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Recover from Water Damage, Quick!

By Asher Elran Subscribe to RSS | December 6th 2011 | Views:
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It's not as catastrophic as fire reducing your home or establishment to ashes but water damage is tragic all the same.

Your residence or business is at risk when water seeps in due to heavy rains, flooding, busted pipes, or toilet malfunction. The structural integrity of your building is compromised, worse than your soaked walls and floors facing the danger of wearing away prematurely.

If left untreated for more than 24 hours, water damage in your home or establishment could result in mold infestation, which would destroy valuable possessions (such as carpet, furniture, books, documents). More adversely, mold would pose a serious health problem once released into the air and inhaled. Another consequence on human health that water damage could bring is preparing a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms, as well as for pests.

When stricken by water damage, your building should be immediately inspected, assessed, and evaluated by a professional service provider. This way, he or she can determine and apply the best restoration method to fix the problem.

In the United States, water damage restoration follows no government procedures. However, there are recommending and certifying bodies that outline specific sets of principles and standards. The importance of these conventions lies in the fact that a water-damaged property loses its valuation.

Many large water damage restoration companies have the necessary certification to respond to such emergencies, and – beyond that – to rehabilitate the structure in question and bring it back to “pre-loss” condition.

Should the water-damage emergency befall your home or residence, here are pointers to consider:

FIRST, Look for a water damage restoration contractor that has certified technicians. They will assure you of correct assessment, water extraction, air cleansing and dehumidification, decontamination and disinfection, and restoration methods – among many. They are equipped with the know-how and technology to dry the affected parts, not by simple blowers but by methodical means of releasing moisture, inducing fast evaporation, or employing dryers made exclusively for treating areas heavily damaged by water.

SECOND, Be sure that the water damage restoration contractor is experienced enough in remediation services, including crawl-space and mold removal, odor treatment and removal, debris cleanup, sewage cleanup, repairs of directly hit areas, other necessary procedures. Large companies are armed with training and equipment to check on hard-to-reach surfaces that could be the starting point for rot and corrosion.

THIRD, Go for the water damage restoration contractor that provides a full customer satisfaction guarantee on services. It won't hurt to spend a few more minutes to scout for a company that has this value-added service.

Asher Elran - About Author:
Ben Rafael owner at Fidelity General Contractor Los Angeles, we are providing water damage los Angeles as well

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