For minor flooding and water damage, you may be able to extract the water, clean the area, and completely dry your basement. However, it’s important to recognize the challenge – and the type of loss that you might suffer if the job isn’t done promptly.
If you intend on handling the problem on your own, here’s what you can expect:
In addition, you will need to properly dispose of destroyed items, and conduct a thorough cleaning effort to prevent mold from growing. And remember, mold can start to grow very quickly after a water disaster – so you have little time to properly clean any area and prevent an even bigger problem.
Please note that the removal of wet materials can sometimes be a dangerous endeavor. Water-soaked objects can become extremely heavy. Worse, they can lose as much as 90 percent of their structural integrity, which means that they could break and cause additional home damage if you’re not sure how to properly move them.
Obviously, responding to a flooded basement requires a great deal of time, effort, and expense. Even when you do it yourself, there are machines to buy or rent, safety equipment you’ll need to acquire, and a great deal of time expended on salvage and cleanup. That’s why so many homeowners turn to professionals to help them deal with this type of catastrophe.
A team of professionals can generally handle water extraction, cleanup, dry out, and protection in a matter of days rather than weeks. That’s because they have the right equipment, experience, and expertise to respond to disasters and protect your home and health before mold or other threats become an even bigger problem.
Finally, professionals know how to properly categorize damage. That’s vital to ensuring that the proper dry plan is implemented, while minimizing unnecessary asbestos, lead, mold, or aerosolized bacteria damage that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars.
Ross Restoration is proud to be one of the best Fort Wayne home restoration companies operating in this area. Our cleaning and restoration services are second to none, and customer satisfaction is always our top priority. At Ross, our customers are like family – and we want our family to enjoy homes that are free from dirt, debris, fire and water damage, and anything else that might diminish your quality of life.