What to Do After Water Damage

immediate action after water damageAt Joe Taylor Restoration, we talk a lot about the need for immediate action after water damage affects your home or business. But why? What are the consequences of waiting to call a licensed, insured, and experienced water damage restoration company to handle property water damage?

The First 24 – 48 Hours: What You Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “When water leaks or spills occur indoors – act quickly. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow.”

When water damage happens, time is of the essence to remediate the current damage and prevent further damage from occurring. When water invades your home, the structure behaves like a sponge, soaking up all the water it comes in contact with. Water will be absorbed by furniture, walls, and even the insulation. And that is where the real issues begin.

As the moisture inside the structure evaporates, the humidity level rises and puts a strain on the air conditioner in your property. Any humidity over 40% can cause mold spores to spread. It won’t be long until the building is holding all the moisture it can and condensation occurs, resulting in mold growth and in turn, mold damage. Not to mention that water damage alone, when not quickly addressed, can cause decay and weaken the materials used to construct your home, possibly leading to further structural damage as well.

When water damage occurs, you can take steps like opening doors and windows and using fans to increase ventilation. But it is essential to contact a professional to begin the water remediation process and keep mold growth at bay.

We encourage you to take immediate action after water damage and contact Joe Taylor Restoration. Our well-trained team is ready to answer your call-24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We promise to respond within 2 hours to your water damage emergency.

Our technicians will assess the damage from the slightest to the most severe utilizing the latest technologies, and get right to work on the recovery process. We will ensure that the job is done correctly and completely, avoiding any further damage in the future.

If you or one of your customers experience water, fire, mold, or biohazard damage, Joe Taylor Restoration is ready to help! Let us exceed your expectations, and provide you with the unmatched service experience you deserve.