How Do I Safely And Effectively Clean Up After Water Damage To My Bellevue Property?
Water damage may not seem like a big deal until it happens to you. Not only can it make a structure unsafe, but it can also create conditions favorable to mold and mildew. That's always a bad situation, whether you're in a home or a business.
An individual can easily clean up a small water leak. Still, when facing a significant flooding event or appliance failure, it may be wise to call water damage restoration professionals.
SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties can be onsite at your Bellevue location immediately to get your water damage restoration process started!
What Are Some Safety Tips I Should Follow If I Experience Water Damage?
Here are a few recommendations we would like you to observe if you have experienced water damage.
- Be sure to exit your Bellevue home if it is unsafe to stay inside, and be highly cautious of electrical hazards or slipping and falling on wet surfaces when moving inside the house.
- When moving loose items from your floors, be aware that wet materials can be MUCH heavier than when dry. Avoid handling heavy objects, and trust that SERVPRO can also help restore your belongings to their pre-water damage condition.
- Don't use television or other household appliances.
- Turn on ceiling fixtures only if the ceiling is dry, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
How Will SERVPRO Handle Water Damage At My Bellevue Location?
When responding to a water damage emergency, we begin with a detailed inspection of your home or property, including a damage assessment. At this stage, our professionals are trying to determine the damage's scope so we can develop an appropriate action plan.
Identify and Stop the Water Source. We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.
Identify the Type of Water. We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The water contamination level will affect the specific restoration processes we use.
- Category 1: "Clean Water"
- Category 2: "Gray Water"
- Category 3: "Black Water"
Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will check for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.
Move or Block Furniture. We move furniture, property contents, and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpets.
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. If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties can organize an efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.
Emergency Water Removal. Our highly trained technicians begin the water removal process as soon as possible. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps, industrial strength, and wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.
Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet. We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.
Water Removal Equipment
- Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
- We may use infrared cameras to find "hidden" water behind walls and ceilings.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for the continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
This franchise is independently owned and operated.