Water Damage Danbury: When A Quick Response Matters
The surprise of waking up to a flood of rushing water is life-changing, frightening, and pushes a family into disarray. How bad is the damage? How much will it cost to repair? Will the house be a loss? Will they have to just move on and find a new home elsewhere?
The unknowns caused by a flood of rushing water is overwhelming and daunting all on its own. The first place to start is by contacting a water damage Danbury restoration company. They will come into the home to assess the breadth and depth of the water damage.
Additionally, the companies check the quality of the water damage Danbury. The degree of water damage, absorption, and the type of water will all impact the resulting cleanup efforts and process.
How Deep Did The Water Go?
One aspect of the assessment is to measure how high up the water flowed. Was it several feet, or did it cover two entire stories of the home, only leaving the attic untouched? How much water did the home absorb, is another key factor in determining whether the house will dry out or needs part of it revamped with new wood and wall board.
A particle board or MDF are considered non-porous materials because they do not absorb much water compared to insulation batting in the walls and around the water heater. A simpler example of water damage Danbury is the difference between a fully carpeted home versus one with all wood flooring. One will dry out faster, and the other will need the carpeting removed and replaced.
Most home-induced incidents are not as widespread. For instance, if a roof is leaking, the part of the wall that is involved is minuscule compared to the overall size of the home. Even if the leak were allowed to fester and grow, it is likely that it would impact that corner and the wall beneath and behind it.
While that is not good news, it is better than having to relace entire swaths of the wall and structural beams and the like.
Types Of Water
Say someone in the home cranked open a skylight, and opened all the windows. They left to go see a movie without closing them. It rained sideways for 6 hours straight. It would be wet in the house. Though, the water would be “clean”. That is it would not have any detergents or any type of bacteria or unsanitary garbage in it from a backed up toilet.
If the scenario from the open of this piece were revisited, you might have the unpleasant factor of untreated sewer backing up into the home. Where clear and clean water is present, it is a matter of checking the extent of water damage, and drying out the materials and checking for any mold as well.
For detergent-impacted damage, the soap needs to be cleaned off and out of the home. Meanwhile, untreated sewer damage requires more extensive work on the home to clean it.
There are many different stages of damage. Some homes have water and mold damage. Some are just going to require a cleanup of the area below and immediately surround a water heater. Still others require that a whole portion of the home be aired out, and walls and flooring replaced.
In many cases, the water damage company may know how to file the insurance claims or write up reports to report the official damage that has occurred to the home. From there, the insurance carrier will determine what they are paying out based upon the existing insurance policy.