When a home been flooded due to a storm, broken plumbing or appliance failure, it is important to act quickly for a number of reasons. Water can cause serious damage to your home’s structure, flooring and furniture if it is not extracted and dried out quickly. American Hometown Services will share some of the reasons why you want to act fast in contacting a professional water restoration specialist to help save your home.
What Does Mold Need to Grow?
One of the most serious problems when a flood occurs is the occurrence of mold growth in the walls, floors, ceiling and furniture. Anywhere and anything that has been exposed to water for any period of time is now suitable for the development of molds. There are many forms of mold. Come are more harmful than others, but any mold can cause respiratory problems and illness if exposed. To prevent mold from occurring, begin by quickly extracting the water and begin drying out the exposed areas with fans and dehumidifiers, followed by mold killing and preventive treatments.
Preventing Water Damage in Your Home
Some people may have some valuables that were exposed to the water which can damage and destroy them. For those with expensive furniture, rugs, or even antiques, being exposed to water will cause them to decay. The pieces attacked by mold or stains and serious damage might not be able to be repaired. In order to save the valuables in your home, it is important to begin drying them as soon as possible. Even if you’ve contacted a water restoration company, while you wait for them to arrive, begin removing all items out of the room so they can dry out. If you have fans and dehumidifiers use them to help dry out your valuables while you wait for the professionals.
Prevent Structural Replacement After Flood Damage
Depending on the flood and where it originated from, certain structural areas might need to be replaced. Wood floors and carpets often need to be replaced after a flood. If the flood wasn’t severe or you have quickly removed your items, flooring can be saved. However, if the flooding occurred near the wall or ceiling, the drywall or wooden framing, if not dried quickly, will become un-repairable and will need to be replaced. It is important to act fast when a flood occurs to help reduce the need to replace structural features.
Water Intrusion Health Risks
There are a number of safely and health concerns after a flooding occurs. Structurally, after a flood or water damage, can leave the exposed areas weakened and if the flooding occurs near staircases or on a second floor, this can lead to serious injury if the structure gives way. Additionally, mold as well as other contaminants such as mildew and fungus can lead to many health problems. To prevent illness or injury you will need to find the source of the flood and prevent future flooding with what repairs are needed as well as dealing with the flooding.
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When you contact a flood restoration professional, we will quickly begin extracting the water and use fans and dehumidifiers to begin drying out the exposed areas. Afterward, we will sterilize and disinfect the area to prevent future mold growth and contaminants. When a flood occurs, remember timing is key in preventing severe water damage and helping to save your valuables, home, and money. If you’re looking for professional water extraction and flood damage professionals, contact American Hometown Services. We provide many valuable services including flood water restoration. Contact American Hometown Services today.