Breaking Down Our Water Damage Restoration Process
When your home or business experiences a water damage emergency, what can you expect from SERVPRO of Hunt Valley and Harford County? Consistency and professionalism are what our team of water damage experts displays on a daily basis, as they follow a specific water damage restoration process and series of steps to ensure that your property receives the fastest and most effective restoration services after any storm. In this blog, we’ll break down our Water Damage Restoration Process so that you can gain a deeper understanding of what to expect from our services after any water damage emergency.
Our 6-Step Water Restoration Process
- Emergency Contact
The whole water damage restoration process begins with your call. Immediately, we ask preliminary questions so that we can be prepared to arrive onsite with the most helpful resources and equipment to get the job done.
- Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
Once our team arrives onsite, we work to assess the scope of your property’s water damage and determine the severity of the water damage based on industry standards set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. The final step before we begin removing the water involves examining how far the water has traveled throughout the property in order to ensure that we complete a comprehensive water damage restoration of all affected areas.
- Water Removal and Extraction
Using pumps and vacuums, our team works quickly to remove and extract the water. This step is crucial in order to prevent secondary water damage as well as the growth of mold and mildew.
- Drying and Dehumidification
In this stage of the water damage restoration process, we focus on removing the water that is more difficult to reach and was subsequently not able to be extracted in Step 3. We also take measurements of temperature and relative humidity in order to determine the number of dehumidifiers and air movers that will be necessary to remove this excess water and thoroughly dry your property.
- Cleaning and Sanitizing
Water damage can often leave items unsanitary, which is why Step 5 focuses on cleaning and sanitizing in addition to removing odors from your belongings that have been impacted by water damage. Various techniques are utilized to achieve these goals, including Dry Cleaning, Wet Cleaning, Spray and Wipe, Foam Cleaning, Abrasive Cleaning, and Immersion Cleaning.
Our final step is restoration, which is all about getting your property back to its preloss condition, making it “Like it never even happened.” Our team of professionals take care of everything from major repairs, such as rebuild and reconstruction services, to minor repairs, including the installation of new drywall or carpet replacement.
Here for You Throughout the Entire Process
Water damage emergencies resulting from storms in residential and commercial properties alike can be stressful and scary, which is why you need a team of water damage restoration specialists by your side. As soon as you call SERVPRO of Hunt Valley and Harford County at (410) 229-0012, our professionals will have your back throughout the entire restoration process until your property has been restored to its preloss condition. For more information about our Water Damage Restoration and Commercial Water Damage Restoration services, as well as additional Water Damage Tips, check out our website.