Most homeowners pride themselves on maintaining their properties and pay special attention to preventative measures. However, issues may arise such as burst pipes, water heater leaks, broken sprinkler heads, toilet overflows, or intense storms that will create water damage and require professional water extraction. The water extraction step removes the majority of the water from your home or property. We use powerful pumps and commercial vacuum units to quickly remove gallons water from your property.
Water may find its way through small holes, and/or cracks. It may run down walls and seep underneath carpet, and often may flow to floors below. If the walls have insulation, it may act like a sponge and hold the dampness for weeks or even months at a time. To ensure that all affected areas have been discovered, in addition to visually following the path of the water, Nation Restoration uses a moisture meter to measure the extent of the moisture in most materials to provide accurate and reliable readings. We never assume that just because something is not visibly wet, doesn’t mean the moisture isn’t present. Thorough water extraction helps reduce the drying time and helps to prevent mold and secondary water damage.
Once wet items have been removed, furniture protected, raised on blocks and/or moved, and, if necessary, carpeting and padding pulled back or removed, and the water has been extracted, the next step is to bring in commercial air blowers and dehumidifiers to dry all of the areas were there was standing water. Nation Restoration prides itself on accurately estimating the number of equipment pieces and the length of time it will take to properly dry the affected area(s). It’s important to remember that a Wet/Dry-Vac and household fans may not be efficient enough to completely dry the area. When incorrectly treated, secondary issues such as mold growth, odors, and damages to walls and flooring may occur.