Damages and messes in the home are an inevitable part of home ownership; whether natural weather disasters, major spills or other incidents happen, we’ve all been there. For the most part, it’s simply a matter of rolling up our sleeves and getting to work, but there are times when damages or messes are so extensive that it’s time to call in the professionals. We may be reluctant to do so, when keeping costs down is a real concern, but sometimes there are messes you just can’t clean up on your own. This is especially true when the damages can lead to other problems within the home.
Here are a few examples of when it’s time to call in the professionals.
Whether a pipe burst and flooded the basement, major rains started to cause damage, or you’ve been through a natural disaster like a hurricane or flood, water damage is no joke. Water damage and flooding can cause all sorts of other problems in the home, from structural damage, damage to pipes and plumbing, and increased risk of unsafe mold and mildew, to say nothing of all the belongings and furniture that may have gotten ruined.
Water damage is very hard to clean up on your own. Calling in a professional water damage cleanup service is your best bet when it comes to major water damage. These professional companies have the know-how to clean up the messes and damage while accessing for any damage to pipes or structures, removing the risk for mold and mildew, any lingering smells or stains, and may even be able to salvage some of your belongings. Going it alone without a professional cleanup service can further your risk of developing home issues/damages down the line as a result of your water damage. Don’t cut corners; hire a pro.
When it comes to fire damage or smoke stains/smells, the same rules apply. It can be really hard to clean up after a fire yourself. Structural damage or damage to wiring is a possibility and you can’t always detect those. Smoke lingers, creating unpleasant smells and stains in the walls or on furniture. And inhaling all of that ash and lingering chemicals is a major health hazard.
That’s why you should invest in a professional cleanup service to help deal with the aftermath of a fire. These professionals are well trained and can clean up any stains, damages or burned items safely while checking for risk factors and more.
There are plenty of products on the market for the homeowner that wants to tackle an insect infestation on their own; but these products aren’t all created equal and many of them do not work, or only work when used in conjunction with other professional methods. That’s why it’s your best bet to not waste tons of money and time, and rather go with a professional who is well trained and has the proper chemicals and equipment to rid your home of pests and bugs.
Professional pest control companies work with maintenance as well as treating the problem, to ensure that the problem doesn’t come back a few months or weeks later. They will work with you on a schedule to make sure that your insect infestation doesn’t become a problem again. The time and money they save you is well worth it in the end.
These are just three examples of when it’s time to throw in the towel and call a professional. Doing things the DIY route is a great way to save time and money, but only when it’s the responsible thing to do. Don’t be afraid to bite the bullet and call a pro.