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Dealing with Water Damage in McDonough

Three mistakes after water damage that leads to more water damage.

After a water disaster happens in your home in McDonough, the damage that is done is not the only damage that can occur. Even after the source of the water is stopped, and the water is cleaned up, damage can still occur, or even be occurring. If water is not dried quickly, correctly, and completely, damage will continue long after the water is gone. We at Restoration 1 want to introduce the three biggest mistakes homeowners make following water damage that lead to even more damage.

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  1. They wait too long to begin the cleanup process

The worst thing a homeowner can do following water damage is waiting to get it cleaned up. The biggest mistake people make is thinking “I will get around to it eventually.” Time is critical in mitigating damage caused by water in the home. If water is allowed to sit for even just 48 hours, it will lead to mold growth; not to mention completely saturating building materials which will cause warping, bending, cracking, and deterioration. The chances of property and belongings being salvaged and restored following water damage decreases very quickly the longer these items are exposed to water. In order to minimize losses, prevent mold growth, and secure the structural integrity of your home, water damage cleanup needs to begin immediately. 

  1. They leave the water to dry without any help

Since water will, eventually, dry out on its own, many people think that their homes will just dry without having to do anything. The problem with water damage in the home is that even after surface water appears to be gone, there is still a lot of moisture present in the materials that make up your home. Porous materials such as wood, drywall, sheetrock, insulation, carpet, and carpet padding, all absorb moisture when introduced to it. This means that water and moisture will hide in these materials, even after it seems like all the water is dried. Without facilitating help from professional water extractors, commercial air movers, and dehumidifiers, water and moisture will remain absorbed into the very materials that make up your home. As long as moisture is available, mold will be able to grow and damages will increase. Along with damages, pungent strong musty odors can overtake your home when hidden moisture is present. Do not assume that water damage will just dry up on its own. When water damage occurs in your home, it will not just fix itself. 

  1. They try to handle water damage cleanup on their own

While homeowners do need to be proactive about water damage cleanup, without the proper training, experience, and equipment, you cannot guarantee your home is adequately taken care of. In order to ensure that all the water and moisture has been completely removed, repairs have been done quickly and correctly, and safety standards are met, you need to let professionals handle water damage cleanup. The moment you spot water damage, you need to call in the professionals. They will be able to respond quickly, and with the use of all the right equipment they can ensure water is cleaned up as quickly as possible. When your home in McDonough suffers from any type of water damage, let Restoration 1 take care of the cleanup process from start to finish. 

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