When water damage occurs, it does not just affect the structure of your home. It can also affect furniture and personal belongings. In terms of water damage restoration, it’s important to consider what will happen with your belongings throughout the process.
Every company is different, but here is a general idea of what you might be able to expect.
Dry Things Out
One of the first steps will be to get things dried out. This is beneficial because once things are dry, it is much easier to inspect and determine what may need to be replaced and what can be restored. Drying out refers to things like flooring and structures, as well as to your belongings.
As the water removal and drying process happens, you can start checking out the damages. Inspect things in the affected spaces and determine what can be cleaned up or restored.
Keep or Toss
When you start inspecting items, you will find that some things cannot be repaired and will need to be replaced. Document these items, take pictures, and go ahead and toss them out. It will do no good to hang on to items that are beyond help. However, some items can potentially be cleaned up, repaired, and restored. Document these items and work with your company to see if they will pack out and help restore the items. Some companies offer this service.
Things that can be repaired should be packed away to do so. The things that can’t should be thrown out.
Items That are Fine
Of course, you might also have items that are completely fine and have no signs of damage. They might need some cleaning, or they may have been unaffected by your water emergency. These items will simply need to be moved out of the way for the restoration process.
Your entire home does not always have to be disrupted. The restoration can be contained to the area or areas that were affected by the water damage. Most companies will help to move these items out of the way and return them to their proper places when restoration is complete.
Water Damage Restoration Commences
Once you sort out the items and figure out what needs to happen, your water damage restoration company can get to work. The restoration process will involve inspecting the area, removing damaged items, and restoring or replacing as needed. It can take some time to complete the process, depending on the extent of the damage.
Keep in mind that you don’t want to put off the restoration and cleanup processes. The longer things are left untreated, the more likely you are to face mold damage, which can cause more extensive work to be required.
When you find yourself in need of water damage restoration, give us a call at Redeeming Restoration. Our teams are available 24/7 to help with your water damage restoration needs. We will help you through the entire process to get your home back to its pre-loss condition.