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Our Water & Flood Damage Process

Water Damage Restoration Wellington Use A 5 Part Water & Flood Drying Process.
It’s fast, safe and effective!

Learn our 5 step system below..

Step 1

Flood Documentation

The first step is creating a moisture map after a flood is a valuable tool for assessing the extent of water damage and determining the areas that require particular attention during the restoration process. We conduct a thorough assessment of the affected area to determine the extent of the flooding and the areas that are most likely to retain moisture. We use moisture detection tools such as moisture meters or thermal imaging cameras to identify areas of high moisture content. These tools can help pinpoint areas that we need to focus on. We analyze the moisture map to identify patterns or specific areas that require immediate attention. Focus on areas that are at risk of mold growth or structural damage.

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Step 2

Water Extraction

We use a water claw for water extraction as it is a effective method for removing excess water from carpeted areas after a flood or water damage. Ensuring the affected area is safe to work in is our first priority. We remove any furniture or items from the wet carpeted area to avoid further damage. The water claw is placed on the carpeted area and press down to create a good seal between the claw and the carpet. The water claw is moved in a slow and steady motion across the carpeted area. The claw will agitate the carpet fibers and help draw out the water.

 It’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage and ensure a successful restoration outcome.

Step 3

Acid Rinse & De-browning

In the cleaning stage, we’ll deal with any stains or discoloration caused by water damage. Specialized equipment and solutions will be used for deeper cleaning. These will ensure to penetrate every fabric of your carpet and drive off the dirt. Oils and other contaminants get removed as well to improve the appearance and lifespan of your carpets.

For the de-browning process, the same set of equipment and solutions are used. This time, the focus is to restore the color of the carpet. Any damage and discoloration caused by water damage will be taken care of here. But it’s not limited to damage caused by floods, the de-browning process can also fix stains from sewage backup or even pet urine.

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Step 4

Set Up Drying Equiptment

Next we set up dehumidifiers and air movers to ensure the drying of your carpet.

After the moisture mapping of the earlier step, we now can assess how many dehumidifiers are needed. We will place dehumidifiers in the affected area. This is to ensure they have enough clearance around them for airflow. And then we connect them to power sources and turn them on.

Air movers & fans are also placed along with dehumidifiers. Both of these are placed strategically to direct airflow towards wet areas. The speed is then adjusted as needed if the carpet needs it. Everything’s left running until the air humidity is back to normal and the affected areas are completely dry.

Step 5

Monitoring Progress

Drying progress is usually noted during daily monitoring visits. After comparing the recorded data and the materials are making significant progress after the initial 24 – hour period , then drying continues and no major changes may be necessary. If, however, there is little or no progress (in other words the big numbers on our instruments aren’t getting smaller) then changes must be made. This cycle of evaluation and re – evaluation continues until the materials are dry. Ideally measurements are always taken in the same location at the site using the same instrument. 

The restorer is constantly working towards a pre – determined drying goal ( or dry standard). As the materials reach this dry standard , equipment levels are reduced. Only after the dry standard is reached and all drying complete, is all the equipment removed and the restorer knows “it is done!”