How Do I Remove Water After A Flood?
Flood damage is a serious issue and should be treated right away, as standing water is a hot spot from which mold and disease can spread. It becomes a hazard to not just the structure of your home, but also your health. It is not advised that home or business owners attempt to remove water on their own, as there are several dangers associated with flood damage and water removal. The risks range from bacterial to electrical, and are compounded if you don’t know what you’re doing. Call Flood Fighters to ensure the job is done right. Our team is experienced and has the specialized training necessary to correct flood damage. We’ll give you a free quote before restoring your home or business to pre-flood conditions.
How Do I Know If I Have Water Damage?
Sometimes water damage is easy to spot, especially if you find stagnant water in your home after a severe storm or flood. Other times, however, water damage is harder to identify and warning signs are subtler. Water damage may present itself in the form of water stains or your ceiling or walls. If it appears out of nowhere, there may be a leak in your home or building that needs to be repaired. Water stains and buckling floors are some of the more obvious signs of damage. Less obvious signs may not be visible at all. If you can’t see any damage but have noticed a lingering smell of mold or mildew, there may be trapped water in your walls. The smell is usually more noticeable in the room or area where the water damage is. If you suspect you have water damage, contact us for assistance.
How Do I Assess The Severity of The Water Damage?
Unfortunately, the severity of water damage can be extremely difficult to assess with an untrained eye. While there are some obvious signs like standing water after a flood or water stains from a leaking pipe, often times the damage can be more serious or deeper than it looks. Even if you can spot the damage, you may not notice other behind-the-scenes effects like mold or sewage problems. The best way to find out the severity of water damage is to contact Flood Fighters for an assessment. When notified of a water problem, the first thing we do is start by evaluating the level of damage. We use professional, specialized equipment to remove water before completing any repairs and deodorizing services. Call us to schedule an inspection or service.