Water Damage Cleanup

Water Damage Cleanup can be a nightmare

A photo of fans during a water damage cleanup. At Swartz Contracting, we can repair damage from floods, burst pipes, or other water issues.When you have a flood, pipe break, an unexpected roof leak or a sump pump backup, water damage can be your worst enemy. With hundreds of water restoration projects completed, Swartz Contracting is the best solution to get your home or business back to its pre-loss condition.

Drying Your Property

Any saturated materials have the ability to quickly breed mold, regardless of weather conditions, and some molds, depending on conditions, can become visible after only 48 hours. In order to prevent mold growth, wet building materials and contents must be dried as soon as possible.

There are two stages to drying the structure:

First Stage:

Removing liquid water.

Second Stage:

Removing moisture from the air and building materials.

It is very important to have a qualified restorer like Swartz Contracting conduct the drying process. Normal household-type dehumidifiers are unable to adequately remove all moisture. Our commercial, high-performance dehumidifiers, air movers and other specialized equipment ensure that we dry the job to the proper Standard of Care, usually in 72 hours or more.

Why Is It So Important to Use a Professional Restorer for Drying?

Proper drying restores moisture content to normal levels. In order to accomplish this, special equipment, techniques, and professional judgment is necessary. It is also important that drying is paced properly to avoid any potential warping and cracking. Proper drying can also reduce the need for reconstruction, which gets you back to normal faster.

What Are Some Consequences That Could Result From Improper Drying?

If the property is not dried quickly and thoroughly, the most likely result will be mold growth. Mold has the ability to both grow in highly visible locations or in hidden recesses. Mold can be very damaging to a home or business, especially if a large amount of standing water is left as a result of the extinguishing process.

In order to fully protect yourself, a trained professional mitigation technician will be required to inspect your structure for any hidden areas of moisture, such as under or behind drywall, below sub-floors and under or behind cabinets. Should mold be present, it is vital to address the area aggressively and immediately. If the mold is not adequately evaluated and properly cleaned, it will continue to grow and could eventually cause serious health risks to the building occupants.

For more information about our water damage restoration services, call 800-462-1024 or 419-331-1024.