Chula Vista Water Damage Restoration Services

No wants a flood in their home, but if one happens, you want to clean up as fast as possible. The longer you let the water sit on the floor, the more damage it will cause. The removal of floodwater and putting your house back into a liveable condition is called Water Damage Restoration.

What Does Water Damage Restoration Involve?

When it comes to cleaning up a flood and restoring your home to its original condition, these are some things to consider:

Water Removal: The most obvious problem is the water sloshing around the floor. We use water pumps and vacuums to remove the water from the floors, carpets, drapes, and furniture. We move smaller items outdoors or to another location so as to increase airflow, decrease moisture, and prevent mold growth.

Drying: After we remove the standing water, we bring fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area. This can take days or weeks to accomplish. We have special equipment to detect moisture even in crevices and hidden areas.

Decontamination: Wash, sanitize and decontaminate everything that you can. Clothes and drapes can be washed. Carpets need to be treated to kill microbes. You should consider discarding items that cannot be cleaned effectively.

Restoration: The last step is the restoration process. This means replacing drywall, insulation, and entire panels of wood if necessary. If there is asbestos, lead, or mold then experts need to come and remove the contaminants professionally.

Luckily, most flooding situation is not the “worst-case scenario”. But at ARS, we are ready for all possibilities. Contact us for Chula Vista Water Damage Restoration Services.

Chula Vista Water Damage Restoration

Types of Water Damage

Category 1: “Clean or Fresh” Water Damage: This type of water damage is a result of flooding from a clean water source. An example would be someone turns on the sink or bathtub faucet and forgets to turn it off. The overflowing water causes a category 1 water damage.

Category 2: “Grey” Water Damage: This type of water damage is from overflowing dishwashers, laundry machines, water heater leaks, and overflowing toilets (with no poop). This type of water isn’t dangerously dirty, but it’s not clean either.

Category 3: “Black” Water Damage: Category 3 water damge is the most sever and it inlcudes flooding from storm waters and sewer overflows. This type of water contains bacteria, fungi, pathogens, and contaminants that can cause sickness.

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