Many homeowners in Raleigh fail to recognize water damage in their home as a dangerous situation. Even if the water damage does not look extensive, there can be many hidden dangers. From the type of water (Category 1 or clean water, Category 2 or gray waters, and Category 3 or black water), to potential electrical shock, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to water damage in order to protect you from personal harm. It is important to get the mess cleaned up quickly, but attempting to clean up water damage without knowing what the water source is, without proper personal protective clothing and equipment, or without shutting off all power to the area can leave you susceptible to injury.
Many DIY cleanup techniques provide a quick fix for water damage. When dealing with thorough water damage cleanup and potential mold, there is no such thing as a quick fix. Because mold can go unseen, you may not even know that you are dealing with mold when cleaning up after water damage. Without the proper tools and equipment to detect and eradicate mold, it can turn into a serious problem that threatens the health of all those who are exposed to it. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours after water damage has occurred, so any time you are dealing with water damage cleanup you should assume you are dealing with mold, and any time you are dealing with mold you should call in the professionals.
Water is able to travel and penetrate areas you cannot see. Even after surface water has been dried, water damage may remain hidden beneath walls, under carpets and floorboards, and in other places you are not aware of. The very integrity of walls, floors, and ceilings can become compromised when water is not dried quickly and thoroughly. Drying without DE-humidification will keep the moisture that seeped into these areas trapped, and you may think the problem is fixed when it is really only hidden. Without the use of commercial grade drying equipment and technology to detect moisture in places you cannot see, water damage will remain long after you think it has been resolved.
It really is quite simple – when it comes to deciding on whether or not to call in help with water damage restoration, always call in reinforcements. The water damage experts at Proven Professional have the proper knowledge, experience, and equipment to handle the restoration process quickly, effectively, and safely. With emergency response available in Raleigh and surrounding areas, our team will arrive to restore your home before there is any further damage. Let us save you the time, stress, and potential harm that could come from attempting to clean up water damage on your own.