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So, the Water Damage is Done—What’s the Hurry?

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Many people live by the notion that once the damage is done, there is no hurry to make the fix. This is a dangerous and costly notion to live by, especially where water damage is concerned. Whether the damage in your building is due to a pipe burst, sewage backup or a flood, you need to act fast, and here’s why:

• Mold growth begins within 24 hours of the incident.
• Once mold has started to grow, it produces spores, which can float from room to room and wreak more damage than the original patch, making complete mold cleanup extremely difficult.
• The water itself can deteriorate building materials and furniture.
• Some water is contaminated with dangerous chemicals and biomaterials.
• The longer you wait, the less likely your insurance will be to cover the issue.

Water Damage Is a Ticking Clock

Once water damage occurs, you have between 24 and 48 hours to clean it up and prevent mold growth. Even something as small as a pipe burst has the potential to create costly and difficult-to-remedy issues. Because this is your livelihood at stake, don’t try and clean up the mess on your own. Rather, contact a Salt Lake City, UT, water restoration team to help.

The right team can use commercial-grade tools to pump sitting water out of your building and to begin drying it out. Depending on the source of the issue, the water may be contaminated, in which case, the team you call would wear Hazmat suits and protective gear to decontaminate the area. This is an important step for commercial buildings, as any illness or injury caused by improperly cleaned water damage could pose a liability issue for the building owner.

Just because the pipe burst is done leaking or the water from a flood has receded doesn’t mean you don’t need to act quickly. The sooner you reach out to your Salt Lake City, UT, water remediation team, the better. The longer you wait, on the other hand, the greater the damage will become.

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