The Water Damage Restoration Process in Raleigh, NC
Water damage can have devastating long-term consequences on your home or business. Water can seep into your walls, your carpeting, and your upholstery. Standing water can stain and weaken your floors, foundations, and furniture. The increased moisture can encourage mold, bacteria, and pests that can make your family or your employees sick.
Water damage can have devastating long-term consequences on your home or business. Water can seep into your walls, your carpeting, and your upholstery. Standing water can stain and weaken your floors, foundations, and furniture. The increased moisture can encourage mold, bacteria, and pests that can make your family or your employees sick. It’s crucial to tackle water damage restoration in a way that addresses all these effects. Most importantly, don’t try to do it yourself. Call the professionals at ARCO Restoration.
Step 1: Call Us
The first thing you should do when you notice standing water or water damage in your home or business is to call us at 1-844-LET-ARCO. We are standing by 24/7 to help you. We can talk you through looking for the source of water leakage so you can prevent further damage until our crew arrives. Our representative will ask you several questions so we can better help you, including:
- Your name and contact information
- Address of the affected home or business
- Type of water damage (broken pipe, backed-up drainage, storm flooding, etc.)
- Number of rooms are affected
- Availability of electric power on site
- Basic insurance information
Step 2: Water Damage Inspection
Next, we’ll inspect the damaged area to see if we need to take immediate action to stop the water leakage and prevent further damage. We’ll also perform a complete safety check of the building to determine whether it’s safe to inhabit. Finally, we’ll work with you to make a complete action plan to remove the water, repair the damage, and restore your home or business to its pre-damage condition.
Step 3: Water Removal
Removing the standing water from your home or business speeds drying time and reduces the risk of future damage and long-term health concerns. We’ll use a combination of submersible pumps, heavy-duty wet-dry vacuums, and professional-grade sponges and chamois to remove every last drop of standing water from your home or business. Once the water is gone, ARCO Restoration inspects your carpet and carpet pad as well as your furniture and remove them if necessary to eliminate the moisture they carry.
Step 4: Drying and Dehumidifying
We’ll use high-powered blowers and fans to move huge quantities of air over the affected areas to accelerate the drying and evaporation of any remaining water on your floors and stairs. We’ll measure the floor space and air volume of your rooms to optimize the number and power of air movers. We’ll also use commercial-grade evaporators to draw moisture from walls, floors, and furniture to prevent warping, swelling, and the growth of mold and bacteria.
Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing
The most important step in water damage restoration is cleaning and sanitizing every part of your home. Proper cleaning and sterilization of your floors, furniture, linens, appliances, and personal items ensure that these things don’t become homes for mold, bacteria, and pests that can make you sick. Our highly trained technicians go over every inch and every object in the affected area of your home or business to determine whether they need to be cleaned, fully sanitized or removed for your health. We’ll use a wide variety of professional-strength cleaning products to kill bacteria and mold.
Step 6: Repair and Restoration
Once the cleaning is complete, we’ll go to work restoring your home or business to new or, in some cases, better than new. Our skilled repair technicians and construction contractors can replace molding and drywall, install carpet and carpet pads, and repair broken pipes and damaged wiring and electrical fixtures. We’ll paint, install tile and hardwood, and move furniture to make your home or business feel just like it did before the water damage. That’s what we mean when we promise restoration.
If you have water damage, contact ARCO Restoration today!