Restoration from Water Damage in Denver and the Front Range - Our Step by Step Process
At Delta Restoration Services® of Denver and the Front Range we want you to always be prepared but the truth is, disasters happen. It’s the nature of life and when floods flood, we have a strict don’t try this at home recommendation! A cheap DIY solution can go from a fun family project to an accident that costs you thousands in no time.
In most homes, worn-down supply lines service a multitude of plumbing fixtures including your washing machine and refrigerator. Over time, the maintenance of these lines can, unfortunately, become the furthest thing from your mind. In those cases, flooding is just a matter of time.
The Delta Process
Reduce recovery time and mitigate loss with Delta Restoration’s Step by Step Process. We make it easy for you as we mitigate, educate and restore your home back to it’s fullest potential while ensuring you are safe and aware of the damages. The DR Step by Step Process focuses on educating the client so prevention moving forward is a no-brainer.
Mitigation is the first step in our process. We will start this step with risk assessment by analyzing the space for structural damage. Structural damage can be built up water that is causing rot behind walls or under floorboards, small drip leaks, or weathered wood, weakening the stability of your home.
Water damaged homes are dangerous. Water can carry hidden dangers that will not be visible to you. There are several ways to evaluate the color of the water that can help determine the toxicity of it but in all cases, you will need to refer to a professional for handling.
Clean or Clear Water: Clean or clear water typically comes from a roof leak or an appliance malfunction such as a dishwasher or washing machine. This is the easiest water damage to deal with since it lacks the microbes that can be toxic or harmful. However, if clean water is left unattended for long enough (which, isn’t long, usually 24-48 hours) fungus can quickly start to grow along the walls that surround it.
Gray Water: Gray water is slightly contaminated. This water can be considered gray based on the source of it but it can also be deemed gray because of the time it has been left unattended. For example, a toilet that has overflowed, will in most cases be deemed gray simply because of the contents of the water, however, clean water from a dishwasher left unattended for a week can easily become gray water due to the mold that has started to spread along the damp surrounding areas.
Black Water: Black water is the most hazardous form of water damage. This is water that can include toxic materials such as pesticides, chemicals, diseases, feces, decomposing organic remains, and other waste. Black water is usually the result of a natural disaster but not always.
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.
If you are experiencing a water damage emergency, don’t torture yourself with all the work, call the experts at Delta Restoration Services® of Denver and the Front Range for restoration from water damage today. Working with us will better prepare you to know the signs before too much has been lost and prevent them from returning. Services for peace of mind during uncertain times. Call Now: (303)848-2345.