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Spotting Water In The Carpet

water damage restoration macon, water damage maconWet carpet can be a tricky thing to deal with. First, you don’t know exactly why it’s wet. Was something spilled on it? Could there be a leak from underneath the carpet? Does that mean that the foundation is having a problem? Could it be coming from pipes running through the house? Perhaps its wet from a dripping window or spot in the ceiling? Some of those examples can be easy enough to figure out. But if there is not a leak in your ceiling or in a window dripping water in – then the chances of figuring out where the water is coming from on your own is slim.

Calling A Professional Water Restoration Company

To be able to find out where the water is coming from, you will want to call in a professional water damage restoration company. They have advanced equipment, tools, and the knowledge needed to identify the source of the water problem. If you do find wet flooring, it is extremely important to call a professional immediately. If that wet spot has been sitting wet for a long period of time, there could be more significant problems that will need to be dealt with.

  1. Mold – Long standing water is a breeding ground for mold. Once mold spores have developed they can spread extremely fast. If they become airborne, they can spread throughout your home causing a major mold problem. Immediate professional assistance can decrease the risk of mold growth and the amount of mold damage happening.
  2. Structural damage – standing water is also very dangerous to the structure of your home or business. Of course, the structures can be repaired, but the cleanup job is going to become more complicated and more expensive. The less damage the water has caused, the easier it will be to get the restoration process done and get your home or business back to normal quickly.

Planning The Restoration Process

After the water source has been identified, the restoration company can work quickly to stop the water from coming in and evaluate the extent of the damage. During this process, the technicians can tell you what needs to be done, where they should start, and about how long it will take to complete. Remember that complications can arise during the restoration process and there is the potential for delays. Many restoration companies will work closely with insurance companies to help get the process to run along smoothly and easily. Ask your restoration company if they do that.

Once the restoration process has started, don’t be afraid to ask questions and get answers so that you can feel comfortable with the process and what is happening. If you are in the Macon area, contact the professionals at Southeast Restoration. We have exceptional experience and knowledge when it comes to many different types of water disasters and we are prepared to help immediately. Our professionals are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that we can be there for you during your time of need.

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