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The 4 Steps Of The Water Damage Restoration Process

Has your home been recently damaged by water or flooding? Are you unsure of what to expect from the restoration process? Here are the 4 main steps to repairing and restoring your home after water damage.

While not terribly common, water damage is most definitely a grave issue. If not taken seriously, water and flooding can cause major, lasting damage to your home and health. Some of the worst dangers of water damage can include:

  • Property damage
  • Foundation damage
  • Contaminated water
  • Illness caused by mould growth
  • Much more

When you find a sign of water damage, do not take it lightly, as it could be only the tip of the iceberg, signalling further and more substantial damage. Keep reading to learn more about the water damage restoration process.

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At 24/7 Restoration, our team of expert technicians and project managers use the latest technology and expert techniques to rid your home of water damage, protect it from mould growth, and repair damaged property to its original condition. No matter how significant the water damage, our team has seen it all and seamlessly tackled every problem that comes our way.

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The Water Damage Restoration Process

So your home has been damaged by water, and it’s now time to pick up the pieces, but what exactly do you do? Water damage and flooding is a stressful experience that leaves everybody struggling to find answers. At 24/7 Restoration, our experts are trained to help get you through this unnerving experience. Not only will our teamwork restore the beauty and functionality of your home, but we will also help you coordinate with your insurance company so that you can feel at ease.

If you are interested in learning more about the nitty-gritty details of the restoration process from water damage, here are the steps that we take to ensure that your property looks clean, magnificent, and just as it used to be.

1. First Contact

The first step in our restoration process is to alert you that your home has experienced some flooding or water damage. The best way to contact one of our expert project managers is to contact our 24/7 emergency line. At any time of day or night, any day of the week, one of our team members will be on the other end of the line to help you get through this and find a time that works for you to have us come out to inspect your home.

2. Damage Assessment and Scope Determination

Before getting started on significant restoration work, our team first needs to understand what needs to be done and ensure that the premises are safe for work. This step typically requires our project manager to take samples of various materials to test for hazardous materials and inspect the property for signs of mould growth and signs of, particularly challenging restoration elements. All of this is done in the name of determining the scope of work needed to be done so that you are provided with as accurate an estimate as possible.

Once our team understands the restoration's scope, we need to prepare the property for our industrial equipment and team members. The worst thing to happen in your home is for unnecessary, secondary damage to be caused because the property was not sufficiently prepared. This is why we ensure that our team takes all necessary precautions, including using industrial-grade protective poly and negative airflow ventilation systems to direct potentially toxic air out of the building.

3. Restoring Your Home

Now that all of our preparations are complete, we can dive into the actual cleaning, repairing, and restoration process. While each water damage restoration project requires individual, customized solutions, some typical steps you can expect to be taken include:

  • Water is removed from the premises using industrial level water pumps and vacuums.
  • Any remaining moisture in the air is taken away using powerful dehumidifiers, air movers, and other scientific methods.
  • All damaged materials, property, and valuables are fixed, repaired, or reconstructed. This step can vary greatly depending on the damage incurred. It could be as easy as a new coat of paint or some new drywall, or it could be as drastic as repairing entire rooms and building foundations.
  • If mould growth has been detected during our inspection or during the restoration process, our team will remove and remediate all signs of mould so that the air in your home remains safe.

4. Final Clean and Third-Party Inspection

The final step in our flood water damage restoration process is to make your home seem like we were never there. Our team uses rigorous cleaning procedures so that you will feel as though you've come back to a home freshly cleaned by a professional maid. If there are any traces of our impact left upon leaving your home, our job is not complete, and we will return to leave it spick and span.

Additionally, we use a third-party inspector to examine your property to ensure that all restoration work is done correctly and that you will have zero issues in the future. If our inspector finds any problems with our restoration work, our team will make sure that we get it right so that you and your family can sleep peacefully knowing that your home is back in form.

24/7 Restoration Has Got Your Back

No matter the challenge or how substantial the loss, our expert water damage restoration crews are ready and waiting, 24 hours a day. Whenever your home is affected by water damage or flooding, it is imperative to act fast to avoid any unnecessary harm, such as mould growth. At 24/7 Restoration, we pride ourselves on being the fastest acting restoration company in all of Calgary. Contact us today for rapid, effective, and efficient restoration services! Call our team at (403) 247-4365.



How long does the water damage restoration process take?

The specific time will vary entirely depending on the scale and scope of restoration work required. However, it is typical that the drying process takes around 48-72 hours for one room. Any reconstruction and restoration afterwards can take anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks, depending on what is required.

Does 24/7 Restoration charge for estimates?

Absolutely not! All of our estimates are 100% free.

Can I just paint over wet drywall?

Unfortunately, wet drywall can sag and completely collapse if not completely replaced. While a new coat of paint will likely repair some of the aesthetics of the damage, it will not fix the weakened structural integrity of the wall.

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