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What You Should Expect from a Water Restoration Company

Water damage can be dangerous to the structure of your home and to the occupants residing inside. Within 24 hours, water can begin causing irreparable damage to your home. Absorbent materials may need replacing and mold may grow inside the home, causing a health hazard to your family. For these reasons, it’s important to call professionals to restore your home whenever you suffer from water damage. Here are some things that you should expect from your water restoration company.

Arrival, Examination, and Estimate

The longer you wait to begin the restoration process, the worse the water damage gets. If you suffer from water damage in your home, you should immediately contact a restoration company and they should arrive shortly. Once there, the technicians should use a variety of equipment designed to help detect moisture, such as thermal cameras, and identify any problem areas.

With the necessary information in hand, the technician should be able to build a quote for the project. The company should provide you with a written estimate that is based on the costs of any necessary demolition, removal, and drying of damaged areas.

Removal and Drying

Depending on where the water damage has occurred and the severity of the damage, certain materials may need to be removed from the home. Some materials such as flooring, ceilings, drywall, and insulation may absorb the moisture, causing damage to the material and potentially providing a safe place for mold to grow. Removing these materials will help to ensure the structural stability of the home and the safety of the occupants. Once those materials have been removed, high-powered fans are brought in to start the drying process. Sometimes, dehumidifiers may also be used in order to draw out any lingering moisture in the air.

Testing the Home

Whenever there is water damage to a building, there is a chance that there is some sort of contaminant in the air. A primary role of a restoration company is to determine if any of those contaminants are dangerous. They do this by taking samples of the air from outside and inside the home. They will then compare the two to determine any similarities and differences between the samples. If any mold appears to be present in the building, samples will be sent to a lab for testing to determine whether or not they are harmful. The results from any certified lab will be returned with a certificate showing that the air quality tests were passed, proving that the air quality within the home is safe.

Reconstruction

When your home suffers from water damage, it may require reconstruction. With their expertise and experience, restoration companies will often explain what needs to be done and recommend a trusted contractor that can successfully complete any necessary repairs. This will provide assurance that the damaged parts of your home will be fully restored in a satisfactory way.

If water causes damage to your home, it’s important to have the building restored as soon as possible to avoid further problems. Knowing what to expect from a water restoration company in Marietta will provide assurance that you’ve hired the right company. For more information, call Integrity Restoration & Remodeling Contractors, LLC, today!

Integrity Restoration & Remodeling, LLC, Fire & Smoke & Water Clean Up, Acworth, GA