Waiting Is Never An Option When You Need Water Damage Restoration
It’s a fact of life. The bathtub will overflow while you step out to handle a problem. The HVAC unit will clog and flood the ceiling during your vacation. Or the toilet will clog while hosting your in-laws for the holidays. Or perhaps a tiny pinprick hole will allow water to drip inside your walls. Leaks are so common that the EPA states that household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide.
However, leaks aren’t the only problem. Rather, we at On-Site Cleaning in Troy know that it’s how quickly the leak is properly dealt with that determines the outcome and subsequent health of your family– especially if mold starts to flourish.
Leaks Contribute To Mold
Mold is ubiquitous and can grow wherever it can find food: the dust on a lampshade, the adhesive on the back of wallpaper, the drywall that makes up your walls, the MDF of today’s inexpensive furniture. With the right food and temperature, an increase in moisture allows mold to flourish.
Leaks introduce moisture into home’s building materials, walls, ceiling cavities, flooring, and below-grade spaces. If not dealt with and dried out immediately, even a very small leak can lead to a massive and expensive mold problem. Repairing leaks will help keep those spores from taking hold and threatening the health of your living spaces.
Things You Can Do Immediately
If you find evidence of a leak, call a water damage restoration team right away. While you are waiting for professionals to arrive (and if it is safe), keep the rest of the home and your belongings safe. Fast action could lessen further damage and keep mold spores from spreading.
- Turn off any flowing water. If you know how to turn off the water on the street, do that.
- If you smell or see mold, create a barrier between the water damage and the rest of the home as much as possible. Keep the door closed and cover all openings and cracks around the door with painter’s tape as well.
- Keep the humidity in that room down. Set your dehumidifier up to drain outside, so that you don’t have to enter the room to empty it.
- Box fans can also be set up in windows and turned “around,” to suck the air from the room and exhaust it outside, rather than blow air into the room.
- Lessen the amount of foot traffic in the area; prevent cross contamination to other rooms.
As soon as the water damage restoration experts in Troy arrive, the team will move quickly to clean, repair and restore your home while they control the potential for mold.
Reliable Water Damage Restoration In Troy
If water damage does occur from a leak, it is crucial to choose a contractor who is certified, licensed, bonded and insured. On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration has a proven process in place to extract, mitigate and dry your home. All processes focus on your will ensure the prevention of further degradation: mold, structural damage, bio-hazardous conditions.
Our water damage restoration professionals are certified by the IICRC and equipped with the most advanced tools and procedures in the restoration industry, we have the experience necessary to restore your property to its pre-loss condition.
If you have noticed flooding from a frozen pipe, or roof leaks from an ice dam, contact a team of water damage restoration professionals you can trust. We can immediately send a technician to your property to evaluate the damage and get started on the restoration process.