When your home suffers from sewage damage, storm damage, or clean water damage, immediate action should be taken to eradicate the water and minimize the loss and damage. The key to water restoration and removal is not to do it yourself. Water damage removal and restoration is a serious undertaking which should not be taken lightly. If not done properly, by experienced and skilled water restoration experts, you may fail to at least fix the issue, and at worst, lead to much greater damage than there was, to begin with, and suffer huge losses.
Whether the water damage you have suffered from is clean water broken from the water lines, storm water damage, or sewage damage, the best thing you can do here as a homeowner is to hire an expert water damage repair and restoration service to handle it all on your behalf. Most damage is divided into three different categories: Category 1 is about clean water damage, Category 2 is about water breakage that is contaminated, and the 3rd Category is called as ‘black water’, the result of issues like sewage backup.
Whatever the type and cause of water damage is nowhere does the term ‘the right tool for the job’ as much, meaning that a complete and thorough job requires the right expertise and the right equipment. Renting out the equipment could be prohibitively expensive, and not to mention the steep learning curve in making use of it. Water damage restoration professionals, by contrast, have all the needed equipment for the job, and they know how to make use of it accurately.
When you have to pick the right expert service for your needs, it is imperative that you look at exactly what services each company has to offer. Some companies will only offer you with water removal, for instance, whereas others perhaps be offering you with a number of other services, like digital metering, sewage cleanup and backup, structural drying, thermal imaging, Mold Remediation and much more. Some of the water damage restoration experts will offer you help with insurance claim filings. And without an insurance claim to file, the cost of restoration can be much higher.
An incomplete job or activity that is not thoroughly performed can leave lingering moisture behind in insulation, walls and elsewhere. This creates a breeding ground for bacteria and molds which, in addition to damaging your valuable assets, your house, could also harm some of your other assets, and most imperative, your health. Drying the area by opening doors and windows, and blowing the ACs is just not good enough. Never the less, a prepared homeowner must keep a stock of rubber gloves, boots, and a viable dry/wet vac around in case any such incident takes place.