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Water damage after a home flood is not only devastating but difficult to clean up.  Your home and family must be protected. It is extremely important that the dry out process starts immediately, and you hire a professional water extraction service with IICRC Certification. American Restoration offers water and fire restoration, mold removal, and water damage remediation.

Why Water Extraction is Important After a Home Flood or Water Damage

1. Health Issues

Flood restoration and removal of contaminated water can be a dangerous task. If you or your family members did not avoid being in the contaminated area, you or your loved ones could be exposed to harmful bacteria and viruses. These diseases are spread through the air and can cause severe sickness that circulates through your entire family.

2. Mold

The greatest threat when water is left in your home after a flood or water damage is mold growth. Mold spores are microscopic and hard to detect, making it impossible to see them in your home. Flood restoration and removal of contaminated water can spread mold from the area, spreading mold spores in the air.

3. Odors

Home Flooding or water damage can lead to an increase in odors from the carpets, flooring, insulation, and other areas that have been flooded. The longer these odors are left unchecked, the more difficult it will be to remove them.

4. Property Loss

If the water and flood damage is severe enough, it can lead to mold, mildew, and rust. All of these will begin to overtake your possessions and devalue your home. Water damage makes it easier for mold to grow, leading to a loss of property that may not be covered when you file your homeowner’s insurance.

5. Structure Issues

As water sits in your home on wood floors and carpets, it becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which causes the wood under them to buckle or rot. The longer you wait to address this, the more damage that one will do to your home’s foundation or frame.

Flooding is one of the costliest and most common disasters in the United States. Home flooding or water damage is a financial burden and can also be extremely dangerous. Water damage cleanup should be taken seriously and done correctly with as much expertise as possible to help prevent long-term issues. American Restoration Water and Fire, which has IICRC Certification, offers a water damage cleanup service after a home flood or water damage with their certified teams of trained professionals in this field.