You can clean up a spill. You can mop up a puddle from an overflowed toilet. So why would handling bigger types of water damage in your home be any different? Can you actually take it on yourself, or do you need professional water removal services in Kansas City? The truth is that residential water damage is more than an oversized puddle, and professional services are essential to getting your home back in order. Keep reading to learn why you should turn to an expert instead of trying to handle water damage yourself.
Get It Done Faster
Most people don’t want to live in a damp, musty home for weeks. Trying to dry out your home on your own will take a lot longer than using a professional to get the job done. Water removal experts have more than just knowledge and experience on their sides—though, of course, those things certainly help with rapid recovery as well. They have powerful, industrial-sized equipment like wet-dry vacs, blowers, fans, and dehumidifiers.
Even if you go out of your way to rent a wet vac and even a blower, it won’t be the same caliber as the equipment that our teams have. And, of course, you’ll be limited by how much equipment you can acquire. With a team of experienced professionals and their more powerful equipment, you can get your home dried out in a mere fraction of the time that you could do it on your own.
Prevent and Eliminate Mold
Another important reason to dry out your home quickly is mold. Mold can begin to grow in damp materials in as little as 24 hours. The longer it takes to dry out your home, the more mold growth you’ll experience. But in addition to helping you dry your home quickly to prevent mold growth, water removal experts can also help you to quickly eliminate any mold growth that does occur.
Naturally, getting a home completely dry in under a day after extensive water damage can be extremely difficult, so some mold may begin to grow even if you utilize a professional water removal service. However, mold is something that we see on a regular basis, so we know where to look for it, can spot the very earliest hints of growth, and can eliminate it through disinfecting and material removal quickly.
Mold can be a serious health hazard in your home, so it’s important that you ensure it’s dealt with properly. Otherwise, you might end up with hidden mold colonies in your walls or HVAC system.
Address Hidden Moisture
More often than not, the water damage that you see is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Moisture seeps into carpet, drywall, hardwood floors, and many more materials throughout your home. This can often lead to hidden moisture pockets that you can’t see and aren’t able to address on your own—and, as mentioned above, dealing with all moisture is essential to preventing mold growth.
At Emergency Mitigation Services, we are experts in water damage cleanup in Kansas City. We can find and address all areas of hidden moisture, whether it’s seeped into a crawlspace, found its way into your air ducts, or has damaged insulation materials in your drywall. We’ll help you get your home clean, dry, and back to normal faster than you could accomplish on your own. As soon as you experience water damage, contact us. We’ll respond quickly and begin the drying process right away, so you can get your home back.