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Responding to water damage in your home
There are many places in your home where water damage could occur: the basement, the washroom, the laundry facilities, or the kitchen. When you discover water damage, it can be difficult to know how to respond. If you mop up the water, will that be enough?
Healthy Living Carpet Care & Restorationhave been providing expert carpet care services to residents and businesses in the KITCHENER,WATERLOO,CAMBRIDGE AND GUELPH areas for over 20 years. We provide 24 hour emergency service to help you assess water damage, and determine the necessary course of action.
In some circumstances, mopping up the excess water and allowing the area to dry will be an adequate response. But usually, the moisture has much farther-reaching effects than you realize at first. Different surfaces absorb water at different rates. A carpet or foam pad, for example, will soak up water quickly and develop mould spores that are dangerous for you and your family. Hardwood flooring will absorb moisture at a slower pace, but will be more difficult to dry properly. Baseboards and drywall can also absorb moisture from a leak, and because of the paint on these surfaces, water can get trapped between materials, causing long-lasting damage that you can’t see at first.
You may require professional intervention to address the issues caused in your home by water leaks, but you can’t be sure until you’ve had Healthy Living Carpet Care assess the situation. Their experienced technicians will be able to diagnose the extent of the damage, and guide you to use restorative drying techniques, or pursue a restoration and mould removal service. Call 519-648-3640 for a free estimate.
A good response to water damage in your home will help you maintain a healthy living environment for you and your family.