How Water Damage Can Affect Your Home or Business
In the United States, over 1,000 flash floods occur and affect homeowners and business owners every year. All Dry’s mission is to be there for residents who experience these tragedies and the many other kinds of water damage that can threaten their health and life.
Effects On the Home and Business
The structure of your home or business can be severely damaged by water damage without immediate and proper professional treatment from a company like All Dry. Porous surfaces, such as wood, drywall, and more, can become infested with mold within 24 hours of being exposed to water. Since mold continues to grow by eating away at the materials it grows on, it is dangerous when it grows. As a result of this, your property may be severely damaged, making it unstable and expensive to repair. Additionally, it can cause health problems for those who live in the space. Watery eyes, sneezing, itching, headaches, fatigue, and difficulty breathing are some of the symptoms that asthmatics can experience.
It is important to consider additional factors when considering water damage in a business. The All Dry team understands how important it is for our customers to keep their businesses in pristine condition after water damage. Aside from all the complications that water damage can cause to the home, businesses may also experience further complications as a result of water damage. Floods, which are known as “black water”, can spread dangerous bacteria and chemicals throughout your business if they are not controlled. Unwanted water can threaten your business’ water supply. We at All Dry know that downtime can be very costly for your business, so call us right away if you have experienced water damage so we can begin remediating immediately and get your business running safely again.
First Steps to Take in Preparation
It is always recommended that, first and foremost, you stop the source of the water damage as soon as possible. For example, if you have a leaking pipe, there may be a shut off valve available on the property that can be used to shut it off. The next step is to watch for and manage hazards related to water. If any water has the potential to reach electrical outlets, it would be best to shut off the circuits supplying power to those outlets. In the meantime, while you wait for All Dry to arrive, you can try to ventilate the affected area by opening as many doors and windows as you can. You can also soak up and remove whatever liquid you are able to reach, but remember that standing water is not the only problem you need to be aware of. In order to remove as much water as possible from the home, it is imperative that a water restoration company like All Dry removes it as soon as possible.
Contact All Dry Choice Solutions
When you are safe and able to contact All Dry, don’t hesitate to reach out to our emergency team who are ready to help at a moment’s notice. We have teams prepared to help all over the country so don’t hesitate to contact us today to get your home or business back to how it was before the water damage.