FLOODING DAMAGE: WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE SALVAGE AND RESTORATION PROCESS

With Spring hopefully around the corner, Ok maybe wishful thinking but with spring comes melting snow, ice and April showers which can all cause flooding damage!  I found this story by a leading restoration company, something Paratus is working toward today – http://continuitycentral.com/feature1140.html . It’s very short and at a high but outlines the 5 basic steps of a restoration which are:

  • Documentation: The technicians may take photos or record a video of the damage before they begin their work, as well as during the remediation process. You can often use the documentation for any claims that the business files.
  • Safety inspection: An expert will examine the building to see if the water damage compromised its structural integrity. If necessary, the restoration company may need to fortify the structure before beginning the cleanup process.
  • Building drying and restoration: The best technicians know how to dry out buildings using climate control solutions to ensure the greatest safety and as little disruption as possible by employing tailored drying solutions for different materials. Depending on the extent of the water damage, the technicians may recommend the replacement of items like upholstered furniture and flooring. In addition, they may also remove gypsum boards and insulation from affected wall to allow the insides of the walls and wall studs to dry.
  • Mold remediation: Eradicating and preventing mold, mildew, yeast and bacterial growth is part of the water damage restoration process. Professionals will often use a dry fogging technique and tools such as air filtration devices and vacuums with HEPA filters.
  • Document cleaning and restoration: Professional restoration companies have the ability to clean, dry and restore documents like books, paper, photographs, x-rays, blueprints and film. They will implement custom solutions based on the type of document and the extent of the damage. The document restoration process begins with cleaning, using various drying techniques—such as dry sponges or HEPA vacuums—to prevent further damage. The drying process follows with state-of-the-art techniques such as vacuum freeze drying and desiccant air drying. Should security or access to your documents be a concern, technicians can also work on site or in a high-security facility rather than performing these services at their own document restoration facilities.

I’d like you to go here and watch what we’re doing at Paratus to combat flooding damage :

What is the difference between us and the author’s company, we can take you from “demo to construction in 24 hours” http://paratusrentals.com/one-day-restoration-go-from-demo-to-construction-in-24-hours . What does that mean exactly?

At Paratus we have patented heating equipment that will dry structural components quicker than anyone else, our equipment creates a supercharged environment that draws water out of materials at a rate unlike other companies. In fact most drying jobs can be completed in 8 hours of less.

So next time you have a water intrusion in NJ, NY or South FL reach for Paratus at 855-313-RENT and we’ll have you ready for rebuilding in less than 24 from the time we arrive on site!

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