Experiencing water damage in your home is quite stressful and the amount of damage water can cause is usually underestimated by homeowners. Water can seep into floors, moldings, drywall and other building materials and if not properly dried the moisture will create future issues that can result in renovations costs that could have been avoided. Water damage incidents are among the most expensive problems a homeowner can face. Besides the structural problems water can create, it is usually contaminated and can leave serious biological threats behind if not properly dried and removed.
Sewage backflows, floods and other sources of contaminated fluid will usually cause the worst damage. Dirty water carries pathogens, microbes, parasites and other harmful substances. Bacteria, viruses and fungi can be left behind as trapped moisture in organic material like wood, drywall and carpets. This can result in severe health risks like hepatitis, salmonella and black mold. Mold can start growing within 48 hours and materials that have been soaked through will usually have to be destroyed.
That is why an emergency restoration company will not only survey your home for structural problems but will also dry and apply antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents to all the surfaces that had contact with contaminated water. Certified restoration professionals have specialized equipment for water extraction, drying and dehumidifying and have continued training and education of water damage restoration protocols. Most home insurances cover the cost of certified restoration services.
If you experience water damage call FloodMasters immediately, we offer 24/7 services and service Toronto, the GTA and surrounding areas.
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