• What Does the Water Damage Restoration Process Look Like and How Long Will It Take?

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    Learn what to expect from the water damage cleanup process.

    No one wants to deal with water damage, especially in the home. The cleanup can be a nightmare if you try to tackle it yourself, which is why you should always hire a professional to ensure it's done right. Here's what you can expect from the process.

    The Steps in the Water Removal Process

    When you have water damage, there are specific steps technicians must take to make sure the cleanup is successful without residual effects. Water can cause extensive damage, not just to your home and belongings, but by creating a perfect environment for mold. That's why it is so important to handle water removal through professional means. Here are some of the steps the pros will take:

    • Water extraction: Using state-of-the-art equipment and the right training and experience, restoration professionals will extract as much of the water as possible from the spaces you can see, as well as the spaces you can't, including under flooring, behind walls and under cabinets.
    • Drying: This step is crucial to make sure mold doesn’t take over. Using industrial fans and drying equipment, including dehumidifiers, the area in and around the water damage is dried completely.
    • Cleaning: Once the water is gone and the area is thoroughly dry, it's time to clean the flooring, furniture and space where the damage occurred.

    How Long Will It All Take?

    The time it takes to restore water damaged areas depends on the amount of water and the amount of damage. It also depends on how long the area sat untreated before the cleanup began. Given these factors, cleanup can range anywhere from a day or two to several weeks.

    Don’t play a guessing game when it comes to cleaning up after a flood or leak in your home. Trust the professionals to get the job done right the first time. If you have water damage in your home, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners as soon as possible.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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