Water Damage Restoration 101
Specific steps can be taken to reduce property destruction, prevent additional water damage and restore your property.
Your selection of water restoration technicians should be certified and trained in current procedures in order to dry the entire structure as quickly as possible by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technology. In addition, moisture meters are needed to locate moisture invisible to the eyes, such as behind walls or cabinets, where dangerous mold can grow.
When water damage of any kind strikes, time is of the essence. By acting within the first 24 – 48 hours of the damage, homeowners can prevent permanent destruction and reduce repair costs.
A pipe burst, your washing machine broke or it rained a little too much, and suddenly you have your own personal pond down in your basement.
Water problems are a nightmare for homeowners, especially when those problems lead to significant flooding. Dealing with water or flood damage is time-consuming, expensive and isn’t always covered byhomeowners insurance. Depending on the amount of damage, restoration can cost between $1,400 – $7,500.
Since it can be so expensive, homeowners might consider taking on some repairs themselves to minimize the amount of money they have to spend. But is this a wise idea? And how can you tell whether the cleanup will be manageable, or if it’s necessary to hire professionals?