Water is dangerous to every part of a home. It can destroy wood, paper and fabric. It soaks into plaster and makes paint peel. It causes electrical damage and encourages pests and mold growth. Hiring a Flood Damage Restoration Service is the only guaranteed method of removing the water, inspecting the home for hidden problems and salvaging property that may seem to have been lost. It is a service that is frequently covered by insurance and available 24-hours a day.
When water is removed from the visible areas of the home it may seem as if the problem is over. The floors, walls and furnishings are dry and the mess is easy to clear away. The issue is the water lurking under the floors, in the walls and in the ceiling. Over the following few days, weeks and months the damage from this moisture will appear. Wallpaper and paint may mysteriously peel away from the walls and paint may bubble or peel on the ceiling. Electrical outlets sometimes stop working. Doors and windows refuse to open or close properly and wood floors begin to develop a warped appearance. Some types of flooring, like linoleum, may curl at the edges or buckle in places. There is a musty smell in the basement and it is beginning to spread through the home.
These are the results of a home that is wet and humid and probably still has water lurking in the walls and other cavities. The damage will not go away on its own and it can become much worse if it is not properly managed. This is the time to reconsider if a Flood Damage Restoration Service seemed unnecessary when the flood first occurred. They may not be able to salvage the wallpaper or flooring, but their work will prevent the damage from continuing to worsen. Companies like Black Label Restoration have the equipment and the training to detect where water remains in the home. Their services remove water and mold hidden in walls, ceilings and basements with as little impact to the surroundings as possible. Contact a restoration service for more information or visit Facebook to learn more about the company.