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5 Steps of the Water Cleanup Process

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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5 Steps of the Water Cleanup Process

A pipe burst in your home in Peoria, AZ, can leave you with a big mess. One of the first things you need to do when this happens is call the professionals. Your plumber and water cleanup specialists can help you get your home back to normal in five basic steps.

1. Tear Out Damaged Materials

The first thing technicians have to do is remove materials that bar access to the broken pipe, need to be restored or just aren't salvageable:

  • Wall blocking the broken water line
  • Saturated drywall and flooring
  • Ruined carpets
  • Soggy ceiling tiles
  • Waterlogged belongings

2. Remove Excess Water

Flooding from a broken pipe can spill a lot of water into your home in a short amount of time. Technicians may have to extract standing water with industrial pumps to clear the space.

3. Dry the Remaining Structure

After the major damage has been removed, the remaining area is probably still wet from the pipe burst. Specialists dry the area as quickly as possible to prevent secondary damage such as mold growth. If the air in your home is particularly moist, they can also bring in a dehumidifier to bring humidity back to acceptable levels.

4. Restore Damaged Items

Your personal belongings that got caught in the flood may be able to be restored. Documents, pictures, electronic equipment, and furniture can often be fixed, even if they have a little water damage. After they are tried, technicians can determine whether they need to be repaired or thrown out.

5. Rebuild Structure

The last step of the restoration process is making your home look like new again. Restoration experts can make it look "Like it never even happened," by rebuilding walls and replacing flooring to match what is already there.
No homeowner wants to have a pipe burst in the house. If it happens, though, it is helpful to know what the restoration process is going to look like.

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