weather events storms, tornadoes, and flash floods
Why you shouldn't ignore water damage
If you suspect water leakage in your home or office, you should act fast to avoid further damage. If left unattended, water can have disastrous effects including but not limited to:
Destruction of furniture
Destruction of your flooring tiles and wood
Rot to wood causing structural damage to the building
Destruction to electronicS
Destruction of the electrical wiring of the home or office
Mold growth which results in health risks