Did you know that within minutes, water in your home can start causing damage? What may seem like a little leak can cause thousands of dollars of damage in your home if it goes undetected. From flooring to cabinetry to furniture to walls, water damage can ruin everything in your home.
Not only does flooding ruin your home, but it can also ruin your health. When not properly addressed, water damage can cause mold to grow, which has significant effects on respiratory health.
Read on to learn more about flood damage repair and why you should leave this to the professionals.
1. Flood Water Is Contaminated
Flood water alone is often contaminated and any standing water in your home could be full of contaminants such as bacteria and pathogens, especially if it came from outside or is sewer water. There are three different types of floodwaters:
Category 1 is water that is considered clean and doesn’t pose a threat to your health. This water comes from a burst pipe, a sink or tub overflow, or a roof link.
Category 2 water is called gray water and comes from toilets, dishwashers, washing machines, etc. This water could contain microorganisms that could cause health issues.
Category 3 water, called black water, is the most dangerous. These floodwaters come from streams, rivers, sewer backups, etc. This water is highly contaminated and likely contains bacteria, parasites, pesticides, and other chemicals that could cause serious health issues.
2. They Have the Specialized Knowledge to Address Water Damage
Flooding can cause a lot of hidden damage and even when you think everything is dry, it probably isn’t. Professional restoration companies have the knowledge to fully address any areas where there may be water, they know how to handle mold remediation, and they know how to minimize and remove any areas of mold as well as work with you to make sure all wet areas are addressed so no mold will grow in the future.
The cleanup process will also depend on what type of floodwater is in your home.
3. They Have the Specialized Equipment
Once your home floods, you can’t waste any time trying to get the water cleaned up. Chances are, you don’ have the knowledge or the equipment to adequately clean up the damage.
Getting your floors and walls dried quickly requires large, industrial-sized fans. Removing any damaged areas with mold requires protective gear and special procedures to keep the mold spores from spreading. The pros have the know-how and the equipment to get your space dried quickly.
Hire a Flood Damage Repair Company Today
If you are in need of flood damage repair, don’t try to take care of it on your own. Without specialized knowledge and equipment, you could be putting your health at risk and also run the risk of not properly drying things out. Let a professional restoration company handle the cleanup so you can focus on rebuilding.
Contact us today at Hometown Restoration for a quote. We specialize in water and flood damage, mold, and fire restoration.