Water Damage Cleanup Westchester NY – Expert Tips & Mistakes To Avoid
Leaking appliances, broken pipes, floods, even ice dams can all result in major water damage to your Westchester NY home. Since water damage is often unpreventable, unavoidable, and unprepared for, it can catch you off guard. If not handled quickly, water damage can grow, escalate, and worsen resulting in immediate damage to the structure of your home and long-term health hazards. It is important to handle water damage cleanup as soon as possible so that you can avoid further problems. In order to get water damage cleanup done as soon as possible, here are some commonly made mistakes you should avoid in your home.
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- Waiting to clean up the water is a mistake that is 100% avoidable. The sooner you get the water removed and dried, the better off your home will be. Mold can begin growing within 24 hours after water damage has occurred, and water can begin to weaken the structural integrity of your home within the same time frame. The sooner the source of the water is stopped, water removed, and all moisture dried from the area, the sooner you can get your home and life back to normal with the most minimal amount of setbacks possible. Do not waste any time when responding to water and begin cleanup right away.
- Failing to adequately remove and dry excess water and moisture is a mistake that is not intentionally made, but rather the result of inadequate equipment and drying techniques. When you attempt to remove and dry the water on your own, you leave a lot of hidden moisture behind. When moisture is left in unseen areas, it can facilitate mold growth which is another problem in and of itself. Attempting to dry water damage with fans you have at home leaves a lot of room for error. Without the use of commercial-grade air movers, dehumidifiers, and even moisture monitoring equipment, moisture will easily remain left behind in materials and areas you cannot see. Having the right equipment will help to prevent this all-too-common mistake from happening in your own home, and will ensure that all the water and moisture is removed from the affected area.
- Trying to handle water damage cleanup on your own is another mistake we see way too often. Without the proper experience and training, important steps in the water damage cleanup process will be missed. Without having the dedicated time, materials, and equipment to properly clean up water damage, the process can take much longer than necessary – meaning the damage will only worsen. You may think you are saving money by handling water damage cleanup on your own, but when not done correctly or in a timely manner, you will only make the problem worse – meaning you will end up spending more in the long run to correct it.
The best way to avoid becoming a victim of these mistakes is to call New Crystal Restoration immediately after a water disaster. Our team of trained and experienced technicians will respond to your water damage as soon as possible so they can waste no time in getting the damage cleaned up. We have the best equipment in the industry so we can provide the best results in the business. When you need water damage cleanup, let New Crystal Restoration take care of you.