Reasons To Trust A Professional With Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration

When it comes to water damage restoration, it is a task that is best left to the professionals. There are many instances where water damage can be handled improperly by those without specialized knowledge and training. In these cases you may experience some troubling repercussions in the future that may cost you more time and money to resolve. Though it is perfectly reasonable to want to address damage and tasks in your home yourself, we highly recommend involving a professional when water damage is involved. Here are a few reasons why.

Mold, Mildew, And Structural Damage

When you are handling water damage on your own, you are left to your five senses to know when the job is done. Unfortunately when it comes to moisture and water damage, this is not always enough. A team of professionals will use specialized equipment to measure moisture levels and be sure that there are no traces left behind in your building materials, furniture and belongings, and even in the air in the form of high humidity. 

If there are traces of moisture left behind your residential or commercial property is left at risk of experiencing mold and mildew growth. Not only that, but even miniscule traces of moisture can have extremely damaging effects on your home over time. Some examples include:

  • Warping and swelling floorboards and drywall
  • Cracking foundation
  • Damage to electrical wiring and appliances
  • Warping and swelling in the ceiling
  • Damage to your support beams
  • Lingering foul odors

Health and Safety Risks

Oftentimes the potential risks of dealing with water damage restoration can go unnoticed. First, it is important to mention that water can come into contact with many things that can affect our health and well being. Things like chemicals, pollutants, raw sewage, allergens, and other contaminants can cause the need for protective gear and guidelines in order to avoid infections, health symptoms, decreased quality of life, and even possibly life threatening illnesses. Because these things can leave a lasting mark on whatever they come into contact with, it is also important to disinfect and sanitize the area in a way that reduces the risk of cross contamination. Though we all have our own hygiene and cleanliness practices that keep us safe regularly, this sort of cleaning requires specialized training and experience to protect you and those around you from incurring any risks in the future.

Water Damage Restoration

When water damage occurs it can come into contact with the wiring of your home or appliances. This created a risk for electrical shock while completing the task of water damage restoration or even electrical fires in the future. Don’t put yourself or others at risk by attempting to deal with water damage on your own.

Specialized Training and More Hands On Deck

When you experience water damage, it is safe to assume that you want the job done as quickly as possible and to return your space to its original state. By learning as you go and buying specialized equipment that you may only use once, you are spending a lot of extra time and money. Most likely you are working alone, which also increases the time the project will take. Instead, you can trust your water damage restoration services to 1st Choice Solutions and get the job done quicker and more efficiently, while reducing the stress the task may cause you.

We understand that your home or business is special to you, and may make the idea of bringing in a team for water damage restoration a little discomforting. It is important to work with a team who is experienced and knowledgeable, who will get the job done quickly without skipping over the finer details, and all the while providing the support and information you need to give you peace of mind. Our experts at 1st Choice Solutions strive to be that team for you, and hope to leave your property as good, if not better, than it was before experiencing water damage. Contact us right away to get started on your restoration journey.