Reasons Why Proper Water Damage Restoration Is Key | SERVPRO® of Flagstaff/East Sedona
Water damage is an extremely common problem that impacts a number of homeowners across the country each year. For this reason, understanding the restoration process—namely, why having it done properly is so important—is wise for homeowners whether they have experienced water damage or are simply hoping to be more prepared.
While mopping and drying on your own are helpful things to do before professional help arrives, they are no substitute for a full restoration completed by a helpful and qualified team. Between health hazards, unresolved issues and cost-effectiveness, there are several reasons why proper water damage restoration is worth investing in:
Mold Growth Can Be Dangerous
While all elements of water damage are complicated and unpleasant to deal with, mold is easily the most dangerous aspect. Mold can begin growing within 24 hours after water comes into contact with a surface, and once it begins, it requires expert remediation to be eradicated.
Because mold spreads through the air, it can also move to other parts of your home, especially if you have a central heating and air system. Thankfully, any reputable water restoration company will be able to handle both the water damage and any subsequent mold issues that arise to make sure your family stays safe.
The Extent of Damage Can Be Sneaky
Though some water damage is clear when it occurs, that is not always the case. Even if there is an element of water damage you are able to see in the impacted area, there might be other issues that are not as apparent, such as damage to the drywall or to your home’s frame. An expert restoration company will be able to do a full inspection to determine the extent of the damage so that nothing goes unnoticed or unrepaired.
Restoration Can Salvage Your Belongings
While restoring your home’s structure is an important aspect of water restoration, being able to also keep your belongings is a big plus of enlisting professional help. Restoring objects is often much more cost-effective than simply replacing them, and for objects with sentimental value, restoration is often the only option.
After floods and other types of damage, we have been able to restore furniture, art, electronics and many more items for our clients so they can continue to own and utilize the things they love without worrying about hazards or further damages.
If you have questions about water damage, we’re here to give you answers! Contact us today to learn about all the things that set our restoration process apart.