Water Damage Restoration
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When life happens and your home, condo or business is subject to water damage, immediate action is crucial. Kwik Dry water damage restoration professionals respond immediately and use the latest equipment and techniques to remove water quickly. We closely observe and document the drying process to verify your property is dried thoroughly.
- Flooding and storm damage
- Leaking appliances, water heaters, plumbing, etc.
- Overflowing toilets, bathtubs, and sinks
- Tornadoes and thunderstorms
- Hurricanes and tropical storms
- Sewage backups
- Flooding from firefighting efforts
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Each water damage situation is unique, and requires a slightly different solution every time, however the general process stays consistent. Listed below are the steps we take for the “typical” water damage emergency in Gulf Shores.
1. Free On-Site Damage Assessment & Estimate
2. Water Removal and Extraction
3. Drying and Dehumidifying
4. Cleaning and Sanitizing
5. Final Restoration
Water damage restoration and cleanup starts with a phone call. Our staff is on-call 24 hours a day and ready arrive at your home or business as soon as possible. When dealing with water damage, immediate action is key. A short delay of just a few hours can drastically increase the severity of damage.
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Whether your washer machine has leaked or the kids caused the sink to overflow, a water damage occurrence can be distressing and when you call, we understand you might be feeling confused, nervous, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this critical situation. Our agent will lead you through a series of questions to fully understand your needs.
Our Kwik Dry agent will ask several questions such as:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
Damage Assessment & Estimate
Once we arrive, the water damage restoration process continues with a thorough inspection of your property, including a damage assessment. This is completely free of charge. Our Kwik Dry water damage specialist will be determining the scope of the damage so he or she can develop an suitable plan of action.
Identify and Stop the Water Source
If the source of the leak, spill or flooding is unknown, we check for the source of water in your home and business and stop it. The water source must be stopped before the drying process can begin.
Identify the Type of Water
Kwik Dry water restoration professionals will identify the category and classification of water to restore your property safely to industry specifications. The type of water contamination will affect the particular restoration processes used to restore your property.
- White – Category 1 Water
- Gray – Category 2 Water
- Black – Category 3 Water
Examine the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Site
We survey and test your home to determine the extent of the damage. We will also look for safety concerns and explain them to you. If you are aware of any safety issues, such as asbestos or lead, please share them.
Water Removal and Extraction
Water extraction removes the majority of the water from your home or property. By performing a thorough water extraction, Gulf Shores water damage cleaning services help reduce the drying time and help to prevent mold and additional water damage. We use powerful pumps and vacuums to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.
Emergency Water RemovalOur team of expertly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water present, we may use powerful submersible pumps along with industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Performing water damage repair in this way helps to minimize the drying time and prevent mold growth. We will also inspect the carpeting and pad underneath to decide if it should be removed to protect the subfloor.
Water Removal Equipment
- Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
- Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
Drying and Dehumidifying
Once the water has been extracted and removed, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Building materials like drywall and wood are porous and will retain a decent amount of water. This retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and worst of all, cause mold damage.
Drying and Dehumidifying
By manipulating temperature and relative humidity we are able to remove the remaining moisture. We use specialized equipment, including industrial air handlers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other moisture that is not easy to access. We carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying levels.
- Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
- High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.
Cleaning and Santizing
After the area is dried, your property’s walls, floors, and other surfaces will more than likely need professional cleaning. Flooding and water damage often require odor removal and deodorization treatments, since wet materials have an unpleasant odor.
Kwik Dry specializes in restoring contents damaged by water. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes, including photos and other personal items that can’t be replaced.
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Our cleaning specialists are trained to recognize and rid your property of unwanted odors with industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment. This equipment can effectively treat serious and persistent odors that typical air fresheners and similar treatments can’t.
Sanitizing Treatments and Disposal
Depending on the situation, we may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean the site. Upon request, we will remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance adjuster.
The last step of water damage restoration is the procedure of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damaged condition. The restoration process may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.
When your home has been damaged by a storm or water, the immediate concern may include temporary protective measures to prevent additional damages, like placing a roof tarp.
- Roof Tarp
- Temporary Fencing
- Move-Out / Pack-Out
- Temporary Warehouse Space
The following building and repair services may be necessary to restore your home to pre-water damage condition.
- Drywall Removal and Installation
- Hardwood Floor Repair
- Tile Floor Repair
- Carpet Repair and Installation