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Water Damage Remediation Mistakes: What You Need To Know

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Water will seek out the path of least resistance, this home in Lewisville NC had water in the ceiling and walls from an overhead leak.

Water damage is one of the most difficult household issues that a residential property owner may have to handle. Unfortunately, the restoration process can complicate the difficulties produced by water damage if it is not completed quickly and correctly. Nevertheless, learning more about the potential problems that can result from ineffective water damage restoration work can empower homeowners to make smart decisions that whip their homes back into great shape:

What Can Go Wrong?

There are three primary problems that can complicate or limit the efficacy of water damage remediation services. Some of them include:

1. Failing To Locate All Of The Moisture.

One of the problems that can transpire during the water damage remediation process is a failure to locate all of the existing moisture. As remediation experts know, water is capable of traveling throughout the entire home, and it is not always easy to find all of it. In the event that you attempt to finish the water damage cleanup process by yourself, you can count on overlooking, at least, a few areas where the water has begun to reside. Moreover, hiring a remediation contractor who does not complete the initial moisture assessment accurately will preclude him or her from exacting the drying efforts correctly.


2. Not Drying To Completion.

Another issue that can surface during the water damage remediation process is a failure to dry the property completely. You will be able to tell that the property has not been thoroughly dried when you note that your drywall begins to stain, warp, or bubble. If your property is not dried completely following water damage, you make your living space susceptible to water damage.

3. Improper Drying.

One final issue you may encounter during the water damage remediation process is improper drying. This scenario can surface when the evaporated moisture is not collected and disposed of through proper use of dehumidifiers. Improper drying typically results when a homeowner attempts to complete the process with fans. Although the water will evaporate in the air, it will then travel to another area of the property and get that region wet.

Call SERVPRO Immediately

As made clear by the information noted above, several issues can surface during the water damage remediation process. The key to ensuring that the process is completed correctly is hiring a team of trained, professional water damage restoration experts. The company to call is SERVPRO. All of our IICRC-certified professionals will provide you with the precise, detail-oriented services that remove all water and restore your property to its original condition. We're ready to assist you immediately, so call us today at 336-677-1415. 

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