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How Do We Restore After Water Damage & How Long Does It Take?

After you have experienced water damage in your Tempe home, it can be a very confusing time. If you have never dealt with anything like this before you are probably just thinking all you have to do is dry up the water. In theory that makes sense because without water, how can you get water damage? But it couldn’t be further from the truth. Unless as soon as it happened you instantly fixed the source and cleaned up the water immediately, it just doesn’t work that way. Once water damage has affected you it starts to form mold and create awful smells in your home. It also discolors furniture and warps the structure of your house. This can lead to issues because repairing stuff like this certainly isn’t free.

When it comes to restoring your property after water damage in Tempe, the first step that is usually taken is assessing the damage. When it comes to damage the first thing they look for is mold. Mold is a big issue when it comes to water damage and usually comes with the bill. It can start somewhere small and then spread all throughout your home. It wouldn’t be a big issue if it only did that but mold also can cause tremendous respiratory damage as well as general damage to your house. Once water damage has taken place, that smell that you can’t seem to shake off is probably coming from mold hidden somewhere in your home. Mold has a smell that you can’t miss. It isn’t normal for your home to smell like this so you should instantly be alarmed when you are starting to smell this unforgivable odor. Mold removal tends to be a mildly long process but it is necessary for you to be able to live in your home. 

Before they can target the mold in your Tempe home they need to test it. Which requires very specific technology that some businesses don’t have access to. But, that is where ASAP Restoration saves the day. We have access to all of the technology needed to professionally and effectively rid your home of mold. Once the mold is tested it gives us a better understanding of what we are up against, meaning we will be able to fix the problem more efficiently. To get rid of mold we will usually apply a substance that kills mold spores and prevents more mold from popping up. Once that is done we will sanitize the area and ensure the source of the leak or water damage has been fixed to prevent it from causing any more issues.

 

The Hard Part of Water Damage in Tempe, Arizona

The hard part of returning back to normal after water damage in Tempe isn’t the mold. It is the large effect it has on your finances. If your water damage was only minor then the damage to your finances will only be minor. But if you had a big issue and it causes a bunch of damage to your house and the water damage you experienced was black water water damage, then you are going to have a hefty bill to pay for. The differences in water can be chalked up to different prices. The harder it is to fix the issue the more money it will cost you.

When preparing to restore a home from water damage in Tempe, you must first look at the furniture. Some furniture may not have been affected but the ones that have been touched need to be inspected. That is where a professional team like ASAP Restoration comes into play. They can decide whether affected furniture is salvageable or not and advise you on whether you should replace it or repair it. Repairing furniture can be a big expense when put on top of all the other things you have to pay for so sometimes replacing the furniture is the better option. It also takes a very long time to fully restored damaged furniture, so not only is it money consuming but it is also very time-consuming. When you have furniture that has been affected by mold and it isn’t salvageable, the team will take it away and remove it from your home. If you are part of the unlucky few who had water seep into their walls, sometimes a demolition team will need to come in and knock out those walls. The insides will need to dry and be sanitized but once that is complete a construction team will come and fix everything. They will ensure everything in your home is also sealed to add a double layer of protection against water damage. This entire process can take up to weeks to even months. It is important to have a place to stay when all of this is happening so you can still be comfortable and able to resume a normal life.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding restoring after water damage in Tempe, please feel free to reach out to ASAP Restoration. We care about you and we want to make sure you are prepared for situations like these.

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