4 Reasons You Need Water Damage Restoration

Posted on May 16, 2019 by ANR Restoration

When you find water damage in your home it's time to hire a professional to restore the contents. Only the barest amount of damage should be cleaned up yourself. The risk of contamination, sickness, and physical danger are too great to try to attempt everything yourself. Water damage restoration companies are available 24/7 to help after a flood, leak, or other types of damage.


Floods are the scariest type of water damage because rising waters can make living in your home very hazardous. Once the flow of water has stopped, water damage restoration can begin. First, the water will need to be removed and the source of the water entry identified. Then whatever was damaged will be dried or thrown away, depending on the condition. Finally, restoration companies will repair any floors, walls, and windows, as well as sanitize the entire area of contaminants. Stains will be removed and carpets replaced. Restoration companies will also help you keep track of all the damage and work with your insurance company.

Pipe Leak

Whether it's after a cold winter, an old pipe, or other reason a damaged pipe will begin to leak. Sometimes it's hard to spot a leaking pipe and you won't notice it until there is a significant amount of damage. Water damage restoration companies can come in to fix your pipe as well as clean up the damage. Sometimes pipes burst if they freeze over the winter. Water damage restoration companies can also help you with damage prevention for the winter months.

Mold Growth

Where there's water, you need to also be careful of mold growth. Water damage restoration companies can also help clean up mold damage. Floors, carpets, ceilings, and tile will need to be replaced if mold damage is found. But with upholstery and other furniture, they may be able to restore your belongings. Regardless of the amount of damage left by water, you should have your home inspected for mold before it grows out of control. Damp areas are a true breeding ground for all kinds of mold and mildew.

Sewage Cleanup

Unfortunately, sewage blockages and leaks are also considered water damage. Sewage is toxic and unsafe to clean up yourself. Water damage restoration companies have the proper equipment and knowledge to not only get rid of the sewage but sanitize your home of all the germs and other contaminants. Keep an eye on drains and the area surrounding your home for sudden sewage leakage and then call a restoration company for help.

If you are in need of water damage restoration assistance, call ANR Restoration today to have a technician come to look at the damage. We offer 24/7 emergency services and will be with you every step of the way. Call us at (812) 220-0671.