The Dangers Of DIY Water Damage Restoration In Alaska

water damage anchorage, water damage cleanup anchorage, water damage restoration anchorageDIY home care is all the rage these days. With easy access to information and supplies via the internet, this should come as no surprise. However, DIY methods are not always the best way of doing things. Water damage restoration is one case where this is often true. On the surface, cleaning and repairing the damage from a flood may not seem like much of a challenge to handle alone, but it is often more difficult and time-consuming than people expect. Restoration experts across the country know the tremendous damage that even a small amount of water can create. If you find yourself dealing with a water disaster, contact TCM Restoration in Anchorage or the Mat Su Valley for immediate water damage restoration.

What Makes Water Damage Restoration Dangerous?

Structural Damage

Sometimes, water damage can cause structural damage to your home. This is most dangerous when the damage is significant but not readily visible. This is dangerous because parts of your home may be prone to collapsing without warning. While you may not know what to look for, a professional water damage restoration technician will. As a result, you will be safer and your home can receive the work it needs to repair the structural damage. 

Contaminated Water

Contaminated water is arguably the most dangerous aspect of water damage restoration. Floodwater is rarely clean and can contain dangerous bacteria and microorganisms. It is especially dangerous when the floodwater contains sewage and/or harsh chemicals. If you suspect that flood water in your home is contaminated, DO NOT try to clean it up on your own. Let a professional restoration technician do the job as they have the experience and equipment needed to stay safe. 

Mold Growth

Mold growth does not pose an immediate threat after a flood, but mold can begin to grow as soon as 24-48 hours after a flood. If a flooded home goes unattended for several days, then mold will be a relevant concern. While not all types of mold are dangerous, some are, and it can vary from person to person on how mold affects people. Again, it is best to be cautious and allow a cleaning and restoration expert to take care of the job for you.  

Water Damage Restoration Is Labor-Intensive

Along with being dangerous, water damage restoration also requires a significant amount of time and effort. The time and effort it requires are often more than people have the time to commit to the cleanup job. Before undertaking a DIY water damage cleanup job, it is important that you understand this and are really capable of putting in the energy needed to get the job done right. 

Water Damage Restoration Requires Expensive Equipment

Last of all, water damage restoration is not cheap. To effectively remove floodwater, expensive equipment in the form of air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and air movers. Very few people have this equipment on their own. Thus, once again, it is best to rely on a professional cleaning and restoration company for help after a flood because of their access to high-quality, industrial equipment. 

For any water damage issues you may have, no matter how big or small, we are here to help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call at TCM Restoration in Anchorage or Mat Su Valley for our 24/7 emergency service.