Why Calling A Water Damage Repair Company Is Better Than DIY
Water can start to enter and accumulate in your home due to several different reasons. A leaking faucet, pipe or other fixture can cause water to seep in so slowly, you won’t even notice it till it becomes more severe. Heavy rains and floods can cause water to accumulate in your home more quickly and cause more extensive damage. Water damage seems relatively simple to repair and you may be tempted to tackle it yourself, especially if you have experience with handling all kinds of repairs around the house.
However, water damage repair is not as simple as other DIY household repair work. There’s much more to it than simply bailing out the excess water with a bucket or mopping the area dry. Not only can DIY water damage repair turn to be more expensive than calling in a professional, but it can also be dangerous.
We’ve put together some of the more compelling reasons why calling in a professional water damage repair company is better, safer, and ultimately cheaper than DIY.
Mold spores develop and thrive in moist conditions, which is exactly what they get when water starts to accumulate in your walls and flooring. Once mold starts growing, it spreads rapidly and creates all types of havoc. Not only does it damage the surfaces on which it grows but it also increases the risk of allergies and infections. Simply wiping away the visible mold can actually make things worse. While wiping away the mold, the lightweight spores may disperse in the air around you. These airborne mold spores may settle on your clothes and other items in the room, spreading the mold to other rooms in the house even faster. If you’re not using proper breathing protection apparatus you could inhale the minute spores, running the risk of infection.
All professional water repair companies have specialized equipment such as snake cameras and other devices that allow them to locate hidden leaks without breaking down any walls. Once they’ve determined where the leak is originating from, they will first seal off the leak and only then start the repairing the damage. This ensures that the water is stopped at the source so there are no more leaks.
A water damage repair company will always equip their team with the necessary, professional grade protection equipment. This equipment protects the workers from electrical shocks, airborne mold spores, exposure to contaminated water and all other hazards.
In addition to being properly equipped, water damage repair teams are trained and certified to undertake even the most complex types of water damage repair services. They check for all types potential hazards before starting any water repair work to minimize the risks to themselves, to your home and to your family members.
After repairing the visible damage, a professional water damage repair team uses advanced equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers and others to check the moisture level in the room and ensure that all moisture and mold have been completely removed. This helps to mitigate the damage and stop mold spores immediately.
While you may think that doing the repair work yourself will save you money, it could turn out to be more expensive in more ways than one. In responding promptly and working quickly and efficiently, a water damage repair company will limit the damage done to your home in terms of water absorption and also mold growth, so structural repairs are down to the minimum.