Water Damage Restoration

First, you must immediately stop the water source. Depending on the cause of the leak, there will be different options.

  • Faucets, obviously, can be shut off by their nozzle
  • Faucets, toilets, washing machines, hot water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and outdoor spigots all should have independent shut off valves
  • Your house has a main water shut off at the point where the water from the street enters the structure
  • Your house should have a water main pit, where the water can be stopped at the point before it enters you the structure

Once the water has been stopped, you need to inspect the damage. At this point you need to determine whether or not there is the potential for a safety concern in regards to electricity. If water is touching any electronics that are plugged in, you will need to immediately shut off the electricity connected to the appliance, and possibly contact an electrician.

Once the area has been deemed safe, all of the standing water can be removed with pumps or wet vacuums. You can do some of this yourself with the use of shop vacs and household shampooing cleaners, but it is like that you will need to contact Brother’s Carpet Cleaning, or perhaps another reputable company trained in water damage removal.

How long does it take to dry out water damage?

Once all of the standing water has been removed, you will need to dry out the flooring and the walls. For this, you may need to perform some demo work in order to get to the water-logged areas.

A professional such as Brothers Carpet Cleaning, who uses professional grade equipment, can set up air movers in strategic locations in order to dry out the impacted areas, quickly. This process typically takes between 2 and 7 days, depending on the severity of the water damage.

Most homeowners do not own and are not trained in the usage of advanced, high-powered drying equipment, so contact Brothers Carpet Cleaning in Bloomington, Indiana as quickly as possible to ensure that all of the embedded moisture in the flooring and walls has been properly dried out.

If you do not get all of the water from the water damage dried out, you have a high probability for future mold and mildew issues and will then need to contact a mold remediation professional.

Next Steps

Once the water extraction has been completed and the affected part of your home has been thoroughly dried out, you can begin to look into the mitigation process, including, stopping water from entering your home in the future and repairing the water damage.

At Brothers Carpet Cleaning, we will work with you throughout the entire process, clean up and dry the water, and assist you to find the right professionals in the Bloomington, Indiana region, to rebuild your home after a water damage.

Contact us today at 812-798-1662!