Water Damage Restoration is a difficult and complex task. There are many misconceptions out there. Many times untrained professionals (even homeowners) make mistakes due to those misconceptions. When water damage restoration is required most people go by what they can only see thinking that’s all there is. The truth of the matter is there is much more to water damage that the eye cannot see.
In the Water Damage Restoration industry there are two types of water; “dumb water” and “smart water.” The “dumb water” is water that does not know how to hide and that would be the type of water normally people see. The “smart water” is water that knows very well how to hide in different shapes and forms, and is the water that we cannot see. It is a very common misconception that once the “dumb water” is out of the premises water removal is done, and the Water Damage Restoration task is over simply because the water removal ended. This is absolutely not true. The “smart water” is most definitely still at the premises. As previously mentioned they are not visible with the naked eye and require proper water damage restoration censors, moisture readers and other measures to be discovered.
Prevent Your Water Damage From Getting Worse
Calling a professional water damage restoration company will ensure the job gets done right the first time. Furthermore, it will prevent the creation of a much bigger problem, such as black mold, low indoor air quality, allergies, respiratory problems etc.
There are different types of material that once exposed to water needs to be addressed. “Smart water” can be hiding in those materials and if not detected and eliminated will cause decay, mold and mildew growth. The “smart water” can be found in the form of moisture, liquid, and even vapor and can only be detected with gauges that will measure the relative humidity in the air. There are different sensors for different types of materials that will detect water and moisture. Materials can range from dry wall, wood, tile and concrete to carpet and carpet padding .
Once the task of the water removal is thoroughly completed, then proper water damage restoration equipment is necessary to dry foundations and content. Proper sanitation, disinfection, and anti fungicide treatments need to be applied to ensure the situation will not worsen.
You are actually saving money by calling a professional cleaning and restoration company to tackle your water damage restoration job. Statistics show that water damage that was not handled properly and worsens, costs 3.8 times more to repair.