It is not easy to deal with water damage, especially when the misfortune occurs in your photographic studio. However, instead of panicking or just feeling desperate, you should definitely do everything you can to restore your studio to its original state as soon as you can. Of course, you won’t be able to do this alone, but with the help of a professional water damage repair team and our simple tips, you will restore your studio in no time. You just need to calm down, take a deep breath and sat to yourself that you can do this!
Evaluating the Damage
Water damage is caused by flood, and floods can be caused by many different factors and situations. It is very important to know the source of the water in order to evaluate the damage properly. Three different categories can help you determine how big your damage was and eventually how much will it cost. So, as we said, during the assessment, professional water damage restoration team will assign you one of the three possible contamination categories.
The first one is the lightest one. It means the water comes from a clean source and it is not contaminated with microbes or human excreta like feces and urine. In these cases, the sources are clean water pipes, sinks and clean toilets. This means you probably won’t need special disinfection and decontamination, meaning the repair won’t be too expensive. If you fall into the second category, the water comes from moderately contaminated sources such as dishwashers, washing machines, lightly contaminated toilets and similar sources. Lastly, if you get assigned to the third category, the impairment is caused by an unsanitary source that contains microbes, human excreta, and other harmful contaminants. In these situations, the flood was most likely caused by burst sewage pipe filled with fecal matter and other hazardous compounds.
Drying and Decontaminating the Area
After this, a team of experts will exactly know what to do, how to perform water cleanup, decontamination, disinfection and proper water damage restoration. Without quality assessment, you cannot make a proper home restoration plan from water damage. It is very important not to do anything without professional assistance, help or supervision because you can get hurt or make even greater damage than there was in the beginning. This is especially important if you are assigned to the third category of water damage. By following the instructions of professionals, your studio will quickly be restored to its previous state, and you will soon be able to work there once again.
Once a category has been determined, a team of professionals will start drying and disinfecting the area. If you have fallen into the third category, don’t be desperate, it doesn’t mean the entire area or studio is contaminated. Often, only small areas and pockets must be disinfected in order to make the area safe, healthy and livable again. A photographic studio is a small area, and if little moisture has absorbed into the surrounding materials, the job can be finished quickly. Dehumidifiers, scrubbers, subfloor drying devices, blowers and other professional equipment will quickly restore your studio as it was before. If you have a team of quality professionals by your side, there is nothing to worry about.