Water Extraction from Basement
Getting the water out from a basement is a crucial first step. It takes only 24 hours for clean water to start creating mold spores. Abbotts Fire and Flood of San Diego uses the latest in water extraction equipment to speed up the process of extraction.
Dehumidification & Damage Assessment
Once any standing water is handled, the dehumidification (dry-out) phase begins. As with the extraction phase, time is rarely on your side. The use of moisture reading sensors is critical. Even though floors, walls, or carpets may feel dry to the touch, there can be high levels of moisture trapped in the walls and the flooring materials. Meters allow for a quick and accurate reading of the moisture levels and are non-invasive. As with step 1, we are in a fight against the production of mold spores.
While the dry-out phase is in process, it’s time to evaluate the damage. Simply drying out the areas out may be all that’s required, should the damage be more significant then carpeting and drywall may need to be removed. Neither of these products responds well to moisture. Whatever the level of damage, you should be kept informed of the assessment and approve any demolition, before it begins.
Once the dry-out is complete, the next phase is to get the affected areas restored as rapidly as possible. Abbotts’ team of professionals will work closely with you and your insurance company to restore your property.