Water Damage Is An Extremely Serious Issue

Minneapolis Water Damage RepairWhen a home has experienced water damage, it is important that it be taken care of immediately. Water damage that has left to reside in a home will begin to cause issues almost immediately following floods. Floods can occur for a multitude of reasons including, but not limited to, burst or leaky pipes, natural disasters, and faulty appliances. No matter the amount of water that comes from these disasters, it’s imperative to treat all as a threat that needs to be addressed immediately in order to prevent further disasters in a home. 

Minneapolis Water Damage Repair

Water damage can be harmful to both our properties and our bodies. To ensure the safety of yourself and integrity of your home, it must be known that water damage really is as bad as it is made out to be, especially if it continues to sit in your home. Unfortunately, it is not a matter that can be taken lightly. Because of that, water damage repair should be considered as soon as it is noticed. However, for someone who hasn’t experienced it, noticing the signs may not be as obvious. Here are some signs that you should watch out for. 

1. Bacterial Exposure

The longer that water is allowed to sit in a home, the more mold grows and the higher chance of the spread of bacteria and contaminants. Depending on the kind of water that fills the home, these contaminants can run rampant in the home, causing all sorts of illnesses and health problems. A person in this type of environment who is constantly exposed to water damage can experience illnesses ranging from a mild upset stomach to serious illnesses such as dysentery, typhoid fever, and other water-borne illnesses. 

2. Mold Growth

Mold is a huge problem that can begin to grow within the first 24 hours of the flood. It can grow everywhere, hidden in places that may not be able to be found without professional help. No matter the amount of water, mold will always grow and cause issues. Unfortunately, mold has many negative impacts on the body and immune system. It causes health problems such as allergic reactions, asthma attacks, eye and/or skin irritation, irritated throats/nose, and lung problems. Moreover, repeated and elongated mold exposure can increase one’s sensitivity, causing more severe allergic reactions. Exposure to certain molds that produce toxins called mycotoxins can cause more serious illnesses as well. 

Mold will compromise anything near water, including but not limited to personal belongings, furniture, and even the structural integrity of a house. If the mold is not immediately taken care of, rampant mold growth could take over a house, causing health issues, and, in extreme cases, causing the structure to be condemned.

3. Pests

Mold and bacteria aren’t the only things that love to take over a water-infested home. Pests will also begin to become a problem as well. Softer wood in the home allows bugs to be able to nestle inside and lay their eggs. Additionally, other problematic pests such as carpenter ants and termites will devour the soft wood, creating structural problems in a home. 

Rats are also attracted to damp areas and will take over. Wet areas are seen as an oasis to any of these pests as it is a source of water and food that is not too far away in the kitchen. If any of this water damage has been going on for a while without notice, removing these pests can be a long, difficult process. 

Water damage is not a situation to be taken lightly. It needs to be taken care of as soon as it is noticed to avoid the problem getting worse. However, tackling it on your own can be a long and taxing process. Water damage repair specialists at 24Restore can be sure to solve the problem for you quickly and appropriately. You do not need to risk your health to clean up after water damage, let the professionals help you. 

“24Restore came within an hour of our water damage to assess the problem and restore and reconstruct our kitchen and my office. Everyone from 24Restore was professional, kind and did an outstanding job of damage assessment and restoration.”

- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

- Jane

I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

- Kevin – St. Paul

Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

- Susan – Plymouth

I thought 24 was very professional and timely work.

- Veronica – Lake Elmo

24Restore was very responsive and did a thorough job plus they cleaned up after themselves.

- Jean – St. Cloud

The job was exceptionally well done. You were recommended to me by Dennis Carlson, a freind and I would definatley refer 24restore to friends and family.

- Jan – Anoka

Very Professional!

- Gordon – Andover

Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

- Pam – Arden Hills

The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

- Ron and Jackie – Minneapolis

Working with the employees at 24restore has been an easy process. They aimed to please.

Kudos to Shelli Abraham especially, she worked with the mortgage company and insurance company so I didn’t have to, I’m a caregiver for my husband with Dementia, she took the pressure off having to deal with them, thanks Shelli.

- Sharon and Ray Kelly – Maple Grove MN
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