There are many causes of water damage to Miami Valley homes and buildings, ranging from heavy rains, leaky roofs, broken pipes, failure hot water heaters, sewage back-ups and more.
The cause of the damage is the most important consideration when drying out a home or building. If it is “fresh” water, such as a broken pipe or leaky roof, the drying process is a little simpler than a sewage backup.
Remove, Clean, Dry
Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces quickly means less microbial growth, which can lead to potentially dangerous mold. Some people are highly sensitive to mold spores, while others show no physical reaction at all. Don’t take the chance and learn the hard way about how you might react to mold. Prevention is best policy.
To ensure the safety of your family, there are three basic steps:
- Remove the water/contamination: This means get the affected areas dry, and quickly.
- Clean the area: No matter the water source, a quality antimicrobial should be used.
- Dry the area: Air movement is important. Directed air on damp areas is a critical component in the evaporation process.
Remember, water damage can be potentially dangerous even after you think surfaces are dry. If it feels dry, it just might be… but it might not. Professional water damage removal pros, like Dragon Restoration, have meters and devices to determine when surfaces and sub-surfaces are totally dry. And they have the products and equipment necessary to do the job right — items you can’t buy at your local grocery, hardware store, or home improvement store.
Play it safe. Protect your family. Call, Dragon Restoration, your hometown restoration pros for any type of water damage to your home at (937) 428-2626.