Spring is one of the top seasons for water damage in residential and commercial settings. And, as you probably already know, with water damage comes the potential for several adverse health effects. Without immediate attention to the matter, the costs can quickly add up. At Atlantic Bay Contracting, we offer premier flood damage repair in Boston and surrounding towns that keep your family and employees safe.
Assessing the damage.
Any time water enters the home or business, the first step is assessing the damage. While this process is generally straightforward, damage that has been left for some time (or extensive flooding) often creates a more complicated situation. A few considerations include:
- The source of entry
- Visible damage as well as potential seepage in the walls, floors, ceiling, etc.
- Prioritizing the safety of those occupying the building or home.
Creating a plan.
Once your trusted team of professionals knows what they are up against, a plan is created and set in motion. Depending on the extent of the flooding, you may require minimal or extensive repairs. Often, flood damage requires drywall repair, extensive cleaning, and mold remediation services (at minimum).
Hiring an HVAC specialist generally proves resourceful as well, especially if the water has entered into the home’s ventilation system. Without proper air duct cleaning, water will sit, encouraging mold and mildew growth. If this growth occurs in your air ducts, your family is then at risk for several health concerns, including allergies and more severe respiratory infections.
Let’s revisit drywall for a moment.
One of the questions that we hear all too often is whether or not water damaged drywall needs to be repaired. Simply stated, yes. Not only will the integrity of the drywall be compromised, but it can also develop mold spores. Like your ventilation system, mold growth in the walls significantly increases the chances of developing health reactions. Below are just a few of the systems one may develop with exposure to indoor mold:
- Wheezing, coughing, sneezing
- Muscle cramping
- Compromised immune systems
- And so much more.
If your home or business has experienced water damage, don’t wait to address the situation. At Atlantic Bay Contracting, our team of professionals can help you successfully assess and remedy the situation with superior flood damage repair services in the Boston area.
For more information, please contact us by calling (617) 987-4977.