Capital Restoration is a water restoration company in the Marietta, Atlanta, GA area. We are a IICRC firm with certified water damage restoration technicians on call 24/7. We are fast to respond and remove the water in your home or business and dry your property fast. The goal with the water damage restoration process is to act fast so you don't have any future mold issues.
When dealing with water damage, the faster you can begin the restoration process the better chance you have of insurance covering the damage and you mitigate the issue from becoming larger.
Water Damage Removal Process
- Immediately remove any potential salvageable items from the water damage area (cloths, furniture, electronics)
- Call a professional restoration company to begin the restoration process immediately
- Call your insurance agent to report the damage and potentially file a loss. Let them know you have professional help on the way.
- The restoration company arrives and begins the water removal extraction
- The restoration company will place the furniture on blocks and remove other contents from the affected water damage area
- Remove any damage building material such as carpet, carpet pad, baseboard, etc.
- Place drying equipment according to IICRC drying specifications to dry the home or business as quickly as possible
- The restoration company tracks the drying progress daily, taking photos and documenting the moisture content of all wet areas
- Once the area is dry, the drying equipment is removed
- After the home or business is dry, Capital Restoration can repair your property after the water damage. We will arrive after your property had been dried to write you a repairs estimate and work with your insurance adjuster to agree on the scope of work and price.
How To Spot Water Damage
There are many signs that can give you a clue if you have an ongoing water damage issue in your home or commercial office.
- Water Accumulation - one of the easiest ways to spot water damage is with any standing or pooling water beginning to build up in your home. This could be from a faulty appliance line, toilets, leaky pipe or flooding from a storm.
- Discoloration - when water begins accumulate above your ceiling, you may not be able to visibly see the water but you can begin to see the ceiling change color. The area may appear wet or dry and can be a yellow, brown or copper color. Walls may also have bubbling, cracking or peeling paint or wallpaper in addition to staining.
- Changes in texture - water if let unattended will begin to cause additional damage, sometimes this isn't noticeable until there is visible changes in the material.
- Buckling - your wood floors would begin having the edges rise up after the water seeps into the floor boards and the wood floor begins to soak in the water and causing damage the floor.
- Sagging/Sinking - the water can get into the floor board and could cause your your hardwood floors to 'feel soft' and 'sag'. If you notice this in your home, call a water damage professional to evaluate the affected area.
- Expansion - as the humidity is too high and/or the building materials absorbs too much water they can begin to separate. Two areas to keep an eye out for this is your wood floor and the casing around your doors and baseboards. Those are early signs you might have water damage.
- Bubbling - water starts to pool in the ceiling or wall paper cause a 'pool' of water that is trapped.
Mold Damage as a Result of Water Damage
We all know that mold damage is a hazard health issue. But not all of us know how mold grows and how important a role water plays in mold growth. The truth is when you discover water damage in your home, you are one step away from also having mold damage in your home. Mold needs three things to grow;
- Food source - organic sources
You can have mold grow in your home after finding water damage within 24-48 hours. Capital Restoration responds fast to begin the water removal process. By responding fast, Capital Restoration minimizes the water damage while also reducing the chance of having mold damage in your home.
Types of Water Damage
Uncontaminated at it's source and poses no threat to people who come in contact with it. Example; water from sink overflow
Could contain contaminants and could cause discomfort or illness to people who are exposed to it. Example; discharge from dishwasher.
Contaminated water and could cause serious illness or death to people exposed to it. Example; sewage spills, flood water.