Three Stages of Water Damage Cleanup

When water damages your Columbia home, the first thing you need to do is call for water damage cleanup. In order to prevent as much damage as possible, the water needs to be removed as fast as possible. At Rumsey Construction, we specialize in quick and thorough water damage cleanup so we can provide the best results for your home. The process of cleaning up water damage can be pretty extensive, but to help make it easier to know what to expect, we are going to break it down into three stages. 

Water Damage Cleanup In Columbia 

Stage 1:

The first stage of water damage cleanup is removing the standing water and drying everything out. Depending on how much water is present in your home, this step could require the use of vacuums and pumps, or may be achieved with only mops and buckets. The number one goal in this stage is to remove the water as quickly as possible so that materials exposed to is will absorb as little water as possible. The longer water is present, the worse the damage will be. Once the water has been removed, it is time to start the drying process. Commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers will help ensure there is adequate air flow through the area and that all moisture that was absorbed into materials is pulled out and dried. It is so important not to rush this step because any moisture that is left behind can cause mold to grow or materials to rot. 

Stage 2: 

Once the damaged area has been completely dried out, then stage 2, which is cleaning the affected area, can begin. Materials and belongings that sustained damage from the water will need to be removed, and may even have to be replaces. Specialized cleaning agents and antibacterial solutions will be used to ensure no microbial growth will ensue following water damage. This is the stage where the extent of the damage can really be assessed, and plans to repair or replace damaged areas can then begin. The space is then prepared for the necessary rebuild, repairs, or replacements to begin.

Stage 3: 

The final stage of water damage cleanup is repairing, replacing, and rebuilding to get your home back to its pre-loss condition. Depending on the extent of the damage, this phase can take as little as 1 day to as long as a few weeks. Regardless of the size and scope of your water damage emergency, this final phase is what will get your home back to normal. When you trust Rumsey Construction to handle your water damage cleanup, you can rest assured that each stage of the cleanup process is executed with precision and in a timely manner. Our goal is to get the problem resolved and your home back to normal as quickly as possible. We can handle the entire water damage cleanup process from removing and drying out the water all the way to rebuilding damaged areas if and when necessary.