Important Information About Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration MN

Water damage in homes can occur in a number of ways. Although the most serious problems result from rising water and flooding, even minor plumbing leaks and overflows can do more damage than most consumers are aware.

  • Broken or leaky pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Sewer and septic system failures.

The result is always the same, ruined carpeting and flooring, damaged furniture and personal belongings, and if not treated properly, a dangerous and unhealthy environment. Water damage can be an inconvenient and devastating experience for home and business owners alike.

Immediate response to a Water Damage is critical to minimize the amount of damage that the unwanted water can cause because the water will migrate rapidly to other areas and will quickly be absorbed by porous materials such as carpeting, carpet padding, drywall and insulation in walls and between floors.  The sooner the water is removed, the less area is affected.

Signs that water may be trapped within walls and causing serious structural (and possibly health) problems include:

  • Discoloration
  • Warping
  • Splitting
  • Delamination
  • Musty odor
  • Mold growth

Another reason why response time is so critical is because after water intrusion, mold and bacterial spores germinate and multiply.  One organism can multiply to more than one billion organisms in less than 24 hours. You typically have 72 hours to dry porous materials, after that time we recommend removal and replacement due to health concerns. Mold has been found to cause the following health problems:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Immune deficiency
  • Respiratory problems

Time is critical when it comes to water damage restoration. If you treat things in a timely manner, the damage can be minimized, and you won’t have to worry about mold growth, continued damage, and other problems.

If you recognize any of these signs, it would be wise to contact a professional water and fire damage restoration expert. They are formally trained to handle these issues quickly and in the proper order. They are highly qualified to take the steps necessary to properly restore carpets, structures and homes to their original quality.