So you have a flood in your home. Should you call a restoration company? While you may be tempted to try your hand at cleaning it up on your own, it can be very beneficial to call in professionals.
A Restoration Company Will Extract the Water
When you have water in your house, you need it out immediately. Standing water is unhealthy and damaging to your belongings. A professional restoration company has the heavy duty equipment needed for the job.
They will typically arrive with a team of people, along with industrial wet/dry vacuums or pumps to remove all the water as quickly as possible. They can also help you know what items can be dried and saved, and which ones need to be discarded.
Fully Dry Your Space
It can be easy to remove the water and assume the space will dry in time. However, any amount of dampness will continue to cause problems. Moisture that remains can allow for mold and bacteria to grow, as well as cause damage to your home and the items in it.
A professional water restoration team will continue working until everything is completely dry. This includes hard to reach or hidden spaces that you might not think to check. A restoration company has large fans and dehumidifiers to help speed the drying process while making sure everything is fully dry.
Check for Mold
Mold grows easily in damp spaces. Even a small amount of moisture for a short time can encourage mold to grow. For this reason, you need to have your house thoroughly inspected for mold after a flood.
A restoration company has the ability to perform this inspection safely and thoroughly. The professionals know where to look for hidden mold growth, and if they find it, they can take care of that too. They will clean and disinfect to ensure the mold is adequately killed.
In some cases, you can take steps to avoid flooding in the future. This may mean applying sealants, adding drain tiles, or installing a sump pump. A restoration company can perform an assessment and give you professional advice on the next steps. In some cases, they can even complete the mitigation steps for you.
Call ABCO Restoration
The professionals at ABCO Restoration are available 24/7 to help you clean up after a flood. We can work with your insurance and get your home back in shape as quickly as possible. Contact us today!