Water damage at your Portland OR home can cause significant problems and expenses, especially if neglected. Restoration should begin immediately after the damage occurs; otherwise the issue will get worse. Water may not be as devastating as fire, but water can still can pose health risks and cause damage to your property. So, how do we deal with water damage at home?
The first thing you should do is identify the source of the damage. The latter can be minor if it is caused by an accidental spill on the floors carpeting or from an unclosed faucet. The minor damages are often ignored, but they can lead to grave consequences. Even a small leak from a pipe or the roof can cause big damage – if there are cracks in the wall, they will absorb moisture and this will eventually lead to the wall’s collapse. Deal with these minor leaks as soon as they appear, by calling a plumber or a roofer to fix the problem.
When the source of the damage is a flood caused by rain or a storm, the trouble is even bigger as well as obvious.
Both minor and major water damages can lead to development of mold and mildew. These can not only ruin your beautiful and expensive carpet, but can also trigger different allergic reactions and other health problems. If there is mold and mildew in your home or building, you are likely to suffer asthma, allergies and more serious illnesses. Black mold is toxic and is linked to skin irritation, damage to internal organs, respiratory and mental problems, nausea, immune system suppression and tiredness.
Even if you’ve identified the reason for the damage, sometimes the damage itself remains. You have eliminated the leak, the rain causing the flood has stopped – what now? The good news is; you don’t have to cope with the situation on your own; all you have to do is call a water damage restoration company.
The water restoration company will help you by using special machines to completely remove the water from your premises. The professionals will then haul all damaged materials off your property. Next, they will dry the rooms with industrial fans. When all areas have been completely dried, the technicians will replace the dry wall. They can even paint the walls in order to disinfect the premises.
When there is water damage in your Portland OR home or building, do not despair, because you are not as helpless as you think you are. Water damage restoration companies like J Curtis Carpet Cleaning Inc will be there to assist you to reclaim your premises.
If water has damaged your property, call us now at (503) 246-0989.