After a flood occurs, whether it is from a burst pipe in a warehouse, or washing machine hose that burst inside your house, or flood that affected your whole neighborhood, you know you must take care of it quickly. Therefore, below are 3 reasons to get your business or home professionally dried:
The main threat after water damage is bacterial and mold growth
While your business or home eventually will dry out, moisture left under the floors or in the walls begins to grow mold in under 24 hours. Mold may damage your employee’s or family’s health for a long time. Exposure to mold has been connected to:
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Flood Water Will Contain Contaminants
Flooding from a storm will carry with it numerous biological contaminants. You really do not want to expose yourself to any contaminants without the right personal protective equipment.
What if the water damage did not come from outside? Keep in mind, water damage from a clean source also contains contaminants if it’s filtered through building materials. If you attempt to take care of it on your own, you will not know what risks are inside the water.
What Appears Dry Usually Is Not
Water will always take the path of least resistance, and flow to the lowest point on a property. You cannot always know where the moisture is going to hide. Crevices and cracks, cavities above ceilings and inside walls, flooring layers, and all other types of areas hide water. But, without the right training, without meters that measure the moisture or any infra-red cameras, you will not have the ability to locate all of the areas water lingers.
Another reason you should hire an expert service to get your business or home professionally dried is because Triangle Legacy Flood Restoration & Carpet Cleaning finds all of the hidden water damage – prior to it becoming a health threat.