1. Additional Water Extraction
If necessary, the process may consist of using portable extractors to remove any excess water that’s soaking the carpet, should the carpet be deemed salvageable. In other cases, the carpet may need to be removed and discarded.
2. Demolition & Debris Removal
In many cases of water damage, certain building materials (i.e., drywall down to the studs, carpeting, carpet padding, etc.) may need to be removed if it cannot be salvaged. This process normally occurs before drying out of the property takes place, as removing drywall to expose wall cavities and carpeting to expose subflooring can result in a more efficient overall drying process. If it’s determined that no structural damage occurred, then restoration companies can typically skip this step and move on to drying out the property.
3. Final Dry Out
Next, your contractor will strategically arrange air movers to help dry out the property and position dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. With the right drying plan, it’s not uncommon for the property to dry out in a matter of just a few days.
4. Antimicrobial Application
In some water damage situations, fungal and mold growth may be a concern. Under the right circumstances, it can take as little as 24 hours for mold to begin growing, so whether it’s out of caution or out of necessity, a restoration company may deem it necessary to apply antimicrobials to prevent mold growth or destroy existing mold spores.
5. Contents Restoration
Though any type of property damage has the potential to ruin certain belongings, content restoration technologies have advanced to a point today where many items are also salvageable. Usually, near the beginning of the restoration process, contents pack out will occur. We start by removing salvageable contents such as textiles, clothes, hard goods, photos, electronics, and more, and taking them off-site to restore. Not every item can be saved, but many can.
6. Reconstruction & Build Back
The final step of the restoration process involves moisture testing to verify dryness, and then our construction services will build back the building structure that was removed. This could include electrical, plumbing, drywall, finish materials, etc. Stracoa is a full-service restoration company that will help you through the entire process.
Advantages of hiring a Full Service Water Restoration Service vs. a company that only handles the water extraction and dry out.
You will only make one phone call to us and we handle the rest. Not only do we follow the full water restoration process, but we also, manage your claim while dealing with your insurance company and your adjuster, which can be very stressful. We have 20 + years of experience in working with insurance companies. We make sure that you are getting everything you are eligible for. During our extensive and thorough inspection of the damages, we document everything with photos for proof of damage. Our claims team works continuously with you and your adjuster for a smooth process to get you back just the way you were before the damage.