Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage
Water damage can be scary, and you will have questions. Below are answers to the most common questions about water damage. If you have more questions or concerns, feel free to contact Dan Dan Restoration today!
Questions & Answers:
What are the most common causes of residential and commercial water damage?
Water damage can be caused by an assortment of things, including floods caused by heavy rains or hurricanes, burst pipes, foundation leaks, malfunctioning household appliances, and sewage backups.
How can I prevent water damage from occurring?
While you cannot deter natural disasters from happening, you can make the effort to prepare your home in the event of one. Additionally, you can stay on top of maintenance in regards to home appliances, have your septic tanks periodically inspected, and continuously monitor your home for any potential leaks or mold growth. Depending on your flooring material, you may need to prepare differently.
What should I do if I suspect water damage after a flood or water leak?
If the water damage is significant enough that it has become hazardous to you or others in the dwelling, seek alternate shelter immediately. Mold has the potential to form just 12 hours after the water damage has occurred, so it’s crucial to contact a restoration company as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to touch base with your insurance company to initiate the claim process.
What will happen if I leave water damage untreated?
Leaving water damage untreated has numerous repercussions, many of which have the potential to impact your wellbeing. Floodwaters often carry deadly bacteria that can cause hepatitis, cholera, and countless other serious diseases. If not remedied in a timely manner, mold will begin to grow and spread quickly throughout the home, potentially causing health complications. Carpet and wood floors could be destroyed, and walls may experience extensive damage.
The longer you wait to have your home treated, the more complications you will ultimately encounter.
What does the restoration process consist of?
An expert will first remove any materials that were destroyed by the water damage, and then proceed to pump out standing liquid. Once the property is cleared of any compromised items, the technicians will dry and disinfect the damaged area. While this phase is taking place, a thorough examination for the presence of mold and microbes will be executed. If these are detected, a technician will remove any contaminants from the property.
How long will the restoration take?
Although the length of restoration varies, depending on the severity of the case, most take anywhere between a few days to a couple of weeks to complete.
How much does water damage restoration cost?
We cannot provide an accurate estimate at this time because each case is different. However, costs can range anywhere between a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, contingent on the magnitude of damage incurred.
Will I be able to salvage items from inside of my home or business?
If there are any items inside of your home or business that remain intact after experiencing water damage, you may be able to retrieve them. Under no circumstances should you touch electrical cords that have been submerged in water. Items ravaged by water damage may need to be handed over to your insurance company, depending on the gravity of the damage.