There is no such thing as a minor disaster. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be called disasters. This is especially the case when it comes to water damage in your home, which if left untreated, can cause mold, rot and significant structural damage. Not to mention the problem will continue to grow worse, costing you more the longer it is not dealt with. The solution may seem as simple as mopping up the water and replacing a piece of drywall or section of carpet yourself and considering it dealt with. However, water damage is often more subtle than what can be perceived by the naked eye and the cleanup process in itself poses certain risks.
Water from leaks and floods often contains bacteria and other contaminants depending on its source and how long the water has been there. Cleaning up and disposing of this water yourself without the proper equipment can expose you to a whole host of contaminants that could potentially make you sick. Making contact with standing water also exposes you to the risk of electrocution as that water may also have come into contact with electrical wiring.
Furthermore, completely drying an area is nearly impossible without industrial-strength equipment to eliminate moisture and control humidity. Removing the standing water without removing the remaining moisture leaves a breeding ground for mold infestations. Excessive water damage has also been known to cause rot and mold behind walls and ceilings as well as under floors where it is impossible to detect without the proper equipment (or by completely tearing your house apart). Over time, these seemingly harmless side effects can grow into serious problems that even threaten the structural integrity of your home, costing you tens of thousands of dollars in the future.
For these reasons, dealing with the cleanup and repairs that accompany floods and leaks are usually not a DIY project. Water damage restoration professionals have the expertise, training and equipment necessary to detect all the potential hazards involved and address them in the safest, most effective way possible. We provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safe and disinfected. You can also rest assured that any risks to your home have been properly dealt with so that you won’t run into any more costly problems down the line.
Dealing with water damage issues following a leak or flood? Mega Restoration is your one-stop water damage restoration solution. From water testing and extraction to the final cleanup, we will restore your home to its pre-disaster condition. For any questions, please contact us.