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Stages of Water Damage Repair for your Lapeer County Home or Business

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement and Contents This basement experienced flooding after a bad rainstorm, and SERVPRO of Lapeer was on site to clean it up

If you experience water damage in your home or business, you will likely need to have water restoration done. What this entails can vary depending on the severity of the damage, but the general process remains the same. While your house is being worked on, you can expect a restoration company like SERVPRO of Lapeer to follow these fire restoration stages.

Inspection of the water damage

Before restoration can begin, the property will need to be inspected to understand the extent of the damage and how to address it. Our skilled production technicians and crew chiefs will look at each area of your home or business to determine the extent of the damage done by the water, whether it was from a storm or other flood in your building. This allows them to determine the best way to move forward with their work and create a water damage repair plan.

Mitigation against further damage

Once the inspection has been completed, SERVPRO technicians will move on to water mitigation. This step is essential to prevent the damage from getting worse. Unfortunately, many people miss this step and end up making matters worse by not preventing further damage from happening. For example, if there are holes in the walls from water seeping through or issues with the roofing or broken windows, these will need to be boarded up or covered with a tarp to keep the area safe and prevent further damage. Water damage will be removed as well, with each object treated based on what it’s made of. It will also include removing excess water and drying the building to prevent mold or mildew growth. Unpleasant odors will be removed as well. By identifying the odor's cause and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace, such as mold or mildew that has already started to grow.

Restoration of your home or business

After damage cleaning is complete, the final stage, the repair process, can begin. During the restoration, SERVPRO technicians will begin to return your home to its previous condition, endeavoring to make it "Like it never even happened." In the case of severe damage, this can include rebuilding walls, roofing, or even whole rooms. SERVPRO offers a variety of building services to address this. Smaller tasks, such as replacing carpets and repainting walls, will be done as well. All repairs will be covered with the home or business owner before starting. Once this stage has been finished, your house or business should look as good as it did before the water damage occurred!

Whether the water or flood damage was large or small, water damage restoration is a necessary part of returning your home or business to normal. A water damage remediation company like SERVPRO of Lapeer has the equipment and professional training necessary to do this quickly and thoroughly. We will be able to repair your home and can salvage many of your damaged belongings as well. If you’ve experienced any kind of water or flood damage, contact SERVPRO 24/7 at 810-664-1000

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