Water damage is an issue most homeowners hope to never face. Unfortunately, unforeseen events like burst pipes, floods, storms, and issues with appliances all too often lead to frustrating consequences. Water damage poses a real threat to health, structural integrity, and even your home’s ultimate resale value. Here are 4 reasons why cleaning it up is often best left to the pros.
In just 48 hours, mold growth can develop following any type of water damage. Mold growth involves tiny, microscopic pores that can travel airborne throughout the house, spreading to other areas. This can create health issues such as respiratory problems, headaches, and dizziness. It can also create more serious problems for those with compromised immune systems – such as the elderly and newborns – as well as those with pre-existing allergies or asthma. For many, mold growth goes undetected and homeowners are perplexed as to why they have sudden symptoms.
Although some small mold growth can be cleaned up without professional help, it can be almost impossible to fully treat a larger area, or fully eradicate mold that has entered drywall or foundations. Professional home restoration technicians come ready with the proper equipment to thoroughly dry the affected area and assess the full extent of the damage. With trained professionals, homeowners will be freed from the worry of doing an incomplete clean up job and a pesky, recurring issue that costs money and headaches.
In a crisis, homeowners have to think fast. As soon as unwanted water is discovered in a home, it is essential to cut power in the affected area. Should water interact with wiring and cords, it can lead to damaged appliances, blown circuits, and even fire or electrocution in extreme cases. Emergency home restoration teams have the know-how and experience to prevent these issues, properly clean up, and ensure your home is safe.
Contaminants and Biohazards
In certain cases, such as flooding, prolonged standing water, or if the source of water is unclear, it may harbor harmful contaminants. Water from septic lines or outdoor sources can pose serious health dangers on contact or if ingested. These dangers can extend to children and pets and ultimately affect your peace of mind. It is wise to defer to trained professionals when the water itself may be contaminated and not risk your family’s safety. Experienced professionals come with the correct protective equipment and use proper cleaning techniques to remove contaminated water safely.
Structural damage can be one of the most profound consequences of home water damage. When a water heater bursts, air conditioning system leaks, or a natural disaster has led to water in your home, complete and thorough clean up is critical to prevent long-lasting damage. Water damage that has not been properly removed or has sat for an extended period can weaken a home’s structural stability. Walls, floors, ceilings, and even the very foundation of your home all have the potential to be affected. Because many core structural components are made out of porous materials, they can absorb water on contact. This can ultimately lead to warping, swelling, and gradual deterioration. Unfortunately, when a clean up hasn’t been handled properly, these issues can go unseen and create bigger problems. As the areas behind walls, under floorboards and in the foundations can’t be seen and often don’t aerate properly, they are primed for problems. A trusted emergency home restoration company can use the correct cleaning and drying techniques to stop these issues before they occur. Emergency repair and restoration professional ensure complete moisture removal and can rebuild and replace damaged materials as needed to ensure the structure of your home is uncompromised.
Why National First Response?
The immediate flood and damage caused by a burst or leaking water line can be a traumatic experience for a home or business owner. National First Response has a team of dedicated technicians with decades of experience to serve the Greater Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Ahwatukee, and surrounding areas. It is with many years of experience under our belts, that we understand the commitment, skill, and customer service necessary to restore your family’s property and sense of security.
National First Response is a residential and commercial emergency provider offering a broad range of emergency and non-emergency services. Whether it’s water or mold removal, repairing floodwater damage to property, we fully guarantee every remediation and restoration job we do.
Our plumbers operate in accordance with industry standards and local building codes. We are also a full scale restoration company with the manpower to remediate the resulting water and restore the damage it caused. From mold detection to drywall, flooring, cabinets, paint and trim, we are Arizona’s first choice in water damage.
- Affordable Rates
- 24/7 Emergency Response
- Free Damage Assessment
- Deductible Financing Available
- Bonded, Licensed & Insured
- Locally Owned & Operated
Even if your water damage is not covered by insurance, National First Response offers affordable rates and payment plans that allow you to restore your home to its pre-storm condition.
Get in touch to see how we can help restore your property and peace of mind.