When something spills on the floor you naturally jump into action and find anything to soak it up, usually a towel. You toss that wet towel into the dirty laundry and do not give it another thought. But just days later, that foul, sour towel smell is pervading the air and now you can either throw out the towel or wash it and hope the smell goes away. Although it is on a larger scale, not professionally mitigating water damage can similarly cause more harm than the initial accident.
Just like that towel needed to be hung up to dry to avoid becoming smelly, water must be properly extracted and dried in affected areas to avoid further issues. It is a common misbelief that only visible water needs to be removed, but more importantly sub-surface areas such as carpet padding and insulation need to be treated. When sub-surface and other hard to reach areas are not tended to, they can become the optimal breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other bacteria.
To properly mitigate water damage, multiple tools and equipment need to be setup—powerful vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers just to name a few. Whether it is an emergency clean up or days after the accident, Dry Kings Restoration has the necessary equipment to start extraction and drying immediately. Our first goal is to remove all visible water and inspect the affected area for surface and sub-surface damage. Our meters determine what is wet and how wet it is and help us design the best drying environment. Given the size of the affected area we setup the optimal number of air movers, dehumidifiers and other equipment and constantly track moisture and humidity levels. If the water was contaminated, we also clean and sanitize the affected area to stop further microbial bacteria growth.
The restoration process normally occurs over several days, but Dry Kings Restoration is there for every phase to ensure no over-drying and for you! We will hang that towel to dry! For information contact Dry Kings Restoration at (844) 379-5464.