There are many forms of water damage that can affect the home, including burst pipes, flooding or storm damage. The resulting damage can be catastrophic and distressing to handle. Water damage can present many other unforeseen challenges such as dealing with mold and mildew and electrical hazards. Therefore, it is best to begin your residential water restoration as quickly as possible, typically within the first 24-48 hours. Since water damage can be all encompassing, it is highly suggested to uses professionals to handle the restoration. Some precautions you can assist with while waiting for the Kill Mold team to arrive are:
-Turn off the water if possible or applicable
-Remove furniture and easily transported items
-Document damage and loss
Though each situation is different, there will typically be a water mitigation and a water restoration procedure. Though both can be serviced separately, they are most often used together for a comprehensive restoration.
Water mitigation is the process of preventing further damage to your commercial facility and its contents in an effort to minimize loss. The structure will first be secured structurally and internally to prevent physical harm or theft. Excess water will be extracted and the home will be completely ventilated to encourage complete drying. Specialized equipment will also be used to assist with drying and dehumidification. All contents will be examined for salvageable retainment. Contaminated furniture and materials, like drywall and flooring, may need to be removed and salvageable items will be cleaned and sanitized for use again.
Water restoration is more extensive in nature. The focus is on reconstructing and rebuilding the building. In this process, structural elements will be rebuilt, including the replacement of walls and flooring and repairing any roof damage. One of the most important parts of water restoration is mold remediation. Mold and mildew thrive in wet, humid environments and can develop within hours. Mold presents health risks and if left unaddressed, can deteriorate structural material as well. Air quality testing is another incredibly important component in the process and will confirm the environment is safe to return to. Our experts are familiar with the many facets of water damage and all of the challenges they can present. If water damage occurs to your commercial building, the highly trained professionals at Kill Mold will be there for you to minimize your operations’ downtime and get things back to normal. Our highly trained professionals will strategize an actionable plan and guide you through the water damage restoration process so that you can get back to what’s important.
Porous materials like marble and stone can be easily penetrated by soot and mildew and soft upholstery like carpet must be sanitized after being cleaned to remove stains and odors. In this final restorative step, structures will be rebuilt and equipment will be reinstalled for use again. Walls, ceilings and flooring may need to be repaired or installed. Air quality will also be examined to ensure the health of your commercial business’ employees are not compromised upon return.