If you experience any water intrusion inside your home, quick water removal is necessary to avoid severe water damage. Leaks, flooding, foundation cracks, or drainage problems can all let water invade your carpets, floors, and walls. No matter the cause, prompt action is essential.
What is Water Removal?
Water removal involves just what it says; removing water from your interior. When you contact Lightspeed Restoration of Alexandria and Fairfax, VA, we swing into action with a rapid response plan. Our experts use powerful equipment to thoroughly remove water from soaked floors, carpets, furnishings, and other affected areas.
Water removal aims to:
- Eliminate the origin of excessive water flow
- Drain or remove all water
- Dry all surfaces
- Dehumidify your interior
- Limit the danger of property damage
- Avoid mold infestation
The Lightspeed Restoration Water Removal Procedure
Water removal is a job that is best performed by trained restoration professionals. Our qualified technicians use standard procedures and IICRC training to safely and efficiently pull water from your interior. Our process involves specific knowledge and industrial-grade equipment, including the following steps:
- Identifying and removing the excess water
- Addressing all potential safety concerns
- Thoroughly drying all areas after water removal
- Disinfecting and sanitizing the area
- Dehumidifying the home
Water Removal vs. Water Mitigation
It's crucial to understand that water removal is just the first step - mitigation comes next. After our team completes the removal process, we shift gears to water mitigation. This phase involves removing any damaged, unsalvageable parts of the structure and its contents. Floors, walls, furniture - if the water destroys it, we dispose of it properly to minimize the overall loss. This often means cutting out soaked drywall or flooring sections beyond repair.
Mitigation also includes thorough cleaning, drying, and disinfecting of the property. We utilize commercial-grade equipment and products for optimal drying and cleaning. This helps eliminate pockets of moisture where mold could take hold.
Professional Equipment Matters
Lightspeed Restoration Alexandria & Fairfax arrives with industrial-grade pumps and extractors capable of pulling up hundreds of gallons of water. We also bring powerful dehumidifiers and heavy-duty fans to help us reach our drying goals to return your interior to pre-damage condition.
Contact Lightspeed Restoration Alexandria & Fairfax when you need residential water removal and drying services. Call us at (571) 292-3301, and we can send our restoration team to your door as quickly as possible to begin assessing and addressing your water damage.