How is water damage removed?
When the emergency is over, the fire is out, the broken pipe has been repaired, there is that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you survey the damage. Carpets are soaking wet, water has stained the drapes and furniture, there are puddles of water everywhere, and water is dripping from the ceiling. “How am I ever going to get this cleaned up?” Call SERVPRO, the company that cleans up water damage in Pismo Beach and the Central Coast.
Using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, SERVPRO technicians can remove water damage from your home or business from the first step of removing standing water all the way through to drying and disinfecting everything.
The basic steps to removing water damage include the activities in the following list. Many of the activities actually take place at the same time so that the building and contents dry out as soon as possible.
- Removing water and moisture
- Removing and restoring water soaked items
- Inspecting the building for water damage and mold
- Final drying out
Removing water and moisture
The SERVPRO Pismo Beach water damage technicians use industrial quality dehumidifiers, extractors, fans and pumps to remove moisture from the air, standing water, and help dry carpets, floors, walls and any other structural component that is wet.
Dehumidifiers and fans are important for drying the air and preventing additional moisture being absorbed back in to the structure. As water evaporates, it adds moisture to the air and that moisture can be reabsorbed by already wet walls and floors. Not creating an air flow and dehumidified the air can just create a vicious cycle of dampness that prolongs the recovery.
Removing and restoring water soaked items
Furnishings, appliances, rugs, carpets, drapery, even clothing and linens are inspected to determine the extend of damage. Items that can be dried, washed or cleaned are sent to the appropriate professionals to clean them.
Electrical appliances that have been exposed to water are inspected and repaired by electrical and appliance specialists.
Depending on the extent of damage, carpets and padding may need to be removed so the floor and adjoining walls can be dried. If the water damage is severe, new carpet might be needed. Homeowners insurance probably covers that replacement SERVPRO works directly with your insurance company.
Inspecting for water damage and mold
The entire structure is inspected for water damage and mold so repairs and mold remediation can start as soon as possible.
Final drying out
The dehumidifiers, fans and other water removing equipment has been running all during these processes. Once personal items have been secured, the building may be left open so that circulating air can help dry things out. As soon as all of the water and moisture have been removed and everything is dry, the work of putting your home back together again begins.
Even though these jobs might involved carpenters, electricians and painters. SERVPRO can be with you every step of the way to make sure everything is completed to your satisfaction and so your family can get back home as quickly as possible.
Be easy with yourself
The first impulse is to start picking through the damage to see what you can save. If it is safe, remove valuables and important papers as soon as possible, but leave the clean up and restoration work to the experts. Call SERVPRO of Pismo Beach as soon as possible. The company is available 24-hours and will help you get everything taken care of, helping restore peace of mind to your family.