Water damage restoration is the process of restoring a property back to its original condition after sustaining any level of water damage.
Capital Water & Fire Restoration understands that every water damage restoration project has its own unique circumstances, making it impractical to impose blanket rules to a particular situation.
Upon arrival, our technicians will first look for hazards such as electrical exposure, gas leaks, lead, asbestos or microbial contamination, slip and fall, contaminated water, stored chemicals and any damage to the building due to excessive heat or freezing temperatures. Only after insuring that everyone including occupants and workers is safe can we proceed to identify and stop the water source.
The next step is to identify anything that is wet and how wet it is. We then develop a scope of work based on the extent of the water intrusion and the type of water, whether it is class 1, 2, or 3 and any building materials that have been affected.
Begin the water removal process.
Once the standing water has been extracted we create a structure diagram of everything that is wet and where the water infiltration ends.
Evaluate Current Situation
Once Step 3 is completed we take and record meter readings to measure the amount of moisture in the air and in the building. Everything must be documented.
Decide what can be saved
Next we remove any items such as furniture and carpet that are wet and decide what can be saved and what must be discarded.
Setup Drying System
Once the affected area has been cleared we can set up our drying system which can include any or all of the following; dehumidifiers, air movers (fans) and heat if needed.
Bring in additional equipment if needed
Hardwood floors, attics and crawl spaces might require additional equipment to facilitate drying.
Monitor for 24 hours
We monitor the entire process every twenty-four hours to insure it is proceeding according to plan and we make adjustments as necessary. This includes monitoring the equipment, temperature, humidity, and moisture content of the affected walls, contents, and any other affected materials.
Once the temperature, humidity, and moisture content is deemed acceptable and safe according to industry standards, the water damage restoration equipment will be removed and the water damage restoration process will be complete.