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What To Expect When Hiring A Water Removal Company

There is nothing like having water where you don't want to have it. Flooding can be an absolute nightmare to cleanup, and can cause a great deal of damage to your property. Whether you are experiencing flooding from natural events like hurricane, or from a busted pipe, the problem needs to be solved as quickly as possible. If the water is allowed to sit stagnant for an extended period of time, then it can soak into the sheetrock and you will have to replace the sheet rock. The best thing that you can do when you are battling with water is hire a water removal service. Here is what you can expect when you hire the professionals. 

First Steps

The company that you hire will likely send a manager or the contractor to look at the damage that has been done during the flood. They will likely asses the situation and decide how many people will be needed for the job. They will likely plan out the entire job. If you have the contractor stop by, but they do not bring their entire crew, do not be alarmed because he or she is simply planning out the entire job. This is likely to save you money in the long run because it will improve efficiency.

Water Removal

One of the very first things that the company is going to do is to remove the water. The company will likely utilize a sump pump or even a few sump pumps to take care of the majority of the water. These pumps can get rid of a great deal of water and pump it out of the home. The net step is generally to remove all the excess water. The contractor will bring large fans to dry everything out so they can assess the actual damage that has been caused by the water.


The last step in water damage repair is to actually fix the problems that the water caused. Often this will include replacing electrical work, replacing sheet rock, and if it is really bad, sometimes some of the framing has warped and needs replaced. No matter how bad the water damage is, you can count on the contractor to make the necessary changes to make your home safe again. If you are in an area that floods a great deal, you may consider installing a sump pump in your basement.