The Water Damage Restoration Process
If you experience flooding or water leaks in your home, then you need to call in the experts right away. At LaPointe Construction Board Up Service, we know how important it is to take care of water-related problems right away. Too much of a delay can lead to mildew and even mold.
The water damage restoration process is a little bit different for every event, but it does follow a predictable path. The details will vary because every situation is unique. However, the basic steps remain the same.
Securing the Property
One of the first things that we do when responding to your call is secure your property. We use tarps, plywood, boards, and other materials to cover up damaged and open areas, broken windows, and roof leaks. This serves several purposes:
Protects from Weather
Protect from Insects and Vermin
Keeps Out Neighbors and Vandals
Our experts will carefully inspect your property to determine the type and extent of damage. When you have water damage, it is vital to discover and stop the source of water. Restoration won’t do any good if water is still coming in to the affected area.
Large amounts of water are usually removed using vacuums and pumps. If there is less water, we often use dehumidifiers, fans, and air movers. Wet materials such as carpeting, textiles, and drywall are often hauled away during the drying process. This is a very important stage, and has to be done as soon as possible after discovering the water damage. Water that is left to sit can lead to more extensive and costly problems. One of the biggest problems that can result is mold. It can lead to serious health repercussions, especially for vulnerable people like the very young and those with asthma or allergies.
Items and materials that can’t be restored are removed for disposal. Most items affected by clean water are simply placed in the trash some materials, as well as things that come into contact with contaminated water, often have to be handled and disposed of carefully to meet public health standards.
Repair and Restoration
The repair and restoration phase of every project can vary greatly. Every restoration is different, depending on the damage, the materials, and other factors. We work with you and your insurance company to make sure that everyone is on the same page and you understand your coverage. While there is always the chance that the restoration plan can change at any time, we try to avoid surprises and keep you informed throughout the entire process.13
Hopefully, you will never have a serious leak or flooding in your home or business. If you do, however, you know that you can call on LaPointe Construction Board Up Service for help. Our highly trained team is on call 24 hours a day to help you out in any emergency. Call us at 978-447-5991 if you experience any type of water or fire damage, or if you discover mold in your home.