Dealing with a home flood can be an extremely devastating experience. This is only compounded when homeowners attempt to deal with the restoration work on their own.
Water damage restoration requires so much more than simply removing the water and drying your property. Yet, in an attempt to save money, countless homeowners attempt a do-it-yourself restoration every year. As a result, these homeowners often end up spending more money fixing their own mistakes than they would have spent on a professional water damage restoration.
These common mistakes include:
- Waiting too long: Even waiting a few short hours to deal with a leak or a full-fledged flood can be the difference between a successful restoration and a disaster. This lapse in time could result in hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of extra expenses. A professional will be able to get to work on your water damage restoration as soon as you call them. So don’t delay; call a water damage restoration specialist as soon as you have discovered a problem.
- Lack of expertise and proper equipment: Proper water damage restoration requires a great deal of knowledge, not to mention the right equipment. There are four stages of water damage, each with its own restoration requirements. Would you be able to tell the difference between a category 2 and a category 4 situation? More importantly, do you even have the right equipment to deal with these problems? The answer to both questions is probably not.
Additionally, certain categories of water may carry dangerous bacteria and microbes that can cause many types of diseases and health hazards. This type of water requires a special EPA certified chemical and should only be dealt with by a professional.
If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!
For the last five years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.
The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.