Hurricane Elsa left plenty of people with water damage in Lee County, FL. No matter how it happens, if water infiltrates your home, it can do thousands of dollars of damage and compromise the structural integrity, while creating the ideal environment for bacteria and mold to grow and spread. As your Fort Myers remediation experts, we at Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration want to explain why it’s so important to hire professionals to clean up water damage rather than attempting your own cleanup.
You may be at higher risk of water damage than you realize.
A recent study by the First Street Foundation suggests the risk of flood damage in Fort Myers and other locations in Southwest Florida is on the rise. The Naples Daily News recently published data from the study that showed that 99.9% of properties in the McGregor Boulevard corridor of Fort Myers had “a substantial risk of flood damage.” The First Street Foundation report also noted some structures had a staggering 99% chance of getting flooded at least once in the next three decades.
Unfortunately, this means that everyone needs to have a plan in the event water damage occurs. How will you need to respond if your home or business becomes flooded? Will you even know who to call? If water damage impacts your property, then it’s essential that you hire a professional company like Spectrum to provide the needed remediation services.
What does water remediation entail?
There is no one overarching answer to this question, as each situation and each case of water damage is different. Generally speaking, remediation means cleaning, sanitizing, and restoring any rooms or materials after water damage takes place. Remediation could be rather quick and easy—like vacuuming up any standing water or drying out the room. Remediation could also entail rebuilding or even reconstruction, such as replacing an entire section of drywall. Whether your water damage is minimal or extensive, rest assured that Spectrum will handle every aspect of the job and see it through to completion.
If you experience water damage or you’d like to find out more about our services, contact us today by calling (239) 910-6381. We also offer a referral program. Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration is proud to offer our services to residential and commercial customers in Fort Myers, as well as surrounding communities in southwest Florida such as Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Port Charlotte.