Each year, it’s estimated that one out of every fifty homes will experience some degree of water damage. Unfortunately, many of these claims are unexpected and happen as the result of broken appliances or deteriorating pipes. If you find yourself in a situation where water damage has impacted your home, our team at Lotus Restoration Services wants to help. One of the ways we do this is by sharing some of the most common mistakes homeowners make so you can avoid running into problems.
1. Letting Water Dry Naturally
Many homeowners will take out excess water with buckets or a wet/dry vacuum, then let the rest of their home dry naturally. While this may result in the feeling of dry floors or walls, the materials located deeper in the home may still retain moisture. Ultimately, this will lead to the growth of mold, which will eventually seep from the floorboards, baseboards, and any seams in the house.
2. Underestimating the Damage
Even when a home experiences just a small amount of excess water, it can still experience water damage and mold growth. This is why it’s so important to have a professional assess the damage and give you expert advice about the best method for recovery.
3. Not Cleaning Properly
When water damage occurs as the result of a sewer backup, it’s important to carefully clean the impacted areas. If the right techniques and solutions aren’t used, this can leave your home filled with dangerous bacteria that puts your health at risk.
4. Not Asking for Help
Cleaning up after a flood can be difficult, especially when you don’t have the right tools. If you need help, never hesitate to turn to restoration technicians who can walk you through the process from start to finish.
5. Not Removing Damaged Materials
While some materials can be saved after a flood, many will have to be removed and replaced. Without replacement, the structure of your home can become weaker and may even retain moisture that leads to mold growth.
If you need help with water damage restoration in Phoenix, AZ or the surrounding areas, our team at Lotus Restoration is here to help any time. Don’t hesitate to call us for help at any time.