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True or False: Unwrapping 4 Common Beliefs About Water Damage

 

water damage cleanupThe value of your home just dropped 25 percent; you won’t be able to stay in your home during the cleanup process; homeowners insurance never covers water damage claims. Those are just a few of the things K-tech Kleening has heard from customers and potential customers over the years. There are so many myths out there about what happens when you experience a flood in your home, or water damage of any kind.

The truth is, if you’ve had some kind of water loss in your Minocqua home, hiring a professional restoration company like K-tech Kleening means your life will probably get back to normal much sooner than you think, and your home will be returned to how it was before the flood ever happened.

So you heard several myths above. Now, let’s talk about more fact and fiction.

  1. Mold growth won’t happen in your new home just because of a little water in the basement.

FICTION! Unfortunately, even a little standing water could trigger mold growth in as little as 48 to 72 hours. Even in the cold winters in Wisconsin, mold can grow if standing water is left unattended. During a humid, warm streak during the summer, mold has the perfect breeding ground.

  1. My computers and other electronics might be able to be saved.

FACT! We have a full, in-house Contents Restoration line. That means not only can we possibly save your electronics, like your computers and appliances, we can also clean clothing, furniture, rugs, etc. In water loss situations, it’s possible that nearly all of the items in your home can be saved thanks to state-of-the-art cleaning techniques and products. Worried about vital documents like birth certificates and passports? There is a good chance our document recovery team can salvage those for you as well.

  1. The drying and restoration process could be done in just a few days.

FACT! Depending on the size and scope of the job, and how quickly you call in a professional water restoration crew, your home or business could be dried and returned to pre-loss condition in a matter of days. Trained water mitigation technicians understand how to strategically place air movers, dehumidifiers, and other drying equipment for maximum drying power and efficiency. That being said, the sooner crews get the drying process started, the sooner your life returns to normal!

  1. Walls might have to be removed and replaced.

This really goes both ways, but for the most part – walls can be saved. In bullet point #1, we talked about drying equipment, and thanks to those innovations in drying technology, it is very possible walls and tight spaces can be dried without requiring any demolition. Moisture readings will be taken throughout the flooded space to determine the extent of the water damage and the best course of action to get your property back to pre-loss condition. In many cases, just a few feet of drywall can be removed at the base of the wall, and the rest left alone.

The biggest fact we can give you about water damage is the sooner you act, the sooner it will all be over. The longer you wait to begin the restoration process, the worse the damage becomes. But with around-the-clock service, there is no reason to wait until morning to call in a K-tech team!