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At Decor Construction, we know that water damage can happen at any time to any property, and it often happens without warning. To ensure the best restoration with the least amount of damage, you need to respond quickly and correctly as soon as the water damage has been discovered. With our experience handling water damage restoration in Tulsa, we have seen people make poor decisions because they believed false information about water damage. We want to help prepare home and business owners so they know how to respond when water damage occurs, so we are here to bust the top 3 myths about water damage.
A prompt response can significantly reduce the damages and limit the disruption to your life following water damage. Immediate steps must be taken to limit the spread of water and damage, and to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure your property is restored properly to prevent mold growth and other complications that accompany water damage. You need to identify the source of the water and get it stopped as quickly as possible, and the category of water needs to be determined so that proper protective and sanitizing equipment can be used. A fast and successful restoration, with the least amount of damages, is largely attributed to how quickly you respond to water damage.
The first step to any water damage restoration job is to stop the source of water and get the water removed. Permanent damage to belongings and even the very structural elements of your home can occur if water is left and not dried. Water in your home will not dry completely on its own. Water hides in walls, in carpet, and even under floorboards. As porous materials are soaked with water, they begin to absorb it. Wood, drywall, insulation, carpet fibers, and carpet padding, will hold onto water even when it appears that it has all been dried. Hidden moisture that has not been completely dried causes more damage. Just because you cannot see it, it does not mean that water is not there. Water will not dry itself, and needs the proper drying and detection equipment to ensure no hidden moisture is left behind. Proper drying is one of the most critical steps in the water damage restoration process and is the best deterrent against mold growth.
When mold begins to grow following water damage, it gives off a pungent musty odor. The smell is strong, and lingers around following water damage. Sadly, the smell will not just go away and resolve itself. In fact, the opposite will happen. If left unchecked, mold growth will continue to spread, making the smell worse. Complete drying and dehumidification, followed by antimicrobial treatment to keep mold from coming back are required to eliminate the odor for good.
Do not fall victim to any of these water damage myths, and give Decor Construction a call right away to being water damage restoration on your property and provide you with the best results possible.