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What Goes Into the Water Damage Cleanup Process?

February 28, 2020

One of the most overwhelming issues you may face as a property owner is water damage. Quick response is the key to lessen further damage from occurring and can cut back on the need for any more repairs. Water damage can be a small as a leaky pipe, to sever as a neighborhood-wide flood. Although the water cleanup process might vary depending on the extent of the damage, as well as some other circumstances, here are the necessary steps of the water damage cleanup process. Since water damage can be tricky to do alone, give Hydro Clean Certified Restoration a call! We specialize in water restoration and cleanup services!

Remove All the Water

House gets flooded

Extract standing water from any damaged surfaces by using wet vacuuming equipment, submersible pumps, and mops by soaking up excess moisture. When contents and building materials are left in the water, they will still deteriorate. During a flood, standing water might become contaminated with raw sewage and animal feces, making it bio-hazardous. This means you have to remove as much standing water as possible, as this is the most obvious, but leading cause of water damage.

Remove All Debris

Removing debris ensures a clear path making all water-effected areas accessible for extraction. Debris can contain moister, which can slow down the drying process. Therefore it has to be removed from the affected areas.

Treat with an Antimicrobial Agent

After water damage, the property and its affected areas will need a deep and detailed cleaning with antimicrobial agents. Disinfecting, sanitizing, and sterilizing are necessary to control mold growth and disgusting odors that develop when items start to become wet.

Remove all Content That Has Been in Contact with Water

Water damage content might be salvage if treated promptly and quickly. Wet items usually tend to develop mold and an unpleasant odor. Therefore they’ll need to be removed, cleaned, and then disinfected. Hydro Clean specializes in restoring all of your water damaged belongings.

Remove Any Excess Moisture from Air and Building Materials

Excess moisture can be drawn out with the use of any air movers and dehumidification equipment. Wet building materials release moister out into the air through evaporation, which can lead to more mold growth and secondary water-damage if not removed from the air. Air movers can help with air circulation, which will speed up the process of drying. The dehumidification equipment works to draw out any excess moisture.

If you have any questions or concerns about the flood damage restoration process, give Hydro Clean a call!

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