When you are dealing with water damage restoration, there can be many parts to completing the job correctly. Working with a general contractor that can coordinate the repairs and ensure that the restoration is done correctly can take a significant amount of stress off you during the rehabilitation and restoration of your property.
Before any work can start in your home, the general contractor you are working with needs to inspect the damage and determine what work will need completing to restore your home to its original condition. Water restoration often involves replacing rotted materials, mold removal, and potentially removing sand, silt, and other organic materials if the damage is flood-related.
Once your contractor has inspected the damage, they can begin to arrange for subcontractors and specialists to come and make the required repairs to your home. If you had a pipe burst and it has been repaired, the water damage may be limited to a small area, and the contractor may only need to bring one or two people to the job to make the repairs.
If the damage results from a flood or storm and the damage is extensive, there will be more people involved, and having a contractor handle all the scheduling and overseeing the work will make it much easier for you. You have one point of contact and will not need to get involved in hiring any additional services to ensure the job is completed correctly and on time.
Water damage restoration often means dealing with mold in your home. Mold grows very quickly inside wet and dark areas, so it is critical that your contractor checks for mold before making any repairs to the structure. If there is mold developing in an area, the contractor should use a mold removal service to remove it and treat the area to keep it from coming back.
In some cases, the damage to the area may include rot and mold, so removing the rotted wood will remove the mold. However, because of how mold spreads, it is still crucial that the area is treated with a mold preventative to keep any new mold growth in the space.
Once the removal of any debris from the water damage is complete, the general contractor will have a crew come and replace the materials affected to restore the home to its original or better condition. Often things like flooring, carpeting, baseboards, sheetrock, and other materials are damaged by the water, so each of those items will need replacing in the proper order.
Your general contractor will work with each trade to get them there when they need to be and ensure all the damage is dealt with before the job is complete.