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Water Damage to Two or More Floors: What Do You Do?

12/3/2021 (Permalink)

Abandoned buildings were flooded. If your building has sustained sewer damage, help is just a phone call away. SERVPRO is always ready to respond.

What Should You Do If You Have Water Damage on Two or More Floors?

If a flooded toilet has caused sewer damage to two or more floors of your Fall City, WA, building, it's important to act quickly. If action isn't taken right away, it's likely that more destruction can occur. There may be pathogen contamination from bacteria or mold, as well as more damage to the structure. That's why you need to call a professional sewage company immediately.

A water damage mitigation specialist can assess the situation. Here's what they do to take care of the problem:

1. Inspection and Assessment

As soon as they get there, the water mitigation experts inspect the premises to determine the nature of the damage. They can sample the water to see what kind of contaminants are in it. Once they assess the situation, they can determine which specialized equipment and techniques are useful in tackling the problem.

2. Contents Removal

Next comes the removal of all items from the areas affected by sewer damage. All furniture, business equipment, electronics, important documents and other contents are taken outside or to a dry area of the building. After determining what can be salvaged, these items are cleaned, disinfected and dried.

3. Water Removal

Once everything has been taken out, special equipment, such as truck-mounted extraction units and sump pumps, is brought in to remove the water and debris. Any damaged and saturated materials, such as drywall and carpeting, are taken out at this time. All remaining surfaces are thoroughly disinfected.

4. Excess Moisture Extraction

After most of the water is removed, measures are taken to eliminate any remaining sources of hidden moisture and humidity. Heavy-duty dehumidifiers and air movers are utilized to make sure everything is completely dry.

5. Repair and Restoration

The last step is to make the necessary structural repairs and cosmetic restoration to the damaged areas. Depending on the extent of the damage, this might range from repairing drywall and painting to reconstruction of entire rooms.

If your building has sustained sewer damage, help is just a phone call away. A professional water restoration company can have you up and running again in no time.

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