Water damage can be detrimental to any home or business, and the extent of water damage at first glance can often be misleading. While it may seem like a problem you can handle on your own, it is best to let professionals take care of you, your home, and your belongings. Not convinced you need to call in a restoration team? Here are a few reasons why you should not try to handle water damage on your own and call Valleywide Restoration to help you instead.
One of the most difficult parts of water damage restoration is determining the extent of the damage. Standing water, which is typically what you see when you discover water damage, is only the surface of the problem. Because many of the materials used in the structure of buildings are porous (i.e. wood, insulation and sheetrock), water is easily absorbed into these materials. When the structural components of a home or business soak up water, warping and breakdown occur leading to greater damage. This kind of damage is not seen right away, and if the water is not extracted and dried as quickly as possible, this risk of structural damage dramatically increases. With 24/7 emergency services, Valleywide Restoration is able to respond quickly to areas in and around Gilbert when water damage occurs.
Along with structural damage, another concern that can go unseen is mold growth. When moisture is present, mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. If you are unaware of how long water has been present, extracting the water alone will not solve the problem. There is always more to water damage than what can be seen. Hidden sources of water damage are difficult to find, especially for those without any experience. If you do not know what to look for, or where to look to find the source of water damage and get it stopped, the damage will just continue to get worse. At Valleywide Restoration, we have over 15 years of experience and are confident we can find the source of your water damage and get it stopped as quickly as possible.
Another advantage of hiring professionals is their use of professional equipment to ensure adequate removal and drying of water. Specialists can extract standing water and utilize advanced structural drying techniques by using high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers to quickly and effectively dry the structure to avoid the risk of warping or bowing. Experienced technicians monitor the temperature, humidity, and equipment throughout the drying process to ensure the structure is dried correctly.
If you are still on the fence about calling a restoration team, let’s talk money. Hiring a professional to handle your restoration right away can get your damage under control quickly and mitigate any further damage and expenses. If the damage is extreme, it is necessary to file an insurance claim to receive compensation. Restoration professionals work with all insurance companies and can bill them directly. They guarantee to restore your home or business to its pre-loss condition on time and within budget.
Hiring a restoration professional has many advantages over DIY water damage restoration. If you find your home or business in Gilbert faced with water damage, Valleywide Restoration will take care of you from start to finish. Our company has the experience and equipment necessary to fully restore your home or business, while also saving you money and getting you the most out of your insurance claim. Valleywide Restoration has been serving the people in and around Gilbert, Arizona for over 25 years, and we are honored to get to help you and your family during the water damage restoration process.