Four Reasons Why You Need Water Damage Cleanup Help
When not done properly, water damage cleanup in your Las Vegas home can have negative effects. In fact, if you have ever experienced water damage in your home and not had it repaired by professionals, you probably still have damage that you are unaware of. Water damage cleanup is more than just drying up water. Here are 4 reasons why you need ERX to handle your water damage cleanup:
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If the source of the water is unknown, or if the water has been sitting for an extended amount of time, many harmful contaminants could be lurking in the water. Water from outside sources (rivers, streams, septic lines) poses very harmful dangers to your health. Biohazards and grossly contaminated water can cause serious health symptoms on contact or if ingested. Water flooded into your home may have come into contact with household chemicals; which also adds to the dangers of the water. To keep yourself and your family safe and protected, let trained professionals with the correct protective equipment and cleaning techniques handle water damage cleanup in your home.
In as little as 48 hours following any type of water damage, mold growth begins. As long as moisture is present, mold growth will continue to develop and spread. Because mold reproduces through microscopic pores, it can spread through the air to other areas of the home. Mold on the air causes a lot of respiratory symptoms, such as: coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat, headaches, and dizziness. Mold can have more serious effects on those who have allergies, asthma, respiratory diseases, or weakened immune systems. Lingering water damage and inadequate drying will greatly contribute to mold growth, and without a quick response and proper water damage cleanup equipment, you leave your home at major risk for mold growth. Professional water damage repair and restoration technicians not only have the proper equipment to thoroughly and completely dry the area, but many also provide 24-hour water damage response so that the risks of mold growth can be greatly reduced.
3. Electrical Dangers
As soon as water damage is discovered, all power to the affected area should be turned off. Water easily damages wiring throughout your home, and water and electricity do not mix. Water damage can cause blown circuits, damaged electrical appliances, and even fires and electrocution. Professional water damage repair and restoration companies know the dangers and risks associated with water damage and electrical problems, and have the training and experience to handle the problem safely.
4. Structural Problems
Water damage that has not been properly cleaned up, or has been allowed to sit for extended amounts of time will weaken your home’s structural stability. Walls, floors, ceilings, and even the very foundation of your home are all affected by water damage. These structural components are made out of materials that are porous, so when water damage occurs they absorb the water. This causes swelling, warping, and deterioration over time. The biggest risk with structural damage is that most of it goes unseen until the problem is so severe that it becomes dangerous. You cannot see hidden moisture behind walls, under floorboards, in the foundation or the ceiling. Without the proper equipment and drying techniques, the moisture trapped in these areas will cause structural deterioration. Professional repair and restoration companies will be able to ensure adequate, thorough moisture removal from all structures in the area, and will be able to rebuild and replace any damaged materials to ensure the structure of your home is not compromised.
ERX understands the risks and potential dangers that are associated with water damage cleanup, and that is why we are trained and experienced so we can provide you with the best results. Do not attempt any water damage cleanup on your own, and let ERX take care of you and your home.