Water damage restoration refers to different possible losses resulting from water seeping into a structure where it may allow attack of microbial processes including rot of wood, growth of mold, bacteria growth, corrosion of metal, swelling of composite materials like plywood, and so on. This may even spread to the point of completely sabotaging the operation and cause catastrophic failure. Water damage should be promptly removed or controlled in order to avoid further damages, which may even lead to death. A comprehensive restoration process should be undertaken to minimize any kind of further damage.
There are two basic techniques used in water damage restoration, which include the drying technique and the repair or replacement technique. In the case of a complete drying process, all the parts of the structure that come in contact with the water are thoroughly cleaned to remove all residues and microbes that could result in further corrosion and so on. Subsequently, they are dried using high temperature dryers and then replaced in working positions. A complete drying method is very time consuming, however, because of the necessity to constantly apply high temperatures to prevent any possibility of microbial growth.
On the other hand, in the case of repairing or replacing damaged parts, the principle of drying is combined with the process of water extraction. In the case of water damage restoration using high pressure water extraction, a high pressure water jetting system can be used to effectively remove all residues, including moisture, from the affected areas. The presence of excess moisture below the surface of the affected panels can lead to warping, pitting, rotting and so on.
To make sure that the water damage restoration project is not hampered due to lack of time, the most common technique used is to carry out the initial cleaning and damage control on the water source before initiating the actual repair process. This is done using desiccant or heat packs. These devices are designed to remove any moisture that might accumulate in the immediate vicinity of the water source. In the case of a major power failure, for example, high pressure water extraction may not be able to accomplish the desired results. The damage may still be too extensive and so a visit from a professional water mitigation contractor would be necessary.
Water damage cleanup can be complicated, depending on the extent of the damage. Professional water damage restoration companies are equipped with the latest drying techniques as well as the requisite equipment and expertise to successfully complete the entire process. Water mitigation companies have the required expertise as well as the expertise to perform the actual water damage restoration process. The majority of them have specialized technicians with many years of experience in performing the drying process successfully.
Besides, they are also familiar with the various processes of mold remediation and cleaning, which might also need to be carried out at the time of cleaning. It is important to understand the nature of the problem and what specific techniques will be useful in remedying it. Water restoration experts know their job inside out and can successfully dry up the mold in hours, or even less. In fact, they have a variety of techniques that will make the work faster and easier.