Unfortunately many of us know people who have suffered water damage recently, whether it’s our friends, family, or maybe even you’ve suffered yourself. It’s devastating to the home, it’s devastating to the people, and it’s devastating financially. Whether it’s caused from a natural disaster (like a hurricane or heavy storm), a broken pipe or leaky appliance, or even a house fire -- the water damage is all the same. It can destroy our furniture, weaken the structure of our home, and risk mold growth around every affected area. As difficult as it is to deal with devastating water damage, we’re here to help you along the way.
Most Importantly: Get Rid of All Water
Water has a way of seeping into everything and if you’re not careful, you could have a mold infestation to deal with in the near future. Calling in the professionals from the very beginning will help to get rid of every drop of water around your home. Until they get there with fans and other equipment, you can help by opening windows and turning on ceiling fans to try and get the air circulating (and drying out the water).
Be Proactive Against Mold
Mold grows quickly and quietly. Once everything has dried out (including walls and carpet padding) it’s important to disinfect the affected area to protect against bacteria. Your walls, counters, floors, and other surfaces will likely need professional treatment to prevent mold growth, odors, and permanent staining.
A professional cleaning and restoration company will have the right equipment to tackle mold and stop it in its tracks. Your best choice when dealing with water damage is going to be to call in the professionals to ensure that you and your family are safe in the future and that your home is properly taken care of. Give us a call today at The Steam Team!