Don’t DIY It
It is important to know how to identify your water damage so that the proper equipment and procedures can be used to prevent exposure to several health risks. Elderly, children, and pets especially need to be careful around water damage. Gray and black water should never come into contact with unprotected skin which can be hard to prevent if you are cleaning up yourself.
There are also microscopic parasites and bacteria that exist in all sewage systems but did you know that there are also larger critters that can end up in your sewage tanks as well? When this happens, blockages form in your plumbing that can cause pipes to burst or back-up into your sinks. This kind of back-up is not minor and will contain tons of poisonous matter.
These are only two obstacles that can make DIY solutions difficult. DIY water damage projects commonly face the challenge of adequately drying the area too. Even when it appears that it has been fully dried, in most cases, it hasn’t. Many areas that are carpeted or drywall can still be at risk once all water is removed and all surfaces appear dry.
Education is Key
After inspection, our team will develop goals for the clean-up and determine if special remediation from outside contractors will be necessary. We will schedule a meeting to go over the key issues with you and lay out the specifics for remediation. This is the point in which we discuss if construction will be necessary.
We will walk you through our process for biohazard clean-up and odor elimination as well as electronic restoration and asbestos detection. House flood clean-up following a natural disaster will require the very latest technology in digital thermal infrared imaging to identify hidden problem areas without destructive testing procedures. This is the step where any questions you may have as a client will be answered.