Four Things You Want To Know About Repair And Restoration Of Water Damage In Your Home

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When you think about water damage, you may think about flooding and natural disasters. Other things like faulty foundation waterproofing and plumbing leaks cause most water damage. If you have had a problem with plumbing recently, there may even be hidden damage in the walls of your home. The basement is an area that is prone to these types of problems, and you may want to change some things when you have water damage restoration done. Here are four things that you will want to know about repairs and restoration of water damage:

1. Getting The Bulk Of Water Out Of Your Home

The standing water in your home will need to be pumped out before any repairs can be done. If there is a lot of water, you can use a submersible pump and hose to get the water out. For carpeted areas and places that are hard to get to, a shop vacuum will be a handy tool. You can use a small one, or you may try to see if your local tool rental service has larger ones that they will rent. This is something you can do before you contact the restoration contractors to get a head start on cleaning the mess up.

2. Removing Damaged Materials And Drying Out

Many of the materials that have had standing water will have to be removed. Things like carpet, drywall and wood will have to be removed before the real restoration can begin. Once all the materials are removed, large fans can be used to dry the affected area. This is something that can be done by the water damage restoration service, which should have large industrial fans that are designed specifically for water damage repairs.

3. Mold Remediation And Prevention Of Mold And Mildew Problems

One of the major concerns with water damage is mold. If there has been a water problem in your home, you will need to have mold remediation done. This is a service of removal and prevention. Even if there are no obvious signs of mold, you may want to have your home treated with a fungicide to prevent any mold from growing where there is moisture. This will help to prevent any future problems with mold.

4. Using Water-Resistant Finishing Materials To Avoid Future Problems

If you have removed many materials such as drywall and carpet, you may want to consider replacing them with water resistant materials such as vinyl, tile flooring and composite trim materials. This is something that is a good idea in areas like basements, which tend to have problems with moisture and humidity. It will also help to reduce the stagnant water smell that basements and lower areas of homes often have.

These are some of the things that you will want to know about the repairs and restoration of water damage in your home. For more information, contact Disaster Specialist or a similar company.

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