If you live in an area prone to area flooding you have probably seen firsthand how much damage water can do in a very short space of time to both the exterior and interior of your home. And even if the water damage isn’t caused by Mother Nature ravaging through your home in the form of a flooded creek or river bed, the damage to your home can be just as devastating if the water damage comes from a burst pipe inside your home instead of an external flood.
If your home is suffering from water damage the first thing to do is stop the water damage from getting worse as quickly as possible. Time is not on your side when you have water going through your home. If it’s a case of a burst pipe you can shut off the water to the home and begin to have the water sucked out with a sump pump. If the source is less controllable such as floodwaters from a river or creek you may be forced to wait it out until the water receded on its own. Although this type of scenario also creates more damage in its wake it doesn’t have to be a total and complete loss if you are able to begin water damage restoration immediately.
How much water damage restoration you have to do in your home will depend on a variety of things including what class level of damage you are looking at in the first place. When it comes to assessing water damage there are four different categories of rated damage with one being the least amount of damage and level four being the most severe type of damage.
Level one type of damage is usually the easiest type of water restoration damage Company to correct because you are only looking at some superficial water damage to the wall itself. This may mean you just have to dry out or replace some drywall sheeting but nothing eels.
Level four is the most severe type of damage your home can suffer and is what you would typically see from flood damage or even an undetected burst water pipe with extensive structural damage including the subflooring, walls and insulation, and the ceiling.
Water damage restoration for this category of damage may involve removing the damaged structural parts of the home and then working to dry things out in order to prevent black mold growth.
The most dangerous aspect of any water damage inside your home regardless of the level of damage is the possibility that the moist warm conditions inside the home are a prime breeding ground for mold growth and that can do even more damage than the water did to your home.
So the sooner you being water restoration damage repairs the better off your home will be and the less likely your home will incur deadly second-hand damage from mold infestation.