Disaster can strike anyone at any time. A proper disaster response is the key to recovering from it quickly and effectively. Water damage is one of the pernicious results of flooding. If such a disaster has occurred on your property, then you should follow an aggressive water damage restoration plan immediately.
Standing water is the deadliest enemy of the material structure of a custom home. It silently eats away at the fiber of wooden structures and corrodes and degrades any metal that stands in its path. Flooding from a storm or burst pipes can create a crisis that require more than mere removal of water from your home. The damage done to it must be thoroughly assessed and responded to.
To be sure, the flooding must be dispensed with by using high pressure vacuums to suck up the water and the use of heating mats in targeted places. The aim is to ensure that there are no areas of dampness that can cause problems in the future. You must then employ thermal dry fogging and ozone treatment to eliminate the bacteria and mildew that may have built up in your home while it soaked in water.
One of the worst effects of standing water is the weakening of your home’s foundations. Unfortunately, such effects cannot be seen by the naked eye. You must use thermal imaging devices to detect the flaws and spots of deterioration that result from the water. You will know exactly where the degradation has taken place, so that you can take specific actions to repair it.
Mold mitigation and remediation is also part of remediation. Water that has sat in your home for a long time will inevitably produce mold growth. The best way to stop such growth from becoming a problem is to get the affected area completely remediated. This will help you reclaim your home, so that you can get on with the process of refurbishing and renovating it.
Mold remediation is a procedure in which the mold and the various agents which cause it are removed from your home and measures are taken to keep them permanently at bay.
Mold remediation is a much more involved process than mold removal.
For this treatment to be done properly the whole of the affected areas must be sealed off. Specialized tools will then be used to remove the mold, and the waste will be disposed of in receptacles. A high intensity particulate arrestance, or HEPA, vacuum will then be used to suck up any remaining mold spores or fungi. The job is finished by using a special chemical solution in the affected area. The solution is designed to break down mold residue at the molecular level, so as to prevent mold spores from re-forming and the mold itself from re-growing.
This sort of high quality work can only be done by a professional services firm. It is important to give the job to persons with the knowledge, ability, and experience to do the job. A proper remediation procedure can only be carried out with the right blend of diligence, decisiveness, and thoroughness.