Water damage can occur from leaky pipes, a damaged roof, flash flooding, or numerous other causes. What each of these situations have in common is the soggy damage they leave behind. What’s worse, is the hidden damage you probably won’t even be aware of until it gets out of hand.
For instance, by the time you see the first signs of mold growing on your walls, you probably already have a serious mold issue. You’ll almost certainly need professional mold remediators to address the situation. Not having mold removed properly can lead to risks to your family’s health and safety.
But that’s just one of the things that can go wrong with water damage. In this blog we’re going to look at the reasons you should call a professional right away, instead of trying DIY water damage restoration.
It’s tempting to try and deal with water damage on your own. After all, you have a great mop, plenty of rags, fans, and even a shop vac, don’t you? What could go wrong? Well, actually quite a bit.
It takes an average of just 71 hours for water damage to render items in your home non-repairable. That includes structural elements like walls and flooring as well as furniture, appliances, and other household goods. If you’re going to save anything that was in the water’s path, it’s essential to act quickly and appropriately. After all, you don’t want to make the problem any worse than it already is.
Some things take a lot longer to dry out than others. According to Restoration and Remediation, acceptable industry standards require that materials are dried to within 10% of what they would have been before getting wet.
A good restoration company will be certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This certification means that they follow industry best practices and meet all of the standards for professional remediation and restoration.
Depending on the restoration project, our team will initiate the appropriate testing to ensure that the work is done correctly and the harmful elements are removed with caution. Here’s a breakdown of the types of testing to consider:
When you hire Green Clean to handle your water damage problems, you can sit back and relax knowing that the work will be done safely and properly. In fact, we want you to leave all of the mess to us, making our job of protecting your family’s health and safety easier. Our team of restoration experts has many years of experience in making water-damaged homes livable again. Contact us to have all of your restoration questions answered.Prev: When Is It Appropriate to Test for Lead and Asbestos?Next: Your Complete Guide on How to Know if Your Home Has MoldView All Resources