When water damage occurs in your Waterbury home, it is important to get the cleanup crews over quickly before secondary problems begin to arise. The longer it sits unresolved, the worse the damage will be. The experts at Rainbow International of Oxford are trained and experienced to know how to properly cleanup water damage in a timely manner because they understand that it spreads quickly and requires a quick response to mitigate further damage. Here are just a few reasons why cleanup needs to begin as quickly as possible.
Prevent Water From Spreading
Water damage requires a fast response to prevent the water from spreading. Water spreads quickly and easily, following the path of least resistance. When it affects your home, it can travel through walls, and under floorboards saturating all surrounding materials. When water is allowed to sit, it will begin to be absorbed by everything around it. As structural materials, like wood and drywall, absorb water, they will start to swell. Buckling, cracking, and deterioration will begin to occur once full saturation has been achieved. If water is not extracted and dried as quickly as possible,the water that has spread to the materials that make up your home will cause serious structural damage.
Prevent Mold Growth
In as little as 24 to 48 hours after damage strikes, mold can begin to grow. Mold requires moisture, a food source, and time to begin growing. Moisture provides the perfect environment for mold to grow and spread. When mold grows inside your home, it can lead to serious health symptoms. Mold exposure can cause:
When mold grows and reproduces, it does so through spores. Mold spores are microscopic and can travel through the air. This makes everyone in the home susceptible to mold inhalation. Mold restoration requires extensive cleaning and sanitation, and can lead to increased damage. Failing to respond quickly greatly increases the risk of damage from mold growth and spread.
Provide Quick Cleanup For Your Home
Following water damage, you want your home and life to return to normal as quickly as possible. The water damage cleanup process is pretty straightforward when it is able to begin immediately. The source of the water can be stopped, water can be extracted, and then drying and dehumidification can begin. If water damage has been allowed to sit and structural damage and mold growth have both occurred, then the restoration and cleanup process will take much longer. Water logged materials and structures will have to be repaired or even replaced, adding both time and money to the restoration process. Mold will need to be safely removed and then properly treated to prevent its return. These steps are able to be accomplished by restoration teams, but will make the process longer.
With trained water damage cleanup professionals available 24 hours a day in Waterbury, Rainbow International of Oxford are ready to provide immediate response and cleanup for your water damage needs. Do not hesitate to contact us. Call today!