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Why You Should Act Quickly after a Disaster

After a disaster occurs, immediate response is required to prevent further damages and complications. Fires, mould infestations and any kind of floods – all such disasters must be dealt with in a timely manner.

Here is what can happen if a property owner does not act quickly after a disaster:

  • If water-damaged structures and contents are not dried out quickly and correctly, potential health risks can develop. Mould can begin to grow within the first 24 to 48 hours after the flood and may be responsible for “sick building syndrome”, allergic reactions and other health problems.
  • Excessive water can cause: rusting in metals, corrosion in electronic components, cracking, splitting or warping of furniture items, color bleeding or transfer in fabrics, furniture stains and secondary damage to upholstery, drapery, clothing, wallpaper, photos and papers.
  • Fire or smoke damaged properties can also experience irreversible damage, regardless of the size of the fire. Soot residue is highly acidic and can pit or corrode the metal in doorknobs, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, etc. It can also etch glass in windows, mirrors and cabinets, causing them to look soiled and cloudy. Moreover, plastics, appliances, fabrics and vinyl windows can become discolored.
  • The safety and security of the home can be compromised. Windows and doors may become weak and function improperly, wet materials may collapse and electrical installations and components can be a safety hazard when they come in contact with water. Slips and falls are also potential dangers.

A professional restoration specialist can help mitigate the losses using the latest equipment, technology and techniques in the industry. Moisture is removed before mould gets established. Fast and efficient drying also prevents irreversible damage to the home’s contents and structure. A specialist can also detect and prevent fire-related problems, as well as address safety concerns.

When a home or business experiences water, fire or mould problems, PuroClean’s restoration experts will come to the rescue as fast as possible. We will provide the necessary services to mitigate the losses and restore the damage.

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