Back To Pre-Loss Condition
Once flood damage has been inflicted on a home or business, it is easy to look at the level of damage and think that things will never quite be the same again. The damage left behind by water has to be seen to be believed, and once the water is removed, the area in most cases looks even worse.
This is why it is important to begin the restoration process as soon as possible, since water damage will only get worse if it is not treated, and the longer you wait, the more involved the repair process will be, not to mention more expensive.
You also have to look at the overall stability of the home, both from a structural standpoint as well as the level of dangerous toxins which always follow cases of water damage. Remember that mold follows within 48 hours of a water damage event, and even sooner if there is sewage involved, and you don’t want to put your family at any greater risk. Even if mold weren’t a problem, most cases of water damage produce serious and unpleasant odors.
In addition to removing the water, your home or business might also need some serious remodeling, since water has a way of undoing everything that once was. This may require you moving out of your home for a time to allow the repair and restoration company to do their job properly. In many cases, your home can be restored to its pre-loss condition, and be perfectly safe for habitation, with no lingering after effects of the flood you just experienced.
This is why you need a restoration provider who is experienced and certified in all areas of water damage repair AND restoration, that can not only repair the damage but also restore your home to its former glory. Having one company handle the entire project is less expensive and less headache inducing than trying to coordinate with multiple contractors over a period of several weeks or months.
Finally, and again, do not put off calling your local restoration contractor. The sooner the job gets started, the sooner it can be completed.