Water Damage Restoration Steps You Need to Know

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In the insurance industry, excess water in a home is classified as either water damage or flood damage. The difference is that water damage involves clean, potable water, whereas flood damage involves any water that has touched the ground in any way, such as flood waters, sewage backup, and so forth. While water damage restoration may have little to no risk of contamination from the water itself, what it comes in contact with can create a hazardous situation if the proper protocols for safety are not followed.

Water Damage Restoration Steps You Need to Know

One of the first steps is being sure that the power is turned off to the home. Water and electricity do not mix! Never try to remove electronics without first shutting off the power or you are at risk of electrocution. Once the electricity is off, the next step in the water damage restoration plan is to remove as much water as possible, as quickly as possible. This helps prevent the walls and flooring soaking up even more water. The next step is to determine which items can be recovered and which need to be removed. On-site cleanup of contents services by a water damage restoration company is helpful in this regard and it is even better if they also offer on-site pods for storing items as they are recovered. The final steps involve humidity removal, mold removal if mold has started, and rebuilding.

At Superior Emergency Restoration, we offer water damage restoration in the Dallas, TX Metroplex area. Our dedicated team of professionals has over 40 years of hands-on experience and is ready to provide you with a customized solution to your water damage situation. We pay close attention to the details and we are capable of providing the on-site pod storage and cleanup of contents mentioned. Ask us more about our services and how our honesty and integrity in all aspects of business make us the best choice for your water damage restoration.