• 3 Ways to Dry out Your Home to Prevent Further Water Damage

    Is water damage going to destroy my home?

    Water Damaged Home Drying Out

    When you have water damage, it can be a total nightmare! Water can do extensive damage to your home and your belongings and will continue to do damage if left untreated. Instead of throwing up your hands and surrendering, there are 3 ways to dry out your home to prevent further water damage and mold growth:

    Step #1: Extraction

    The most important step in drying out your home after water damage is water extraction. It needs to be done right in order to get the water out completely, especially since water can go into areas you can’t see including behind walls, under flooring, and under cabinets. This water can lead to mildew or mold growth which will present its own set of problems. Fortunately, Whitehall Carpet Cleaners can help you every step of the way from water extraction to mold remediation. Our professional equipment can get all of the water out quickly so you’re not left with mold and are ready to move to the next step.

    Step #2: Drying

    Once the water extraction is complete, the area needs to be thoroughly dried to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Special fans that can dry quickly as well as equipment to dry in areas behind walls and under cabinets are used to get the area as dry as possible. Dehumidifiers can also be used to ensure the moisture has been removed from the affected area.

    Step #3: Deodorizing and Sanitizing

    Water damaged areas can have a certain smell, even after they’re dry. This can be caused by many factors, which is why the next step is deodorizing and sanitizing. This step helps remove the odor as well as kills any bacteria left behind while preventing the growth of mold and mildew.

    Having a leak or a flood in your home is no picnic, but with the right action and the right steps taken, you can prevent further damage. For professional help when you have water damage, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners, 24/7, by calling 803-732-3200 or by clicking here.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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