The process of water damage restoration salvages property after a leak or a flood and ensures that the area is dry and clean once more. The restoration process can take as little as an afternoon or several days, depending on the amount of water exposed and the time lapse in between the damage and the cleanup.
Once the excess water has been pumped out, our technicians target the water damage directly. This is a detailed process, affecting every aspect of the damaged area.
Items affected by the flood damage will need to be inspected for mold or cross contamination. In certain cases, such as with carpets and upholstery, DC Carpet Cleaning can take care of the cleaning and sanitation.
Water that has been flowed indoors can easily leak into building structures, like side beams, drywall, and wood and wreak havoc in the form of discoloration, warming, splitting, and omission of musty, mold like odors. This moisture is not always visible, but our technicians take care of it with specialized equipment to increase ventilation and remove excess humidity from the air as drying proceeds.
Cross-contamination can cause bacterial growth which can lead not only to mold and mildew growth, but also to various respiratory and cardiovascular health problems as well. After serious water damage everything must be thoroughly cleaned in order to bring back the premises to pre-loss conditions.
DC Carpet Cleaning's water damage technicians begin the process by extracting water. This is the most essential step and should be taken care of immediately. The longer water sits (any amount of water), the more the chances are of mold, mildew, and bacterial development. Water damage in basements is doubly concerning because basements are humid already. When this humidity is combined with water, the chances of mold, mildew, and bacterial development are increased.
If you want to know for sure, then there is no mold in the house you must order mold inspection and testing to be in safe from mold effects.
We also treat fire and smoke damage as well. It goes without saying that DC Carpet Cleaning will work with your insurance company before and upon completion of any restoration process. Remember, when it comes to water, fire or smoke damage, there is no time to wait.
To meet our exacting standards for response time to our customers for water damage emergency services, we have partnered with Flood Damage Pro in DC, a local certified, experienced, and insured water damage restoration company.
If your property has water damage, don't wait another minute. Call 202-683-4270 now for immediate assistance.