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The Dangers of Delaying Flood Damage Restoration
October 12, 2023
When disaster strikes and your home or business falls victim to flooding, it can be tempting to procrastinate the restoration process, especially if the initial damage doesn’t seem too bad. However, delaying flood damage restoration can lead to a host of problems that can significantly impact your property, health, and finances. At The Squeaky Clean Team, serving Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula for 15 years, we understand the importance of immediate action when it comes to flood damage. With our IICRC certification in water damage and mould remediation and our commitment to the providing our clients with 110% Care Factor, we’re here to highlight the serious risks of postponing flood damage restoration.
The Hidden Costs that you might not think of!
Increased Cleanup Costs
One of the most immediate dangers of delaying flood damage restoration is the rapid growth of mould. Mould spores are present everywhere, but they require moisture to flourish. When floodwater infiltrates your home or business, it creates the perfect breeding ground for mould. In humid environments, mould can begin to colonise and spread throughout your property within 24 to 48 hours.
Mould will not only cause structural damage to your property but also poses serious health risks. Prolonged exposure to mould can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, and other health problems, particularly for vulnerable individuals like the young and old, and especially those with compromised immune systems. By postponing restoration, you are putting your health and the health of your loved ones at risk.
Floodwater can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your property. If the water and moisture is not removed immediately it will spread and ‘wick’ into adjoining materials spreading the damage. Wooden components may warp, swell, or rot, and metal fixtures can corrode. Drywall and insulation can become saturated, leading to weakened walls and ceilings. Delaying restoration allows these issues to worsen over time, leading to more extensive and costly repairs in the long run.
Water and electricity don’t mix, and flood damage often results in electrical hazards. Exposed wiring or damaged electrical systems can pose a severe danger. Delaying restoration can increase the risk of electrical fires or shocks, putting both your property and its occupants in harm’s way.
Increased Cleanup Costs
Procrastination can significantly increase the overall cost of flood damage restoration. The longer water is left to fester, the more extensive the damage becomes. Mould remediation, structural repairs, and electrical work all become more expensive as time goes on. By acting promptly, you can mitigate the extent of the damage and ultimately save money.
Insurance claims for flood damage are often time-sensitive. Many policies require that you report and address the damage promptly. Delaying the restoration process may lead to complications with your insurance claim, and you might find yourself covering more of the costs out of pocket.
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The Solution: Act Swiftly with The Squeaky Clean Team
In Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, The Squeaky Clean Team stands ready to help you combat the dangers of delaying flood damage restoration. Our IICRC-certified technicians have the expertise and equipment needed to assess, mitigate, and restore your property efficiently and effectively. With our “110% Care Factor” approach, we prioritise your safety, health, and peace of mind.
Don’t let procrastination turn a manageable situation into a costly catastrophe. Contact The Squeaky Clean Team today for swift and professional flood damage restoration. Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to safeguarding your property and loved ones from the dangers of flood damage.
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