Water damage constitutes the single greatest threat to a home or business structure. The cause for water damage can come from many different sources including a pipe break, flooding, sump pump failure or even a sewage backup.
When your home is damaged by a flood, it is important to start the water damage mitigation process as soon as possible. The longer that water is left sitting around your home, the more damage it will do. If you do not call in the experts right away, your home may suffer irreparable damage that can be very expensive to deal with.
It is important to make sure that you hire specialists who have been certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC is one of the largest certifying bodies in the United States. When you hire a company that has IICRC certification, you can feel confident that you will receive the highest quality of care and that your home will be restored as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You might think that all that you need to do after a flood is just clean up any standing water, wipe off the affected surfaces, and let everything dry. However, there is a lot more to a proper water damage mitigation process than this. To properly clean up after a flood takes a great deal of specialized knowledge and equipment, which is why it is always best to call in the professionals.
While the water damage restoration process can vary with each situation, there are a number of steps that Fire Mark Restoration will take to restore the affected area. Our first step is to inspect the damaged area and figure out what the best course of action is.
Next, we start the extraction process of any standing water or sewage debris. We move any furniture to a safe and dry area.
After all the water is removed, moisture monitors and infrared cameras are used to find all the substances that are wet. Depending on the type of water (clean, brown, dirty) will decide on the next course of action, whether we are able to dry in place or be removed and replaced.
Once we sanitize and disinfect the area and it is fully prepped, we then begin the drying process using state-of-the-art dehumidification and drying equipment.
Fire Mark Restoration uses the Injectidry system to save hardwood floors that may be otherwise demolished once wet. This system uses a series of mats that are placed throughout the floor and a vacuum system extracts moisture trapped.