If you live in the Sarasota area severe weather, pipe leaks, and roof leaks are often a part of life. After the worst is over the time to repair and rebuild begins. So your home is now under a foot of water, what do you do?
Well this time is critical, the water removal step is possibly the most important step in water damage repair. The longer you allow the water to sit, the more damage can be done not only to the structure of your home, but since we live in a very humid climate this is a perfect environment for mildew and mold growth.
Mold and mildew can cause serious health issues such as respiratory infections and even chronic asthma. If your home is damaged due to a storm or plumbing issue and you do not effectively take this first and crucial step what money you save now could end up costing you later.
Water removal may mean the difference between replacing the carpet and having to tear up the flooring itself . If you have a serious leak, water removal is vital to assisting you in locating the source of the problem quickly and efficiently.
Apart from health issues water that has not been effectively removed can wreak havoc on your home’s structural integrity by rotting away those vital support beams in your floor or ceiling, or allowing a breach in your walls and inviting an infestation of some of our local critters. At any rate should you choose to skip the water removal and head straight into repairs, you will be wishing you hadn’t when those repairs must be made again and again.
Water removal is also an investment in your property’s future. How many times have you walked through a property perhaps to rent, or maybe to buy and been turned off by a ghastly odor of mildew or an unsightly yellow-brown stain in the ceiling or wall. The last owner decided that the water that had leaked into the walls or ceiling would dry on its own and a coat of paint should cover up the mess. Well that’s just what the paint does, it masks a larger problem.
Water damage is like a cavity, if you take care of it early and quickly it will not have a chance to destroy your home, and water removal is the crucial first step in total water damage repair.