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residential water damage restoration

Destructive flood water ruins valuable property and poses serious health and safety risks. Attempting to clean it up yourself could end up costing your more time and money in the end. There are several reasons why you should always contact a residential damage restoration company after a flood attacks your house.

Avoid Unnecessary Secondary Water Damage

When your house floods, it’s important to get the wet flooring, drywall and other water-damaged items removed right away to avoid secondary water damage. Secondary water damage occurs when the flood damage isn’t handled quickly enough because mold and mildew has time to grow in the wet, poorly ventilated recesses of your home.

Chances are good the company you hire will send several contractors to your home to quickly and efficiently perform flood water clean-up and restoration of your property. Professionals know what to look for and how to expedite the process of cleaning up the mess in order to avoid as much secondary water damage as possible.

Avoid Mold-Related Health Risks

Drywall soaks up flood water like a sponge. Even if the flood only amounts to a half-inch of standing water, this can wreak havoc behind the scenes. Mold can grow inside walls, even after the actual walls themselves have been replaced, if proper precautions are not taken beforehand.

Mold can be hazardous to the health of everyone living inside the home. Mold spores in the air are known to cause all sorts of negative health consequences, such as irritation to the eyes, skin, nose, lungs and throat. Plus, if anyone in the home suffers from allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues, inhaling mold can be particularly dangerous. To avoid the risk of developing a mold-related health problem, allow a pro to handle your home’s mold removal after a flood.

Avoid Safety Risks

Flood water may weaken the structural integrity of your home, causing serious safety risks. For instance, if a pipe breaks in your upstairs bathroom, the weight of the flood water could weaken the integrity of the ceiling below. If anyone happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, the ceiling could collapse right on top of them. Flood restoration professionals are aware of all the possible risks and have the skills necessary to avoid injury while performing flood cleanup.

If you experience a flood in your home, protect your health and safety by contacting the Minnesota / Wisconsin water damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster by Hedden. In the long run, you will save time and money because the mess will be cleaned up quickly and thoroughly.