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What Happens If You Don’t Treat Water Damage Professionally?

What Happens If You Don’t Treat Water Damage Professionally?

Has your home be affected by water damage? If so, we know how stressful it can be. Most likely you have a million questions running through your mind. You may even be tempted to let your water damage sit, or try to handle it yourself. Maybe you are too busy or don’t want to spend time or money dealing with it. After all, it can’t be that bad, can it? Unfortunately it is, there can be serious consequences to not having water damage repaired professionally.

What happens if You Let Water Damage Sit?

Water damage that is not handled by a professional in a timely manner will lead to secondary damage. In some cases, your insurance company can even refuse payment for secondary damages caused by a delay to properly mitigate your loss.

In addition, if left untreated, the water will continue to spread to dry materials, sometimes in areas that you cannot even see. While the water is sitting and spreading, it can lead to every homeowners worst nightmare, mold. It only takes 24-48 hours for mold to grow once something becomes wet. Unfortunately mold spores are everywhere, however the only way for them to grow is a wet environment. This is exactly what you are creating by letting a water loss sit. Mold in your home is dangerous and can cause sickness to you and your loved ones. Once you have mold the work needed and costs will increase greatly, most likely including mold remediation services.

Thirdly, a lot of times people think they can treat water damage on their own. This is not a good idea. If you think a shop vac and a house fan will do the trick, you are mistaken. Going this route only treats the surface and if you file a claim later, your insurance company can deny your claim.


Therefore, you can see how important it is to start professional mitigation services immediately to prevent water from spreading or mold from invading your home. If your not sure how to begin the process, simply give us a call. We have years of experience and will walk you through the steps to get started. We offer emergency water mitigation services and are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week. No loss is too big for us to handle. Give us a call today. (704) 324-8528