When your house gets affected by flooding, the most important thing that you need to do is to remove the water as soon as possible. Sometimes, we can easily identify the source of the water and shut it off. But there are times when we have no idea how the flooding occurred and where’s the water coming from. One thing we know is that we need to remove it as soon as possible. Naturally, you will trust water extraction to the professionals. They know what’s it all about and how to do it. But why is water extraction so important?
What are the most common reasons for indoor flooding?
There can be many reasons why your indoors are flooded e.g., heavy rains (especially in monsoon season), drainage issues, damaged grounds, leaky pipes or home appliances (dishwasher or washing machine). Regardless whether you have an expensive home or not, flooding is always a possibility.
What does water extraction include?
To put it simply, water extraction is the process of removing excess water from the flooring of your home. It might sound simple and easy, but it’s not. So, if you’re having trouble with flooding, it’s best that you contact a professional service. At ASAP Restoration, we possess the necessary knowledge, experience and tools to resolve this problem as quickly as possible.
With water damage, there’s also a risk of mold infestation. Mold not only ruins the aesthetics of your home, but it can also pose serious health risks for the entire family, especially if you have asthma. Once you’re done with the extraction, you need to repair the damage, prevent mold infestation and restore your home to its previous condition.
How does extraction look like?
Even though it’s best to leave the extractions to the professionals (reasons above), it doesn’t hurt to know what happens during this process in order to understand it better. Professionally done water extraction usually includes:
- Determining the source and shutting it off
- Draining using professional pumps and vacuums
- Removal of non-visible water
- Drying and dehumidifying
The first thing every professional will do, is to locate the source of the water and to shut it off. From there, we can assess the safety hazards i.e., are the electrical installations affected or how extensive is the damage.
Once the water extraction is done (using powerful pumps or vacuums), drying is the next phase. When everything is dry, the lingering odors will be eliminated through thorough disinfection and sanitation.
The last phase is dehumidifying which will remove any remaining moisture so there’s no risk of mold infestation.
Water extraction isn’t the same for every property. Different types of water damage require different tools and machines. Depending on the preliminary assessment, the professionals will pick the right tools and strategy for the job.
Difference between extraction and water mitigation
Quite often, people are confused about what is the difference between extraction and water mitigation. To put it simply, extraction comes before the mitigation.
Water mitigation is actually the process where materials and parts that can no longer be salvaged are removed from your home e.g., furniture, flooring, drywall etc.
For the simplest and easiest water extraction contact ASAP Restoration today. We also offer water damage restoration once we’re done with the extraction.