Water damage is never pleasant. Your home and furniture get soaked in water and you need to call a restoration company like Valley Restoration and Construction to mitigate the damage and restore your home.
The first thing to remember is that time is of the essence, as you must be quick to limit the damage. The first two calls you must make are to your insurance company and to an experienced restoration company that will start pumping water from your home.
Through our extensive experience, we have realized that water damage can be treacherous and deceptively harmful. Lingering water is the perfect environment for mold development. Also, when your belongings are immersed in water for long stretches of time, they can be damaged beyond repair. Think of wood, rugs, carpets, upholstery, and other materials that get destroyed by water damage. The faster you act, the more chances you have of salvaging your property and your belongings.
We have helped hundreds of homeowners deal with water damage around Montrose, Colorado. We can also help you deal with the insurance company, thus further speeding up the restoration process.
The perfect conditions for mold to grow are very similar to those needed for bacteria to grow. Temperatures between 77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity levels around 50%, and plenty of food are required for mold growth.
Water damage ensures that there is plenty of humidity for mold to grow. As for food, mold will happily grow on paper, wallpaper, cardboard, insulating material, and wood. It’s hardly a coincidence that these common places where mold grows are also among those that are easily water-damaged.
When water gets into your home, it can reach into cables, plugs, and your electrical system. You can’t be sure about the real harm until a certified electrician has come to inspect your electrical system and assessed the damage.
Your electrician will check whether your lines, meter, wiring, boxes, and plugs are dry and undamaged by water. They will also check whether there is a short circuit or any power surges that may result in appliance failure in the future.
Any appliance or electronic component plugged in could be affected by water damage, especially if these appliances were functioning when water damage occurred. Think of computers and laptops, television sets, washing machines and dryers, and other electronics. Some of them could be salvageable but others could be damaged beyond repair.
A technician will check your appliances and electronics and advise you on your next steps.
Many bugs and insects love humidity. A water-damaged house could be the perfect environment for beetles, mosquitoes, termites, and ticks. As long as it is relatively moist and warm, these unwanted visitors could start breeding in your drywall, wooden furniture, and even inside your moist carpets.
We suggest you get your home checked for bugs and insects as soon as possible. A professional team of exterminators can ensure that your home is not offering hospitality to any uninvited guests.
High Utility Bills
If the water damage was due to a broken or leaky pipe, you could face increased utility bills. Your water bill will probably be higher than expected. In addition, your electricity bill may see an unwelcome spike because of the pumps, vacuums, dehumidifiers, etc. necessary to restore the damage.
As restoration and mitigation specialists, we will make sure that all residual humidity has been removed from your home. We will have dehumidifiers running day and night to remove humidity and return your home’s moisture levels to acceptable and safe levels.
These expenses are unavoidable. If you hire specialists, however, they will make sure that the cause of your water damage has been dealt with properly. You won’t incur high utility bills in the future and you will know your home is fully restored and repaired.
Call Valley Restoration and Construction
You can contact Valley Restoration and Construction online or at 970-964-4437. We are available 24/7 and will be with you to assess the water damage and start the remediation process right away.
After mitigating the water damage, we will start restoring your home. We will dehumidify your belongings and repair drywall, ceilings, pipes, and electrics so that your home is safe for you and your family.
We can also deal with insurance companies on your behalf, thus giving you as much peace of mind as possible during a stressful time. Our wide experience testifies to the quality of our work and the expertise of our crews.