There are many articles on the internet about DIY. You can DIY your own furniture by following some steps and by purchasing some inexpensive material. You can DIY carpet cleaning techniques by mixing some elements together which creates powerful potions to remove tough stains. There are many home repairs that are simple that you can DIY and those are fine to do. You can DIY your own wine. You can DIY your own spirits and anything else that you can be creative with. But is DIY appropriate when it comes to flooded basement cleanup or generally clean up as a result of water damage?

The short answer for this is no. Water damage is not a DIY job. It is one thing to repair a leaky roof or to repair a lightbulb that is broken, but when it comes to water damage, you need professionals to perform the cleanup job. There is a lot more to cleaning up after water damage than cleaning up the water itself. Let’s go over each reason as to why trained professionals are the only ones who can do the job.

DIY Water Damage Clean Up Cannot Be Done For Health And Safety Reasons

One of the biggest reasons that DIY water clean up cannot be done is for health and safety reasons. Whenever there is water damage whether it is caused by a sewage backup or flooding in general, you have water that is ridden with bacteria that can be quite harmful. Even if the water appears to be clear whether it is from a flood due to heavy rains or a backed-up toilet that had clear water, bacteria will breed quickly as stagnant water is a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes that can become quite hazardous and deadly.

Especially to children, the elderly, and to those who have compromised or weak immune systems. Anyone who is not trained in cleaning up water damage at all is not able to do a cleanup job safely and properly. Because even if you were to try, there would be a lot of stagnant water missed. There could be pools of stagnant water that you would not be able to see at all. The next thing you know is that you have tainted rooms or a tainted basement and you could contract deadly infections and viruses. Even worse is the mold that can grow from missed moisture.

Besides, you would not know if the water that flooded your room or basement is truly clear. It could be from a stream or river which would be in the black water category, and that is the most dangerous one as you are guaranteed to have deadly microbes in your home as a result. Once those microbes begin to breed then that does become disastrous. And it can happen quite fast.

There Is A Lot Of Hidden Water Damage That You Would Never Even Think About

A flooded floor is not the only area where there is water damage. You have the inside of the walls, under the carpets, and inside of other areas that can have water damage in it. Either way, you will not be able to see any of it. This is why you cannot DIY water damage clean up properly. You will not be able to fully restore your home because there are many hidden areas that are damaged and failing to get professionals to clean up the job will only cause your home to be ruined even more as a result. We like to call it the tip of the ice berg!

Additionally, your home will not be a safe place once the complications as a result of untreated water damage have happened. That is not what you would want to see happen to your home as it is meant to be a safe haven for you and your family.

You Don’t Have The Right Equipment To Clean Up After Water Damage

Sure, you can always rent dryers as well as humidifiers in order to DIY large cleanup jobs. But those tools are not enough to be used in order to do the right type of clean up job after water damage. Those tools are only good for maintaining dry and available surfaces so that they stay dry and clean which is also not the only way to keep your carpets dry and sanitized either as you need professionals for that as well. However, that is a different issue.

If you are not a professional that can really clean up after water damage, then you will not know how to use the tools correctly even if you were to have them. There would be things that you would miss while attempting to do the cleanup jobs. Again, can you DIY water damage clean-up? The answer is absolutely not! Leave it to the professionals who are fully trained, certified, and that know how to perform the right job.

Forget About DIY And Pick Up The Phone And Call The Professionals

Now you know why you cannot DIY water damage clean up, you must rely on the professionals to help you out with that. That is why we are there for you. They are properly trained and experienced, as well as certified and will get the job done just right.

They have the equipment and expertise to do the cleanup job just perfectly. If you had a flood due to a rainstorm, a backed-up toilet, or from a stream, we will restore your home or basement or both as soon as possible.

That also means not to wait once you have the flood occur. Call them right away because the longer you wait, the more bacteria and other microbes have a chance to breed which can create a disastrous situation. That is the last thing that you want in your home. Your home is meant to be a safe haven and is meant to keep you safe and healthy. And that is exactly what the trained, experienced, and certified professionals will make your home become that way again after a flood!