Where I live, we have several months out of the year that are packed with devastating storms. These storms have been known to damage entire communities and leave many people's lives turned upside-down. During the days and weeks following these storms, we pull together as a community to help each other rebuild and repair the homes we live in. We have worked alongside some of the best damage contractors in the country. This blog contains a ton of information about the things that we have learned from those contractors during these devastating times each and every year through the worst possible storms.
Leaking pipes can interfere with the water pressure that plumbing fixtures have by making water barely come out of faucets. However, when leaking or damaged pipes get into worse shape, they can bust open and leave a large amount of water in a house. You can actually end up not being able to get all of the water out of your house in time before it begins to cause a lot of damage. For example, after the water has been inside your house for days, it creates a good environment for mold spores to form and spread all over the place. When there is a situation in which busted pipes have left a house full of water, it is important to act fast with help from professionals.
Using Commercial Pumps & Fans
Acting quickly to remove water is important and can be done via commercial equipment. Basically, the contractors from a restoration company will bring commercial pumps to your house to clear out the water. After the excess water has been pumped out, your house will still be damp inside. To get rid of the dampness, the contractors will use commercial-grade fans so they can move more air. The commercial fans will dry your house out soon enough for other aspects of the restoration process to get taken care of in a timely manner.
Dealing With Mold Growth
If you are acting soon enough to get the water out of your house, there might not be any mold growing yet. However, if there is any mold seen, it must be removed in a certain way because mold spores are able to drift around in the air and land in various areas of the house. Each room that the spores land in can end up with widespread mold. Professionals can prevent such a problem from occurring by ensuring that the room being treated is sealed off so spores can't drift into other areas.
Replacement of Damaged Materials
When there is substantial water damage in a house, it often means that there are materials that are damaged. For example, water can cause floor materials to lose form, drywall to get soggy, and wooden shelves to get destroyed. You can be sure that such materials are repaired or completed replaced by a water damage restoration company. Window treatments can also be cleaned, sanitized, or replaced as well if it is necessary to do so.