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Pitfalls of DIY Water Damage Restoration in Norristown, PA

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It’s easy to see why business owners and homeowners across the country are opting more and more for DIY (do-it-yourself) solutions when it comes to remodeling, landscaping, auto maintenance, and cooking. There is a wealth of information online, and supplies for hobbyists and semi-professionals have never been better.

Successful DIY projects hinge on one factor: planning. Anyone who has undertaken a small building project knows the pain of making three trips to the store in one day while getting very little work done on the project itself. Aside from efficiency, there are some instances where you cannot plan ahead for a DIY project, as in a flooded basement, and this can impact safety as well. In this case, it’s important to know when you should throw in the towel and call the professionals, regardless of how well you have done with well-planned, well-executed DIY projects in the past.

One of these “must call the pros” instances is in water restoration. If your home or business is affected by flood damage or other water damage in Norristown, PA, you don’t have time to plan out exactly what tools and processes you need to follow to avoid long-term risks.  It is not just as simple as renting a few fans and dehumidifiers, at least not if you want to avoid structural damage, mold, and a host of other issues. In a do-it-yourself cleanup, you will almost certainly be doing everything for the first time: wouldn’t it be faster to call experts in water damage restoration who know exactly what to do? These experts can ensure a faster drying time than you can on your own, with no time wasted at a rental facility. They can pack out your belongings and assess what can be cleaned and what must be replaced. They can remove and clean or replace carpet and padding, as well as take care of assessing and repairing structural damage from the moisture.  Can you do all that as well as a professional?

If you do choose to DIY in an emergency water damage restoration situation, know that you are putting your property at risk for issues related to long-term exposure to moisture, including mold and structural damage. You can either make one phone call to the experts, or make separate phone calls once these two issues fester, perhaps months later. For your own health and safety, do not attempt DIY sewage cleanup! We do that too! Call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration right away and rest easy knowing that you have protected your family and your employees.