Water is one of the most powerful forces on the planet, but it doesn’t require a tsunami to cause serious damage. Far too many people have experienced for themselves the damage caused by rising rivers and flooded streets. Even more people have coped with the serious, but lesser, destruction caused by leaking water heaters, broken pipes or sump pump failure.
The most important fact about repairing structures compromised by water is time: the sooner the damage can be repaired, the better. While the rush of water into the structure may be sudden, the structure continues to sustain damage even after the water is gone. Wood rots, steel rusts, plywood and other materials swell and delaminate. Mold begins to grow in as little as 48 hours and is especially dangerous to anyone with allergies. Both air drying and dehumidification are usually employed to dry the building and inhibit the growth of mold.
Each situation presents unique challenges, but as much water must be extracted as can be done. It is particularly important that the sub-flooring be dried as much as possible. Wet carpet padding will need to be disposed of, but it may be possible to save the carpet if it is removed and dried professionally. If not done correctly, the carpet will rip and be ruined. Professional equipment and techniques will give the best possible results, especially if instituted quickly. Homeowner’s insurance will often cover much or all of the cost. Restoration companies deal with insurance companies on a daily basis and will normally assist the homeowner with the claim.
Professional Fire Restoration Services are the people to call when some serious, professional duty cleaning is needed. When disaster strikes, their specialty is repairing and restoring the damage. Whether the damage was caused by a fire, a tremendous storm or broken pipes, they have the knowledge and equipment to get the job done. They also provide reliable janitorial services for a broad range of commercial customers. Anyone needing water damage restoration in Albany, they will be there in four hours or less and are available 24/7.