Water Damage Remediation For Attics

Your attic space is an area that can receive several types of damage. The damage can occur from weather damage to the roof or from other issues such as humidity and poor ventilation. When this happens, your attic may receive water damage that goes unseen for an extended period of time. This means when you do find it, you will need to have water damage remediation. Here are some of the steps involved and what you should know about each one. 

Locating the Cause

One of the first steps to water remediation is to locate the cause of the water damages. This may be a leaking roof, poor ventilation, or plumbing issues. In order to begin the remediation process and ensure it does not return, the source must be found and repaired. If there are multiple issues causing the water damage, these will also need to be repaired. For example, you may have a leaking roof and issues with your ventilation. A roofing contractor can resolve these issues which will allow the remediation contractor to assist with the water damage and bringing your attic back up to standards. 

Drying the Area

Water damage remediation includes drying out the area. This will need to be done to remove any water or humidity build-up. In an attic, this may also involve removing the insulation. Once the insulation is removed, they will begin to dry the area with larger industrial fans. When the area is dry, they can begin the cleaning stage of the process. Depending on how wet the area is, this step could take several days to complete. 

Cleaning and Replacing

With a dry area and the items removed from the attic, the contractors can begin cleaning. This process contains several steps. For example, there is a basic cleaning to remove surface area damage. The next step is using specialty cleaning to remove other deeper forms of mold, mildew, and damage. During this process, repairs may be made to walls or attic floorboards. Any issues with insulation will also be taken care of and new insulation will be installed. 

These are just a few of the steps that may be involved in water damage remediation for your attic. If you are experiencing mold, mildew, and other related water damage in your attic, contact your area damage remediation contractor. They will inspect the area and determine what issues you are having and what steps may be necessary for the process. 

Reach out to a company like ServiceMaster Restore to learn more.