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Floods Wreak Havoc on Homes

water damaged homeWhen it comes to damage to your California home, water and flood disasters can be the most costly, as well as being the most common damage to your home or property. Recent studies by National Flood Insurance Program cite a 1 in 4 chance of a flood in high-risk areas over the course of a 30-year mortgage. For many of us, the typical insurance that we have will not cover the flood damage to your home. When rivers and lakes start to overflow, it is very likely that flood damage restoration will be needed. Having trapped water in your home or building can weaken or even destroy the structure. Your health could even be at risk because of the growth of mold in your home. The best way to remove the excess water and mold is to have a professionally trained team come in to restore your home after a flood has happened to you.

Water Damage Can Cause Mold Growth

Once you have called an expert to come look at your home, they will usually let you know what can be salvaged and what needs to be thrown away. Items that are very porous tend to soak up water faster such as carpets, mattresses, and even drywall. However, if you act fast enough, sometimes you might be able to salvage some of these items. If the flood damage was extensive, you may need to have your floors and walls opened up to help eliminate moisture in your home. This is likely to be necessary for any home or building that has had excess amounts of water for a long period of time. Opening your walls and floors will also help prevent any mold growth in your home as well. Mold usually isn’t life threatening right away. However, if you leave the mold in your home too long, they can start to form dangerous toxins that can be dangerous if it is inhaled. If you do end up finding mold in your home or building, many professionals have the right knowledge and skills to clean it up properly. Bringing your home back to the way it was before the flood.

Don’t Risk it!

Some Bakersfield home owners will try to attempt to do the flood damage cleanup on their own. However, this is a huge risk to take. Without the proper knowledge and equipment, you could risk getting you or your family hurt. Alert Disaster has trained technicians that have the proper training and knowledge to get the job done right. Having the right protective gear on also allows the technicians to work on the property without coming in contact with dangerous toxins or materials. Many workers have been trained to spot structural damage in the home as well. Making sure your home is safe for you and your family.

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