Water Damage: Hire The Pros!
In this age of DIY and online tutorials to learn how to do everything yourself, some situations still require to be managed by those who know about it. Water damage and reinstalling flooring is the perfect example.
A Matter Of Time
The water is sneaky and damages materials without showing anything. When you notice water infiltration or flooding, your best ally becomes time. Don’t waste precious hours debating the pros or cons of hiring an expert firm or contacting friends and acquaintances who could help you. You must take action quickly to limit the flow of water. Plus, certified professionals will solve your problem much faster than a resourceful and well-meaning neighbor.
The Right Equipment
Even if you tackle the problem with all the goodwill in the world, you will undoubtedly lack the specialized equipment to guarantee success and the in-depth knowledge of water damage problems. Drying out and sanitizing the premises to remove all traces of moisture requires tools, equipment, and products that are not usually kept in your shed.
What We Don’t See
Once the visible problem has been resolved, it’s tempting to think that everything is back to normal. Fault! Even when the affected room or object appears “dry,” the risk of mold remains. Water quickly seeps everywhere. So even if we dried up the pond or the puddle, the water spread elsewhere. A professional will know how to eliminate all traces of humidity permanently. This will prevent mold, structural damage, and deterioration of air quality.
The faster you act, the more damage you limit. And your only guarantee of a 100% resolved problem is hiring certified, well-equipped and experienced professionals.
Humidity: An Enemy To Eliminate
Moisture provides an excellent playground for mold. Damp places allow mold to grow pretty well anywhere and on any surface. The best way to prevent mold growth, which can become a severe problem (can cause flooring to peel), is to reduce the humidity level. But how to do it?
How To Prevent Humidity?
- Run the fan when bathing and showering. It should draw moisture directly to the outside.
- Likewise, turn on the hood when you cook. You can even use it when you run the dishwasher, one of the significant humidity generators in a home.
- Insulate cold surfaces well to avoid condensation on their surface.
- Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner. But make sure they are in good order and have been serviced regularly.
- Do not put carpet in more humid rooms such as bathrooms or directly on a concrete floor.