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Common Problems Associated with DIY Water Damage Restoration

When water damage occurs in your home, you may attempt to rush and repair the problems yourself. All you have to do is mop up the water and then try to dry any wet areas, right? Even your most valiant attempts may not be enough to actually tackle water damage repair. Instead, you should hire a team of professionals who specialize in water damage cleanup and restoration of affected areas.

You might think that the DIY method is cheaper and faster, but here are the most common problems with DIY restoration—issues that can make the process dangerous, ineffective, or even costly.

Waiting Too Long to Begin

When you spot water damage, you may assume that you should wait as long as possible for water to settle, evaporate on its own, or simply drain away. But this isn’t what the professionals would do. In order to prevent water damage and mold from worsening, professionals act to get rid of standing water right away. Some water damage removal teams can even visit your home within 24 hours and provide emergency restoration services.

If you wait to perform water damage cleanup, surfaces that aren’t water-resistant, such as drywall, carpet, and hardwood flooring, can become saturated with water and permanently damaged. The faster that you act, the better.

Not Properly Assessing Damage

An important part of restoring water damage is properly assessing the extent and type of damage. Varying factors include the type of water, its location, the humidity, and more. There are distinct categories and classes of damage that inform your best course of action when repairing water damage.

Not Being Cautious

Water damage restoration also can be dangerous. There is a high probability of disease when handling dirty, standing water. Even if water isn’t contaminated, mold and other microbes can be attracted to the moisture. Interacting with these areas can lead to respiratory illnesses, among other health effects, especially when dealing with the highest class and category of water damage.

Professionals wear appropriate gear when cleaning up water damage. Sanitation is essential, as is minding where work is done. Professionals know to be careful not to access areas where electricity and water may meet.

Fail to be cautious, and you can even make mold worse. For instance, if you use too much heat to restore wet areas, you can create more mold-causing humidity, especially in deeper and hard-to-reach areas, such as the space between your walls. Professionals know how to strike the right balance to effectively remove water while preventing the growth of mold.

Using the Wrong Equipment

Real water damage restoration experts, such as Integrity Restoration & Remodeling Contractors LLC, have access to specialty equipment that you likely don’t have access to. It may be too expensive, too hard to come by, or simply unknown to you. These tools include specialty-grade dehumidifiers, cleaning chemicals, and more. If you don’t use the right equipment, you won’t be able to properly address water damage restoration. After all, certain tools are required for specific jobs. Rather than shouldering this expense yourself, you can hire a team that has access to the exact tools that are required to pump out standing water, clean and dry wet areas, and restore what’s been damaged.

Thankfully, you don’t have to—and shouldn’t—do it on your own. Save yourself from making the above DIY mistakes by hiring Integrity Restoration & Remodeling Contractors LLC for professional, 24-hour water damage repair in Roswell. Call 770-966-9987 today to see how we can help with water damage removal, cleanup, and repair.

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