Water Damage Restoration Process
When a water intrusion happens, try to determine the source of the
water. If it is coming from a broken pipe inside, the water can
generally be shut off at the main valve. Many contractors offering
emergency services will be on site in 90 minutes or less after a
call-in, but a one- to two-hour response time is within the expected
range. Upon arrival, the technician should be able to provide you with
an estimate, in writing, of the expected costs of extraction and drying.
The Cleanup Process
After removing the standing water, the technician will inspect all
affected areas of the home to determine any area where there may be
trapped water, and he or she will identify the best tools to promote
quick and thorough drying. Toxic mold poses a serious health threat
and, unfortunately, prefers cellulose-based materials; wet building
materials can foster growth of a mold colony in as little as 48 hours
under the right conditions.