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Moisture and Odor Removal: What To Expect

Moisture and Odor Removal: What To Expect

Water is necessary for life, but when it gets into places where it shouldn't, it can wreak havoc. When a pipe break or flood sends water into your walls or over your carpets, between the damage itself and the unpleasant odors that follow, it can feel like things will never get back to normal.

Water is necessary for life, but when it gets into places where it shouldn't, it can wreak havoc. When a pipe break or flood sends water into your walls or over your carpets, between the damage itself and the unpleasant odors that follow, it can feel like things will never get back to normal. Not to worry, however: a skilled restoration company with proven moisture and odor removal techniques can work wonders on your walls and floors, extracting moisture before harmful mold and mildew sets in, and employing deodorizing techniques to help restore your home to pre-disaster condition.

Since any water damage incident in your home can be traumatic, it helps to understand the restoration process ahead of time. Here's what to expect if moisture invades your home.

Assessing the damage

Any water damage restoration process begins with looking over the affected area carefully. Your restoration experts will take a close look at the damage to observe what has happened, and what needs to happen to make it right again. They'll also ask for your insurance information so they can work directly with your provider to get as many eligible costs covered as possible.

Removing the water

The obvious next step in moisture and odor removal is to get the water out of places it doesn't belong (carpets, walls, floors, furniture, etc.). The sooner the water is removed, the easier it is to prevent dangerous mold and mildew growth, so the technicians will work quickly with dry-down extraction equipment to remove as much water as possible. They may also employ other techniques to accelerate drying, such as pulling the carpet and leaving heavy duty blowers and/or dehumidifiers in place for several days to dry out moisture at the molecular level. Your technicians may have specific instructions for you, such as where to place your furniture, or how high to set your thermostat.

Removing odors

Even after the moisture is removed, unpleasant odors can linger for a long time on their own. To ensure this doesn't happen, the restoration specialist will use professional grade equipment and proven techniques to eliminate odors at their sources.

Sanitize and disinfect

Apart from the damage itself, one of the more dangerous side effects of water damage can be the growth of harmful mold, bacteria and other substances that can make you sick or affect breathing. An extensive sanitation treatment of the affected area will halt and prevent the growth of these dangerous elements, ensuring that the air inside is safe to breathe.

Physical damage restoration

No matter how quickly we act to remove unwanted moisture, sometimes the damage to walls, floors and even beams is irreversible, and your home's structural integrity can even be affected. The last step in the restoration process is to rebuild these areas by replacing damaged material with new, structurally sound materials.

If water damage ravages your home, it's important to act quickly to minimize the impact of the damage. In Portland, Willamette Restoration Services, Inc. have a two-decade proven history for quick emergency response with water damage removal, along with fire damage restoration and even home remodeling services. To find out more about their moisture and odor removal services, they can be reached at (971) 252-3003.

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