Water damage restoration is an art and science in the field of water damage restoration that involves a lot of planning, know-how and specialized skills. This art and science have been around for centuries. The advent of new technologies and the ever-changing climate and weather patterns cause natural disasters that result in huge water flows, flooding of land and other related disasters. With this in mind, the need for water damage restoration also arises.learn more
Water damage restoration includes every step of the process from beginning to end, which involves prepping the area, drying it, removing the polluted debris, drying it, restoring the area and taking care of the damages or other repercussions that may appear afterward. Water damage restoration refers to different possible losses brought about by water penetrating where it is allowed entry by destructive processes like rotting of wooden material, mold proliferation, bacteria proliferation, rusting of metals, shrinking of composite materials like plywood, de-lamination of substances like polyvinyl chloride (PVC), etc. Water damage restoration also takes into account the different reactions that may occur due to the presence of humidity. Moisture causes chemical reactions in which certain parts become more likely to swell while other parts are more likely to contract, spreading the damage further. This process is known as sieving and it is one of the main steps of water damage restoration. In this process, the area is prepped by removing all materials that may contain moisture and then sifting through the debris, dry it thoroughly and removing minute quantities of water.
After this process, the area is treated using dehumidifiers and fans to reduce the relative humidity level inside the structure to normal levels, allowing the water to be driven away. Once the sifted area is ready, the next step in water damage restoration involves drying it off so that the surrounding is left clean and dry. This can be done by removing the insulation from walls, floors, ceilings, doors and windows. The carpets are also dried by taking them outside on a flat surface that is not sheltered from the sun. Finally, all damp carpets are removed and put in covered storage for later recovery.