Water damage can be caused by a variety of factors including flooding, a burst pipe or an overflowing washing machine. No matter what the cause of the water damage, it is critical that it is repaired as quickly as possible to avoid serious financial and health consequences.
If water damage is left untreated, you run the risk of the structural integrity of your home deteriorating. Water damage can lead to floors bowing, ceilings caving in, and walls becoming weak. Repairs for this sort of damage can run very high and put you in a difficult spot financially. In addition to the financial cost, if the structural integrity deteriorates enough you may not be able to stay in your home as repairs are being made due to safety concerns.
Mold is also a significant concern when dealing with water damage. There is a 48 window to dry out the home before the mold can grow. Once mold starts to grow, it is costly to remediate in addition to the various health risks it poses to you and your family. Due to the short window of time to dry the water damaged area, it is recommended you bring in an experienced professional who has the right equipment to get the job done.
Once the area has been completed dried, it is essential to get the affected areas cleaned as soon as possible. The water especially if it is flood water is filled with bacteria and has often been contaminated by the sewer water. It is essential to use professional grade cleaner and focus on all of the areas the water seeped into including all the wall surfaces.
If your home has been affected by severe water damage, it is an extremely stressful time especially if you have lost your personal belongings. Bringing in a professional water damage company will make sure the job is done correctly and quickly, allowing you to start feeling better.
If you need water damage repairs, contact the team at ICON Restoration today.