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When it comes to water damage, many people think they can handle it on their own. The problem with DIY water damage cleanup and restoration is the risks that are associated with water damage. Water damage spreads quickly, and can lead to structural damage and mold growth if not thoroughly and properly cleaned. The truth is that the only way to guarantee adequate results for your home in Bella Vista following water damage is to call in the professionals. Still not convinced you need a professional company? Let’s go through some of the potential hazards and dangers that are associated with water damage.
Mold Growth: Any time water damage has occurred, you have to assume that mold damage will also be an issue. Mold can begin to grow within 24 hours following water exposure. The presence of mold indoors poses a serious threat to the health of everyone in the home. Some common symptoms of mold exposure are coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, and other respiratory problems. Without the proper personal protective gear, you could expose yourself to mold when cleaning up water damage.
Electrical Hazards: Water and electricity do not mix. If wiring has been exposed to water, it can increase the possibility of electrical shock. Any time water damage has occurred, all power to the affected area should be shut off. Without the proper training, you could expose yourself to electrical dangers that could prove to be fatal.
Structural Weakness: Even after all the apparent water has been removed and dried, there could still be moisture trapped in the structural elements of your home. Materials like wood and drywall will absorb moisture on contact, and that can cause swelling, warping, buckling, and deterioration. Structural damage can lead to even more repairs, which means even more money to restore your home. With professional water damage cleanup, you can avoid any potential structural weakness and damage.
The most important part of water damage cleanup is water extraction and drying. This is the first step, and if not done correctly will lead to many, if not all, of the above listed problems. Without the use of professional grade extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers, you risk leaving water and moisture trapped inside your home risking mold growth and structural damage.
At Courtesy Care, we know the risks associated with water damage and what it can do to your home. With the use of professional equipment, we can ensure that this part of the process is done correctly and quickly. We are certified by the IICRC in water damage cleanup and restoration, and can quickly extract any standing water, dry the affected areas, and restore your water damaged property to pre-loss condition quickly all while mitigating any further damage to your home. You need a water damage company that you can trust, and with our 24/7 emergency assistance services, almost 30 years of service and experience, and extensive training, we are the right company for the job. If you need a water damage company in Bella Vista, look no further than Courtesy Care.