When you have a flood in your home, your home is put at risk of becoming permanently damaged should you choose to do nothing about it. Basic cleanup done on your own — ventilating the space with fans, using towels and old blankets to absorb the water, and opening windows to let the moisture out — can help, but these measures are not enough if the flood in your home exceeds just a minor amount of water.
There are many issues that water damage can cause, which can make your home unsafe. Whether you want to ensure your cleanup measures were enough, or you don't want to manage your home's flood at all and prefer to have a company assist you, here are reasons to hire water damage services for a flood in your home.
You take care of the deeper issue
Did you know that even just an inch of water can do an extreme amount of damage to the home? A single inch of water can destroy carpeting and padding underneath, take out sub flooring, damage the support beams in your walls, cause dry wall to crumble, paint to peel, and other damage? Simply airing a room out may not be enough if water damage is allowed to exist for any period of time.
There is special equipment that can be used to help set your home right, giving you peace of mind that your property is sound. This special equipment can cost quite a lot to purchase yourself. Professional services would have all of the tools needed to make sure the job got done correctly.
You protect your family against illness
Where there is water in the home, there is potential illness, and you want your family to be prepared and healthy. When you hire water damage services to assist you, you not only tackle the water that is damaging your home, you are tackling the water that potentially carries bacteria that can make your family sick. Dysentery and typhoid are potential water-borne contaminants to worry about. Mold is also likely to exist in your home and make your family ill as well.
Water damage companies use special tools and chemicals to eradicate the bacteria and mold spores that exist in your home following flooding. You'll be allowed to enter your home again once it's been properly restored and the water has been removed completely.
To learn more about how to make your home safe after a flood, contact water damage services in your area.