Water damage is a common problem in many homes, and it can be devastating. What do you do if your home has been flooded? It’s important to know what you’re up against when water damage strikes so that you can take the proper steps.
Water Damage: What to Expect When Disaster Strikes - A Comprehensive Guide
You will probably lose power.
If your home has been flooded, you will lose power as a result. This is because water and electricity don’t mix- when they do, it becomes extremely dangerous. As such, power companies are obligated to shut off the power to prevent accidents or situations that could lead to injury. If this happens, you need not worry: most of these service providers have plans in place for natural disasters like floods and storms, so customers can still stay connected by switching over to battery backup systems (for cell phones) or through generators if necessary.
You may have a mold problem.
This will especially happen if the water issue is not fixed quickly. Mold thrives in moist and humid environments, so the more water there is exposed to surfaces where mold can grow- like your walls or insulation- the higher probability that you will have a problem with this issue.
If left unchecked, mold spores can spread throughout your home and cause health concerns such as asthma symptoms, allergic reactions (e.g., runny noses), excessive fatigue, headaches, breathing difficulties, or nosebleeds, among others
This should be taken care of promptly by professionals who specialize in dealing with these issues because they may need to do things like remove all wet items and get rid of any moisture from affected areas.
Your property may be damaged.
It’s important to know that while water may not have infiltrated your home, the outside of your property will most likely be affected if you are dealing with a flood or storm. This could mean anything from uprooted trees and downed power lines- both of which can create hazards for people who are nearby as they recover to minor issues such as contaminated soil around foundation work to brace against future flooding.
You need to act fast.
In cases where this situation poses no immediate danger, it’s best to call professionals immediately so they can assess the damage and provide assistance. At Restored Air, we specialize in water damage restoration to know how to handle these issues and get the job done.
We have been in the industry for over a combined 20 years, so you can trust that your property is in good hands. We have a team of experienced professionals on standby waiting to respond. We will not only take care of any water issues in your home, but we also offer other services such as mold remediation and odor removal. Call us today to get started with our water removal service before it becomes an even bigger problem.
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