How To Keep Water Damage From Spreading

water damage indianapolis, water damage cleanup indianapolis, water removal indianapolisWhen water damage occurs in your Indianapolis home or business, it is important to get it cleaned up quickly before secondary problems begin to arise. The longer water damage sits unresolved, the worse the damage will be. The experts at Total Restoration in Indianapolis are trained and experienced to know that water spreads quickly through a property and requires swift action to get it under control. 

High-Quality Prevention Maneuvers

Our specialists take extra steps to stop water from causing further damage by taking a few preventative measures:

Prevent Water From Spreading

The biggest reason to seek help from water damage experts immediately  is to prevent the water from spreading. Water spreads fast and easily, following a path of least resistance. When water infiltrates your property, it can travel through walls, under floorboards, and around all surrounding materials. When water is allowed to sit, it will begin to saturate everything around it. As structural materials, like wood and drywall, absorb water, they will start to swell. Buckling, cracking, and deterioration will begin to occur once full saturation has been achieved. If water is not extracted and dried completely as quickly as possible, then the water that has spread to the materials that make up your home will cause serious structural damage. 

Preventing Mold Growth

In as little as 24 to 48 hours following water damage, mold can begin to grow. Mold requires moisture, a food source, and time to begin growing. When water damage occurs in your home, it provides the perfect environment for mold. When mold grows inside your home, it can lead to serious health symptoms. Mold exposure can cause:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin irritation and rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

When mold grows and reproduces, it does so through spores. Mold spores are microscopic and can travel through the air. This makes everyone in the home susceptible to mold inhalation. Mold restoration requires extensive cleaning and sanitation, and can lead to increased damage. Failing to respond quickly to water damage greatly increases the risk of damage from mold growth and spread.

Immediate Restoration By Professionals

Following a water disaster, getting your home or business (and life) back to normal is your main goal…and we make it ours! Our water damage restoration process is pretty straightforward when it is able to begin immediately. The source of the water can be stopped, water can be extracted, and then drying and dehumidification can begin. If water has been allowed to sit and structural damage and mold growth have both occurred, then the restoration process will take more time to ensure proper cleanup and restoration is happening. Water logged materials and structures will have to be repaired or even replaced, adding both time and money to the restoration process. Mold will need to be safely removed and then properly treated to prevent its return. 

Total Restoration knows how important a quick response to water damage is, and that is why we are available 24 hours a day for immediate assistance in Magnolia and surrounding areas. We are a full-service remediation and construction company that can clean, restore and rebuild any damage caused by water, no matter how big the loss is.