There are many different situations in which you could end up with excess water in your home. A broken pipe, overflowing toilet or bathtub, heavy rains resulting in flooding, a tree through your roof during a rainstorm, a faucet issue, or something else could leave you in need of emergency water cleanup services. You might have noticed that many water removal companies offer 24/7 response for water and flood damage. That is because a delay could pose significant problems. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t delay emergency water cleanup:
- Electrical issues- Your home is not safe if the water level went above the outlets or in any way comes in contact with your home’s wiring. Even a few inches can be a problem, though. If you delay calling for emergency water cleanup, the water keeps being drawn into the drywall and other building materials and could make it to the wiring, increasing the chance of an electrical fire.
- Additional damage- As mentioned, water continues to soak into building materials as long as the water is still present. To minimize the costs to dry out some materials and replace others, water removal should be done as soon as possible.
- Mold- Mold can activate and begin colonization in just 24 to 48 hours. If you delay calling for emergency water cleanup, you could easily also need mold removal & remediation services.
If you experience water or flood damage in Winter Garden, Florida, don’t delay. Call us at DTX Restorative Services right away for emergency water cleanup. We offer 24/7 response so that you can avoid the potential issues that a delay could cause. Let our more than 25 years of experience get your home back to normal again.