Disaster recovery entails repairs and cleaning for water, fire, or storm damage and mold remediation. Experts provide both commercial and residential services. Specialists have the equipment, training, and experience to do the work properly.
Water Damage Restoration
It is important to address water damage as quickly as possible. Professionals use advanced techniques and equipment to remove water fast. The equipment detects hidden moisture, extracts standing water, and aids in cleaning and drying the home, business, and belongings. Professionals finish the job with sanitizing and deodorizing agents for safety and comfort. Each situation is unique and requires a slightly different solution.
The basics include
•Contacting emergency personnel
•Inspecting and assessing damage
•Removing and extracting water
•Drying and Dehumidifying
•Cleaning and sanitizing
Typical water damage causes are leaks from plumbing, water heaters, appliances, and so on; overflowing sinks, bathtubs, and toilets; sewage backups, and flooded basements. Other disasters caused by floods, storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and firefighting leave behind water damage.
Fire Damage Restoration
Along with water damage caused by firefighting, victims contend with smoke and fire damage. Experts restore homes and business to their pre-fire condition. When developing a plan, professionals inspect and test adjoining rooms of the property to determine soot and smoke damage and the extent of the fire.
The technicians maintain security and protect against more damage by boarding up missing walls and windows, and placing tarps on damaged roofs. Removing the major portion of water begins immediately. Air movers and dehumidifiers remove the remaining water and complete the process of drying.
Professionals use specialized techniques and equipment to remove soot and smoke from walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. They use a variety of techniques methods to clean all restorable structures and items that fire damaged. The trained specialists use fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers to remove odors.
Storm damage occurs because of flooding due to heavy rain, tidal surges, tornadoes, wind damage, ice, snowstorms, and wildfires. Storms happen with little warning. The devastation that sometimes results requires the restoration services of professionals. They respond quickly with resources to deal with major events and catastrophic storms.
Storm damage restoration includes many of the same steps used for fire and water damage. Professionals will
•Board up walls and windows
•Provide pack and storage services
•Dry and dehumidify flooded areas
•Dry documents and books
•Take steps to control odor
•Clean and deodorize belongings
•Evaluate and test damage to the structure and its contents
•Expedite drying with blowers
•Clean air and remove odor with air scrubbers.
Mold remediation is a process that kills mold and removes dead mold spores to prevent cross-contamination of areas outside the restoration site. To be successful, quarantine from the rest of the building or home is necessary. No travel from the contaminated to a non-contaminated area occurs. Workers wear protective clothing that is disposable. They carefully remove and properly discard it when the mold remediation process is complete.
Technicians close drains and turn off air-condition and heating systems when doing mold remediation. Duct taped or otherwise fastened thick plastic sheeting acts as a partition and seals off the area. Specialists also dispose of the sheeting upon completion. Mold remediation is challenging and frustrating. Allowing professionals to handle the problem is worth the expense.