Our Water Mitigation Process For Basement Flooding In Macomb County
1. Identifying The Source: Before water damage restoration can begin, the source of the water must be identified and stopped. In emergency situations, this may include shutting off the main water supply to the home or making temporary repairs to prevent additional water from entering your property. Within 60 minutes of your call, SELECT can have a certified water damage technician on-site to do an initial assessment of your flooded basement such as humidity and moisture readings to determine the appropriate action needed to reverse the negative effects of the water damage, and begin water mitigation. Once completed, the water restoration process begins.
2. Water Extraction/Cleanup: Containing the damage, extracting all standing water, cleaning up is the first priority. All wet contents on the floor such as throw rugs, pillows, clothing, toys, are removed from the affected area. Once water is extracted, technicians will begin to remove any wet building materials to help expedite the drying process. Baseboards, non-salvageable carpet & pad, drywall & wet insulation are removed if needed. Cabinet drawers and doors are opened and toe kicks may be removed to accelerate drying in these tight spaces. (Depending on the extent of the damage, and how they respond to drying, cabinets may need to be replaced).
3. Stabilizing and Drying: After water extraction & cleanup and the removal of all wet building materials, the drying process begins. Commercial grade air movers, dehumidifiers, wood floor drying systems, and heaters to generate dry air and increase air circulation and evaporation may be set in place. During the drying process, the environment is carefully monitored each day and the progress results are documented. Moisture control is absolutely crucial in preventing mold growth. Normal drying time is usually 3 to 5 days depending on the scenario and materials impacted.
4. Reconstruction: Once the water damage has been mitigated, and the structure has been returned to a dry standard, A project manager will meet on-site to discuss the put back of your home. Any structural damage repairs or building materials need replacement or reconstruction will be discussed at this time. This is the final step in the water restoration process. By the end of reconstruction, your dwelling will be safe, healthy and returned to its pre-loss condition. LEARN MORE >