When water damage is an issue, time is of the essence. The sooner you initiate water damage remediation, the greater the chance you’ll have at saving the material that has come into contact with the water, whether carpet, wood, drywall, or flooring of any kind.
Water damage remediation saves properties from mold, mildew, and further damage. So to ensure that you don’t let water damage ruin your property, here are some facts about water damage remediation.
– Water damage remediation restores property back to pre-loss condition. Many standards are employed when remediation takes place, as set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
– Water damage remediation also works to prevent future water problems. It does so through quick and appropriate action that stops water in its tracks.
– Materials that absorb water are at higher risk than solid surfaces. Carpets, drywall, and fibrous materials can hold water longer, and are at an increased risk of destruction.
– Water damage is caused by a range of problems throughout a home, but no matter the cause, water acts the same upon the surface it contacts. So whether you have seeping water, plumbing problems, or water entry due to a storm, clean up and prevention are important factors to consider.
– As soon as you discover water entry, it’s important that you take immediate steps to fix the problem. Depending on how the damage occurred, consider your course of action immediately. Try to remove any items that are in the surrounding area, and turn off the main source of water if caused by a plumbing leak.
When water entry becomes a problem in your property, do not delay in water remediation. The quicker that you stop the issue, the better chance you have at saving your property and your belongings.
For more information on how we can help you with water damage remediation, please contact us to discuss your options.