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Your friend's best friend's cousin might sound like your best bet for an inexpensive, quick repair, but it might be smarter to hire the professionals. A few years ago, I made the mistake of listening to some friend's advice on working with an unlicensed contractor, and I have been regretting that choice for years. In addition to leaving behind wet walls and a damaged interior, the unskilled contractors that I worked with also showed up late and were difficult to get a hold of. My blog is all about helping you to choose the best contractors for the job, so that you can get on with your life.

3 Ways a Water Restoration Company Can Help You

When you have water where you do not want it, you could have a lot of damage done to your home. The water can come from a flood or something like a burst pipe. No matter where the water comes from, or how it gets into your house you are going to want to act as soon possible. The longer that you wait when there is water in your home the more serious that the damage can be.

It can be overwhelming to have water in your home, but you do not have to deal with it alone. There are water restoration companies that can help you get rid of the water, and then also help restore the damage. Here is what you can expect from a water restoration company.


One of the first things that the restoration company is going to do is to inspect what type of damage that they are dealing with. Is the water a couple of feet high in the home, or is it a pipe that has broken that has let a few inches of water. The company needs to know exactly what type of damage is occurring, so they can bring the proper crew and equipment. 


The first order of business for a water restoration company is going to be to remove the excess water from the home. This is usually going to be accomplished by using what are called sump pumps. The pump will effectively remove the water from the inside of the home, and pump it outside the home. It is also very common for the company to use vacuums and fans to get the home water free. The fans are mostly to dry out all the sheetrock and the flooring. 


The company is then going to start inspecting the home and finding exactly what all needs to be restore. Often the sheet rock and the flooring is going to be the first things that need to be completely replaced.

The contractor that is helping will then start to look at things like the electrical work and the wood framing. If these parts of the home need to be replaced then they will start to work immediately as this can be a hazard. The restoration is usually going to be the longest part of the entire process, but it is not to be rushed. You want your home to be restored properly. 

To learn more, contact companies like Redeeming Restoration.