Water Damage Restoration Tips
Folks who have lived on the east coast for any length of time are fully aware that some of those areas are tornado prone and that Mother Nature provides an opportunity for damage to be done. You should also know, or be aware, that it's not just a tornado with high winds that can cause havoc. Things as simple as a broken or damaged concrete slab can produce water in home, as well as water in business. Water Damage may not reach the status of a 100 mile per hour tornado, but the flood damage can be annoying and costly. Actually, in a recent survey, it was found that water slab leaks are quite common in Georgia and hard to detect.
Mitigation And Water Damage Restoration
There is not a whole lot worse that could happen to a person than standing knee deep in smelly water in your home with thoughts of drying, water cleanup and air movement running through your mind. Well, maybe you were not prepared for this water damage and flood damage episode, but to prevent future problems of water in home or water in business - think: water damage restoration and mitigation. You should also understand that mitigation should be handled by an experienced and licensed professional water restoration contractor, not your neighbor or your cousin Bob. That said, if you are a homeowner or business owner with a water damage or flood damage conundrum, let's do a question and answer primer.
#1 - What are the effects of water damage, flood damage, water in home or water in business as well as water cleanup? If water makes a direct hit, it will cause drywall to sag, and fall apart. If wood is involved, it will swell and buckle, then rot.
#2 - Can water in home or water in business be prevented? There is not much you can do to an act of nature. But strangely enough, most significant water damage or flooding damage is caused by indoor plumbing failures like a leaky underground pipe.
#3 - How long does it take for the drying process or complete water cleanup? Mostly, drying and water cleanup will depend largely on the extent of damage, saturation and how long the water in home or water in business has been exposed to water.
Restoration, Air Movement, And Mitigation!
Using a certified restoration company to handle the drying, air movement, water cleanup and overall water restoration is best left for the professionals. They know why the air movement feels dry and usually have been in the water damage restoration business a long time.
Note: If you are wondering why a water damage restoration company would need to have access to your water in home or water in business once the water has been extracted and the drying process has begun, the professional contractor will need to continue monitor and control the moisture, humidity levels along with the air movement until everything in the environment is returned to normal and no mold threatens.
If you have any questions please call SERVPRO of Albany & Americus at (229) 439- 2048