The Importance of Professional Mitigation
In July of this year, a local creek flooded after several days of heavy rain fall. On the banks of this creek is a large RV park which houses dozens of campers, motor homes, etc. Unfortunately during this flood, many of these RV's were severely damaged.
One in particular was under water for a couple of days, with approximately three feet of water inside the camper. Once the water receded, the owners elected to mitigate the damages themselves rather than utilize a professional company. Unfortunately they did not follow the appropriate protocol to efficiently dry the area. Now, five months later, there is more damage and mold in the unit due to ineffective treatment.
What could have been remedied very quickly by utilizing a professional company and most likely salvaged the entire unit has now led to greatly increased damages, and the possibility of the unit being totaled by the insurance company. This is all a result of inadequate drying procedures.
Failing to provide appropriate airflow to areas that need drying can lead to much deeper damages. It takes a trained professional to know what areas are wet, what areas need drying or removed, what areas need treating with antimicrobial sprays, and what equipment to use to dry it.
It is extremely important to consult professionals when you experience water damage. It may seem to be expensive, but in the end it prevents a much more expensive job later down the road.
If you experience a damage, call SERVPRO of Hattiesburg and let us handle it for you!