7 FAQs about Water Damage Restoration Services
In the aftermath of a disaster, it often gets difficult for multifamily property owners to restore their damaged buildings. Recovering from the damage may prove to be an uphill task, considering the challenges involved, which include cleaning up the debris and determining the severity of the damages. If property owners procrastinate procuring disaster restoration services, the residues that remain after a disaster can cause further damages. In this post, we have compiled a list of seven frequently asked questions about water damage restoration.
1. How long does it take for the property to dry completely?
Drying time may vary from one property to another depending on several factors such as source of water, types of building materials, weather conditions, and how quickly restoration services are initiated. The process of drying out a property continues as long as the moisture content of building materials reaches an appropriate level. It usually takes three to four days to dry up a building.
2. Do all walls have to be removed and replaced?
Not necessarily. Walls are usually dried from inside without having to replace them. Walls with insulation are usually cut open from the bottom and dried.
3. Wood floor is wet and twisted. Is replacement the only way out?
Not always. During our disaster restoration services, for example, we use advanced drying systems and dehumidifiers that help wet wood floors dry up faster. Drying of wet hardwood floors may take a little longer because of their density and the type of finish applied to them. In addition, if you file a claim, your insurance adjuster can help you make the final decision as to whether floors need a refinish or replacement.
4. The ceiling is wet. What needs to be done?
Restoration experts evaluate the level of moisture content in your property ceiling, determining the severity of damage it can cause to the property. More often than not, wet insulation material in the ceiling proves to be hazardous and needs to be removed.
5. Is it safe to open windows to facilitate the drying process?
Opening your windows to facilitate the drying process is not always a good choice. Depending on the outside weather conditions, restoration experts will tell you whether it is okay to open the windows.
6. Is it alright if my tenants walk in the area during the drying process?
It is strongly advised that you limit the traffic on the wet floor during the drying process. Furthermore, as the floor is wet and slippery, it is recommended to wear the shoes for your safety.
7. How to tackle with sewage contamination?
Unattended wet floors are prone to fungal growth and, therefore, require proper sanitization. Items that can’t be sanitized need to be disposed of in time. Porous materials such as ceiling tiles, wall/ceiling insulation material, and paneling need to be removed during restoration service.
The Bottom Line
The disaster restoration service provider that you choose should have both thorough understanding of the restoration process and skill to restore a property. You need skilled restoration experts for quality service in quick turnaround time. Should you wish to learn more about disaster restoration services, or request a quote, feel free to reach out to us by filling out our contact form.