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The Process of Restoring your Bulloch, Jenkins, Emanuel, Candler and Screven County Properties when there's Water Damage

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same.

The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

Step 1: 24 Hour Emergency Contact

SERVPRO of Statesboro is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even a delay of a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the damage and increase the chances of microbial growth.

We have the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration – in fact, it’s the cornerstone of our business.

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

As this stage, our professionals are trying to determine the scope of the damage so that we can develop an appropriate plan of action.

  • We’ll identity and stop the water source
  • Next, we’ll identify the type of water – the level of contamination of the water will affect the specific restoration processes we use.
  • Then, we’ll survey the extent of the water damage and complete the safety inspection
  • Lastly, we’ll move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins. This step removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

  • Move-Out/Pack-Out – SERVPRO of Statesboro can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.
  • We’ll use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums to remove the water.
  • Next, we’ll inspect the carpet pad and carpet, and remove if needed.
  • Then, we’ll bring in moisture detectors and other meters to measure the extent of the moisture saturation.

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp or cause mold damage.

  • Our professionals will use dehumidification equipment to extract the remaining water.
  • We then check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

In addition to cleaning your property’s structure, we will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

  • We are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors, and use antimicrobial and antibacterial treatments to sanitize the area.
  • We will also remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance adjuster.

Step 6: Restoration

This is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. SERVPRO of Statesboro can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low.

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