Water damage can occur in a home when there is not proper drainage around the home. If the water has nowhere to drain, it will settle next to the home and begin to eat away at the structure until it is so damaged that parts of the building actually need to be removed and completely replaced. If you have started to notice water collecting next to your home when it rains, it is important to call a professional water damage company right away. The following guide walks you through the steps the company will take to determine what needs to be done to repair any damage and prevent more damage from occurring in the future.
Inspect the Property
The first thing the water damage company will do is send an inspector to inspect the interior and exterior of the home. Many people only notice the water damage that shows up inside of their home, but there can also be extensive damage done to the exterior of the home that could be going undetected.
Remove Some of the Ground
If the exterior of your home is damaged, some of the ground next to your home will have to be removed. This allows the company to have better access to the exterior of your home and will help with water drainage when everything is said and done.
Seal the Home's Exterior
The company will then remove any damage from the exterior of the home that they file and place a sealant around the edges of the home that are directly exposed to water. The sealant helps to ensure that water cannot get into the home when it rains or snows.
Remove and Repair Any Internal Damage
If mold, mildew, or other water damage is found inside of the home, the company will remove it, kill any mold or mildew, and then replace the areas that need to be replaced to ensure that the home is as safe as possible.
Create a Retaining Wall
Finally, to prevent future damage to the home, the company will create a retaining wall to reroute water away from the home when it rains or snows. The retaining wall guides the water safely away from the home so that it doesn't collect at the base of the house and cause damage to the exterior and interior of the home.
Once the contractor has finished restoring the property and taking every preventative measure possible to prevent future damage, your home should be in great shape and stay that way for quite some time. The repairs can be done in a very short period of time and need to be addressed immediately to keep potentially deadly mold from growing in your home.
To learn more, contact a water damage restoration company like All American Repair Services Inc.