Colorado sees a lot of rain and snow throughout the year, which means that many people in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas are facing water damage at some point or another. When it happens to you, a water damage company is the best way to help get your home cleaned up and back to normal.
Curious about how the water damage restoration process works? Check out this quick overview of the process.
The first thing that happens is you find water damage, or you experience something like a burst pipe that causes damage. First, get the water stopped, and then calling us should be one of your top priorities. The sooner you get someone in to start helping, the faster things will be cleaned up.
In addition, taking quick action helps to mitigate and reduce the damages you may be facing. That’s why so many companies offer 24/7 responses for water damage and similar problems.
The next thing that needs to happen is to get the water out and start things drying. We bring in industrial water extraction appliances and heavy-duty drying equipment to help this process go faster. However, even with specialized equipment, it can take up to 72 hours for all materials to dry.
You want to get the drying process and water extraction going quickly to reduce the probability of mold. Mold can grow in as little as 24-48 hours. This is another reason moving quickly is essential.
Now that the water is dried up or close to dry, we can start assessing the damages. This is the time to take note of anything that will need to be replaced or repaired. Some of your furniture and items may be able to be cleaned and restored. Inspecting and assessing the damages will be the best way to create a plan and start the restoration process.
If you need to, you can take pictures of the damages. If you are filing any type of insurance claim, this can support your claim. Work with your professional company to inspect and assess the damage. Then, work together to make a plan for repairs and restoration.
Now, it’s time to start making those repairs and restoring the parts of your property and home that were damaged by the water. We move as quickly as we can, but depending on the extent of the damages, this could still take several days or weeks. There are many steps involved: tearing out and putting things back in, painting, drywall, etc.
We take pride in doing it right, but remember to be patient with the process.
Finally, it’s time to clean up the mess, disinfect everything, and do a final inspection. This is when we make sure nothing was missed or done incorrectly. We’re almost finished, but let’s do one last check to be sure!
If you’re dealing with water damage in the Colorado Springs area, we’re here to help. Trujillo’s Cleaning Company has experience in both cleaning and restoration. We will bring our A-game to help you get your space cleaned up and restored. Give us a call!