Prompt & proper water cleanup is essential to minimize the amount of water damage to your home following a flood or fire.

Failure to properly cleanup and dry water damaged areas will not only increase the risk of mold growth, but structural damage as well.

When dealing with water damage, you should always contact a professional water damage restoration company – like ServiceMaster Absolute – that’s certified to clean, repair, and restore your home to its pre-disaster state. Water damage restoration is a tedious and labor-intensive job that is best left to the professionals to avoid having to deal with future complications because of an oversight in the water cleanup, repair or restoration process.

To understand why it’s imperative that water is properly cleaned up following a fire or flood, let’s explore the problems that water damage can present.

Spare Your Health: Get that Water Cleaned Up or Say Hello to Mold and Mildew

Where excessive moisture is present, mold and mildew will soon follow.

It takes less than forty-eight hours for mold to rear its ugly head, creating unsightly blotches and stains on your walls, ceilings, and surfaces.

If the sight alone isn’t enough to turn you off to the idea, the musty odors and health issues definitely will.  Those who are allergic to mold may experience anything from classic cold-symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion or itchy eyes, nose and throat to more severe symptoms like coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing or an uncomfortable tightness in the chest. Mold can also cause infections, or irritant and toxic reactions.

Spare Your Home: Proper Water Cleanup Will Minimize Structural Damage

Water has the tendency to seep into every nook and cranny of your home at which point it will continue to cause problems by eating away with the strength and stability of your home’s core structure.

Ruined carpet, warped floors and bulging walls are all signs of water damage – and that’s only the beginning. Water will continue to wreak havoc as long as it is present and left untreated, eating away at the foundation of your home, rotting the wood and providing the perfect conditions for mold to set up camp.

With enough time, your house (or portions of it) could reach unsuitable living conditions and, if the water damage is extensive enough, be condemned to be demolished and rebuilt.

Spare Your Health and Home by Calling ServiceMaster Today!

Don’t let water damage from a flood make a traumatic situation worse – contact ServiceMaster Absolute by calling (800) 677-6756 or filling out our online service request form and get the water damage restoration process started right away.

We’re and available 24/7 for emergency service. The ServiceMaster team is made up of highly trained and IICRC certified professionals that are armed with the best water damage restoration gear and equipment.