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Water Removal Service and Its Importance in the Water Damage Restoration Process
When a house or building has experienced water damage from any source, including floods and sewage backup, cleaning up the mess and extracting the water is essential to restoration.
Water removal (water cleanup) is the second step in the water damage restoration process. The amount of work that will go into accomplishing this step will depend on the information gathered from the inspection and assessment phase. While it might be easy to clean up standing water, water that certain materials have absorbed, including your furniture and walls, might be hidden from your eyes. But a careful evaluation will reveal it. This is why it is crucial to do a water damage evaluation first.
The importance of the water removal step cannot be overemphasized. It is vital to the success of the whole water damage restoration project. Remember that whatever was there before the water damage will be affected by this part of the process as well.
There is a vast difference between water damage restoration and water removal. Before proceeding with any other steps, it makes sense first to remove the source of the problem, i.e., the water itself, if evident. There are various methods for doing so: using absorbent materials such as clean clothes or paper towels that absorb the water and then become saturated, or using a sump pump (if water is in a basement), mops, vacuums, and other high-powered pumps.
These methods will only succeed in the preliminary step of ridding a site of free-standing water. The removal process can prevent possible secondary damage from occurring if it’s done quickly enough after the incident. When you do not remove water (whether standing water or the one that your belongings have absorbed) immediately, you create an opportunity for mold growth and further damage.
Besides the losses you incur when your property is damaged, mold growth means you may begin to have health problems, including allergies and respiratory issues.
Advance methods for removing water include using industrial blowers or commercial air movers, which can sometimes only serve the purpose of drying wet carpets. They do not address water that has soaked into already saturated materials such as drywall and insulation, potentially corroding metal studs and other structural supports over time.
These necessary steps for removal will often need to be followed by a thorough cleaning of the area to avoid a black mold infestation.
When you have had a flood or some other water-related event in your home or building, call AAA Water Damage Repair and let us know as soon as possible. We will send over some technicians who will assess the damage and advise you on how we can help with the water damage restoration process.
After the evaluation, we will start with the water removal phase and extract as much water as possible from your property. This will help us ensure success in all the other stages of restoring your home to its pre-damaged state. The more water we can extract, the faster we will accomplish the next phase in the process – drying and dehumidification.
The Water Removal Process
Each water removal project is different. This is because the sources, classes, and categories of water that resulted in the damage also differ. When you hire AAA Water Damage Repair, after the assessment, we will give you an exact process for extracting water from your home or property.
Irrespective of whether you have black, grey, or clean water damage in your building, we will use the best tools suited for the job. Our technicians have been trained to withstand and clean up the mess created by even sewage backup.
After removing all standing water, we will proceed to remove absorbed water using a mix of air dryers and other equipment, depending on the requirement of the particular project.
While this phase of the restoration project might take several days, we will work hard and as quickly as possible to ensure you go back to your everyday life in the shortest possible time.
After the cleanup, you will need to air your property for a couple of hours to aid the drying process. All these add up to minimize the risk of further damage and mold growth.
When Should you Call for Professional Help with Water Cleanup?
In many cases, you can manage with a DIY water cleanup. However, the following situations might be better suited for calling a professional restoration AAA Water Damage Repair:
- If the damage is widespread or if you don’t know where it’s coming from
- If harmful mold and bacteria growth are present on surfaces
- When you cannot determine the water source
- If the water is from sewage, rainwater, or flood
- When dealing with chemical spills
- When you suspect, or there are signs of mold growth (you find mold growing inside your walls or ceiling tiles).
There are many more occasions that warrant you calling professionals like us. One major determinant is safety. While it might be challenging to decipher whether it is safe for you to do it yourself, if you suspect the presence of any harmful substance, call us. Also, if the water damage is widespread or has persisted for long, contact us.
To determine if you have any harmful contaminants present in your home, you may want to contact a professional for testing purposes. Testing is often the only way to find out. In the meantime, you should endeavor to keep your children and pets away from the affected area to keep them safe.
Reach Out to Us Today!
Water damage is not one of those things we pray for. But emergencies do happen. If you are having any form of water damage emergency, call us immediately Toll Free (833) 410-1097.
At AAA Water Damage Repair, we have a ready team of well-trained technicians eager to help you return to your everyday life as quickly as possible. Our professionals will work round the clock if they have to ensure that they restore your home to its pre-water-damage conditions.
They also work with the best tools for each project to ensure that you get the best service and execute your job excellently. This will ensure your safety and prevent further damage down the line.