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3 Common Misconceptions About Water Damage

There are many misconceptions about water restoration and mitigation procedures. Here are three of the most common ones, as well as the truth behind them:

  1. “It’s more cost effective to replace than to restore.” 
    In many cases, relying on a water restoration company actually costs less than replacement, as an experienced company can help salvage materials.
  2. “My carpets and walls will dry on their own.” 
    Moisture can hide underneath and behind these materials. Water sensors and meters measure the level of moisture that’s present and effectively reduce your risk of mold growth.
  3.  “It’s more cost effective to handle the water mitigation and restoration on my own.” 
    This may hold true in some cases, but a botched DIY repair can actually cost more money in the long run. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guide to mold cleanup after disasters, the task of cleaning up after a flood may be too difficult or dangerous to do alone.

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