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4 Facts That You Didn’t Know About Water Damage

When you’re dealing with water damage, there are a lot of factors at play. In the moment, it can be difficult to know what to prioritize and what to take seriously. We hope you never have to face water damage in your home, but if you do, we hope these 5 facts will prepare you to deal with the problem, and keep the right mindset in decision-making.

1. Response Time is Crucial

While you may already know this, we had to make this our first fact because it is the most important thing to keep in mind when dealing with water damage. If treatment isn’t started during the first day or two, damage will multiply exponentially. The longer the water sits, the higher the risk of irreparable damage. 

2. There Is More Than One Type of Water Damage

Most people think that all water damage is equal, regardless of how it started, where it came from, or what the water might have carried with it. One of the first things a professional will do is determine the cause of the water damage. The way the situation will be handled might change if the water isn’t fresh, but rather sewage back-up.

3. The Actual Problem Might Not Surface for a Month or Two

Once the water has been drained and the area has been sanitized and dried out, the problem is only partly finished. While you might be struggling to deal with insurance claims, and replacing damaged belongings, the old foundation, wood support beams, and walls are fighting a battle as well. Mold, mildew, and fungus might grow as a result of the flooding, but you won’t know about the issue for sure until after the initial incident

4. You Can’t Always Prepare for What You Can’t Control

Even the best-prepared home can’t always prevent water damage. But, you can be ready to respond immediately and call for help when the time comes!

Superior Cleaning Solutions

At Superior Cleaning Solutions, we pride ourselves not only in the regular maintenance of the families we take care of, but also in emergency response. Let us be your help in times of crisis- contact us to find out more, or schedule an appointment.