The Importance of Timely Restoration in Water Damage
There is really no upside to having water damage in your home, other than the fact that you may get to invest in some new hardwood flooring. As soon as your home is affected by water damage it is important, if not crucial, to respond to it right away. If water damage is ignored for an extended period of time, the amount of work required to fix the damage will escalate quickly. Here are some things homeowners should know when it comes to restoring water damage on a timely basis.
There is roughly a 24-48 hour time frame that water damage has before any rotting or mold starts to occur. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to completely dry the affected areas before mold and rotting spreads. If the water damage spreads into the walls, carpeting, baseboards and other supportive areas of the home, the wood foundation may be in jeopardy.
Additionally, water damage can leak into different areas of the home that you may not know it has run to. It’s important to check the entire home after water damage has occurred so you don’t miss any areas that could potentially be affected. These hidden areas include, but are not limited to; under the carpets, tiles, and behind wallpaper. If you don’t check these areas when you think all the water has been dried up, you may find yourself with mold growing in your home.
It is also important to note the different types of water damage categories. For example, Category One water damage is when there is a flooding of clear or clean water. This water does damage the home, however; it does not pose a threat to the health and safety of individuals living in the home.
Category Two water damage is a little more serious, as it can pose potential health threats to individuals. Category Two water damage is noticeable when the flooding water is grey. The grey colour means the water is contaminated and it may cause illness if it is ingested.
Category Three water damage is the most serious as it contains bacteria that can cause extreme illness. This water tends to be black and evaporates the fastest out of all the categories. This is important to know because Category Three water damage is the leading cause for the growth and spreading of mold.
In order to properly address the water damage in your home, your best bet is to hire a professional. A professional remediation company will have the most up to date and safe equipment to effectively take care of water damage to your home. Working with a professional company will allow you to completely remove mold from your home, or have the complete clean-up that will prevent mold from growing. As soon as you see any water damage in your home, or an indicator of what you may think may be water damage, call a professional right away, before it is too late.
Matrix Remediation is a trusted remediation company. They offer excellent services for homeowners that have been affected by water damage. To contact Matrix Remediation, book an appointment at www.matrixremediation.com. There is no job too big or too small for Matrix Remediation.