No matter what kind of environmental damage has befallen your house, your health and property are at risk if the damage is not taken care of quickly. You can fight back against damage by calling recovery and repair experts if you experience any of the following.
- Water Damage
Water damage accounts for the second-highest number of insurance claims in the United States. Repairing water damage is no easy task, but if you encounter a flooded area, you can begin the process by stopping the source of the water, moving contents out of harms way, and calling in a professional immediately to mitigate your loss. Most standard insurance policies contain a clause related to mitigation. Failure to act quickly, prevent the spread of moisture, and contain your loss could affect your coverage.
Remember, you should not attempt to use electricity in an environment where there is water damage with remaining moisture. Repairing water damage will best be left to the professionals.
- Fire and Smoke Damage
Did you know that there are different kinds of smoke damage? Dry smoke, wet smoke, protein, fuel, and other smokes pose unique challenges for experienced professionals.White smoke from a protein event (boiling all the water out of your chicken until the chicken burns) can be almost invisible but the lingering odors can be VERY difficult to remove. It is important to know that smoke damage clean up may need to be done even in an area unaffected by fire. Cavities in the structure of your home, and even pipes, can lead smoke to other areas, where it can cause damage and odor. Remember that smoke can be trapped in any pocket of your home.
Mold can be difficult to prevent. We all have mold spores in our home. It is a natural part of our environment. Also, determining what poses a risk to us personally based on our allergies can be challenging. So it is important to remember that given the right circumstances any mold can begin to grow in our home and can prove harmful. Once you have had a water damage or flood, preventing mold may seem impossible. However, with proper ventilation, dehumidification, and a quick response you can take strides towards preventing its growth. This is important, because respiratory infections can occur with regular mold exposure. Almost all chronic sinus infections, approximately 93%, are caused by mold. If you find any mold growing in your home, you should contact professionals immediately.
Whether you require water damage recovery services, mold removal, or water and fire restoration, professionals are on hand with the tools and expertise required to restore your home. Smoke damage is notoriously difficult to repair, and leaving water damage or mold untreated can be potentially damaging to your health. At the first sign of damage, call the experts.