Each year, one out of every five homes has water damage to some degree. The majority of these water damages are a result of some type of plumbing failure. When water damage occurs, it is important that you locate a company that is well-trained and has the equipment to completely dry your home as quickly as possible.
Water damage is progressive and items that could be restored or dealt with within the first 48 hours of the water damage may not be restored if emergency response is delayed. Although you might be tempted to use a shop vacuum or call a company that only has equipment to dry carpet, you should consider that water will wick up walls and travel under base molding and sill plates. It will penetrate through floor coverings into sub-floors, even causing water damage in rooms below.
In addition, if humidity inside the structure is not controlled, items that were not damaged from the original water damage could be damaged as a result of absorbing moisture from the air. Structures that are not dried out quickly and properly can become a food source for mold growth.