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Water Damage: how to deal with it

Published by 911 Restoration Atlanta on October 1, 2013 in category: Water Damage Restoration

Sewage_BackupWater damage can be a horrible thing for any homeowner. It doesn’t matter whether the source was from sewage, rain leaks, plumbing leaks, or even floods. If you have any type of water damage, I would strongly urge you to contact a professional to take care of the problem.

A professional can get your water damage taken care of quickly and efficiently. In fact, if your damage is bad enough, I would highly recommend you contact a same-day-service water damage restoration professional.

The first thing the professional will do is evaluate the damage. The damage will be categorized based on certain factors. One of the factors is whether there was water contaminated by feces or urine. Obviously, this is most common with toilet or sewer overflows. Once this step is complete, the restoration process can begin.

If the damage isn’t taken care of immediately, it can ruin your carpet, and rot out your subfloor. To prevent this, the water damage professional will dry the affected area. They have many special tools at their disposal, to dry the subfloor and carpets. If there was any urine or feces involved with the water damage, a thorough decontamination will be performed before the drying process begins.

I truly hope you never experience any water damage. However, if you do, make sure that you take care of the problem as fast as you can by calling a professional. You don’t want your carpet or sub-floor to rot. Most important, if there was urine or feces involved, it can actually contaminate your house with potentially deadly bacteria.

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