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Reasons To Start Water Damage Restoration Promptly
Water damage restoration is almost always necessary after an event such as a fire or a flood. Because basement water damage and similar problems can threaten the structural integrity of your home, it is never wise to procrastinate when water extraction becomes necessary.
We are water damage restoration experts. We don’t just extract the water, we do a complete structural drying which includes disinfecting, sanitizing as well as dehumidification.
The Importance of Prompt Flood Damage Restoration
Whether such an event occurred due to a natural disaster, defects in the home, or accidental negligence, the task of water damage cleanup is a job for an experienced flood restoration contractor. Such individuals are trained in all types of water damage repair, and unlike most homeowners, they are prepared for the hazards that come with working in a moisture-damaged environment.
Dangers of Black Mold
Whenever flood damage restoration is necessary, there is a high likelihood of encountering mildew and mold. You may be aware of the fact that black mold is a toxic substance and can lead to severe health problems in humans and pets. Fortunately, flood restoration contractors have access to a broad range of safety tools that can be used to prevent exposure to this dangerous substance. Mold is a particular concern if basement water damage has occurred, as most cellars already feature a moist environment, which is only made worse by a flood or similar event.
Water Damage Cleanup Tips
If the damage is mild, you may wish to tackle some cleanup tasks on your own. Although this is not recommended, if you choose to do so, always use the following equipment:
• Face mask
• Electric fans
• Rubber gloves
• Waterproof shoes or mud boots
When conducting water damage repair, always wear a face mask. Additionally, you should invest in at least one dehumidifier and several electric fans when performing water extraction, as such appliances will help to keep the presence of germs, bacteria and mold spores to a minimum. You should also begin by determining which items must be discarded, and which can be saved. As a general rule, objects made out of porous material should be thrown away, and those made from nonporous material cleaned and scrubbed.
Regardless of why you are in need of water damage restoration services, our professional and courteous staff is available to assist you with the entire process from start to finish. Do not wait and risk further damage to your home. Instead, contact us today for fast and efficient help.
Elite Water Damage – Award Winning Service You Can Trust
While it is possible to remove standing water yourself, it is not an easy task and requires proper equipment and hard work. Most home and business owners are just not equipped to take on this project without professional help.
If you may need fast water removal, or have a property that has a flooded basement from burst pipes, a broken hot water heater, or leaking furnace you need to know that Water inside a home is an emergency and water removal is an immediate need.
The longer water is present, the more damage is done to the interior of a home and potentially the structure itself. Even one day can make a difference in the growth of mold and mildew as well as water damage to the floors.
We are an IICRC certified water damage company that will respond within 45 minutes and offer fast water removal and extraction.