The morning began as another. After we left everything was dry and calm. That would all change if we arrived home that evening. I received a phone call from my daughter at 3:50. She was hysterical all that I could gain from what she had been telling me is water everywhere. That of course is not what you need to hear as you are still miles away from becoming home. I wrapped up with her after telling her to go outside and called the neighbor. He was able to come over and switch off the water and calm down our daughter.
When my husband and I came home we began my assessing the damage and immediately knew we had to call the insurance company. It actually had not entirely burst however, you would have never known that looking at all of the water in our house. The seal had actually ruptured causing the pipe to split apart.
With the water shut off, we were able to buy the materials required to make the fix. Our insurance broker was on the ball and immediately called in a water restoration company that has been well known for assisting clients in this specific situation. They came in and we basically decided we should relocate for the greater part of the week. This is a personal choice, not something we had been told we had to do.
They began the repair with the elimination of the carpet and padding which had gotten soaked. They then added fans and dehumidifiers to the house to allow the base of the flooring to dry before the installation of the new carpeting. We decided it was best to additionally possess the ceramic tile flooring removed to prevent mold from setting in underneath the surface. They used a chemical alternative onto the subfloor and were able to begin the drying process.
They scrutinized all of the electric appliances and found that all was in good working order. The majority of our furniture had not been affected by the flooded area. The pieces which were cloth we’d cleaned by specialist furniture cleaners and removed the wooden furniture and allowed it to dry in the garage.
With the dehumidifiers they brought in, the majority of the timber moldings and drywall were saved. There was an issue with one patch of drywall in the corner that had to be replaced. We did hire a professional painter to come in after the area was dry and our possessions were out of this way drying to paint.
It took a little under a full week and our home was back to normal. We heard a lot through this process of water restoration. We keep the doorway to the room with nearly all pipes closed throughout the day once we are gone. We’ve begun to switch off the water once we go away for more than a night. Thankfully this happened when we were only gone for the day. Imagine how bad the damage would have been if it’d have been allowed to sit for a week. Water restoration professionals are aware of what they are doing and ought to be called in no matter how large or small the flood in your home. It’ll help save you money and time, in the long run, preventing mold from being in a position to grow in your home.
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