Water damage can be a lot like an iceberg. You might only see the initial wet spots but the real damage is what’s underneath. It’s not easy to initially tell how far spread the damage really is. Unless taken care of right away, water damage can greatly reduce the value of your property, increase your insurance rates and negatively reduce your health. So the first thing you always want to do when a water disaster strikes is take immediate action.
Water needs to be extracted immediately before mold has a chance to grow. The humidity in the area may cause mold to grow on your furniture even if it hasn’t had direct contact with the water –this is why we recommend removing all the furniture from the affected areas until the humidity reaches normal levels again.
The next thing you need to do is report the water damage to your insurance provider. Never risk further damage to your belongings by trying to dry the structure yourself. If your insurance policy covers water damage, then this is the perfect time to take advantage of that! Have a professional come to assess what items are worth saving. Often times we can save areas that most construction companies would just tear out.
Go over every part of the house. Water damage can affect the whole house. It can affect the air quality, the drywall, the upholstery, carpeting, and even hardwood flooring. That is why it’s best to bring in the experts to inspect and give you their opinion in water damage repair. Here at Tuft Aide, Inc. we always take care of your wood flooring, tile, carpeting, air vent cleaning, and everything else. This way you only have to deal with one company, and not a variety of different services.