Usually from pipes under the home in Irvine or near connections to sinks, water heaters and baths or showers, water that leaks over time can in some ways be more dangerous to the home than a flood in the sense that the longer it goes undetected, the more damage that can accumulate especially mold and mildew.
The Restoration Process
Once the water damage has been discovered and stopped, the restoration process can begin in earnest. There are generally several steps involved when it comes to water damage repair that will depend on the amount of damage that has occurred.
Removal: All items and materials that were destroyed must be properly disposed.
Cleaned: The materials and items that remain salvageable must be removed from the rooms so they can be cleaned separately. The rooms themselves, having been stripped of carpeting and all other items can now be cleaned and disinfected.
Drying: Once everything has been disinfected and cleaned, they can now be dried. Depending on the porosity of materials, the drying process in Irvine can be relatively quick to taking days to fully dry out.
Once the area has been fully dried, any additional repairs can be made such as replacing paneling, repainting the walls, adding new baseboards, etc. Afterwards, new carpeting can be put in, furniture replaced and the rooms can return to their normal look.
The sooner that the water damage can be addressed, the faster the restoration process can begin.