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Four Steps of the Storm Restoration Process

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Storm Restoration Process

Storm season in Amberly Village, OH, often leaves a lot of home damage in its wake. Storm restoration specialists have to tear out damaged materials and rebuild your home to get it back to normal. Here is an overview of what that process entails.

1. Extract Water
The first thing technicians will do after they assess the water damage to your home is remove as much water as possible. Using industrial pumps, they remove standing water. Other methods may be used to extract water from surfaces or out of tight spaces.

2. Remove Damaged Materials
When the water is gone, experts have a better view of what else needs to go. They tear out ruined walls, insulation, carpet, tiles and other items. While some of your belongings may be able to be saved, others will likely need to be thrown out and replaced.

3. Dry Remaining Structure
At this point, it is likely that the humidity in the air has left some residual moisture which has to be remedied to prevent secondary damage. Technicians dry the remaining structure and take measures to bring humidity levels back to normal. They also disinfect the affected area to remove any bacteria left by the contaminated floodwaters.

4. Restore Home
The final stage of storm restoration is rebuilding the parts of your house that were unable to be salvaged. New walls are put up, new flooring is installed and new tiles are laid. Then they match paint, wallpaper, and flooring to ensure that no one can tell where the damage occurred. The job isn't finished until your home looks "Like it never even happened." 
If you need your home restored after a flooding event, make sure you call a restoration company quickly. The team will tear out damaged materials, dry the remaining structure, and rebuild your home so that you can return to life as normal.

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