Elements of Water Damage Restoration in White Plains
The Three Primary Phases of Water Damage Recovery
Knowing what to expect with damages from water disasters is important to keep customers calm and informed through the restoration process. While an oversimplification, water restoration services can be broken down into three primary phases:
- Emergency Services
- The Drying Process
- Final Cleaning
White Plains water damage can be challenging to overcome through these restoration stages, but our SERVPRO team can help. We have experienced professionals capable of responding fast to emergencies and an educated roster licensed and certified to offer comprehensive restoration and recovery solutions.
Emergency Services and Mitigation
To mitigate when water damage is involved, remove the pressing concerns that threaten the structure and its contents. In most situations, properties face several approaches to eliminating direct problems. From water pooling on exposed surfaces to managing the location and condition of personal belongings and contents, there is more to mitigation and emergency services than homeowners might think. Our fast response allows us to get these early actions underway, with objectives like:
- Extraction - Water removal services are often the first action taken by SERVPRO professionals reaching damaged residences. We must eliminate pooling to protect exposed building materials like carpeting, plank flooring, and drywall.
- Managing Damaged Contents - Personal belongings and loose contents throughout the structure must be identified and cataloged for inspection. When these items are at risk for harm from migrating water, they can be moved to a safer area of the house or transported to our SERVPRO facility for intricate cleaning.
- Cataloging Damage - The inspection and evaluation process involves an experienced staff member walking through the property and noting damage encountered. The information collected here creates a detailed estimation and restoration plan.
- Removing Ruined Materials - Controlled demolition also plays an essential part in pre-restoration emergency services. Sagging materials overwhelmed by moisture and water must be cut out and removed. Similarly, SERVPRO can also discard any overexposed building materials like carpeting.
- Emergency Repairs Necessary - Because many water emergencies homeowners face can happen from broken fixtures, and portions of the plumbing, our general contractor's license can help by allowing us to complete needed repairs before the bulk of restoration gets underway.
Starting the Necessary Drying Process
Drying your home or business after water damage means overcoming moisture in several scenarios. One drying approach is not universal for structures, meaning SERVPRO professionals must diversify measures to ensure the expected moisture range is met. Some types of expected damage include:
- Wet Surfaces – When homeowners think of needed drying practices, damp surfaces and building materials come to mind. Air movers can help with the evaporation of this outermost moisture.
- Trapped Water – Water can become absorbed into materials like wood plank flooring, requiring specialty tools to resolve like drying mats.
- Humidity – Increasing the room's humidity requires suitable equipment to collect and manage this growing moisture concern. Dehumidifiers can trap moisture and prevent relative humidity from reaching its maximum.
Thoroughly Cleaning After Drying Materials
Cleaning up after water damage exposure can be an essential part of restoring the former appearance of your home after a disaster. Often elements like carpeted floors can become soiled or discolored, requiring focused cleaning efforts after drying with bonnet tools or hot water extraction equipment from our inventory.
Disasters like these are not fully resolved without needed repairs and reconstruction completed. We have a general contractor license to save customers time and money on vetting and selecting a subcontractor.
White Plains water damage can impact your property in many ways, but SERVPRO of White Plains and New Rochelle can help. We have experienced professionals ready 24/7 to mitigate damage and protect your property from preventable harm. "Like it never even happened." Call now at (914) 684-1560.