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Dangers Of DIY Water Damage And Restoration

water damage restoration bakersfield, water damage bakersfield, water damage cleanup bakersfieldWater damage restoration is a huge project. In fact, most homeowners in Yakima do not know the correct way to handle water damage restoration (yes, there is a right and wrong way to handle water damage), and they can actually end up making things worse. 

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Here are the 3 most common mistakes homeowners make when faced with water damage restoration:

1. Waiting Too Long To Begin Cleanup

The ‘I will get to it later’ attitude will lead to even more damage to your home and belongings following a water disaster . A quick and less extensive restoration is dependent on time. The longer water damage sits, the worse the damage will be. As soon as you notice water damage, you need to act. Immediate steps need to be taken to stop the source of water, limit the spread of damage, and develop a plan to ensure your home and property is restored properly. Do not wait or waste any time when your home has sustained water damage. 

2. Not Completely Removing Or Drying The Water

When people attempt to clean up water damage on their own, they often use whatever equipment they can find around their homes to get the job done. For example, many homeowners have attempted to remove water in their homes with a shop vac, and once all the water they can see is gone they think the job has been done. What they do not know, though, is that water seeps into materials like wood, drywall, insulation, ceilings, and floors and is then absorbed by these porous materials. So even if surface water appears to be gone, water is still hidden where we cannot see. Without professional extraction equipment, commercial grade air movers, and dehumidifiers, hidden moisture will remain in your home – which leads to more damage – Mold. Mold can begin to grow within 48 hours of moisture exposure and is able to continue growing and spreading as long as the moisture is present and feeding it. Mold exposure can cause a lot of respiratory symptoms, and is a major health risk. Without the right experience, training, and expertise to thoroughly remove and dry water, water damage will continue to be a problem long after surface water has been dried. 

3. Trying To Handle The Cleanup On Their Own

Because water damage restoration is an extensive project and requires certain steps and equipment to guarantee the best results, it should be left to the professionals. This is where we come in. Alert Disaster offers top of the line water damage restoration to Bakersfield and surrounding areas, providing 24/7 emergency response so we can begin the restoration process as quickly as possible. Our team of trained and certified technicians can handle anything and everything from flooding to sewage cleanup. We use the moisture detectors, hygrometers, and infrared cameras to monitor the drying process, and blowers, air movers, dehumidifiers, and air filtration equipment to ensure thorough drying. The very best thing you can do for your home, and for yourself, following water damage is to call Alert Disaster. Don’t fall victim to one of these common mistakes, and let us handle the restoration process for you.