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What You Need to Know About Removing Water From a Home

Water is one of the primary elements that support life. Almost 70% of our bodies are composed of water. The uses of water are numerous, but it can turn out to be disastrous at times. In fact, water is only beneficial to us when control is exercised in its usage, storage, and disposal. Once in a while water pipes burst, seas and oceans break their banks, rains cause flooding, and water containers burst.

This uncontrolled water can destroy property and cause havoc to peoples’ lives. Water spills or floods result from unexpected agents, but the response time is very critical to minimizing the damage. Water removal and extraction procedures are the methods or steps followed to ensure a faster removal of excess water from the affected areas. Check out our water extraction services at www.action1restoration.net/restoration-services/water-extraction/

The areas at home or in offices that are mostly affected by having water spills or floods include:

  • hydro_x_xtreme_water_extraction_vacFloor carpets
  • Walls
  • Draperies
  • Floor and wall cabinets
  • Furniture
  • Ceiling and wood floors
  • Electrical sockets and equipment

To prevent irreversible damage to your property, you need to have a water extraction and removal company at your disposal 24/7. These are trained technicians in water management and will clear your place within hours or days depending on the extent of the damage.

One method used to extract water from the affected areas is called “the dry force process.” This is the most utilized method especially for offices and places of business where time is of utmost importance. The method uses sophisticated modern equipment to extract, dehumidify and evaporate water and moisture as fast as possible. It’s quite effective and allows an “on-site” extraction of water.

The extraction process can be summarized in four stages comprising of two drying stages, a final assessment stage plus an initial damage assessment and evaluation stage.

 

Stage I: Assessment & Evaluation

This is the very first action taken after the spill has been reported to the extraction company. The activities performed in this stage include:

  • A complete assessment of the affected areas and the extent of the damage so far.
  • Relocation of furniture or other items from the affected area for protection.
  • Lift floor carpets from the area.
  • Dispose items which cannot be salvaged.
  • Apply a suitable anti-microbial agent to the affected areas to avoid molds and pungent smells.
  • Remove any obstacles from the walls to enhance ventilation of the room.
  • Estimate the total cost of extracting the water, and
  • Bring to site the equipment required to conduct the extraction and removal process.

 

2) Stage II: Drying Services

  • Starting the extraction process and allowing the equipment to operate uninterrupted for the duration of the time.
  • Cut the power supply to the affected areas.
  • Open and keep open drainage lines for a complete removal of moisture.
  • All windows and doors should be kept closed.

 

3) Stage III: Inspections and Tests

IR-cameraThis is a continuation of the drying process. A technician or the person responsible for the extraction conducts a series of inspections and monitors the process. He takes measurements of the humidity content and overall progress using specialized equipment.

 

4) Stage IV: Finalizing

An assessment of the work is done by a qualified technician to ensure that no spots were missed and that the place is free from any moisture. A special set of tools is used to take the measurements. Carpets and furniture are then neatly returned to their usual positions. Doors and windows are re-opened to let in fresh air although a ventilation mechanism is usually preferred.

In conclusion, having an expertly conducted water extraction and removal maintains your home or office standards at an optimum and eliminates unwarranted damage to property. Too much moisture content in the workplace is a major violation of health standards as well. The excess volumes of water should be extracted as soon as possible to prevent interruption of the daily business activities or restore the homely feeling of your house. Once the water is removed and dried then begins the water damage restoration process, learn more here about our repair process.