Looking for solutions to water damage? You certainly aren’t alone. Rain leaks, plumbing leaks, ruptured hoses, fire sprinkler activation, water heater leaks, and more water disasters have a lot of homeowners wondering how they’re going to fix this new problem.
At this juncture, drying things out might be the least of your worries. Carpets dry out only the surface, and that is just the surface you walk on. Woodwork, cabinets, wood floors, and paneling are something totally different. The wood may dry out over time without certified water extractions, but unlike carpeting, wood finishes will be in need of water repair. Wood veneers need specialized attention immediately and if the flooding was extensive you may need to restore cabinets too.
While it’s easy to see that a home needs wood floor restoration from water damage, the subfloor under carpeting and tile isn’t visible and water damage is therefore harder to detect. Neither is the structural wood that the subfloor is laid on. You definitely want all these hidden pieces of a flooded room inspected by a restoration services professional. Ignoring their importance to the soundness of a house isn’t looking out for your investment. The full extent of the damage may not surface for a long time.
The first thing you should do is report the flooding to your insurance company. They will want water mitigation to follow-up on your claim for water damage repairs. Call a certified water damage restoration specialist to get your problems handled quickly and professionally.