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Understanding The Water Damage Restoration Process

water damage san bernardinoWhen a person has experienced water damage to their property, it can be overwhelming at the very least to know how to navigate what steps need should be taken next. It can be difficult and emotionally draining to have to navigate and moreover- even more costly to repair. Having the knowledge and resources to take the steps necessary to restore and clean up the property will help guide you through the entire water damage restoration process.

Water Damage Cleanup In San Bernardino

Whenever a property owner experiences water damage to their property, whether it be from a natural disaster or a water leak somewhere in the pipes, our team of experts at PRC knows how overwhelming and emotionally taxing it can be! Here are some beneficial tips to water damage cleanup if you’re finding yourself in the process of having to suddenly restore your property after experiencing water damage.

The first step in the water damage restoration process is to assess the property damage. This would require a water damage inspection. It identifies and assesses where the water damage is originating from, the water contamination category, and the water damage class. When you properly evaluate and identify the damage with the extent, it will provide feedback to help determine how much damage has actually been incurred. It will also inform you of what needs to be done to restore the property back to its original pre-water-damaged state. 

Once the evaluation has been conducted, any and all standing water should be removed. Standing water will often also be known as stagnant water. Removing this stagnant water can be done through a process called extraction which is vital to maintaining your health and the integrity of the structure. Extractors should include industrial vacuums and submersible pumps. After all standing water has been removed, the surface water should then be removed through portable wet/dry vacuums to ensure that no harmful bacteria or pathogens can grow. Harmful bacteria like mold can run rampant after water damage. Once these measures have been taken, any water and residue left over should be removed and any water-damaged areas should be taken care of by dehumidifiers. From there, a thorough disinfecting is highly recommended as well. Once you have conducted cleanup and restoration services you can be confident that your property, whether home or business, will be back to its pre-water damage condition.

While we know it can be tempting to do all of this yourself, we have found the process involved is emotionally overwhelming when going through your things and trying to salvage whatever you can. Having a trusted team come to your property and take care of this arduous process can leave you with a different overall feel and outcome. We pride ourselves in our experienced team of experts at PRC due to their efficient and effective work. If you or someone you know are in San Bernardino or the surrounding areas in need of fire restoration services, give us a call today!