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3 Reasons Cleaning Up Water Damage is Not a DIY Project  

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Water damage can be one of the worst things that can happen to your home. It’s often extremely difficult to get rid of, and can contaminate the air in your home in more ways than one. Not only can water damage make the house smell stuffy, it can lead to a mold infestation. It’s necessary to take care of water damage right away, though you really shouldn’t try doing it on your own. Here are three reasons why water damage cleanup is not a DIY project:

It’s Dangerous

This is probably the biggest and most important reason why homeowners shouldn’t try to tackle water damage on their own. Mold that can grow due to moisture in the air in your home after water damage can potentially be exceptionally dangerous to you and your family. Even just a small amount of it (less than 10 square feet), still puts you at risk, opening your lungs up to a potentially toxic amount of mold.

It’s Extremely Time-Consuming

Finding the source of the leak and then attempting to repair it involves a lot of investigatory work that can eat away at your nights and weekends pretty quickly. In addition to the time it takes to do the work, you’ll be making a sizable mess as you go about your business. This is a small but significant reason why you should leave the water damage cleanup to the professionals.

Mistakes Are Common

When it comes to your home, everything is connected. When cleaning up water damage, certain precautionary measures and a lot of care should be taken. Just one mistake could end up costing far more than the original water damage ever would have.

ServiceMaster of Buncombe County has been helping homeowners with their water damage for many years, and we can do the same for you. When you’re faced with water damage in your home, you can trust in us. If you have questions or would like to schedule service, contact us today!

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