Both homes and businesses can incur Water Damage in Providence from major storms, from nearby rivers overflowing, from enormous rains that flood city sewage systems and bring sewage materials up above ground, from plumbing breaks inside the home or building, or from water damage resulting from the fire department’s efforts to put out a fire. When such a disaster happens, even in the middle of the night, a disaster cleanup and restoration service can help you save the structure and as much of the furnishings and personal items as possible.
Check in the phone book for emergency services or disaster cleanup for companies that provide emergency services 24 hours a day to help restore your life after you’ve been hit with Water Damage in Providence. Restoration services start with containing the damage and extracting the water. They will survey the damage and determine which carpets, carpet pads, furniture, and other items can be cleaned and restored. They will use fans and dehumidifiers to dry the interior and to remove moisture from the air, which can start causing mold and mildew right away otherwise.
Next, they will clean the interiors, including doors, door frames, window frames, moldings, cabinetry, walls, vent covers, and light fixtures. These may have soot damage if there was a fire, as well as mold or mildew growing on them. Whatever can be saved will be, and it will be cleaned and disinfected. They will clean draperies, furniture, lamp shades, mattresses, box springs, bedding, pillows, upholstered furniture, throw pillows, art work, dishes, glassware, appliances, television and audio equipment, and collectibles. All will be cleaned by hand and sanitized.
They do even more than clean and disinfect. Some restoration services have architectural and structural engineering expertise to restore large, integral parts of the structure after the water has done its damage. The duct work will be cleaned. They will clean or replace carpet padding as needed, re-install the newly dried carpets, re-install lighting fixtures, and anything else that was removed for cleaning. They will also deodorize the home with ozone gas, which won’t just cover up odors with perfume scents, but instead will actually clean the air. Restoration companies usually work directly with insurance companies, too, and will take care of filing the claim forms.