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Water Damage Restoration Process

1/20/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage is a common problem for homeowners. It not only causes significant structural damage to your home, but also leads to odors and mold growth if left untreated. Fortunately, it's possible to mitigate the worst effects of water damage by calling the professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Houston, who will take care of the water damage restoration. This post will outline each step in this process so that you can better understand what SERVPRO does in the event of flooding or other water-related problems on your property.

Water damage is a common problem for homeowners.

Water damage can be caused by many things, such as burst pipes, flooding, natural disasters and more. Water damage can cause serious damage to your home and it’s important to fix water damaged issues before they become worse. When you first notice a problem, call us at SERVPRO of Downtown Houston and we will arrive as soon as possible and begin remediation.

The water damage restoration process

When you’re dealing with water damage, it’s important to understand that there is a variety of different ways that water can cause damage to your home or business. Water damage can happen from a burst pipe, flooding, or even a natural disaster such as a hurricane.

In addition to knowing the cause of your water damage, it is also important for you to know how long you have been dealing with this problem. If it has been less than 48 hours since the initial event occurred (such as an overflowing toilet or broken pipe), then there is still hope for your belongings. However if it has been more than 48 hours since the initial event happened and your personal belongings are damaged, SERVPRO of Downtown Houston can work to restore personal items. Even fragile family heirlooms like documents and photos can often be restored after water damage.

Inspection, Assessment and Documentation

Once SERVPRO of Downtown Houston arrives at the scene of the water damage, it's time to get down to business. The first thing we'll do is start an inspection. This will involve assessing the damage and documenting what we see, and of course keeping you updated on the situation.

If there is any standing water, we will begin extracting it, drying out your home or business, and begin restoration work immediately.

Drying and dehumidification

Drying and dehumidification are crucial steps in the water damage restoration process.

Drying is the most important step in any water damage restoration process, as it prevents mold growth and other serious hazards. To dry a wet area quickly, we use powerful dehumidifiers that extract excess moisture from your home’s air and prevent mold growth by lowering humidity levels to 40% or below.

Repairing structural damage

After conducting a thorough inspection and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the space, SERVPRO of Downtown Houston will repair any structural damage. This can include fixing leaks in pipes, doors and windows, walls or ceilings. Repairing these types of problems prior to starting any other cleaning process is essential because they can contribute to further damage if not fixed correctly. Additionally, repairing the structure before starting any mold remediation will ensure that the work is done correctly from the very beginning - this way you won't have to deal with any problems later on down the line!

Finishing repairs

Now that your home has been cleaned and dried, it's time to start finishing repairs. In cases of severe damage, we will even work to rebuild damaged parts of your home and get them back to normal again as soon as possible

We will ensure the job is done right and in a timely manner, for a reasonable price. At SERVPRO of Downtown Houston we have a reputation for professionalism and speed, so you can trust us to get your home back in order.

Water damage is a serious threat to your home and belongings. It's important that you act quickly to mitigate the damage. When you are faced with water damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Houston and we will get your home back in working condition in no time!

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