Water damage restoration can seem like a confusing process especially when you have never had to deal with it before. At Dry Pros, we not only handle your water damage restoration process completely from start to finish but we also want to make sure you are included in the process.
It is every professional’s job to communicate with you every step of the way, explain the restoration plan and the steps it will take, and answer any questions you may have. We are going to break down the restoration process so you can know what to expect when your Marietta home needs water damage restoration.
When you call a water damage restoration company the moment you find water damage, their duty is to make sure they’re there as soon as possible. It’s important to act fast to stop the water and mitigate further damage which is why you need to make sure you know which company to call that offers 24/7 response services. Before a team can act through, they need to make a thorough inspection and assess the situation. They will be able to identify the source of the water, categorize it, determine how much damage has been done, and then develop a plan of action. This is also when they will be able to give a timeline estimate and approximate the total cost of repairs, but keep in mind, that these are just best estimates at the moment before the process beings. Make sure that there is open and honest communication throughout the entire process to keep informed and aware of what’s going on in your home.
As soon as the inspection has been complete and the assessment proves that they’re safe to enter the damaged area, they will begin work right away to stop the water and get it removed. The longer water remains present, the more damage your home and belongings will receive. Utilizing high-powered pumps and vacuums, they can remove standing water from your home quickly. Depending on how much water is present, they can use different equipment to get the job done. Most restoration companies have submersible pumps, truck-mounted vacuums, and portable wet/dry vacuums so they are always equipped to handle any level or category of water damage. Once all the water has been removed, the team will inspect the area again to make sure there was nothing that was missed under all the water, and then proceed with the next step in the restoration process.
Just because the water has been removed, it does not mean the area is dried. Porous materials absorb and hold onto moisture, and when that moisture is not thoroughly dried, it can lead to even more problems like mold growth for example. To see just how much moisture is still present, they utilize advanced equipment like hygrometers that will help get a more accurate drying time. This is where the team brings in industrial air movers and dehumidifiers to increase airflow through the area to significantly speed up drying times.
To get your home back to its pre-loss condition and make sure the area is clean and sanitary, cleaning must be done in the damaged area by trained and experienced professionals. Once cleaning is complete, any necessary repairs or rebuilds can be done to complete the water damage restoration process. They make sure to work closely with you so that you are satisfied with the final results and so that your home is back to how it was before.
While this was just a brief summary of the entire restoration process, we hope it helped you understand a little more clearly how the whole thing works. When you let Dry Pros handle your water damage restoration, you can rest assured that you will know how the entire process is going from start to finish.