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Cleaning advice from the professionals.

If you have water damage you need to get it taken care of as soon as possible. The longer that it is allowed to sit on your carpet, wood floors or in your home in general the more damage it will do. Water can destroy surfaces and cause mold and mildew growth. So how do you find a water removal service?

The easiest way is to contact your insurance adjuster. In most cases, if you need water removal, you will also be filing an insurance claim. Your adjuster can not make you use a particular water removal service but it is often easier to choose one that they have a relationship with. They will have a knowledge of how this company works and will often guarantee the work if you use their company.

If you are not going through your insurance company, you can find a water removal service online rather easily. Just search for the term “water damage restoration”and a plethora of companies will soon appear Time is of the essence so you will probably not be able to research the company too deeply before you proceed but be sure to at least do a search for their company name and see what pops up. look for complaints and negative reviews. Also, be sure to get a firm price quote on how much the work will cost if you are not using insurance. Many companies will give you a discount if you are not using insurance and are paying cash. Insurance prices can be quite high.

Now that you have found a company to clean up water, what should you expect from them. The first thing that they will do is extract as much of the water out of your carpet and off of your flooring. Then, they will set up fans and dehumidifiers. Carpet fans are placed throughout the home to move as much air as possible. The air will absorb moisture which will then be removed by commercial dehumidifiers. Depending on the type of surfaces affected, they might set up specialized drying equipment such as equipment designed to dry out hardwood floors. If the water is contaminated with sewage, the company might immediately tear out baseboards, flooring and sheet rock. These materials usually need to be replaced in these situations.

Complete drying of your home or business will usually take anywhere from a few days to a week. Cleaning up the water is just the beginning of the process. The best approach will involve a detailed process of moisture removal to eliminate the possiblity of long lasting issues such as mold and mildew.