Water damage can happen for a variety of reasons. However, if you experience water damage, it’s in your best interest to ensure that you take care of the matter promptly and professionally. Failing to remedy water damage properly can lead to a host of problems.
Water Damage Can Ruin Furniture
Although a lot of furniture manufacturers no longer make furniture of wood, most do. Unfortunately, water and wood don’t mix. If you have a lot of furniture in your home and you experience a flood, your furniture can become warped or split. The best way to avoid this problem is to act quickly so that you can reduce the impact water has on your furniture.
If your home has hardwood floors, acting quickly can save your investment too. Hardwood floors absorb water. Once your floors absorb water, they’ll expand, and your floor joints may gap.
Mold Colonies May Grow After Water Damage
Mold loves moisture and warm places. As such, if you’ve recently experienced water damage, your home may be the perfect breeding ground for mold. Research shows that mold can begin to grow within 48 hours following a flood. The sooner your act the more likely you can avoid mold contamination altogether.
To ensure mold doesn’t grow in your home, have a professional employ mold remediation techniques in addition to removing the water. Mold remediation will reduce your chances of experiencing mold growth, which can make you and your family sick.
How We Can Help with Water Damage
At A & A Property Restoration, one of our many specialties is repairing homes after a flood. Following a fire or a leaky pipe, we can help you restore your home to what it was before the flood. We help you preserve your furniture and family heirlooms by taking proven methods to ensure you experience little damage.
If you’ve recently experienced water damage and you don’t know where to begin the cleanup process, we can help. Instead of trying to do the work yourself, give us a call today. We are happy to take a look at your home and estimate what it will take to restore your home. We also work with insurance companies, allowing you to get back in your home as soon as possible.