Why The Water Damage Restoration Fuss?
If you’ve visited this blog more than once, then you’ve noticed how much emphasis we place on hiring the right water damage restoration company, preferably one that is properly certified and available 24/7.
Of course now you’re asking why on earth you’d concern yourself with something like a water damage restoration provider when your house is bone dry, there isn’t a cloud in the sky, and none of your pipes or appliances demonstrates the slightest threat of springing an unexpected leak.
Well, the answer is simple. Timing. Time is of the essence whenever water damage occurs. You may be dealing with a level of destruction best described as “considerable” and as we all know, the problem will only get worse the longer it is allowed to sit untreated. Waiting in the wings, of course, is the problem of mold. You typically have a 72 hour window between the initial water damage and the first appearance of mold and mildew, which makes the problem almost exponentially worse. What I’m saying is that the clock is ticking, and you really don’t have the time to be comparison shopping or calling references.
Water damage should be treated as soon as it occurs, which means having somebody on standby to answer the call when it does happen. Water damage will affect almost every home at some point, and if you have a basement, you’re facing a 98% certainty for some type of water damage problem.
Far too many people react in the heat of the moment, calling the first number they come to and hoping for the best. The problem is that the people you call may or may not be qualified to do the job. The only thing more frustrating than water damage is water damage that is made worse due to incompetent restoration efforts. Remember, there are no government regs on the water damage industry, which means anybody can claim they are in the business. The last thing you want is Jim Bob pulling up to your home with a couple of mops sticking out of the window of his 25 year old Camaro that has seen better days.
No, the time to secure a water damage provider is now, while you have the time to look carefully, do your homework, check references…..all without the knowledge that your home is going under like the Titanic. This allows you to make a calm, clear, and rational decision. Think of it like car insurance, you shop for the best deal, secure the best coverage, then go home and hope you never have to make use of it. But when the unthinkable happens, you’re sure glad you took the steps necessary to protect yourself.
If you have water damage from a burst pipe, flooding or any other source, call Restoration Local 24/7 at 1-888-443-3110 for a free estimate!