Many DIYers might think the only step to remedying water damage is to "dry it out," but there are crucial steps professionals take before making decisions. For example, when evaluating the severity of the situation and determining how to fix it, it's necessary to identify the types of water involved.
Many DIYers may be surprised to learn that each type of water damage requires a specific solution. Taking a one-size-fits-all approach may even lead to additional damage in the future. This post will briefly cover the three water damage categories and explain how they impact the treatment plan moving forward.
The first steps you take following basement flooding can significantly impact how much time and money you'll need to spend to restore your space to its original condition. Hiring the right team of professionals can help you avoid several headaches throughout the process.
A high deductible can be intimidating when working with an insurance company during the home repair process. Predatory contractors recognize you'd rather avoid paying this high-dollar figure out-of-pocket and may try to convince you that waiving your deductible is in your best interest. Unfortunately, that is not the reality.
Following water damage, the first question many homeowners ask is, "Can we handle this ourselves?" Unfortunately, although DIY fixes may be an attractive option in the short term, the consequences of an inadequate structural dryout WILL cost significantly more in the long run. AND you’ll be guessing as to whether or not mold will ever become an issue.
While some people attempting to solve the mold problem resort to painting over moldy areas, this solution often hides the problem instead of getting rid of it. In fact, if you cannot control the mold before painting, the problem could get worse. Thus, it is crucial to find what caused the mold before you paint moldy surfaces.