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Our Proactive Approach To Water Damage Mitigation

Water damage causes mold growth and mildew if it is not treated properly. If left untreated for too long, the area can become unsafe for people to inhabit and can cause health problems for those who live there. Mold spores are allergens that cause allergic reactions such as sneezing, wheezing, and coughing when they are inhaled by people who are allergic to them.

 

They also produce toxins that can irritate the lungs and respiratory tract, causing difficulty breathing for people with asthma or other lung diseases. The water damage restoration protocol helps to prevent structural damage and health hazards within the home.

What is Water Damage Mitigation?

Water mitigation is the process of removing water from any surface or structure in order to prevent further damage from occurring. This can include anything from carpet to wood floors and walls to furniture. When water gets into your home, it has the potential to cause major damage and ruin your belongings. With our help, we can minimize this risk by removing as much water as possible and preventing further damage from happening.

 

The best way to deal with this type of problem is by hiring a professional company that specializes in water mitigation. They will be able to get your home back up and running in no time at all, so there’s no need for you to stress over the issue any longer than necessary.

Our Process For Water Damage Mitigation

When we come out to look at your home, we’ll go over everything with you step by step so there aren’t any surprises when it comes time for us to start working on your project. We’ll make sure that you understand our process before we begin, so there aren’t any surprises when we show up at your door ready to work.

 

This way, if you have any questions about what we’re doing or why we’re doing certain things in particular ways, then we can answer them for you right away instead of having them pop up later on down the road.

Identifying the source

To begin, a thorough inspection of the building is needed to identify the source of water damage.  It is important to keep in mind that water damage can come from a leaky roof, pipe, or appliance as well as from natural flooding.  It may also be caused by storms and rainwater, which can result in mold growth and other more severe issues.

Some common sources of water damage include:

 

  • Roof leaks
  • Pipe leaks
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Clogged drain lines
  • Dishwasher overflow

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Extracting the water

Once the water source has been detected and stopped, it is time for extraction. We use pumps to remove water from carpets, upholstery, and other areas where it has settled. If you are not properly trained in the removal of water from carpets, please do not attempt to treat your affected carpet on your own. Carpet that is not dried quickly can develop mold growth or become a home for bacteria. Additionally, if the padding under the wet carpet is allowed to stay in place without being dried immediately, it becomes a perfect breeding ground for mildew and mold as well. If you have a wet carpet, call us immediately so that we can begin our water damage mitigation process right away!

 

Removing standing water in a timely manner will also prevent mold growth which could potentially cause health problems if left unchecked over long periods of time or during humid seasons such as the summer months where temperatures can reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit with relative humidity hovering around 50%.

Drying the area:

In order for our repair crew to begin work on repairing your property’s structure after it has been damaged by water, we need to first use drying equipment to remove any remaining moisture from its surfaces. This step helps to prevent further damage from occurring in the future.

 

Once all standing water has been removed by our technicians, we will use air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the drying process of any remaining areas that are still wet. Wet walls must be dried within 48-72 hours after any flooding situation because excess moisture on an interior wall will seep into the drywall itself and cause additional damage once mold sets in. As with carpet padding, plaster or drywall also provides a rich environment for bacterial growth if left untreated after flooding occurs.

 

With our proactive approach to water damage mitigation, your property will be restored to its pre-loss condition rapidly through every step of the restoration process!

Dehumidifying

Once the water is extracted, the area is dehumidified, which is the process of removing excess moisture from the air. We utilize air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process.

Repairing the damage:

Our most important service is water damage repair and restoration. We work with you to make sure your property, structure, and belongings are all returned to their original condition. Our quick response ensures that we get started on the repair process before more issues can occur, such as mold growth and wood rot.

 

We are licensed general contractors so we can rebuild any damaged parts of your ceiling and have it looking good as new. Contact us at Xpress Restoration Inc. for all your water cleanup and repair needs.

NEED WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION SERVICES IN SAN DIEGO?

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

We respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, 365 days a year. Highly trained technicians are ready to respond now to your call.

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INSPECT THE DAMAGE

We will inspect the damage to ceilings, walls, floors and other parts of your property FREE of charge. We use state-of-the art infrared cameras and moisture monitors to find all areas of damage, even if they’re hidden.

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SECURE FURNITURE & BELONGINGS

We will move belongings to a dry place. If the damage is extensive, we will carefully pack and inventory the items for safe-keeping until your property is restored

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DRY OUT

We will ensure your property is completely dry by placing fans and dehumidifiers anywhere the structure is wet. For more severe damage, we may also remove drywall, flooring, and other material that is beyond repair.

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RESTORATION

After ensuring your property is dry, we will work with you to restore it to its pre-damage condition and return your belongings to get you BACK TO NORMAL.

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INSURANCE CLAIM SUPPORT

We have helped thousands of customers navigate the insurance claim process for water damage.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE XPRESS RESTORATION

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