Water damage, whatever the cause, carries with it a lot of risk that grows even bigger the longer the damage is left untreated. There’s damage to the building’s structural components to worry about, and on top of that, other effects such as contamination and damaged electrical wiring also pose health and safety hazards. The cleanup and restoration process would take hours of work but thankfully, there are professionals like Rare Restoration & Cleaning who have the means and the experience in handling different types of water damage in Colorado Springs.
Uncontrolled Mold Growth
When flood occurs, nature takes its natural course the longer standing water remains unextracted inside the home. Within 24 to 48 hours, the growth of molds in moist surfaces and even inside voids and corners can be expected. Even furniture and household items are vulnerable to mold growth. Molds aren’t just a nuisance, they may actually weaken the building structure and cause health problems.
Water damage may fall under three categories: Category 1 involving water from sanitary sources, Category 2 for “used” or grey water; and Category 3 which pertains to water damage from extremely unsanitary sources such as sewage or flood water from rivers or lakes (black water). Category 3 damage is the hardest to recover from but there are professional restoration technicians who are able to handle extreme water contamination with equipment and tools to restore your home back to health and safety.
Damage Wiring and Gas Lines
Another worst possible effects of water damage is damage to wiring or gas lines. In the event of flooding or water leakage, turning off the power source and gas services is always one of the first things that need to be done immediately. This would help prevent having to rewire or reinstall gas lines later on, not to mention extreme dangers like electrocution or a gas explosion. Even just a few inches of water can cause irreparable damage to home appliances.
Water damage requires swift and efficient action to avoid any long-term effects and resulting problems. The water damage restoration process require the application of the right procedures and the use of the right equipment. Professional cleaners at Rare Restoration & Cleaning treat each case differently. No water damage problem is too big or too small for our team. We do a thorough inspection and assess the damage and will present to you a plan on how water removal and restoration work will proceed.
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