Dealing with flood damage in central Florida is something no homeowner or business owner wants to ever encounter, but sometimes it just can’t be avoided. Floods can happen during heavy rains, storms, or hurricanes. They can also happen due to overflowing toilets, burst pipes, or leaky water heaters.
Whether your flood damage is caused by a natural disaster or something like a burst pipe, it’s crucial to deal with the damage immediately before worse problems occur.
Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t ignore flood damage and why you should contact a professional like True Builders as soon as possible to help you fix any issues.
Irreparable damage can occur even within the first hour of water touching surfaces in your property.
Within an hour, if water reaches your furniture, it can begin damaging the staining of the wood or flooring. Books and other papers or photographs will likely be gone beyond repair at this point as well.
Wet walls and floors are the ideal habitats for mold and fungi to grow.
Not only is mold unsightly and smelly, but it can also cause health problems. Many types of mold can cause respiratory issues and also aggravate conditions like asthma. If you have walls or floors that were damaged from a flood, mold will begin to grow within a few days to a week. Mold doesn’t just grow on walls and floors--it can grow on a number of surfaces.
Mold can grow on any wet object, including furniture, books, and photos, meaning you could lose potentially thousands of dollars and priceless possessions.
Walls, doors, and floors can start to buckle from the damage.
When surfaces in your home or business sustain water damage, they need to be dried out as soon as possible. Otherwise, they begin to buckle from being wet. Wood can start to rot and your foundation can even crack if this is left unchecked. Metal surfaces will also begin to rust.
Wet, dark places are perfect environments for insects and other pests.
Insects, especially termites, love wet, dark places, meaning your property in this vulnerable state is an ideal place for them to make a home. Dealing with an insect infestation on top of water damage is not something anyone wants, especially when it’s happening in your home or business that you’ve worked hard to establish. Getting rid of these pests is not an easy task once they’ve decided to enter your home or business.
You can minimize the hit to your bank account by acting quickly.
If you don’t wait and contact a professional like True Builders quickly, many things can be salvaged from water damage. For example, if a wall has sustained damage, it may be possible to save the drywall if we’re brought out to your property ASAP.
We can also make an assessment of anything else that’s been damaged. More often than not, water damage is not easily visible. With our trained eyes and equipment, we can make a seasoned recommendation on what needs to be fixed and how quickly it should be addressed.
Don’t wait when your property sustains flood damage. Instead, call True Builders immediately!
We know that you’re going to be shocked and stressed when dealing with flood damage, and we are here to help you get your property back in top shape. Call us today at (863) 647-1800 to set up an initial consultation! We serve Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and the surrounding areas.
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