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What To Expect When Your Home Is Damaged by Contaminated Water

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Call an emergency restoration company to get started on repairing your home

What To Expect When Your Home Is Damaged by Contaminated Water

Experiencing water damage in your Graham, WA, home can be an overwhelming situation. In some cases, you may not know what to do next. If you are dealing with contaminated water, the process can become even more complicated. It is a good idea to contact your insurance agent as soon as possible if you have any kind of damage to your house. In most cases, accidents will be covered in your policy which can make the process easier. Depending on the level of contamination, some steps will vary, but here are the basics of what you can expect.

1. Water Removal

After contacting your insurance agent, you should call an emergency restoration company to get started on repairing your home. Before repairs can begin, however, the moisture will need to be removed. In some cases, such as a broken supply line, there may be flooding in the building that has caused a lot of excess water to build up. Once the water has been removed, the area should be allowed to dry to prevent any further damage.

2. Cleanup and Sanitation

This step is particularly crucial in the case of Category 2 and Category 3 water damage. Black water has the highest level of contamination and can cause many problems if it is not properly cleaned. Along with sanitizing the structure of the house, you should also make sure that any affected materials are washed. Any food that has been in contact with the water should be thrown out.

3. Restoration

Once the contaminated water has been removed and the building has been cleaned, the workers will begin restoration. This can include replacing walls and floors, repainting rooms and repairing affected belongings.

If your home is damaged by water, you should contact a restoration service as soon as possible. Although removing contaminated water from your home can be a lengthy process, trained professionals should be able to return your home to its previous condition.

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