Water damage restoration is an essential process for anyone who has experienced flooding, leaks, or other water-related issues in their business. At a high level, the process involves cleaning up the water, drying out the affected areas, and restoring any damaged materials or structures. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Here are 5 steps the Sasser Restoration team takes when assessing water damage.
1. Identify the Source and Category of the Water
According to the IICRC S500, water can be identified in three categories clean, grey and black. Clean means that it is portable water. Grey means there is potential harm if consumed. Black water means there is a high potential to harm if consumed.
2. Identify Affected Materials and How Water Affects Them
It’s important to consider whether the affected materials are porous or non-porous. Will these materials support biological growth such as molds, bacteria and germs?
3. Identify and Understand the Equipment Needed for the Job
Depending on the size and type of water loss, the types of equipment needed for the job will vary. It may be necessary to use professional air movers, air scrubbers or dehumidifiers.
4. Identify How Long the Materials Have Been Affected.
It’s important to note that the longer a material is wet, the higher the risk of permanent damage. When assessing a water loss, identify if the material has been wet between 0-48 hours, 48-72 hours or 72+ hours.
5. Identify a Suitable Remediation Solution
By calling Sasser Restoration as your mitigation expert, our team of trained restoration professionals can help you determine what to salvage and save versus what to remove and replace. When making these decisions, we will help you consider what is most cost-effective, what is least invasive and how is it going to look and feel once complete.
It’s essential to hire a professional water damage restoration company to handle the process for you. At Sasser Restoration, we have the tools and expertise necessary to quickly and effectively restore your business to its pre-damaged state. Additionally, as a professional restoration company, we can help you navigate the insurance claims process and ensure that you receive fair compensation for any damages.
Overall, water damage restoration is a critical process for those dealing with water-related issues. Acting quickly, calling Sasser Restoration, and following the necessary steps can help minimize damage and ensure that your business is restored to its pre-damaged state.