Editor’s note: So, you had a water accident in your home and you’re wondering how to dry it? Glad you asked. In this post, experts from NuBilt Restoration & Construction will provide tips on drying your property after the plumbers have left. NuBilt Restoration & Construction has been drying and repairing properties in the Greater Denver Area since 1994.
How To Clean Up Water Damage After A Pipe Bursts
Plumbing accidents, such as burst pipes, often leave a big mess. Skilled plumbers will perform necessary repairs to get plumbing working well again, however it will be up to you to clean up after the water leak and dry things out. Water can cause serious damage, and so your cleanup efforts should start as soon as possible after the event.
For flooded areas with small exposure, usually limited to one room, performing the clean up yourself may be the best option. If a water leak has affected multiple rooms, traveled from an upper level to a lower level of the home, or has been left unnoticed for more than 8 hours, professional water mitigation and specialized drying equipment may be necessary.
Our last two steps are more advanced methods for drying your property. If you do not feel confident in your ability to fully dry the water damaged areas, contact a professional restoration company.
As a rule of thumb, if you see that water has seeped into the sub flooring or the drywall, the safest step would be to contact a professional restoration company. They can help remove or restore items that would otherwise develop mold. Another thing to keep in mind is the amount of time in which porous materials in your home have been exposed to water saturation. The more time that passes without treatment, the more likely those materials will continue to deteriorate – the efficiency and quality may not be salvageable especially with carpet backing, insulation and adhesives.
Using thermal imaging technology, moisture readers and professional-grade drying equipment, the remodeling company can prevent secondary damages from becoming an issue, thus protecting your health and the longevity of your property’s structural integrity.
More questions? Contact the expert Denver plumbers at Bell Plumbing Heating Cooling and Electrical!