People are often amazed at the amount of damage water can cause - especially when left for extended periods of time. Not only can your belongings and home be subjected to this damage, but your health can, too. When you’re dealing with something as serious as water damage, don’t wait to call a professional for help. Trying to restore your home yourself (or hiring someone who may be posing as a professional) could result in even further damage.
How Professionals Handle Water Damage
The amount of time water sits in your home is the most critical aspect when it comes to water damage restoration. The longer it’s left, the more bacteria can grow and the more contaminated it becomes - putting your health at risk. Professionals are experienced and knowledgeable - they know how to handle these situations so as to minimize any health risk or concern.
First, they’ll inspect the damage and find the source of the water (if it’s from inside your home). After the water has stopped flowing, they can identify the ‘type’ of water by its level of contamination. Then, they’ll move around your home, potentially moving furniture to protect it or your flooring. Finally, the water is extracted entirely from your home and your professional restoration company will begin the drying and cleaning process.
During cleaning, everything must be sanitized to ensure that no bacteria or mold are left behind. Often times, water damage can cause a musty feeling and odor around the home - causing discomfort. But, this odor is eliminated through deodorization during the cleaning process.
There are many steps to restoring your home from water damage, including disposing of certain belongings unfortunately. Don’t put the extra stress on yourself and call a professional company - you won’t regret it.
The ‘Right’ Professional Should Be:
Licensed and Certified
Have you suffered from water damage? Don’t let it sit any longer - give your local professionals, The Steam Team, a call! 512-451-8326