Water damage in your home can happen when you least expect it, leaving you caught off guard. When it comes to water damage cleanup, falling victim to these three common myths could actually make the damage caused even worse.
Cleanup Can Wait
When dealing with water damage, speed is critical. Water can soak into your floors, walls and furniture, and the longer it sits, the worse damage can get. The longer materials in your home are exposed to water, the odds of saving them are greatly decreased. And within 24 hours following water damage, mold growth can begin. The best way to minimize damage and avoid the risk of mold growth is to respond to water damage immediately.
The Musty Smell Will Go Away
When materials in your home like carpets, drywall and furniture are exposed to water and become saturated, they will hold on to an odor unless treated properly. And as mentioned above, within 24 hours following water damage, the growth of mold can begin. Mold will produce a musty smell which will linger in the affected area and can eventually spread throughout your home. Without proper water extraction, drying and sanitation, these odors can linger in your home and won’t disappear on their own.
If The Water Isn’t Visible, It Must Not Be There
Water damage that you can see may be the least of your problems. It may not look bad yet, but what is behind walls, in the ceiling, under floors or anywhere else hidden, can be worse than expected. These materials are all porous and will absorb water that you may not see. Even when surfaces appear to be dry, moisture that can be hidden from plain sight can still cause serious damage to your home. This is why acting fast and treating water damage the correct way is crucial to avoid increased damage to your home and belongings.
When dealing with water damage, speed is critical. Don’t wait, call on the experts at Savage Restoration, the trusted vendor for insurance agents/companies in the state of New Jersey.