Do you think you have water damage in your home or office? Now is the time of year where people start to think about if there’s water damage with the recent increase of rain in the area as the spring season arrives in the Miami Valley region. Wondering what is considered water damage and if you need a professional opinion? At Ram Restoration, we always recommend working with professionals when it comes to water damage restoration in your home or office.
What is Water Damage?
Water damage is a specific type of damage done to your home or office that needs repaired. Water damage can either happen in one instance or can happen slowly over time. Certain areas, like attics, basements, and crawl spaces, are more likely to have water damage as people don’t spend as much time in those areas.
If you suspect that your home or office has water damage, you’ll want to contact professionals immediately to start the process. Until we arrive at your home or office, we’ll walk you through steps you can take before the restoration professionals from Ram Restoration arrive at your space.
Is Water Damage the Same as Flood Damage?
Many people assume that water damage and flood damage are the same things. While they may sound the same, water damage and flood damage come from different causes.
When it comes to water damage, it’s likely caused by:
- A broken or leaky pipe
- Rain that comes into your home or office from the roof
- Appliances that overflow and damage areas of your home
On the other hand, flood damage means:
- Water was on the ground before it entered your home or office
- Typically occurs from a natural disaster
When Does Mold Start to Grow?
One of the biggest reasons you need to call professionals to treat water damage is because mold growth starts quickly following excess moisture in your space. Mold will start to grow within 24 to 48 hours when there’s excess moisture in your space. If mold isn’t properly taken care of it, the mold will certainly grow back over time.
At Ram Restoration, we work with you from start to finish on your water damage restoration and repair journey. This includes working with you on a mold remediation to stop mold from growing in your space. We have access to technology that allows us to perform mold remediations in your space.
Determining the Water Damage Type
Water damage is categorized into three different types: clean water, gray water, or black water. It’s important to let the professionals handle the restoration and repair process. But, we can walk you through some of the basic steps to take before our professionals arrive.
When it comes to water damage, it’s always best to leave the restoration process to the professionals. Since 2002, we have been the Dayton area’s top water damage restoration company and restore and repair residential and commercial properties. Wondering if a spot in your space is considered water damage? Call the professionals from Ram Restoration today.