Don’t Dilly Dally Around – The Importance of Timely Water Extraction

When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence. The longer you wait to deal with the situation, the more damage water can cause. In as little as 24 hours, mold can begin to germinate. Warmth, bacteria, and humidity are needed to activate the growth process. 
The area between the cement floor and the carpet pad is the perfect breeding ground. It might not feel wet but if any water at all seeped through, then mold will be sure to begin activating. That’s why swift and efficient water extraction is essential to prevent further deterioration of your property and mitigate potential health and safety risks. We’ve seen it happen!
In most cases, if you wait too long and mold growth has started, there’s a good chance that your insurance will not cover the expense of removing it from your home.
Additionally, prompt water extraction helps prevent the weakening of the structural components of your home called “wood rot.” When water saturates materials such as drywall, wood, or insulation, it can compromise their strength and stability. Over time, this can lead to structural issues, such as sagging ceilings, warped floors, or even collapse. By extracting the water promptly, professionals can prevent these problems and ensure the structural integrity of your home is preserved.
We understand your hesitancy in calling in a professional service. “It’s not that big of an issue,” “I don’t want to deal with an insurance claim,” “I’ve got so many other things going on, I don’t have time for this” are common feelings among homeowners but prompt and proper water extraction is crucial. 
Don’t dilly dally around, prevent mold growth and preserve the structural integrity of your home, call Flamingo Floodworks as soon as you discover water in your home. We’ll help you out.