Even if you’re inside your home, it’s possible for rain and stormy conditions to get you wet. Occasionally, the exterior of your home doesn’t do its job to protect you from the elements, and the roof or foundation leaks. This often happens when we aren’t expecting it, or when we need it most of all, like during a storm or rainy weather.
The Rainy Season Means Business
During the recent series of rainstorms, we received numerous calls. The individuals calling were irritated. We had emergency teams working nonstop, assisting those whose buildings had suffered water damage from the recent storms. Results tended to be varied – some people only had water in their attics, others had a carpeted area that was damp. However, not every caller was so fortunate.
In some cases, roofs failed, letting water into the entire home and soaking the contents. Floors were drenched, carpeting was soaked, and the walls were soaked through. In these situations, the entire home could have been totaled, with the water damage alone making them dangerous to live in.
More than Only Water
It’s easy to think that just having a home flooded is bad enough. However, water damage last far longer than the time water is pouring into the house. Ran damage can affect the building for a long period of time, if not forever if it isn’t thoroughly cleaned quickly. The immediate water damage is just the start.
It only takes a few hours for your home to soak up quite a bit of water. This water can damage the floors, stairs, carpets, walls, furniture, and electrical system of the home – essentially anything that is in the water’s way stands a chance of being ruined.
If the problem isn’t handled for over a day, it gets far worse. It started out as merely water damage, which would require the water to be extracted and some repairs, but after a day or so it becomes a much larger issue. Mold and mildew will begin to grow, because of the humid conditions in the area. The humidity soaks deep into the building, causing mold to grow throughout the house, even in hidden areas. Any water that is left standing stagnates as well, becoming an ongoing health hazard.
Is your Basement Flooded? Has Your Floor Been Destroyed? All May not be Lost
If your property has experienced water damage after water, a leaking roof, or a flooded basement, it may still be repairable. While the results of water damage can be quite bad, it’s also possible to reverse the effects if the issue is handled quickly. The faster you hire water damage restoration professionals to assist you with getting rid of standing water, stagnant water, and water damage, the better your chances.
If you’ve just learned about the damage, contact us. We’ll visit the property by the end of the day to work with you to repair the water damage – we’ll help you extract the water, evaluate the entire situation, and fix everything that can be fixed. We’ll dry your carpet padding and restore the carpeting. We’ll replace your drywall where it’s been damaged. We’ll be sure that there’s no hidden or stagnant water to create additional damage. We can also send mold samples away for additional testing to see if you’ll need more remediation to solve the problem.
Best of all, we’ll help guarantee that you feel as safe as possible. We’re trained in multiple types of water damage, and we have skilled technicians with deep expertise, as well as the highest quality equipment available in the industry today. Versatile Restoration Pros is also licensed, bonded, and insured to perform water damage restoration. You’ll know your problem is being handled well when you contact us today.