Having water damage in the home is something that is simultaneously challenging to deal with as well as expensive to deal with. Water damage is something that can come in large and small scales and if you have encountered it in your home then you will want to try and have it repaired as soon as possible. There are numerous steps and methods that need to be used in order to repair your home water damage but whether or not it is something that can be handled by yourself is something that depends strictly on how extensive the water damage is.
If you are dealing with small scale water damage such as light mold or staining then you should be able to take on these types by yourself. All you need is a respirator and good cleaning solution. Any light surface mold you discover can be cleaned up easily enough. After you have cleaned it up with the cleaning solution by following the instructions you should then let the room ventilate and dry out for a bit. If you have a dehumidifier then you need to put to work in this scenario. Removing the moisture will help make whatever room you are working with non-hospitable for mold growth as mold loves to grow in hot, moist areas.
Large scale water damage such as structural damage, heavy mold, or any pungent smells should be handled by professional water damage experts. If you aren’t sure how to deal with it but try anyway you could make a mistake ad either cause further damage to your home or accidentally leave behind mold which could continue to spread. Mold can be dangerous as can structural issues so it is almost always a good idea to call in an expert to assess the damage and fix it for you. If you do decide you’d rather go the diy route, you should consider at least having an expert come and assess what you’ve done when you’re finished just to make sure you haven’t either missed anything or done something incorrectly.