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Can water damage be a DIY?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

DIY Water Damage A woman trying to remediate water damage herself, but cannot.

How hard can getting rid of water damage be? Have you ever though that water damage can be easy enough to be able to handle it by yourself? HA! Yes, if the water damage was very, very, but very small, maybe you can handle it on your own without the assistance of professionals. How do you know though if the damage was small? How do you know where the water damage stopped? You really don’t know unless you have the equipment to detect water.

With your bare eyes you may not be able to see what has water damage. You may not be able to see that there is water trapped inside the walls, or in the framing, or maybe even under you flooring or home. That is why I said that you need special equipment that can detect water that material has absorbed but yet it not noticeable.

What if you say “Well it was wet but I think its dry now because I dint see any more water.” You leave it like that and don’t realize it that mold may grow. Sure enough a few weeks later you notice that there are black spots on the wall. You clean it up but they return a few days later. This time you call a professional to take a look and they say that the water damage that you thought was small actually penetrated inside that wall and there is mold growing inside.

When mold is present it becomes a biohazard and it is a more complicated and bigger job. So, if you have water damage call SERVPRO of Bellflower to do an inspection and see in actuality how much and what has water damaged but most importantly how to take care of it.

SERVPRO of Bellflower 562-608-8805

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