Water Damage: The Dangers of Waiting

When water damage occurs in your home either from a roof leak, plumbing issue or from any other source, it’s imperative to extract the water and completely dry it out as soon as possible.  Waiting long periods of time will only increase the chance of microbial growth and also increase the chances you’ll need mold remediation down the road which can prove to be costly.  Another issue many home owners encounter is the fact that even though many water damage restoration companies claim to have 24 hour emergency service, not many actually live up to it.  Customers in distress end up leaving messages or the contractor will attempt to convince them that they can do it later and nothing will happen.  The fact is, not only is mold a risk, but also more damage to personal contents, water wicking, structural damage, etc.

When you have a flood in your home or commercial property, the quicker you get the water out the less damage you will have.  So leaving messages or waiting a few days is not going to help you.  What you need to do is immediately address the source of the water, then you have to contact a water damage restoration company who completely understands the urgency to have the home structurally dried.  You also have to consider if you’re going to contact your insurance company, and if so, then you will need a water damage restoration company who is fully capable of working with your adjuster and has the proper certifications, software for billing and knowledge to provide full documentation for your claim.

We at Mold Solutions & Inspections are IICRC (The Clean Trust) Certified in Water Damage Restoration among many other earned certifications, and handle over two hundred water losses per year.  We have a 24 hour emergency service that is unmatched and you will always speak to a live person when you call us no matter the time or day, holidays and weekends included.  Each and every employee also undergoes hours of training and continuing education every year so you know that every person working in your home has the experience to address any issue.  And it is because of this that we’ve won the Angie’s List Award for Water Damage Restoration every year since 2011, a feat which no other disaster restoration company has accomplished.  So if water should have a water loss on your property, you can rest assured we’ll be there to bring your back to pre-loss conditions.

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