The Steps of Water Restoration
In the event of a water related disaster in your Portland home, your FIRST line of defense is to call a reputable water restoration company such as SERVPRO of NW Portland. Most of the damage will occur in the first 48 hours. The longer water has a chance to sit, the more expensive the repairs will be.
Upon arrival, SERVPRO of NW Portland will likely perform a variation of the following steps:
- Assessment of the damage
This step consists of a walk though of the area in question. Information and photos will be gathered. The surrounding area will also be inspected. Many times, water can seep into neighboring regions and can sometimes go undetected without the aid of a trained water restoration professional.
- Water Removal
SERVPRO of NW Portland will then begin to remove the standing water. This process will involve vacuums and extraction pumps. This step is a race against time, as the longer the water sits, the more chance for secondary damage.
Once all of the standing water has been removed, the drying process can begin. This stage will utilize strategically placed industrial air movers and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO utilizes scientifically proven methods and state of the art equipment to decrease the dry time. Every job is different and will require its own “dry plan”.
This step includes the removal of unsalvageable materials such as damaged carpets, drywall and other waterlogged building materials. This step will reveal how much of the area was able to be restored to a preloss condition.
Each water restoration job comes with its own unique set of challenges, and is assessed on a case by case basis. This list is intended to merely explain the general procedures of water restoration. Our blog contains a wealth of information on the subject of water, fire and mold restoration. If you are looking for a reputable and dependable disaster restoration company, SERVPRO of NW Portland is an industry leader and we take pride in every job we perform. Call us today to set up an assessment. We are available 24/7. 503-283-3658