Monday, May 4, 2015

Water Damage Restoration is Important to Your Health and Structure

In regards to water damage, the old saying “What you don’t know can’t hurt you” is not correct. When a home has suffered water damage, microscopic organisms begin to build and grow, forming mildew and mold. It will grow behind the walls, in the ceiling and under the flooring.

After your home or office has been flooded by any number of reasons, the services of a professional water restoration specialist is needed. They will come in and take a survey of the area affected by the flood as well as any adjacent areas. They will document what has been affected by the water damage and provide their recommendations on what should be done.

A professional water restoration service dries out the structure as well as carpet, curtains, furniture and other belongings if they have not determined they are a total loss. They then sanitize those areas and deodorize it all.

A professional water restoration company will have equipment such as air movers and air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers. They will have a wood floor drying system as well as equipment and a process to dry the sub flooring. This process can take up to a week depending on the size of the area that was affected. The drying process is monitored by the team and equipment moved as needed for the best effect.

When water damage restoration isn’t done properly, the mildew and mold will grow and spread. It will damage the wood and other materials, making the structure weak. It also puts out bacteria and germs that when breathed in can make animals and humans sick.