Water Damage Restoration Services 

One of the most common issues to experience in your home, and potentially one of the most destructive, is water damage. All it takes is a few inches of water to pose a serious threat to your home or office. Water damage can be caused for a variety of reasons, from plumbing leaks, to burst pipes, clogged toilets, a leaking roof, foundation cracks, flooding, etc. No matter what the cause, understanding how to deal with it fast is crucial. If you do not take action immediately, it can quickly wreak havoc in your home. Not only can it destroy your belongings but it can also promote electrical hazards, damage the structure of your home, and lead to mold growth. All of these issues can be a nightmare for homeowners to deal with. If your home experiences any sort of water damage, it’s always best to call in a professional to restore the area. You can count on Moldguys Restoration for expert water damage restoration services, as we have the experience and necessary equipment to fix the issue fast. We’re also available 24/7 for emergency services, as we understand that these issues always pop up at the most inconvenient times. Keep reading to learn more about the water damage repair strategies we use to restore your space. 

Strategies to Prevent Mold After Water Damage 

Mitigating the water and restoring the area quickly can help to prevent additional costly damage. During the water damage repair process, we use a variety of strategies to reduce and present the amount of water that is in the area. The following techniques are used to help prevent mold growth after water damage within 24-48 hours. 

Books & papers

  • If they’re non-valuable items, discard books and papers
  • Photocopy valuable/important items, and discard originals
  • Freeze (in frost-free freezer or meat locker) or freeze-dry

Carpet & Backing - Dry Within 24-48 Hours

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum
  • Reduce ambient humidity levels with dehumidifier
  • Accelerate drying process with fans

Ceiling tiles

Discard and replace

Insulation

  • Discard and replace

Upholstered furniture

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum
  • Accelerate drying process with dehumidifiers, fans, and/or heaters
  • May be difficult to completely dry within 48 hours. If the piece is valuable, you may wish to consult a restoration/water damage professional who specializes in furniture

Wallboard (Drywall and gypsum board)

  • May be dried in place if there is no obvious swelling and the seams are intact. If not, remove, discard, and replace
  • Ventilate the wall cavity, if possible

Windows & Drapes

  • Follow laundering or cleaning instructions recommended by the manufacturer

Wood Surfaces

  • Remove moisture immediately and use dehumidifiers, gentle heat, and fans for drying (Use caution when applying heat to hardwood floors)
  • Treated or finished wood surfaces may be cleaned with mild detergent and clean water and allowed to dry
  • Wet paneling should be pried away from wall for drying

Contact Moldguys Restoration to Schedule a Service 

If your home experiences water damage, get in contact with Moldguys Restoration immediately! We offer water damage repair services in Bridgewater, Hanson, Plymouth, and beyond. Give us a call at 781-910-5029 anytime. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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