Accidents happen– pipes break, toilets overflow, roofs leak. You may think that when the excess water flows out of the house, the worst is over. Unfortunately, the damage continues. Whether your Santa Clarita home has been flooded by broken pipes or a leaky roof, of course, you want to remove all contaminated and wet materials in your home as soon as possible. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends discarding materials that haven’t been thoroughly cleaned and dried within 48 hours of water damage.
Get help from American Craftsman to repair the damaged areas of your home immediately. You are at additional risks:
Although spilling a glass of clean water on your couch is not dangerous, standing water in your home can cause tremendous damage to your things. For example, water can damage wood furniture. Direct contact can cause warping, weakening of joints, and destruction of veneer finishes. Upholstered furniture can absorb contaminants from floodwaters or develop mold.
Rugs and carpets quickly degrade when allowed to stay saturated. Absorptive rug pads have the potential to hold hidden moisture that you can’t feel. The materials of your floor coverings matter; silk damages more easily, wool less so. Synthetic rugs are the easiest to save but need to be addressed within 48 hours.
Books, artwork, textiles and other porous materials can absorb moisture and degrade over time if not thoroughly dried. Finding ways to repair the water damage is crucial to make sure your possessions are taken care of as soon as possible.
Electrical devices in your home can be extremely hazardous if re-energized without performing a proper evaluation. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes dryer, televisions, and computers can be further damaged when left wet. The integrity of the plastic and rubber protective components is critical to the safe operation of circuits; the ability to protect these circuits is decreased with exposure minerals, contaminants, and particles present in the water. So, even when you think that your appliances survived water damage, they may short circuit later because of internal damage.
The scariest danger from water damage is an actual shock from the electricity that could conduct via water. Never enter a flooded basement; the team from American Craftsman will turn off the electricity at the breaker box to keep your home and family safe.
It is important to hire a credible water damage repair company like American Craftsman as soon as possible after water damage occurs. Taking these materials out of a home reduces the ability of dangerous microorganisms to multiply and spread, thus improving air quality in the home. This will make the restoration and repair process easier and more comfortable for you.
Water damage promotes the growth of mold and other organisms, increasing the risk of serious health problems. Mold exposure may aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children and people with compromised immune systems. Exposure may also increase the risk of respiratory diseases and other medical problems. Cleaning up immediately can help mitigate the health effects of water damage on everyone in a home or commercial space.
Whatever the cause, American Craftsman in Santa Clarita is available around the clock to respond to water damage repair. Home disasters have the potential for even more problems if not properly cleaned. Be sure to contact your local water damage repair team to assist with any water damage needs you may have.