The after-effects of water damage can be ruinous to your property. Whether it’s damage from a leaky pipe, after flooding, or even sewer backups, water has a habit of spreading quickly and could affect the structural integrity of your home. Find out what steps you should take after water damage with expert tips from water restoration specialists, Swift Response.
As if water damage isn’t devastating enough, mold will start to appear on the surface of walls, floors, and ceilings within 24 hours. Damage from mold can often be even more ruinous to property than damage from water, as it is difficult to remove and could also cause structural problems. That’s why it’s so important to get the water restoration process started as soon as possible.
How to start the water restoration process
The first step is to turn off the power to your property (if safe to do so) and locate the source of the water damage. If you are able to, turn off the water. If you can’t find the cause of the water leak or don’t really know what you’re looking for, call in a water restoration company immediately to prevent further damage. Swift Restoration operates a 24/7 emergency line where you can get in touch with our team whatever the time of day or night. Our technicians can be on-site quickly to ensure your property is safe and secure.
Why you should call a water restoration company immediately
When you call in a water damage restoration company, their technicians will carry out an initial inspection to assess the damage. After standing water has been extracted, they will use advanced specialist equipment to remove the excess moisture from the property. In our experience, when steps are taken to remove moisture within 24 hours of water damage, the risk of mold developing is significantly reduced. It’s also worth noting that mold produces spores that are in the air but invisible to the naked eye. These spores may affect your health and cause the onset of various respiratory infections.
If you live in an area that suffers from flood damage, it’s always best to be prepared should disaster strike. Keep details of water restoration companies on your cell phone so you can get in touch in the event of an emergency.