You may not realize it, but flooding is among the MOST destructive types of property damage. One of the main reasons it’s so damaging is because it finds its way into nearly every area. Then when the water subsides, if not dried properly the impacted areas become susceptible to mold growth.
Property owners will often wonder if they can restore their building on their own after water damage. The answer isn’t all that easy; it can be an extremely difficult process that can endanger your health if you’re unsure about what steps you should take. Remember, the health of your building’s occupants is at stake.
Here are 3 reasons to hire a professional water mitigation company:
Disposal of Materials
Whether your property was a living space or a business office, water will damage everything it touched. This includes the walls, the floor, the wiring, and the devices stored in the building.
Drywall is often soaked after flooding and can hold up water contamination days after. This can be dangerous to the structural integrity of a building. Carpets and electronic appliances will need to be thrown away. Plaster on your home’s surfaces may be totally compromised. All of these materials should be replaced and disposed of properly.
Sever storm damage can often leave the structural integrity of the property compromised. If you’re working with a professional disaster restoration provider, they have the knowledge and experience to uncover and bring attention to such issues during the mitigation process.
When a water loss occurs, specific steps are taken during the mitigation process to ensure the affected space is completely dry. Each step completes another phase of the extraction process and brings the affected property one step closer to returning to a pre-loss condition. This is called the Four Phases of Drying. A professional water mitigation company will have the necessary staff and equipment to properly follow the correct drying process.
24 Restore is the preferred restoration services partner of commercial & residential property owners across New England. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation, or just simply need help implementing a sound Disaster Response Plan, we’re available to help. Contact 24 anytime, day or night for assistance.