When a pipe breaks, a toilet overflows or water intrudes into your home, clean it up quickly. If you don’t, permanent damage can occur.
Most homeowners know it is challenging to dry a soaking wet carpet, but they simply mop up or use their wet vac if the flooring is wood or ceramic, natural stone, etc. The problem is even hard surfaces need special care because water can get underneath the flooring and become trapped.
This means, speaking of a worst case scenario, your floors may warp, buckle, even need replaced. That's expensive!
And although it looks like all the water may be gone after you spend hours cleaning it up, you don't know for sure. Water can hide and it takes professional moisture meters to know if it is gone for good.
When your home suffers from water damage, be sure you remove all the water. To be sure you do, consult a water damage professional.
Just a few friendly reminders from Jeff Cross, the executive editor of Cleanfax, the magazine and online authority for restoration contractors. Let me know if you have any questions. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org