There is probably nothing worse than coming home to find your house flooded. Water damage is probably the most common issue homeowners face. It can come from leaky pipes, water heaters, washing machines, or from rain or snow due to roof damage. Sadly, there is likely to be damage you can’t see. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Here are a few reasons why it’s crucial to hire a water damage restoration specialist like NextGen Restoration right away if you find your home inundated with water.

Mold and mildew: It only takes a couple of days for mold and mildew to spread after water damage. The fact of the matter is, if you are exposed to mold spores and toxins, you are 10 times more likely to suffer from allergic reactions and respiratory problems like headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, fatigue, and even cancer. The only solution is to hire a professional to remove the moisture before mold and mildew begins to spread.

Unpleasant odors: You’ve probably smelled mildew before. After water damage, if not treated, the smell will take over your entire house, it will get in your carpets, furniture, clothes, etc. Not only that, the air quality in your home will be unhealthy. You can’t just deodorize to get rid of it. Hire a professional to remove the mold and mildew completely before it spreads.

Cosmetic damage: Aside from the harmful effects on your health, which is bad enough by itself, there is also damage to the structure of your home. If left untreated, it will damage your carpets, warp wood flooring, peel your wallpaper or paint, stain your drapes, furniture, and clothes, and cause wood rot. Even an inch of water can cause insurmountable damage to anything it touches. Hire a professional to completely remove the mater and moisture from your home as soon as you can.

What to do

Many people try to fix the problems of water damage themselves, however, water gets in place that we can’t see. NextGen Restoration has special equipment that can find the remains of water and moisture inside your walls, as well as the beginning stages of mold and mildew forming. They are certified, trained and experienced in eliminating and disposing of all signs of water, water damage, mold, and mildew. Don’t try to take on this daunting task yourself. Call NextGen Restoration and have it done correctly!