Hurricane season has hit hard this year and has affected many people’s homes with water damage but you don’t have to live in an area prone to hurricanes to experience water damage in your home. Other than natural disasters and other weather-related water issues, water damage can occur when there are issues with the plumbing system, pipes that leak or burst, water buildup in crawl spaces, attics and basements, appliances that malfunction and issues with the HVAC system. Water damage happens when excess water starts to pool in areas where it’s not supposed to. If you know what the possible causes of water damage are then you can be proactive to make sure it doesn’t happen. It will also help you see a problem earlier and take care of it before it gets worse because the faster you take care of the water, the less damage there will be.
Water Mitigation & Damage Restoration Process
Water Damage Inspection – An inspection is done to evaluate the damage. Tools will be used to measure the amount of moisture in the home and depending on the results, you may or may not need drying equipment.
Preventing Further Damage from Flood – The longer water is allowed to sit the more damage can occur. If drying equipment is needed, dehumidifiers will be used to fight mold growth. The length of time the dehumidifiers will be used will depend on the source of the leak and how long the water has been present.
Get Rid of Standing Water – This is the most important step and is easier than you think it might be. All the standing water will be sucked up with heavy-duty shop vacs. The amount of time this step takes will depend on what is being dried, the size of the area being cleaned and the amount of water.
Structural Drying – After all the standing water has been removed, the drying process will start. Air movers will be used to calculate the air through the room(s) affected. Carpets might be lifted, mats may be used on hardwood floors to draw water out of them and baseboards may be removed to drill holes into the walls to make sure the home is dried effectively.
Containment After Water Damage – This step happens along with the drying process where wetter areas of the home are taped off to concentrate the heat to those areas. This will efficiently dry the home as quickly as possible.
Water Restoration Monitoring – As the home is being dried, the process will be monitored. Intake and outtake temperatures will be monitored on the dehumidifiers(s) to make sure that wet air isn’t being put back into the room(s). Air movers will be moved to areas that need more time to dry.
Water Damage Repairs – When your home has returned to it’s normal state, all the equipment will be removed and the water damage cleanup is finished. You can have repairs done to any areas of the home that were not able to be fully dried.
Water Damage Restoration in Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
You will need water damage restoration specialists to repair water damage and restore your home if it has been flooded with water. Doing so will ensure that your home will be restored effectively and be a safe place to live. Each situation is different and the work needed will depend on a variety of factors. While none of us can prevent natural disasters, Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing can help minimize the risks of plumbing and HVAC leaks. Contact the professionals at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to schedule an appointment today!