When water damage occurs in your home, whether it comes from flooding, a bad pipe, a washing machine hose, HVAC system, or water intrusion from a unit above or beside yours, it’s extremely hard to determine what to do and where to start. You may consider solving the problem yourself to save on cost but hiring a professional would be more beneficial in the end.
Restoration Companies Use State of The Art Equipment
In the event of a water disaster, professional technicians would use industrial dehumidifiers, air movers, and the use of the injectidry system to dry out cabinets, walls, and flooring. They would also use, air scrubbers with a carbon filter to eliminate any odor. They would often use a drying chamber, and constructing a drying chamber correctly requires training and experience.
The Cleanup Process Can be Overwhelming
Cleaning up after a water damage consist of soaking up as much water as possible, this would prevent further damage such as mold. The clean up process would also consist of thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the walls, floor, furniture and other areas that were affected by water. If you don’t already own one, you would need to rent a wet/dry vacuum from your local hardware store to accomplish the task of drying out completely. You would also need to rent a steam cleaner to steam the carpet afterwards, removing any excess water. Water damage can quickly cause the buildup of bacteria so disinfecting all affected areas is extremely important. Lastly, you would need to apply an anti-microbial product to prevent the growth of mold.
Mold Can Occur in Less than 48 Hours
If all the moisture from a water disaster isn’t removed completely, mold can quickly develop. As mold grows, the spores often time become hazardous and cause serious health issues especially for people who have previously had respiratory issues.