Cleaning up water damage goes well beyond mopping up the mess. Nearly every time there’s a flooded basement or leaking pipes, that water will find its way into those unseen and hard to reach places. The sooner you can properly start water damage repair, the better.

First, you should get the image of gallons and gallons of water out of your head. It does not take a break in the dam to do the most damage, but instead just an inch of water can cause irreparable harm. Your belongings, furniture, and even the house itself can be seriously damaged from any amount of water.

Excess water takes a lot of time and care to clean properly. High levels of moisture can hide in your floor, your walls, and your foundation. It will ruin carpets, warp walls, or damage essential components of a building. Worse still, high levels of moisture encourages the growth of mold.

Because water can fit into almost any spot, that means that mold can grow where it cannot be seen. Mold will cause negative health effects, and those effects will be worse for those that have severe allergies or asthma.

The wonderful news is that if you can address water damage early, then you can save your home, save your belongings, and save your money.

Water needs to be quickly removed, and the area needs to be properly dried, ventilated and disinfected. Doing so stops the growth of mold, bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms. 

Knowing who to call after water damage for cleanup is essential, but knowing who to call before anything happens is even more important. For more information on what to do for water cleanup, or how to prevent water damage, contact Kellermeier Plumbing today at 616-866-5134. At Kellermeier Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being honest and upfront with our customers and strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service.