When your home in Anchorage suffers from water damage, it is important to get it cleaned up quickly to prevent any further damage from occurring. The longer water is left to sit in your home, the worse the damage will be. Water damage compounds quickly, and the water damage cleanup team at TCM Restoration understands how important it is to get water damage cleaned up as fast as possible. Here are just a few ways a fast response to water damage can prevent further problems from arising in your home.
The first reason water damage requires a fast response is to prevent the water from spreading. Water spreads quickly and easily, following the path of least resistance. When water damage affects your home, it can travel through walls, under floorboards, and around all surrounding materials. When water is allowed to sit, it will begin to saturate everything around it. As structural materials, like wood and drywall, absorb water, they will start to swell. Buckling, cracking, and deterioration will begin to occur once full saturation has been achieved. If water is not extracted and dried completely as quickly as possible, then the water that has spread to the materials that make up your home will cause serious structural damage.
Mold can begin to grow within 24 hours after water damage occurs. Mold requires moisture, a food source, and time to begin growing. When water damage occurs in your home, it provides the perfect environment for mold. When mold grows inside your home, it can lead to serious health symptoms. Mold exposure can cause:
When mold grows and reproduces, it does so through spores. Mold spores are microscopic and can travel through the air. This makes everyone in the home susceptible to mold inhalation. Mold restoration requires extensive cleaning and sanitation, and can lead to increased damage. Failing to respond quickly to water damage greatly increases the risk of damage from mold growth and spread.
Following water damage, you want your home and life to return back to normal as quickly as possible. The water damage restoration process is pretty straightforward when it is able to begin immediately. The source of the water can be stopped, water can be extracted, and then drying and dehumidification can begin. If water damage has been allowed to sit and structural damage and mold growth have both occurred, then the restoration process will take much longer. Water logged materials and structures will have to be repaired or even replaced, adding both time and money to the restoration process. Mold will need to be safely removed and then properly treated to prevent its return. To provide the best possible results for your home following water damage, cleanup needs to begin as soon as possible. In order to provide you with the fast response you need, the technicians at TCM are available 24/7. We will be there for you to give you the best water damage cleanup for you home in Anchorage.