Water damage restoration in process at Columbia South Carolina residential home

If you have had a large amount of water flood your home or commercial space, the affected area needs to undergo the water remediation process, also known as the water damage mitigation process. This should be completed immediately if a 10x10 square foot portion of your Midlands South Carolina home or business was affected by more than 1/2 inch of water.

There are many steps involved in the flood restoration process, but the ultimate goal is to restore your home or commercial business to its pre-loss condition in as little time as possible. Rytech Restoration of The Midlands has years of experience helping Columbia, Lexington, and near by property owners get on with life quickly, while also helping to ensure their space is sanitary, clean and safe to occupy. 

Rytech Restoration of the Midlands is part of a nationwide network that has perfected its water restoration process over the last 27 years to provide the best water damage restoration service that follows governing guidelines for water damage restoration in the state of South Carolina.

By following Rytech's proven water damage restoration process, South Carolina property owners can be confident you will be able to recover from water damage more quickly and get back to normal.

Steps Involved in Rytech's SC Water Damage Restoration Process

If water damage has happened in your South Carolina home or business, you may have many questions about the remediation steps, or the process to restoring water damage. The water restoration process is unique to each property owner due to the extent and type of damage you may have experienced.

Rytech Restoration of the Midlands offers free water damage inspections and customized recovery plans to provide Columbia, Lexington, and near by property owner a clear path to quickly get back to normal. Read on to follow the steps that are water damage specialists typically take that are involved in South Carolina's professional water damage restoration process.  

Extracting All Sitting Water

The first thing your water damage technician will complete is removing all standing water from your home or business. There are many ways this stage of the water damage process that this can be done. Industrial water extraction equipment will suck up water that seeped deep into your flooring, furniture or other contents that can be removed.

From there, air movers and dehumidifiers will be brought in to circulate and remove moisture that could turn to mold and help dry the space out. If the weather is nice outside, windows will also be opened. This helps to remove moisture from building materials and speed up the drying process.

As a leading Columbia water damage restoration company, Rytech Restoration of the Midlands will take the necessary time to ensure that your space is completely dry. Drying time can take several days, depending on how much moisture is present in your home.  Your Rytech water damage specialist will monitor your job daily to ensure all commercial water extraction tools are working to ensure the fastest recovery time.

Removing Water Damaged Materials

Once all of the water is removed from your residential or commercial space, Rytech's water restoration technicians will remove any materials that are too damage to recover through Rytech water damage remediation process. This may include damage drywall, flooring, ceiling tiles that cannot be salvaged or insulation damaged between walls. 

At Rytech Restoration of the Midlands, we specialize in providing contents cleaning, pack out, and storage services to help make the water damage remediation process as smooth as possible for our customers. We are dedicated to providing customers with a safe and secure storage solution for their possessions during the complete remediation process.

Mold Removal and Remediation Process

Once your space is free of water, hidden pockets of moisture, and anything not salvageable has been removed, the mold remediation process will begin. To identify if mold is present, Rytech's certifed mold inspectors will provide a free mold inspection.

Is important to know that mold can form in as little as 24 hours, so your should take immediate action after water loss has occurred to prevent mold from growing in your space. If Rytech's mold remediators identify any visible mold during their assessment, the remediation process will begin to remove toxic or black mold quickly and safely from your home or business.

Restoring Water Damage

Rytech's water remediation process involves carefully drying out materials to restore them to their pre-loss condition. Our method has been perfected over our networks 27 years of water damage restoration experience.

Columbia and Lexington South Carolina property owner benefit, as our process limits the amount of demolition and repair costs associated with most water damage repair jobs. By drying out materials, our experienced water damage contractors can often salvage them and preserve their original condition rather than having to replace them.

Cleaning Your Home or Business

The final part of the restoration process is to clean up any damage materials that could not be restored, construction debris, and remove harmful germs and bacteria from surfaces and porous materials.

Rytech's air quality cleaning process typically includes the removal of dust, dirt, and other particles from the air. Your water damage specialists will place industrial hepa vacuums and air purifiers around your space to remove airborne pollutants to improve your environment's air quality.

The water damage restoration timeline can range from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the extent of damage, and subsequent issues, including structural damage and mold growth.  Once a water damage inspection is preformed, your water damage specialist will provide a more general timeline based on you individual water loss scenario.

Peace Of Mind Start With A Certified Inspection

As soon as you discover water damage, you should shut off all of the water supply leading into your Midlands SC home or business. If the area your electrical box has not been affected by water damage, turn off your breaker to shut off the electricity until Rytech Restoration of the Midlands water damage experts arrive. Water can damage your electrical wires and components, so shutting off the electricity is vital to preventing shocks or electrocution.

Once you have completed that, you will want to contact a emergency Columbia water restoration contractor like Rytech within 24 hours to come and complete a water damage inspection and start the water extraction process. 

Have Sitting Water in Your Home? Contact Rytech Restoration Today!

If you have water sitting in your home, you need to hire a professional to remove all of the sitting water and restore your home or commercial building back to its pre-flood condition. The team at Rytech Restoration can help. Call us as soon as possible to help mitigate the damage and prevent the issues that can occur the longer water sits.

Frequently Asked SC Water Damage Restoration Process Questions

Water damage restoration is the process of restoring your home or commercial business after a water leak, flood, or appliance failure has occurred. Water can affect many porous surfaces, and if not addressed quickly, water can turn to mold in less than 48 hours.

During Rytech Restoration of the Midlands water mitigation process, water is removed, damaged materials are cleanup or replaced, toxic mold is remediated if found growing, and the contaminated areas is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to remove bacteria and germs. 

Yes. Insurance professionals and industry peers prefer working with Rytech Restoration due to our fast, efficient, consistent restoration process.

If a flood has damaged your home or commercial space, you may wonder if insurance will cover the water damage restoration process, as well as any other water damage repair services you may need, such as mold remediation.

If you carry flood insurance, your Insurance providers water damage insurance claim process will likely cover your damage. If you only have homeowners insurance, the water mitigation steps will be covered if the event is covered by your policy.

If the event is excluded from your policy, the restoration process will not be covered. Reach out to Rytech Restoration of the Midlands to discuss financing options. 

If water has caused damage to your home or business, you should always hire a water damage restoration company to assist you with a water damage inspection, water removal and the water mitigation process. A professional knows how to remove water properly from your home in a timely manner, helping to mitigate any further water damage, such as structural issues with your home or business.

They also know how to prevent health hazards that can occur if water is not properly removed, including mold growth. Water removal and water damage restoration steps is not a DIY project, nor is it anything you should attempt to complete on your own. Always reach out to a certified restoration company if water has flooded your home or business.

Over the years, the most common water issues Rytech Restoration of the Midlands has helped Columbia South Carolina property owner recover from through our professional water damage restoration process include sump pump failures, natural disasters, washing machine overflows, water heaters that leak, and long term water damage that never was addressed.