Water damage is so common in the US that 14,000 people experience a water damage emergency each day across the US. Perhaps because it is so common, some homeowners might take water damage lightly or delay restoration.
Proven Restoration LLC is a full-service water damage restoration, and reconstruction contractor insured, bonded, and licensed by the state of Texas. The company is always quick to respond to calls, create a mitigation strategy, and act to restore the home or business to its previous stage. Their water damage restoration services are available in Timberlane Acres and its surroundings. In this article, Proven Restoration LLC explains to property owners why not to delay water damage restoration.
Why water damage restoration must not be delayed
Mold are fungi that thrive in moist areas. Mold can grow on a multitude of surfaces like drywall, ceilings, floors, etc. They can lead to aggravation of symptoms in people with health issues like asthma or allergies. Mold grows very fast. Mold growth occurs within 24 to 48 hours of water damage. Also, since water can find its way into hidden spaces and the tiniest gaps, mold can grow in abundance but out of sight. This situation is very dangerous as the mold can spread, release spores affecting the air quality, and affect the integrity of materials they are in contact with.
2. Electrical hazards
Water coming into contact with any electrical system part is unsafe. Sometimes, electrical appliances may be shifted before they are exposed to water. However, water can move easily and affect wiring, especially in basements, attics, and within walls. The risk of electrocution is serious, and it is important to get the electricity turned off and have a professional inspection to ensure safety from electrical hazards after water damage.
3. Structural deterioration
The longer water is left in contact with a building, the more damage it does. Exposure to water can weaken foundations. Water also corrodes metal, warps, bends, decays wood, and damages drywall and plaster. Mold growth due to moisture damages different building and furnishing materials. Structural damage can make the building unsafe and may be expensive and time-consuming to repair.
4. Higher repair costs
Some delay water damage restoration as they think it is too expensive. Ironically, the longer water damage has been left, the more the restoration costs will be. It is essential to dry the affected area as soon as possible and start the water damage restoration process. Delay leads to more problems like mold that will be more expensive to handle.
The earlier water damage is addressed, and water damage restoration is commenced, the more money can be saved while salvaging belongings and saving a home. When water damage restoration is done without delay, important belongings like documents or electronics have a better chance of being salvaged. It also helps to retain the home's value and save costs on unnecessary repairs in the future. Proven Restoration LLC has a team of IICRC-certified technicians to assess, plan, and execute water damage restoration in Timberlane Acres and areas in the vicinity. The water damage restoration specialists have the training and equipment to carry out all steps in the water damage restoration process efficiently and with the best results. Contact Proven Restoration LLC via email at email@example.com or call (713) 906-5133.