When to Hire a Restoration Company Or Do It Yourself?Friday, September 20, 2019
We are all capable of doing anything we put our minds to, but sometimes things should be left to the professionals!
Should I clean up the Emergency on my own?
Every situation differs. Whether your home or business experiences an emergency we highly recommend seeking some consultation from a professional. Call a local Restoration Company to see if they offer free inspections!
Everything looks fine…
Restoration Companies have the ability to use proper equipment to tell individuals what is going on with different materials within your home or business. We are able to tell if the drywall is wet even though it appears dry, if insulation is wet behind the drywall, or if a water stain you just found is still wet. Every building material has a natural premise reading and if water enters your home there is no way to guarantee the materials are dry without asking a professional. If your home experiences water damage there is potential for mold growth to happen within 24 to 48 hours after.
What does my Insurance Company do?
A professional Restoration Company would recommend different situations that you can follow. When a home experiences water damage it doesn’t always mean your insurance company will cover the claim. Depending on where the water comes from depends on the type of coverage for the claim. A Restoration Company will be able to walk you through the process of how much coverage you may have, what needs to be done, and get the job done quickly before any additional damages occur.
Should I do it myself?
There are so many factors that determines what needs to be removed when a water damage claim arises. Is the basement finished or unfinished? What category of water was it? I recommend having a professional come take a look at the damages and see what they recommend to be ripped out, if you decide to do it yourself. DO NOT put bleach on any porous materials as it does not kill mold. Bleach is actually made up of 80% water. A highly recommended antimicrobial Restoration Company’s use is called benefect. This product is family and pet friendly, and will help kill bacteria on porous and non-porous materials.
Whether your going to proceed doing it yourself, you still have the ability to get some in site from a professional. We all need help sometimes! Good Luck!