Water Woes – DIY Drying or Dialing in the Damage Dudes

Water dripping on a carpet when it’s dry, or worse, finding a small indoor pond additional reading. When panic strikes, the first thing you think of is water damage repair. But wait. Do you pick up your mop and bucket to clean the mess or do you call for help? Let’s plunge into the great water damage debate: Professional vs. DIY.

Understanding the depths of Water Damage

Spills at the surface: Did you spill a cup of water, or did your sink overflow slightly? This can be done by yourself. Grab towels, mop it up, and use fans so that everything dries.

The Soaking Situation: A pipe may have burst. Perhaps the washing-machine went crazy. You’re soaked, but it’s not yet at Noah’s Ark-level. It’s at this point that you should start to think about getting help.

Indoor Lake: Contact a professional if you find your furniture sagging after returning home.

There are many benefits to DIY water damage Restoration.

Cost Savings. If you do the job yourself, it’s obvious that you can cut down on costs.
Do not wait to take action. Jump into action mode right away!
Cons of DIY-ing

Incomplete Drying – Without the right equipment, it can be difficult to get every crevice and nook dry.
Mold Potential: As we said previously, mold LOVES moist. Missed spots may become hotspots for mold.
Why you might want to consider hiring professionals

Specialized equipment: Professionals can use high-grade, specialized equipment to extract and dry water and areas more quickly.
Expertise and Experience: They can identify problem areas early on and fix them before the problems become more serious.
Water damage is a serious problem that can affect the integrity of your house. Professionals will be able to assess the risk.
Mold Prevention: The pros use their expertise to prevent mold from growing.
When should you hire a professional?

Major Flooding: When multiple rooms are flooded or the water is standing over 24 hours.
Uncertain Source: You can’t tell where the water comes.
Mold Sightings. If you find mold or suspect that it may be growing, contact us immediately.
Safety Concerns

Water Damage North Shore Northern Beaches
119 Fiddens Wharf Rd, Killara NSW 2071
0401 313 942

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