Although indoor plumbing is an amazing modern convenience, it can also cause considerable damage to your home in the event of an accident. For example, a pipe on your property could leak for days before you discover it—at which point the damage is already done. Fortunately for you, a professional water mitigation company can prevent further damage by removing excess moisture from your home. Here’s a quick look at how experts can make a water-damaged space livable again:
Risks of water damage
First, it’s important to understand the risks associated with water damage. If water soaks into your building’s important support beams, it could seriously compromise your home’s structural integrity. Moist areas also create the ideal growing conditions for mold, which have been known to cause a range of respiratory ailments.
If the air in your home is stagnant, the bacteria, chemicals, and allergens unleashed by water damage will continue to pollute your home. That’s why water mitigation specialists run several fans in order to swap out harmful indoor air for clean air from outside.
In order for liquid water to evaporate, the water molecules need to gain a certain amount of heat energy. In the event of water damage, water mitigation specialists set up a series of heat applicators throughout the affected area, and evaporate large amounts of water at once.
Once water evaporates, it will increase your home’s humidity level. That’s why mitigation specialists also use dehumidifiers to remove the moisture in the air. If any water-damaged areas aren’t readily apparent, professionals will use an infrared camera to spot them and then take the appropriate action.
If your home has recently suffered severe water damage, don’t hesitate to contact Fentress Builders, Inc. After we eliminate all of the moisture from your property, our remodeling team will work to restore your home to its former beauty. We also provide quality roofing services that will help you keep your roof leak-free. Call us today at (317) 899-9381 if you have any questions.