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Why Hire a Professional to Clean After a Flood

Aug 25, 2015

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A flood is never something homeowners predict or expect. Unfortunately, dealing with the damage from a flood is not as simple as mopping and pointing a fan at the damaged area. Even small amounts of water can cause long-lasting damage to your home if not properly extracted. At Kent Clean, we have years of experience restoring homes following floods, burst pipes, and severe weather. If you don’t think you need to hire a Maryland water extraction professional to clean up the water damage, consider the following benefits.

Time is of the Essence

It’s crucial to act fast when you are dealing with water damage. The longer you wait to take action, the deeper the water will penetrate into the flooring, walls and your personal belongings. At Kent Clean, we have a 2-3 hour response time to all homes and businesses in central Maryland, and take emergency calls 24/7. When you are up at three in the morning dealing with a burst pipe in your basement, so are we. Time is of the essence as water seeps into your floors and walls, so we work quickly to extract any excess moisture from your home and prevent any further damage.

Powerful Equipment

As we mentioned earlier, mopping, and even vacuuming with a regular wet vacuum won’t solve all of your problems. Most water extraction and drying devices you may have in your home are simply not powerful enough to take all the water out of your items. You could rent a shop vac from a home improvement store, but then again there’s time wasted driving around and learning how to operate your new equipment. At Kent Clean, we use state-of-the-art water extraction devices that suck the moisture out to the last drop. We also have powerful fans to speed up the drying process.

Sanitization

One of the biggest concerns with unwanted water in your home is mold and other bacteria that grow in moist environments. In some cases, the flood water may also be contaminated with unwanted substances, especially if it came from a sewage backup. Kent Clean flood cleanup professionals take care to sanitize the flooded area to ensure that it’s safe for you and your family to use after we are done cleaning it up.

Insurance Mediators

One of the biggest hassles with any home emergency is filing the insurance claim. A restoration professional will not only clean your house of excess moisture, damage and mold, but will also bill your insurance company directly. After a flood you have enough to worry about, so let Kent Clean work with your insurance company and save you the headache.

Flood damage is not something anyone wants to deal with and it can also be tricky to fix because a lot of it is hidden underneath other surfaces. Water can seep into your home’s flooring, drywall and structural supports causing long-lasting issues. That’s why it is important to hire a professional to promptly address the current damage and mitigate any potential issues.

Feel free to add our number to your contact list to make sure you know who to call if a flood happens: (410) 552-6501.

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