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6 Steps to Repair and Restore Water Damage

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

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As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto has advanced training, expertise, and a vast amount of hands-on experience to handle your water damage concerns. We specialize in drying your home and restore it to pre-water damage conditions quickly. 

6 Steps of the Water Damage Repair and Restoration Process

1 - 24-Hour Emergency Contact

As soon as you call SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto, the restoration process begins. We are open 24 hours a day for any water emergency that comes your way. With water damage, an immediate response is needed. The longer the delay, the more severe the damage, even hours can be a major problem. 

2 - Inspection and Damage Assessment

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto team will identify and stop the water source. Once the source is contained, our team can then check the water for any contamination. Once the water is checked for contamination, we can begin the restoration process using the proper guidelines and equipment for the category type. 

3 - Water Removal/Water Extraction

Water extraction can begin once inspection and damage assessment is complete. Water will be removed from the premises at this step of the mitigation process. Using powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units allows for the removal of thousands of gallons of water from your property if needed.

Fun Fact: A ½ inch broken pipe will expel at 7 gallons per minute. Do the math… If left unchecked in one week’s time, 70,560 gallons of water could easily flood your home or business.  

Removing most of the water right away is necessary, as this helps reduce drying time. The quicker the drying process takes, the less the likelihood of permanent water damage and mold and bacterial growth. 

In this stage, belongings will be packed and moved if needed. Carpet and padding are inspected to determine if it needs removal. 

4 - Drying and Dehumidification

There is a science to the drying and the dehumidification process, proper training, and experience is required. Our team uses room measurements, temperature, and humidity levels to dictate the equipment to use and how the equipment will be used for the task at hand.  We monitor the drying process using moisture meters and dehumidifiers to ensure the area is dry enough before proceeding to the next step. 

5 - Cleaning and Repair

Professional cleaning is most likely needed at this point. Walls, flooring, ceiling, furniture, upholstery, clothing, and even other belongings may need attention in the cleaning or repair process. When there is flooding, and water damage odor removal and deodorization are needed too.

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto has advanced training, expertise, and a vast amount of hands-on experience to handle your water damage concerns. We will dry your home and restore it to pre-water damage conditions. We will ensure to document the drying process and validate to your insurance company that the work is complete.

 6 - Restoration

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto’s goal is to have your home or business in the same shape, or better, it was before. 

Emergency Building Services

With water damage, immediate concerns are taken care of first. Emergency building services are often needed to temporarily to protect the area and to stop more damage from happening. Protecting the area can be as simple as placing a roof tarp, board-up, temporary fencing, move-out / pack-out, temporary warehouse space, repairs, and minor building services. The goal is to protect and preserve what we can. 

Repairs and Minor Building Services

Repairs may be needed, depending on the damage caused. To get your home or building back to pre-water damage condition drywall removal and installation, hardwood floor repair, tile floor repair, painting, carpet repair and installation, building services and reconstruction may be needed. 

Building Services and Reconstruction

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto simplifies the restoration process. We offer mitigation and rebuilding services. Being qualified and experienced in the entire process can save time and keep costs low for you. 

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