Water Damage Restoration

Water damage is an issue that needs to be handled quickly and correctly by professional water damage restoration professionals. Otherwise, it can lead to more harm to your home and family. The first step to damage restoration is locating and addressing the source of the water. It may be a damaged pipe, crack in the foundation, or something else entirely. Be sure to contact a professional to aid you in this vital step. Once you ensure that no more water can enter your home, you can start the cleanup and restoration process.

To do so, you will need to hire a professional restoration company like KHR. We are here to walk you through every step of the process and prevent your home from becoming even more damaged. Special tools and equipment are needed to gauge the extent of the damage and to restore the property. Only experienced and skilled companies are able to complete a water damage restoration project from start to finish. We are thorough, detail-oriented, and committed to completing your restoration project properly.

Our Process

Our water restoration services offer complete floor drying and sanitation solutions to help rebuild damaged sections of your home. The steps we will take to repair and water damage in your home includes:

Inspection

First, we must inspect your property to ensure the source of the water is addressed and to determine the extent of the damage.

Water Removal

Then, we will remove any excess water that is still in your home. This step is especially necessary in cases of flooding.

Drying

Before we can begin restoring, we must remove all the excess moisture from the area.

Cleaning

Next, we will clean anything in the area that can be cleaned.

Restoration

Lastly, we will begin the restoration process, repairing or replacing anything that needs it like flooring, cabinets, walls, and more.

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration can be as simple as cleaning up a small leak in a bathroom to rebuilding entire sections of a home. If you have broken pipes in the bathroom on your second floor then you may not only need to repair all the rooms upstairs but the water can leak or drain down damaging the first floor too. Below we will cover the typical process for water restoration.

What Materials May Need Replaced?

  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Shelves
  • Clothing
  • Drapery
  • Ductwork
  • HVAC Systems

Water Restoration Steps

Step 1: Inspection – The first step is to have us assess the extent of the water damage in your home so we can accurately give you a time and cost estimate. This also involves classifying and categorizing the water damage which helps with your insurance claim and also better outlines the restoration needs for your home.

Classes of Water Damage

  • Class 1 – this is the lowest level of damage where only part of a room may have absorbed moisture.
  • Class 2 – this level has affected an entire room where the flooring and walls have absorbed moisture.
  • Class 3 – damages are elevated, absorbed water into the walls and ceiling and most of the room is saturated with water.
  • Class 4 – this level of damage requires specialty drying and remediation procedures due to damages to specialty materials like hardwood, stonework and concrete.

Categories of Water Damage

  • Category 1 – involves damage from a clean source of water such as toilet tanks or broken pipes that supply clean water.
  • Category 2 – “grey water” damage comes from water sources with other components like urine, clothes or dishwasher detergents.
  • Category 3 – this water is completely unsanitary and can cause illness, disease or death. This water comes from sewage, river flooding or standing bacteria infected waters.

Step 1: Inspection – The first step is to have us assess the extent of the water damage in your home so we can accurately give you a time and cost estimate. This also involves classifying and categorizing the water damage which helps with your insurance claim and also better outlines the restoration needs for your home.

Step 2: Water Removal – Pumping and vacuuming out water from the home. The kind of equipment needed depends on the level of water damage and should begin as soon as possible to avoid bacteria and mold.

Step 3: Drying – After all the water is removed, the drying and dehumidification process begins. This will remove any remaining moisture in your home and can take several weeks.

Step 4: Cleaning – All your belongings need to be cleaned and sanitized to prevent mold and bacteria. This step includes carpet cleaning and hardwood floor scrubbing to remove any remaining moisture and particulates.

Step 5: Restoration – This is the biggest step of the restoration process. This involves removing and repairing entire sections of walls and flooring. It can be as simple as repairing some drywall to replacing entire sections of a home.

Respond Quickly

Water damage restoration can be as simple as cleaning up a small leak in a bathroom to rebuilding entire sections of a home. If you have broken pipes in the bathroom on your second floor then you may not only need to repair all the rooms upstairs but the water can leak or drain down damaging the first floor too. Below we will cover the typical process for water restoration.

KHR is professionally licensed and insured and possess preferred contracting certifications by Owens Corning as well as restoration certifications like the IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and IICRC Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD).

We can help you with the insurance claim process, just ask us what we can do to help.

Do you need help with commercial or residential damage restoration services? KHRestoration Contracting has all your fire, storm, water and mold damage needs covered.

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