Having water where you do not want it can be a real problem, and it often happens when you least expect it. You may have been on vacation and come home to find that your basement has been flooded. Other times there is a natural disaster that has forced a great deal of water into the home. No matter what was the cause of the water entering your home, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible. The longer the water sits in your home the more damage that it can do. So, it is important to get water damage restoration services to your home as quickly as possible. Here are just a few things that you can expect to happen when you have water damage restoration services at your home.

Initial Walkthrough

The first thing that the technicians are going to do is to come into the home and analyze the damage. This is important because the damage is going to be different in each home. Once they have a good idea of what is going to be the best way to restore your home, they have their crew come and bring all necessary equipment. Do not worry, these contractors know that time is of the essence so they hurry as fast as they can.

Drain and Drying 

When the crew is in your home the first thing that they are going to need to do is to drain and dry your home. There are a few ways that they will accomplish this. One of the first things that they will do is use a sump pump to get the majority of the water out of the home. This then allows them to use fans and heaters to get rid of the rest of the moisture. They will pay particular attention to sheet rock and the wood in the home. 


Once the contractor knows exactly what is going to need to be replaced they will start to demolish parts of the home that need to be replaced. This may include a couple feet of the sheet rock, and if the wood frame is saturated and bowed, it is possible that the frame may need to be strengthened. This process is the longest part of the restoration. Once the restoration has been done, you should be excited to see your home in normal condition and looking as good as ever.