Why DIY Water damage restoration can be a bad idea | North Attleboro, MA
Typically when you think of water damage... a flooded basement comes to mind. Probably because this is one of the most common areas where water damage happens. Another thing that may come to mind is "hmmm I can clean it up myself!!"
You should probably scratch that second thought! Water damage handled/ cleaned up by someone who isn't a trained professional can often lead to bigger problems and more damage (undetected).
At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we use special technology, such as moisture meters, to determine where and how much water there is. We can determine if there is any water hiding behind the walls, in the drywall and under floors, that you might have missed as a DIY-er.
Once you have water damage, some of it will evaporate into the air and remain there as moisture, this will not circulate anywhere if the proper equipment is not used. Without dehumidification, all this moisture can lead to mold growth.... and nobody wants to deal with water and mold in their home!
Now, of course, there are some exceptions, if your sink was just a little leaky and you caught it in time, go ahead and sop up that water (as long as its a smalllll puddle) and fix that leaky pipe before that small puddle turns into a really big one tomorrow! Check around the pipe and around the area of the leak to make sure there is no other damage.
Click here for a great tutorial on fixing those leaky pipes!
Usually spills aren't that big of a deal for you to clean up on your own. As long as you clean it up right away and don't let it sit. That can cause mold and bacteria to form.
Minor leaks cause major damage
Even the tiniest drip can cause the biggest problems! That's why it's important for you to fix leaks ASAP, and clean up any spills right away.
Better safe than sorry
It can't hurt to call a professional water damage restoration company for an opinion or for some advice on cleaning up a big spill!
North Attleboro, South Attleboro, Norton, Wrentham, Seekonk and more we are here to help. We will try to make your day.
Call 508-223-0505 for any water damage, we'll make it "Like it never even happened."