Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane-like storm and water flowing into your home or dealing with the after-effects of a leaking plumbing fixture, it’s all water damage in Rancho Bernardo. Obviously, you want your home restored to its original condition quickly, but certain steps must be followed before you contact restoration specialists.
First, you’ll need to ensure that all surfaces are dry and all excess water has been removed. You can do this by utilizing fans, renting sump pumps and mopping up the excess water with towels and any other absorbent material. A word of caution: be sure to plug any equipment into electrical sockets that are away from any standing water. If weather permits, open all windows to allow moisture to escape, thus preventing the growth of mold.
When the experts arrive, after inspecting the affected structure, they will bring with them all the equipment necessary to restore your home after water damage in Rancho Bernardo. This equipment can include water sensing equipment such as probes and other infrared tools in order to locate the source of the damage, as well as the extent of it. This equipment will be used to dry materials within the affected structure, sanitize any affected or cross-contaminated areas, and deodorize all other affected areas and materials. This equipment may include air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, wood floor drying systems, and sub floor drying equipment. Some of this equipment will be left in the home to do their respective jobs.
If you’ve left items in the affected areas and have not moved them, restoration specialists obviously must work around these items, or “contents.” This is known as “contents manipulation” and usually involves the moving around of items such as furniture, electronics, books, and various other materials that have been affected by water damage and have remained in the affected area. Restoration specialists will need to move these items around as they are affecting repairs. So if you see “contents manipulation” on your invoice, this is what it is referring to. These left-behind items may also require treatment if they have sustained water damage: sanitization, deodorization, drying, and storing of those contents are just a few of the tasks. If the damage exceeds the value of the items, it is recommended that those items be discarded.
If you are experiencing water damage in Rancho Bernardo do not hesitate to call Orange Restoration! We are open for emergency water damage services 24/7. Our highly experienced team is able to handle any size job and we will get you back in your home or business in no time!