Water Damage Services Indianapolis
What to do before you hire water damage services Indianapolis? Below is everything you need to know if you experience water damage.
Before you pull up your water damaged carpeting, before you tear out that wet carpet padding, before you tear out trim, remove doors, and cut out wet drywall because of flood damage – know there are less costly and less invasive ways to dry your water damaged property, one where those materials can be left in place and saved.
Why do some restoration firms just tear it all out? In most cases, they simply don’t have the training or know how, and in other cases they don’t own the proper equipment or understand how to dry without removing everything that is wet, however in most cases – it is simply to create a larger bill.
You can avoid tearing a water damaged property apart with the combination of a few protocols and tools:
Weight assisted water extraction systems
Weight assisted flood extraction systems not only extract the carpet, but also remove up to 90% of the flood water from the padding underneath. This will facilitate a dry time fast enough to save virtually all carpet and pad. If a restoration firm uses a standard carpet cleaning wand to extract carpet with pad underneath, expect it to be pulled at some point after due to odor issues extended drying times will create.
Wall drying systems.
Allow you to get airflow inside walls with very small 1/4″ holes. Thus removing the need to tearout 4′ of drywall anywhere water is present. This eliminates extensive repairs removing several feet of water damaged drywall creates.
Properly sized LGR dehumidification systems.
Store bought and even commercial grade dehumidifiers do not use LGR’s (Low Grain Refridgerant’s). Only LGR dehumidifiers have the ability to pull what is called “bound” water from drywall and other building materials. Non-LGR dehumidifiers will dry the air, and limit immediate smells, but will not dry inside walls, drywall, nor trim.
Air movers with the proper amount of static pressure and airflow.
Air movers for structurally drying water damaged building materials must create enough pressure and air flow to effectively pull water from wet drywall, wet trim, wet insulation, and wet 2×4’s inside your walls. Wall and oscillating fans do not create near enough airflow or static pressure to dry fast enough.
Most importantly, training and experience
A well seasoned water restoration technician knows how to formulate a solid drying plan of action that will minimize the need to rip things out while minimizing mold and microbial risks.
Unless your water damage is a category III loss, where the source of your water damage is from a drain, or a raw sewerage flood, where the water source is black water, sewerage, or sludge – you should be able to save the materials in the damaged areas.
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