Water damage is a reality that no home owner wants to face. Unfortunately, it is a more frequent occurrence than most people realize. The key to minimizing damage and salvaging property is acting fast. As soon as you realize the problem is severe, it's important to get in touch right away.
As an IICRC team of experts, we are equipped with techniques and technology that can quickly and effectively remove water from your home. When we arrive, we will do a walkthrough to assess the damage, make records, and determine the scope of the problem. To minimize your headache, we will provide full support and assistance through the claims process as well.
Get in touch with us today by calling our Charlotte water restoration professionals at (704) 312-1121!
The Need for PROFESSIONAL Water Damage Cleanup
There is a somewhat popular notion floating around that water mitigation can be done by anyone at home. While we certainly agree that life would be easier that way, there are many facets of the water restoration process that make DIY difficult, if not impossible.
Water Detection Equipment
Tracking the path that moisture can take during and after a flood event is not always a simple task. Everywhere that water has been present and every direction that it has progressed has to be assessed carefully with professional equipment. Without a sufficient moisture detection system, water will go unnoticed behind walls, into the floor, behind cabinets, and below the home toward the foundation.
Without Proper Drying, Mold Will Grow Fast
In the right conditions, mold growth can begin within 24 hours. The spores will not grow large enough to be visible for 2 to 3 weeks, but the threat to health and safety has begun long before this.
Drying Has to Be Done Properly
Many people do not realize that the goal of drying is not to suck the moisture out of everything. The goal is to return the environment (and property within it) to the right moisture conditions. Over-drying can damage property as severely as moisture can.
Latent Water Damage
Attempting to eliminate moisture without proper dehumidifying equipment will lead to pure evaporation. This means the moisture is still present and can move freely throughout the home, settling on new surfaces, and eventually causing unexpected damage later on. Trapping moisture is essential to avoid latent water damage.
Mold Damage Is a Constant Threat
Many individuals who attempt DIY water damage restoration end up paying the price by needing mold damage restoration further down the road. Failing to extract all water from cabinets, baseboards, walls, and carpet means that a mold problem will immediately begin as soon as the water problem is supposedly taken care of.
It is best to leave flood restoration projects to professionals to avoid paying greater costs for mold remediation later on.
To learn more about our water damage restoration services in North Charlotte, give us a call at (704) 312-1121 or fill out a form online.