Knowing your limits is the most important part of any DIY project. Some things you can tackle all on your own, but other projects need the help of professionals with the proper training, experience, and equipment to get the job done correctly.
Water damage cleanup is a job that should only be done by certified professionals, and here’s why:
Because a lot of our plumbing is out of place behind walls, in crawl spaces, under floors, etc., water damage and the extent of that damage is not always obvious. If you attempt DIY water damage cleanup and fail to find hidden sources of water, you are putting your home at risk of extensive prolonged damage. Trained professionals know what to look for, and where to look, to be sure that all hidden moisture and sources of water are resolved. Excess moisture left in these unseen areas can lead to structural deterioration and mold growth so do not mess around with potential hidden water damage. Let the professionals make sure that your home is safe and free from any hidden water damage.
There are different categories of water damage depending on the source of the water. These varying degrees of water can pose some serious health threats. For example, black water (Category 3 Water) is grossly contaminated water that can cause serious illness if ingested or even on contact. Without the proper personal protective gear, you risk exposing yourself to very harmful bacteria. Adequate sanitization is also extremely important following water removal, and if the correct steps are not taken and the correct products are not used, you can create an unhealthy living environment following water damage. Electrical shock is also a huge concern anytime you are dealing with water where it should not be. Proper precautionary steps are required to ensure that electricity is shut off and the area is safe. No DIY water restoration is worth risking your health, and even in extreme cases, your life. With the right equipment and gear professionals can get water damage cleaned up correctly and safely, removing health risks.
Getting your life and home back to normal is the number one priority when beginning water damage cleanup. You want to get water removed and dried up as quickly as possible to reduce further damage and stop mold from growing. Without the use of professional water extractors, commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers, water will take much longer to dry completely. The longer water and moisture are present, the more damage your home will receive. Depending on the extent of the damage, structural repairs or rebuild may be necessary. When you hire a water damage cleanup professional, you can be sure that they will have the water removed and dried completely as quickly as possible. This will mitigate damage, and help get your home back to how it was before so much faster, saving you valuable time.
At the end of the day, you want to be sure that your home is properly taken care of and in the best hands. Without the proper training, experience, and equipment, you cannot guarantee that water damage will be resolved the best way possible. When you call Restoration 1 of Low Country you can rest assured that your water damage will get cleaned up quickly and safely. With us on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that everything will be taken care of.