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Water Damage Clean Up Mistakes

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , , .

When homeowners experience flooding or water damage, the first thing they want to do is to clean it up. While this seems obvious and a bright idea, many things can go wrong if you are not adequately knowledgeable about water damage. 

Whether a broken pipe or roof leak, water entering a home can cause devastating damage if not taken care of properly. It can lead to more severe problems such as mold and structural damage. Follow along to learn about the most common mistakes people make when restoring their homes after water damage. 

Downplaying Severity of Damage

While professionals can understand the severity of damage just by looking at the damage, homeowners are not always as well-informed. You tend to simply look at the surface of the problem and clean up only what you can see. What you do not see is where water seeped into walls, flooring, and structural support. The proper restoration and dry-out process is a lot more intense and takes longer than you might expect. 

Waiting too Long

Simply wiping the water away and waiting to take care of the rest can lead to much more damage. A small amount of water does not seem like a big deal, but it absolutely can be. That is why it is essential to call professionals immediately to prevent any further damage from happening. 


Along with waiting too long to call professionals, some homeowners do not wait long enough to allow their homes and belongings to dry correctly. If you do not wait the proper amount of time necessary, you may experience mold growth and problems in the walls of your home down the line. It is crucial not to take any shortcuts or be impatient when cleaning out water damage.

Not Calling a Professional

Water damage is not something that homeowners should be taking lightly. The biggest mistake made is not calling restoration professionals like the expert team at Soil-Away. Because most homeowners do not understand the severity of the damage water can cause in their homes. Professionals must come out to properly assess, dry, and restore the damage of your home. 

If you have been a victim of water damage in your home and need professional restoration assistance, make sure to call the restoration team at Soil-Away immediately. Give us a call today at (603) 641-6555!

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