The Basics of Water Damage Repair in Your Atlanta Home
Is water damage repair in your Atlanta, Georgia, home a do-it-yourself job? That’s a loaded question with lots of variables. Basically, you could tackle water damage on your own if the damage is recent and does not encompass your whole house. For example, if the damage occurred as the result of flooding and consists of clean water that is not contaminated with hazardous waste, you may be able to act quickly enough to prevent moisture from saturating your walls or floorboards. A leaking pipe, however, may pose more problems, as you will need to determine how long the pipe has been leaking, how extensive the damage is, and if the water fostered the growth of mold.
You should consider consulting a company specializing in water damage repair if you:
- Smell musty odors in the water-damaged areas of your home. That smell could indicate that even though you’ve dried the area, mold and mildew, which can grow in as little as 12 hours, may be growing in your home
- Notice buckling or cracking in your floors. This means the water may have caused irreparable damage to your hardwood or other floor surfaces and may require professional repair or the installation of new flooring altogether.
- Notice blistering or peeling wall surfaces. This could mean that you have a water leak behind the walls that may require drywall removal after the leak has been repaired. You may choose to have a professional tackle this project if the area is large and will require extensive demolition and reconstruction.
If you decide you need assistance with water damage repair services in your home, contact the experts at FloodX. We are the company Atlanta residents have trusted since 1996 to help restore their homes after disasters resulting from storms, or broken pipes. Our expertise has earned us the trust of thousands of satisfied customers, as well as an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Contact us today to learn more about the water damage repair services we offer.Google+