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If you just had a serious water damage problem from a flood or pipe, then you’re probably thinking “What happens now?” Stopping any active leaks at home is one of the most important steps in dealing with damage. Shutting off the home’s water supply is also one of the solutions. It is easy to start the restoration caused by water damage once any active leaks have been addressed.

At ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief, our professional process is designed to mitigate the damage in the shortest time possible to allow quick recovery from water disasters. Learn about the common causes of water damage, what we do to help, and why choose us as your partner in disaster recovery.

Common Causes of Water Damage in Florida

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Most water damage restoration jobs are distinctive and the workload needed for each of them depends on different factors, like the size of the damaged area and how long the damage was present. We’ve listed eight common steps that happen during the water damage restoration process so that you’ll know what to expect.

#1: Inspection

The first thing a water damage restoration team will do is inspect and evaluate the damage. Our professionals have special tools and instruments to measure the dampness of the affected area.

#2: Stoppage of Further Damage

If water damage remains untreated for a long time, more damage will occur. Dehumidifiers are placed in the home to avoid further damage like mold growth.

This is one of the most important steps: removal of standing or stagnant water from your home. The amount of time this step takes differs on the type of layer that is being dried, the room size, and the total amount of water present.

Once any stagnant water has been removed, it’s time to start drying out your home. The contractor will bring different kinds of air movers to help with the airflow throughout the room. Some of these methods may sound extreme, but they are trying to dry the home without demolishing and rebuilding, which could mean additional weeks of the project timeline.

#5: Containment

This happens simultaneously with drying. Wet areas are taped off to focus the heat and suction on the rooms that need to be dried out.

#6: Monitoring

The mitigation team will periodically stop throughout the drying process. Our technicians will monitor the dehumidifiers’ intake and output temperatures, as well as humidity levels, to make sure that they are not putting wet air into the room.

#7: Completion

Once your home has been returned to its normal dry state, the water damage cleanup process is considered complete. The drying equipment will be removed from the home and the mitigation team will confirm that you are happy and satisfied with the work.

#8: Repair of Additional Damage

When the water damage cleanup process is complete, there will be additional repairs if needed.

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief of Pinellas County?

If you are looking for water damage restoration services, we can offer you one of the best. ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief offers superior water damage restoration services in Pinellas County, Florida. Call us at (813) 295-7797 or message us online. We service Oldsmar, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Largo, Pinellas Park, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, and Safety Harbor, Florida, and the surrounding areas.