When you have suffered a broken pipe or flooded basement, you just panic! It’s so overwhelming– where should you start? Professional water damage experts recommend working quickly and logically to lessen the damage, protect the health and get back normal.
When you call a trustworthy water damage clean-up team, they will manage the crisis within two hours. Years of experience have allowed Mammoth Restoration and Cleaning to develop a step by step plan to solve your problem quickly and professionally.
Stop The Water
First things first! Identify and close off the source of excess water. While an overflowing bathtub is an obvious source, leaky pipes may not be. Expert plumbers and water remediators have tons of practice finding leaks, clogs and broken pipes.
If water has come in from a storm-damaged roof, a professional team can get up on the structure and provide a temporary seal from the additional bad weather. Tarps can be secured until the roof can be repaired.
Sterilize Any Contamination
Sewage water can contain microbes, viruses, and harmful bacteria. Trapped moisture within a wall cavity can lead to mold, mildew, bacteria, and it can even compromise structural integrity. Containing and elimination any dangerous waste is the first priority of a clean-up,
Dry The structure
Instead of opening a window, turning on a fan and simply waiting, today’s professionals take control of the drying process. Structural drying removes excess moisture from all wet materials that make up the structure. By managing a) the temperature of any wet materials, b) humidity levels and c) air flow, restoration teams can dry the unseen areas that could lead to future damage. A complete drying plan ensures that not just the air, but all the affected building materials are addressed.
Save Hardwood Floors
One of the biggest investments in your home are your floors; they can last a lifetime with proper care. Although beautiful and durable, hardwood planks can really suffer from too much water. Using thermal imaging technology, moisture readers, and professional-grade drying equipment, water remediators can often salvage floors and prevent secondary damage, protecting your health and your property’s structural integrity.
Water soaked documents and books could be spread out on a table to dry. However, this technique isn’t practical within the 24-48 hour time frame; you may require professional restoration.
If your precious furniture and belongings need to be packed and stored, some restoration companies can take care of the hard work for you. The personal items are placed in a dehumidification chamber to return them to a safe, dry state and move them back in when your home is ready.
Coordinate With Insurance
You have paid thousands of dollars in insurance premiums over the years to protect your home. Now choose to work with a trusted team that understands the ins and outs of the insurance process. Confirm the process of photo documentation and detailed notes to coordinate with your provider; follow all advice to simplify the claim process.
When it comes to property damage restoration and cleaning, you need a team that understands what you’re going through. Mammoth brings a unique combination of the first-hand experience (they’ve been through this a hundred of times) and a “service heart” to help you in this stressful time.