When water damage happens to your Pageland home or business, the results can be devastating. Immediate water extraction and cleanup are necessary to minimize the damage and lower the cost of the restoration process. People will often try to handle water damage restoration on their own, thinking it will save them time and money in the long haul. However, we at Dixie Dry know that DIY water damage restoration comes with a lot of potential problems and risks. Here are just a few.
Even if you are able to successfully dry surface water, not all moisture has been removed. Water seeps beneath walls, under carpets and floorboards, and in other places that you cannot see. Without dehumidification and proper regulating, or the use of thermal imaging to detect hidden moisture, water will remain trapped in these areas. Even when you think the problem is solved, it is not. When wood, drywall, carpet padding, and other structural elements of your home are exposed to water for extended amounts of time, they will begin to deteriorate. Bowing, warping, peeling, cracking, bending, and break down will begin to occur – weakening the structural integrity of your home. Do not risk causing damage to spread to the structures of your home following water damage – call in the professionals who have the right equipment, training, and experience to thoroughly remove all moisture from the area and areas that you cannot see.
Even if water damage does not appear to be extensive, there can be many hidden dangers associated with water damage. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when trying to handle water damage on their own is failing to protect themselves while attempting to clean up the mess. From the type of water contamination (clean, gray or black), to potential electrical shock, there are many factors when dealing with water damage that can be extremely dangerous and cause personal harm. It is important to get the mess cleaned up quickly, but going into it not knowing where the water source is from, without proper personal protective clothing and equipment, or without shutting off all power to the area can make you susceptible to harm. A professional water damage restoration company knows the risks associated with water damage. With extensive training, certification, experience, protection, and equipment, professionals are well equipped and ready to handle the restoration process safely and carefully.
Many DIY cleanup techniques provide a quick fix for water damage. However, when dealing with mold growth following water damage, 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 remediate mold, it can turn into a serious health problem. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours after water damage has occurred, so any time you are dealing with water cleanup you should assume you are dealing with mold, and any time you are dealing with mold you should call in the professionals.
Dixie Dry is a professional water damage restoration company serving Pageland and surrounding areas. With our powerful, industry-level equipment, and the training and experience necessary, we can quickly remove any amount of water and thoroughly dry your property before any further damage can occur. Do not waste your time or money on DIY methods that are only going to expose you to dangers, and leave you with subpar results. In the long run, you will end up saving a lot of time and money by letting the professionals at Dixie Dry handle the entire water damage restoration process.