Water Damage Tips08/29/2013 Back To Blog
When water damage occurs in the home or office it affects everything in its path. The carpet and furniture may potentially be ruined if not tended to immediately, costing you a pretty penny to replace. An incident such as this may be caused by malfunctioning or breaking pipes, water heater, backed-up toilet, refrigerator, or dishwasher. It can also happen due to a leaky roof during times of rain; clogged gutters that pushes blacked-up water into the home is also a cause. Whatever your issue may be, water removal is imminent.
Water damage cleanup as well as a mold inspection is necessary after indoor flooding. Standing water can be removed with the use of a powerful extraction unit. Drying and humidifying the flooded areas is also essential. This must be done as soon as possible in order to prevent any growth of mold and malodor. The carpet and the occupying furniture should be dried and cleaned immediately.
The majority of homeowners are not up to speed when it comes to the tactics and steps that it takes to properly restore indoor water damage. If this sounds like you, be sure to ask professionals as many questions as possible. In most cases, the cleaning companies will work in-line with your insurance company to get your home back to normal. Make sure to ask. In the event of water damage, make sure to document any and all damaged property. Check closely to make sure it is restored back to normal. If not, there will possibly be future problems such as fungus and mold issues in the home.
Failing to Act Immediately
As soon as you become aware of water flooding or leaking, it is best to act right away. It doesn’t take long for water to ruin your carpet, furniture, and everything else. This can be very expensive to replace. More importantly, failing to act immediately can cost you your health; mold growth is known to be very harmful when exposed to.