Metro Atlanta Water Mitigation has a large inventory of drying equipment, air movers, dehumidifiers and other technical equipment. Timely action is essential. Remember that damage resulting from water is progressive. The longer the water flows or wet conditions exist, the more is absorbed and the greater is the recovery problem. Merely stopping the source of the incoming water does not stop further water damage, though it is an obvious and critical first step.
To minimize damage - Do....
Remove as much water as possible by mopping or blotting.
Wipe water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items
Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying (check for possible bleeding).
Place aluminum foil, china saucers, or wooden blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
Open drawers and cabinet doors for complete drying (do not force).
Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe place.
Open suitcases and luggage to dry.
To avoid making it worse - Do Not....
Leave wet fabrics in place, dry as soon as possible.
Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
Leave books, magazines, or other colored printed items on wet carpets or floors.
Use your household vacuum to remove water.
Use TV's or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially on wet concrete floors.
Switch on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
Put wet contents on top of dry contents.
Water Damage Restoration Service Details.
Emergency work may involve the following to prevent further damage and the health and safety of you, your family, the restoration Technicians and any other sub-
contractors that may need access to the property.
Application of anti-microbial solution to prevent mold and mildew growth and kill waterborne bacteria and viruses in sewage and external water incidents.
Extraction of standing water.
Removal of content items, if applicable, deemed to be beyond economical restoration.
Moisture testing to determine the extent of moisture content in structural material, floor coverings, and in the air.
Installation of drying equipment such as dehumidifiers and air-movers.
The extent or amount of restorative work performed will depend upon the extent of the flooding.
Any time flooding of any kind takes place in a residential or commercial setting, a drying and monitoring program must be instituted to ensure a full and complete restorative process is accomplished. Failure to do so may well create an environment in which bacteria and other micro organisms breed, leading to potential health problems. Additionally, there is also the added potential for additional structural damage to flooring, walls, furniture, etc. Therefore, the Technician will coordinate with you to arrange regular visits to monitor the reduction of moisture in the building structure and air.
Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to determine the exact length of time it will take to dry the property, as this can depend upon several factors including the depth of any standing water, the length of time the structure was submerged or wet, and the structural materials used, some of which create vapor barriers preventing evaporation of moisture. Reular monitoring will provide an ongoing record of the progress. Itis essential that the drying equipment installed is used as directed by the Technician as the longer the equipment is allowed to operate the shorter the drying time. Yo may be concerned with the amount of electricity used so please note your electricity meter reading prior to the use of the drying equipment as the cost of electricity consumed can in some cases be reclaimed.
Upon completion of the restoration work, the Technician will request that you sign off on the work to confirm that everything meets your satisfaction. This will enable the final report to be submitted to your Insurers for prompt settlement. For more information, please call or email us.
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Professional Water Damage Extraction & Restoration Services
Our Technicians are dedicated to getting your life back to normal as soon as possible. Our intention is to dry the entire structure. This will eliminate the potential for mold and mildew growth. We will respond as quickly as possible. After you have made the call to us, follow the instructions below. Hopefully this will enable you to salvage some of your precious belongings.