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Water Damage Restoration: Why You Shouldn't Ignore Water Damage

The difficulty in water damage lies in the fact that the surface can dry, while the inside continues to degrade

The difficulty in water damage lies in the fact that the surface can dry, while the inside continues to degrade

Fort Mac residents can relate to that line from Samuel Coleridge's poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. You know the one that goes: "Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” As the spring melt ends and floodwaters recede, some residents are experiencing a big, wet mess. Even mild water damage can lead to structural damage, pests, and air quality issues.

If you’ve experienced any flooding other water-related issues, make sure to contact Proserve DKI for water damage restoration services, and eliminate any water that is not fit to drink.


When Should You Call a Water Restoration Specialist for Help?

While most of us don't cry over a little spilled milk or water for that matter, it's essential to call a water damage cleanup company as soon as you experience a flood, leak, or other significant water-related events. Ignoring water damage can lead to costly repairs and the risk of being denied insurance coverage due to a lack of prevention.


Unsound Structures

Most materials used in constructing buildings and the items we use to decorate our homes absorb water. When left, high moisture content can cause structural and internal damage. Water deteriorates materials such as wood, plaster, sheetrock, gypsum (drywall), fabrics, laminate/linoleum, untreated concrete, metal, and even paint.

Without proper water damage cleanup, moisture can diffuse through walls, roofs, and floors, causing structures to rot, warp, or in the worst-case scenario, collapse.


Creepy Crawlies

Infestations tend to increase during and after floods, as insects and rodents, including ants, cockroaches, rats, and mice, tend to look for shelter to escape their overflowed natural habitats. As the water recedes, the pests can remain, increasing the risk of damage, disease, and other issues in your home or business.


Air Raid

Another reason to tackle water damage right away is mould and other microorganisms. Mould doesn't just attach itself to anything damp; it can damage your health when inhaled or absorbed, causing allergic reactions and respiratory distress. Read more about the importance of mould damage restoration and How to Prevent Spring Mould Growth in Your Home.


Prevent the risk by contacting Proserve DKI. As one of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo's most trusted flood damage restoration companies, Proserve provides 24/7, 365-day emergency disaster relief with trained professionals and specialty equipment to deal with all water damage restoration, repairs, and mould cleanup.