To some people, flood damage sounds like something that happens to homeowners in coastal areas. To anyone unfortunate enough to have suffered a burst pipe, you know that flood damage constitutes any significant amount of water in your home that damages it.
In this article, I will submerge you into the world of flood damage and emergency flood damage response, and share with you the value and importance of dealing with a flood damage event with speed and precision.
1. The first thing to know about flood damage is that water causes more damage the longer it sits, saturating the material it is sitting on. I know what you are thinking, there is a point at which the water has done as much damage as it’s going to do and rushing to clean it up is not going to help you. However, what you probably did not account for is that while area A is completely waterlogged, area B is not yet lost, and if you hurry and start the restoration process sooner rather than later your chances of salvaging area B are dramatically increased. That is the basic principle of flood damage restoration, beginning the remediation process sooner than later to maximize your ability to save the most amount of the structure as possible.
2. The next reason why you want to hurry up and start dealing with flood damage restoration is that the longer you wait, the more expensive the job is going to be. The longer you leave a water damage event, the more your structure will be permanently damaged and require more extreme restoration. Leaving a water damage event alone for so long and just ignoring it could potentially cause problems with your insurance company if you decide to file the claim.
3. The longer you let the water sit, the greater the chances of developing a serious mold issue become. Call an emergency flood damage response team as soon as possible to minimize mold growth.