Water Damage is a Guarantee for Future Problems

If there is one sure way to do a whole lot of damage everywhere – it’s an overflowing bathtub, a burst pipe, a leaking hot water heater. The crazy thing about water damage is that it really doesn’t look “that bad.” It never does – initially. Sure there’s standing water on your floor and a bit of time with a mop will probable resolve that issue. Or will it?

Just Because the Water is gone, Doesn’t Mean Your Problems are Fixed

Water damage is very dangerous, the worst of it is generally where you will never see it unless you’re really looking for it. Water can leak down into subflooring, into baseboards, up into plasterboard, down between floors from above. And if it DOESN’T get dried out promptly and properly, that’s when the real problems begin. Mold and mildew don’t take much coaxing – and something like an overflow can do terrible things to your home in minutes. More often it’s uglier than that though – burst a pipe while you were at work? Ouch. You may feel hopeless at the time of, but your best bet is to start looking for water removal and water damage restoration services.

The best thing you can do for yourself is try to get it dried up professional as soon as possible. Now getting a professional in to do the work is key, they can help you guarantee that your issues are solved before they leave. If you decide to do it yourself, you may have real trouble getting it all done effectively and then knowing when you actually are done. I can’t emphasize enough, you have got to get on this as fast as you possible can. Every second that water sits there soaking, you greatly increase the risk of mold, mildew, or something worse developing.

What Can We Do For You?

Unlimited Professional Services can get the water up, and THEN get the areas drying out fast.  The key to effective water damage control is to get things dry – or removed – before they start deteriorating. The wood will swell, separate and can cause things like, not only mold/mildew, but also things like the finished flooring to raise or separate as the wood becomes uneven. This does not occur immediately – it will occur in the days and weeks that follow. All water damage is made different, the best way for us to offer you advice is to come out and take a look ourselves. If the water damage is bad enough, we can discuss possibly removing the affected areas and working out a long term plan to get you back to normal.

For more information on water removal or to schedule an appointment contact Unlimited Professional Services at 919-263-5555.