When it comes to water, damage might be the last place you would expect to encounter major problems, but don’t allow the dry and dusty landscape to deceive you; water damage take can take place anywhere and at any time. Broken pipes, flash flooding or even septic problems can result in extensive water related damage throughout your home or office.
Time is of the essence when water damage strikes. Rather than spending precious time searching for all the different types of companies that work with water damage repair residents should use a single point of contact able to meet all their needs at once. The most urgent requirements include:
•Water extraction services; mold and mildew can begin growing in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Search for a company that provides 24/7 assistance and a one year guarantee – preferably with the ability to store your furniture and belonging in the meantime.
•Water damage repair; carpeting, wood floors, drywall and furniture may all be impacted by water damage. Use a company that is fully licensed, bonded and insured as well as certified in water damage repair.
•Removal of contaminated materials. Depending upon the source of the water your home and belongings may be contaminated with anything from raw sewage to petroleum based products. Due to the health risk, contaminated products must be properly disposed of and the remaining area treated. Find a qualified water damage expert able to remove and properly dispose of contaminated materials then provide proper treatment including sanitizing and disinfecting impacted areas.
Although it might seem tempting to grab a wet/dry vac and try to do it yourself that is usually a big mistake and very costly in the long run. Failure to professionally clean, treat and mitigate water related damages may result in a reduction of selling price for years to come. Since C.L.U.E. reports remain with the home, not the homeowner, there is no reliable method to “un-do” the damage once it has been done. Plan to demonstrate that all repairs were performed by professionals in accordance to recognized standards in the industry by selecting a reputable water damage repair and mitigation company like 1-800-Dry-Me-Out Inc. Their nationwide reputation and certification by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration assures the work was performed to the highest standards.