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Why Time Is Important For Water Damage Cleanup

water damage cleanup bellevue waIt is critical to address water damage as soon as it occurs in your Bellevue home to prevent secondary issues from developing. The damage will get worse the longer the water is left unattended. 

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Here are just a few of the reasons our experts at FireWater Restoration have noticed why you want to make the most of every minute following water damage.

  1. Stop the water damage from worsening: The first justification for a prompt response is to stop the water from spreading. Water spreads rapidly and will readily saturate every material it comes into contact with – it can seep through walls, under floors, and around any other nearby items. If the source of the water is not stopped, and the water is left to continue to spread, everything in the vicinity will become sodden with water. Stopping the source and removing the water as soon as possible will be the greatest factors in reducing damage.
  2. Discourage mold from growing: Mold can start to grow as soon as 24-48 hours after water damage. Removing the water and drying out materials quickly will prevent mold from getting the necessary time of water exposure it needs to grow. If water damage cleanup does not begin right away, your home will create ideal conditions for mold to take over. Indoor mold exposure can cause major health problems including cough, sore throat, congestion, shortness of breath, headaches, and fatigue (just to name a few). Mold is not just limited to the area of your home that sustained water damage either. Mold reproduces through spores, which are microscopically small and can travel through the air. Everyone living in the home, in every room of the home, is then at risk of breathing in mold spores and suffering from respiratory symptoms. Cleaning and sanitizing thoroughly are necessary steps in water damage cleanup to eliminate the threat of mold. The likelihood of harm from mold growth and spread increases dramatically if water damage cleanup does not begin quickly. 
  3. Get your home back to normal faster: You want your house and life to get back to normal as soon as possible after water damage. When water damage cleanup starts right away, the procedure of restoring your home is rather simple and straightforward. The sooner the water is removed, cleaning is done, and thorough drying is completed, the sooner any necessary repairs can be made and your home can be put back together. The entire water damage cleanup process will take longer and end up costing more money if materials have been exposed to water longer than necessary. 

With the time, materials, and experience necessary to respond to your water damage cleanup situation right away, our team of experts can help stop the water damage from worsening, discourage mold from growing, and get your home back to normal as quickly as possible when you have suffered from water damage. Make the most of every minute and call FireWater Restoration right away.