Finding The Right Water Damage Restoration Company
When it comes to floods, burst water pipes, or water leaks of any kind, it is essential to fix the problem as soon as possible, before it gets worse. In fact, even if you are merely expecting a flood, it is important to seek help immediately. Moreover, unless you are properly trained in this area, it is essential to call a water damage restoration company. If not, the problem will only get worse and cause you more money down the road.
Water damage will cause quick destruction to your home: it causes water spots, wood to rot, steel to rust, and mold to grow. This could be obvious destruction, or the destruction could occur inside of your walls. No matter the initial destruction, if you don’t seek help immediately, problems will build up and only get worse. In fact, it only takes about 4 hours for water damage to crawl up to 7 inches on your dry wall.
Water damage can also cause health problems. As stated above, it causes mold, which produces allergens, irritants, and sometimes even toxic substances. If this mold goes untreated, it could negatively impact your family. Inhaling or touching mold can cause headaches or migraines, allergies to flair up, skin rashes, chronic coughing, difficulty breathing, sinus problems, and even tiredness.
Once your home has mold, it is impossible to get rid of it all. Nevertheless, mold will not grow any further if you remove the moisture in your home; therefore, it is essential to:
1) take action before mold occurs, and
2) control the moisture situation indoors so that mold does not spread.
Moreover, if you merely clean what mold you can without fixing your water problem, the mold will likely return. Therefore, make sure to do the job properly the first time (which most likely means calling a water damage restoration company).
Again, in order to prevent such health problems and damage to your home, you must act quickly. If the problem is fixed between 24 to 48 hours, you will most likely not encounter a mold problem.
If you are near the Victoria area on Vancouver Island, Aquamist Carpet Care should be your go-to water damage restoration company. Their technicians are fully qualified and will be able to make emergency visits before your situation gets worse. Aquamist has an emergency line for you to call, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If mold has started to grow, Aquamist technicians will be able to handle it, no matter the problem and where the mold is found.
Good luck with your water damage situation, and remember to always be proactive!