Water damage restoration is the process of cleaning up a water-damaged property. The most common cause of water damage is flooding but there are other causes too, including burst pipes and overflowing toilets.
Flooding can happen in any room of your home or business, at any time, without warning. If you have a flood emergency, it's important to act quickly! Time is critical when dealing with water damage because mold growth can begin within 24 hours after a flood event occurs.
Left unchecked with no mold remediation work done, it will spread rapidly throughout your building causing more extensive and costly repairs later on down the road. When faced with this situation you need an expert who knows how to handle all aspects of disaster damage restoration from start to finish whether its removing soggy drywall & insulation, carpet cleaning services, water damage ceiling restoration, drying out wet areas, or removing standing water etc.
Tulip Carpet Cleaning Fort Lauderdale can assign a project manager to walk you through the entire process of clean water damage restoration. This may include:
Water extraction using submersible pumps or truck-mounted equipment so that an area can safely be walked upon prior to restoration work beginning.
Starting the flood damage cleanup process by picking up or discarding damaged belongings and furnishings. Depending on the severity of the damage, some items may need to be quickly cleaned first before further water mitigation can take place.
Drying wet areas with air movers and dehumidifiers. Every wet inch must be dried out thoroughly until it is safe for building materials to re-dry at normal rates. Except in special cases, walls must also be dried from the inside, since moisture vapor passes through most common construction materials rather easily.
Inspection for hidden damage such as structural damage or mold as a result of water intrusion.
In order to make the structure functional again, some items will need to be removed so that there won't be secondary damage from mold In most cases this involves removing all affected drywall and insulation down to studs where rot has occurred. The contents of an entire house will need to be removed if floodwaters have leaked into walls, ceilings or floors that can't readily be accessed from outside the building. This may not be necessary in every case of storm and flood damage repair though depending on the extent of the damage after a flood event occurs.
Once the demolition and cleanup is completed, the property is ready for rebuild by a licensed contractor.
The next step for restoration after any water damage to home is to conduct a mold inspection from start to finish including air quality testing, moisture readings, temperature readings etc. At Tulip Carpet Cleaning Fort Lauderdale our mold inspection is the first step in creating your mold remediation plan. We do not skip any steps or cut any corners when it comes to our mold inspection & testing services.
Mold should be treated as soon as possible because allowing it to grow can cause serious health problems. High humidity levels combined with stagnant standing water are especially conducive to mold growth. Condensation on cool surfaces, such as exterior walls and windows where moisture has penetrated, also encourages fungal development.
Carpet cleaning services are another part of our restoration process because water damaged carpets carry both the threat of structural damage due to their weight and the danger of chemical exposure from soiled insulation materials within wall cavities. If you have water extracted, carpet cleaning will be necessary for it to dry properly. Our carpet cleaning services are included in all restoration packages for homes and businesses throughout the Fort Lauderdale, FL area.
Call Tulip Carpet Cleaning Fort Lauderdale for an estimate on your water damage restoration project. Take action today! Your home or business deserves professional attention by our team of specialists who can do emergency water damage restoration! Call us now at 305-349-3994.