In any water damage situation, speed is key. If you choose to perform DIY water damage cleanup, the first thing you need to do is move quickly. The best thing to do is to call a Profession Water Restoration Company. We know you are temped to get out your trusty mop and bucket and start the cleaning on your own. We would like to list a few reasons why you should not do water restoration yourself…
You May Not Be As Thorough
Water can easily find its way into small cracks and crevices causing major damage. The water can be filled with germs and bacteria that can cause health hazards. You can become more prone to sickness and disease if you attempt to clean up water damage on your own. Even if you wear protective clothing, there is still a high chance that you can come in close contact with bacteria when cleaning up water damage. If you decide to do the water damage restoration on your own, you may not be able to kill all the bacteria present in your home.
It Can Cost You More in the Long Run
Repairing water damage means more than simply extracting the water and airing out the space. A professional ensures that after all excess water is extracted, professional sanitation and deodorization techniques are used to decontaminate the affected areas using state-of-the-art equipment. If you do not have the proper experience or knowledge in water damage, you can end up causing more damage and significantly increasing the cost of cleanup and repair.
Clean-up is a Time-sensitive Process
Many home and business owners don’t realize the time factor when dealing with water damage. After the initial damage, water invades and creeps into the home structure as time progresses. With each minute that passes, the water may affect carpet padding, the walls, hardwood floors, and even grout lines in tiles. Unattended water damage in the ceiling is even more damaging because this can lead to the collapse of the ceiling. The need for promptness is amplified by the fact that mold growth from water damage can begin as soon as 24 hours after the water damage. A professional water damage company can send in a team of technicians dedicated to restoring the water damage from your home in a very short time.
Proper Equipment is Needed
The most critical part of the remediation process is drying out the area completely. Hidden water can be trapped inside the structure and may only be found with moisture detection equipment. This kind of hidden damage can cause mold problems that will cause more damage in the long run. A professional technician will use commercial dehumidifiers and fans—household versions simply won’t get the job done fast enough to reduce the risk of later damage.
Dangerous Medical and Structural Damage
Both can occur if your home is not free of water. Water damage restoration can be a dangerous process. The longer water is allowed to damage your home the higher the risks of the structural integrity of the building becoming damaged and unstable. When dealing with water damage around the house there is the possibility of being electrocuted. There can be faulty electrical wiring around your home, which can increase the possibility of electrical accidents. When the exposed electrical wires have been in contact with water, you can be certain that the dangers can be beyond your imagination. Once you are exposed to bacteria for a long time, you are also prone to contracting diseases that can lead to fatality. If you decided to do the water damage restoration on your own, you may not be able to kill all the bacteria present in your home. Beware of a serious medical conditions and diseases.
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