Water damage from a leak or flood can make your home deteriorate quickly. It's essential that you get to work fixing the damage. But if the damage is extensive, you may feel like it's not worth it, and many items will need to be thrown out. That's not always the case. In fact, a professional water damage restoration company could be able to save most, if not all, of the items that you think are too damaged to save.
It Could Be Restorable
The water damage you see could look terrible, but that doesn't mean it's not salvageable. Water damage restoration companies are very good at removing water stains and bringing materials back to pre-damaged conditions. Some items, like photographs, may not be fully restorable to pristine condition. But they are restorable enough so that you don't have to throw them away, and the images are still recognizable. You're not required to let the water damage restoration company actually restore the items, but you should at least arrange for a consultation. And once you have that, chances are you'll actually want to have them do the work because a lot more can be saved than you think.
You Don't Want to Spread Anything
Let's say you already see items that you know will have to be ripped out, like carpet and carpet padding. You could try removing them yourself, but you wouldn't want to. The moisture in the carpet can quickly start to allow mold to grow, and you don't want to send spores flying into the air, where they could be inhaled. And, if the water damage is fresh and there's still a lot of water in the material (in other words, it's not just damp but actually wet), you don't want to send water droplets flying onto anything else, where they could lead to additional damage. Just have a water damage restoration company take care of things. They know how to safely remove items without creating more damage, and they can tell when mold and mildew have become issues that could affect the restoration process.
Save Yourself the Effort
Last, but definitely not least, if you attempt to restore your home on your own, it's going to take effort. Even if all that happened was that you had a water leak that soaked part of a carpet, it's going to take time, effort, and money (for renting the equipment necessary to dry out the carpet) to get all the work done. Let the water damage restoration company fix everything. It may still take time to dry things out, but you won't have to deal with guesswork, and the whole process will be done correctly from the start. Plus, that company will have a team working on your home. That makes the work go faster and prevents more damage from forming; if you try to fix everything, you could actually make things worse because you can't fix everything as quickly as a team can.
Water damage isn't something you want to deal with, ever. But if you find yourself with a home that needs help after a flood or leak, start calling water damage restoration companies. The service is worth the money, and your home will be back in shape sooner than you realize.
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