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Don't Make These Water Damage Restoration Mistakes

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage has the potential to turn into extensive property damage. You’ll need to find the right way to deal with this situation. A wrong decision will doom your chances of restoring your property to its pre-damaged condition. That’s why you’ll want to do your best to avoid the following mistakes.

Waiting Too Long

When your property is flooded, you’re already in a race against time to reduce the damage to your property. This is no time to wait. Get professional help right away. Look for a water damage restoration team to help you. The sooner they get there and start fixing the problem, the better chances you have that parts of your home and many of your belongings might be salvaged and restored.

Dismissing the Hidden Dangers

Don’t wade into any standing water you find. If it has submerged the floor of your property, stepping into the water may be dangerous especially if there’s an electrical problem. Also, if you have broken plumbing, then the water is going to present a sanitation issue. There are also other problems such as unseen debris that you might step on like glass or metal objects. All in all, there may be some serious risks in wading into this water. Hire a professional restoration service to check your property and handle this for you.

Doing It on Your Own

Using a DIY approach to water damage control and restoration is far from the ideal solution. If you haven’t got the tools, experience or knowledge to pull this off, then you may not only put yourself in danger but may miss hidden damage which may cause more problems down the road. And the time it will take you to realize that after a few failed attempts is time that you’ve let the problem get worse. Keep that from happening by hiring pros from the get-go.

Not Doing Your Homework

Avoid hiring mistakes. Look for trusted contractors to do the job. Check for credentials and qualifications. Consider the firm’s reputation, background, and consumer reviews.

If you’re interested in getting your restoration done by an experienced professional team, your first call should be to SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. They are IICRC certified so you know that you’re getting the best and most highly qualified technicians available to help with your property damage. They are ready to take your call anytime 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

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