When water damage occurs in your home, whether from a roof leak, a flood, or an overflowing toilet, it's important to act quickly. Leaving the water to sit for any period of time can lead to further complications down the road.
If your home is in Charleston, Logan, Beckley, or other nearby areas of southern West Virginia, here are steps you should take if your home sustains water damage.
As soon as water touches your floors or other surfaces, it can begin to cause damage. If it's left long enough, it could even cause the flooring to buckle. If you're dealing with an overflowing toilet on the second floor, that can have drastic repercussions. It can also cause damage to your furniture or beds, depending on how high the water gets. Remove the water with towels, buckets, or any other items you have on hand. After two days, it becomes much more difficult to mitigate damage and perform water damage restoration services.
If you have important documents, photographs, or books you want to keep protected, be proactive and buy a waterproof, secure container to keep them in so they won't get damaged. If water damage occurs before this happens, though, make sure to promptly remove these from moist areas so you can attempt to dry them out.
If the water damage is extensive, call a professional like True Builders of WV to help. We have the necessary tools such as fans and carpet blowers to help dry out wet areas that may have been affected by the water damage. Ensuring the area is completely dry is key in stopping any mold growth from happening. Mold can be toxic and cause health complications to those living in your home. Mold remediation services are also time-consuming and costly.
After drying, we will also dehumidify the area, deodorize it, and then begin any restoration services that may be needed.
It's vital to detect where the water leak originated from so we can stop water from entering your home again. If it's a roof leak, we can repair the broken shingle. If it's from a flood, our team will be able to repair damaged areas of your home. Depending on what kind of water you had in your home, we may quickly repair the home or it may take a bit longer. Black water, which comes from sewage or other stagnant water sources, can contain harmful bacteria, while clean water from pipes is generally fine with no risks.
At True Builders of WV, we have a lot of experience helping homeowners restore their homes after sustaining water damage—but the key is to not wait. Contact our pros immediately so we can help you fix your home after water invades! Our team is available at (304) 606-4404 to set up an estimate with you!
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