Why You Need a Professional When You Have Water Damage

Author: D16 December 30, 2014

Causes of Water Damage
Water damage can happen any time of year because the culprits are vast. Many people think of just flooding after a bad storm, but broken water lines, backed up sump pumps, and leaky roofs are a few other causes of water damage to your home or business. No matter what kind of water damage you have, it’s never a good thing. Taking care of it quickly and properly is the key to getting you dry and avoiding other nasty problems.

The Importance of Getting it Dry Professionally
Anything that has been saturated is at risk for mold. Depending on the weather and the environment where the water damage occurs, mold can show its ugly face in as little as 48 hours. This is why it’s extremely important to get it dry as soon as possible. The two stages it takes to get it dry are: 1.) Removing liquid water and 2.) Removing moisture from the air and building materials.

Sounds easy, right? Well, for a qualified professional yes, it is. The average Joe would not be very successful at removing the water and moisture thoroughly though. Normal dehumidifiers just won’t get the job done. Equipment like our commercial, high performance dehumidifiers, air movers and other specialized equipment ensure that we dry the job to the proper Standard of Care, usually in 72 hours or less.

Say Hello to Our Little Friends
Not to toot our own horn, but we have the equipment and tons of experience in water damage to get the job done as quickly as possible, the right way. Check out some of the equipment we use in the drying process in this video:

What Could Happen?
The choice is yours in how you handle your water damage. It will save you time and money to get it done right the first time though, because mold can hang out in hidden recesses. So even top notch Do It Yourself-ers can miss something that can be a BIG, expensive, and pretty gross problem later. It’s just not worth putting any occupants’ health at risk.

To learn more about our 24-hour emergency response or our clean-up, repair, and restoration process visit us at http://www.swartzcontracting.com or contact us here!