Here at Bostonian Cleaning, we understand how overwhelming any degree of water damage to your Boston home is. If your property has sustained water damage due to a flood or a leak, or any other potential cause, it is important to begin water damage cleanup as soon as possible so you can mitigate any other damage.
The following are only 3 of countless reasons why you need to clean up water damage right away.
Water spreads rapidly and easily, passing through walls, beneath floors, and soaking everything it touches. As the structural components of your home, like drywall and wood, absorb the water they can start to swell from saturation. As water travels from different materials and structures throughout your home, they will become excessively saturated and can buckle, warp, bend, crack and begin to deteriorate. If the water is not removed, dried, and cleaned up in a timely manner, it will continue to spread causing damage throughout the entire affected area. The sooner you respond to the water damage and stop the source of the water, the less area it will cover.
Although mold is a naturally occurring substance found both indoors and out, it is a major issue when it presents itself in your home. For mold to start growing, it needs three things: moisture, a food source, and time. Every resource needed to foster the growth of mold presents itself when water damages your home, so you have to try to reduce as many of them as possible. Since the food source for mold can be any material in your home from wood to sheetrock to carpet and even furniture, it is not possible to remove that aspect. That leaves moisture and time. Mold can start developing within 24-48 hours after water damage, so you need to begin water damage cleanup as soon as possible to take ‘time’ out of the factor and get the moisture dried up right away. Mold can spread swiftly throughout the entire house if it is not handled properly, which puts everyone in the home in danger of mold exposure. Mold exposure symptoms include:
The best way to protect you and your family from the potential harm of mold, and prevent mold from growing rampant after water damage is to begin water damage cleanup as soon as possible.
Finding your home and belongings damaged by water is stressful, and you want your house and life to get back to normal as soon as possible. In order to get your life back to normal, you want to call for water damage cleanup right away.
Bostonian Cleaning is standing by to take your call 24/7 so we can respond to your water damage emergency quickly, take the stress away from you, and get it cleaned up and back to normal in the least amount of time possible.