Cobb County Water Damage
Water Damage Repair and Restoration Services
When water gets anywhere that it is not intended to be, it can create big problems, and fast! Water can accumulate much quicker than you realize and the real problem is the water that you cannot see. Hidden water can compromise the strength of wooden frames, flooring, and can quickly begin to mold. At Atlanta Water and Fire Damage, we specialize in detection, removal, and repair of water damage.
Common causes of water damage include:
- Overflowing toilet, sinks, showers, and tubs
- Flooding from storm damage
- Thunderstorms and hurricanes
- Flooding from firefighting
- Leaking appliances such as washing machines, dishwasher, water heater and plumbing
- Sewage backups
When you call the water damage restoration specialists at Atlanta Water and Fire Damage, we take a multi-step approach to assessing and repairing water damage.
Home Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
Our water damage restoration process will begin with an inspection and water damage assessment. This includes identifying and stopping the source of water if it has not already been stopped. We will identify the type of water involved:
Black – Category 3:
Unsanitary water, sewage.
Grey – Category 2:
May have some contaminants, such as dishwater or drain water.
White – Category 1:
Clean water from plumbing.
Next, we will inspect and test your home to uncover the extent of the damage. We will identify safety concerns.
Water Removal/Water Extraction
The next step in the restoration process is water removal. We will extract the water from your home using powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuums that can remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water. Once the bulk of the water has been removed, we can inspect carpet and carpet pads, subfloors, and walls for hidden water damage. We use hygrometers and infrared cameras to detect water that would otherwise not be visible.
Drying and Dehumidification
Once the water has been removed, your home may appear dry, however, floors and walls may still be wet. When left to dry on its own, could create a dangerous mold problem or swelling of building materials that can compromise the integrity of your home’s construction. To prevent ongoing damage, our next step is drying and dehumidifying. We will adjust the temperature and ambient humidity to remove the remaining moisture retained in hard-to-reach areas and building materials.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Now that everything is dry, it will likely require cleaning and sanitizing. The professionals at Atlanta Water and Fire Damage are experts at thoroughly cleaning the damage caused by water, smoke, fire, or mold. We use a variety of methods to completely clean your home and restore and preserve what we can. Our experts are trained to identify and eliminate odors related to the water damage. Our sanitizing methods assures that microbes such as bacteria and mold have been neutralized and disinfected.
The final step of the water damage restoration process is the restoration. Immediately, we can board up damaged windows and walls, tarp exposed areas of roof, and help with emergency move-out. Once we have established a plan with the homeowners and insurance company, we can begin to repair and restore building materials. Building and repair services that may be necessary to restore your home to its pre-water damage condition include drywall removal and reinstallation, subfloor repair, wood and carpet floor repair and installation and painting.
The water damage restoration experts at Atlanta Water and Fire Damage are fully trained and certified with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and have the experience to fight water damage of any cause. We offer emergency water removal and damage mitigation services and are able to directly bill your insurance.