why you shouldn't attempt restoration repairs yourself

Home damage is caused by many different sources. It could be from a fire, flood, moisture, insects or severe weather; but no matter the cause, restoration work will need to be completed. So, how do you know that the house is going to be livable again after such damage is sustained? Finding a reliable and professional restoration company to do the work for you is really the only course of action that you can take. When damage is this extensive, it is nearly impossible to be sure that doing the repairs yourself will take care of the damage the right way. Visit my blog to find out what you could miss if you attempt to make these repairs on your own.

2 Ways To Repair Your Home From Water Damage

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One of the worst surprises you can find inside your home is a leaking water pipe, water heater, washing machine, or water source that has left your home interior with a lot of standing water and sodden surfaces. Dealing with water damage can cause stress and financial hardship, and cleaning it up as quickly as possible without mold growth is the goal. Whether you complete a small water damage cleanup by yourself or hire a professional restoration company to handle larger repairs, here are some tips to help you complete the cleanup and ensure your home is put back to order.

Complete DIY Water Removal

Water damage to your home interior can cause a variety of conditions to leave your flooring, drywall, and baseboards waterlogged and in need of immediate drying out. If the water is clean water from a source inside your home, you can handle the cleanup yourself. With the help of a shop vacuum or wet-dry vacuum, suction up as much of the water as possible from the floors and surfaces. For deeper standing water that may have collected in your basement, for example, it is best to rent a powered water pump to divert the water outside of your home.

Once the water has been removed, begin the drying-out process to remove the moisture from the air inside your home and from its surfaces. Turn on your home's heating system and place some room fans directed onto the wet flooring and walls. This should eliminate the potential for mold growth on your home's walls and flooring. But if the moisture is still present within a couple days, you may need to remove the drywall and other materials and replace it with new. Drywall, for example, is a difficult material to remove moisture from and can lead to a potential for mold growth.

Hire a Professional Water Damage Restoration Company

When your home has become damaged extensively with water or with water that is contaminated from outside sources or sewage, the best choice for cleanup is to hire a professional water damage restoration service. A cleanup professional will inspect your home for the type of damage and begin the cleanup process by cleaning off surfaces and removing any contaminated items that cannot be cleaned properly.

Next, they will begin drying out the interior of your home and clean up any existing mold growth. Preventing further damage from mold growth is one of a professional restoration service's top priorities. They can help you restore, when possible, any furniture, furnishings, valuables, and other items that are difficult or impossible to replace.

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5 February 2019