Water damage can occur in your home for a variety of reasons. Mother nature, broken pipes or water lines, a sewer backup, or even a simple accident can result in a disaster in your home. You may think you can fix the damage yourself with some towels and fans, but it’s always in your best interest to consult a professional.
Three Reasons You Need a Professional to Treat Water Damage
Water Spreads Quickly
Water constantly looks for any porous surface it can penetrate. Even if it appears you just have standing water in a room, it may have already started to wick up the sheetrock in that room (or adjacent rooms) or soaked into the subfloor. It can quickly and easily affect several rooms and floors, making the damage too drastic to fix on your own.
Water Damage Can Go Undetected
Since water can quickly seep into the floors or walls, you may not even be able to tell which areas are affected. Dampened walls, floors, and joists begin to seriously jeopardize the structure of your home. Rotten surfaces can also become a breeding ground for mold or mildew. Once it starts to affect the hidden surfaces of your home, a major renovation will be needed. This can become very expensive and even force you from your home for an extended period of time.
You Don’t Have the Necessary Tools
The simplest reason for having a professional treat your home? They know how and have the resources to do so. Water damage restoration technicians are trained and certified experts. They have the necessary equipment to determine where your home is affected and will continue to measure it each day to make sure the appropriate progress is being made. Also, they know how to set up their equipment to adequately dry the room without compromising the air.
The most important part – water damage needs to be treated quickly. The longer you wait, the more damage is bound to occur. A trained professional can get it fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible and save you in the long run.