April: DIY

DIY Home Damage; Yes or No?

Some things are better left to the professionals. ‘Do It Yourselfers’ have been in full gear since the pandemic has hit. Tackling projects like painting your home, updating old lighting fixtures, and changing up your landscaping are all achievable DIY projects that will save homeowners a lot of money by doing it themselves.
However, when it comes to drying and eradicating water from your basement after a flooding incident, it is better to let the pros handle it. DIY home damage repair can lead to a bigger headache than before.

April showers bring May flowers and flooded basements. Water, although it may look harmless, can carry several pathogens and contaminants.
Depending on the source of water intrusion into your home, and how long it has been there, water is categorized differently and each category requires a different approach.

If you decide to DIY home damage or your basement mitigation, it can lead to many problems down the road and cause future health problems for you and your family. Oftentimes in the event of a homeowner drying their own home, we see an issue with severe mold growth, structural damage, and rot.

DIY home damage

In addition, water damage must be disclosed when a home is sold, and the failure to have a professional mitigate the damage may result in a significant decrease in the home value.

Professionals, like the ones here at Lindstrom, are trained and skilled in dealing with flooding problems both large and small. Save yourself time, worry, and your future health, and allow the professionals to handle this project!

Equipment Considerations:

  • Common Fan Vs. Industrial Air Mover
    Airflow is 200 Vs. 2000 Cubic feet per minute (CPM)
  • Home Dehumidifier Vs. Commercial Dehumidifier
    60 Vs. 200 Pints of water removed per day