Water Damage Repair For Your Home
Water plays a vital role in our daily lives. In fact, around 60% of the human body is made up of water! So, it’s more than just a basic need. There are times, however, when water can become our enemy as well—in the form of water damage in our homes.
Alas, plumbing breaks down, roofs leak, accidents happen, and floods occur. Apart from outright moving to a new dwelling if your home gets soaked, the best thing to do is to get professionals in to determine the nature and scale of the damage. They will advise you as to the most economical way of restoring your home to its former dry and clean status.
Identify and assess
When catastrophic downpours, floods or other major water buildups inundate your home, damage is unfortunately going to be inevitable. It’s imperative that you take prompt steps to remove the water and dry it out completely to minimize any longer-term damage.
For smaller leaks, there will usually be signs pointing toward the areas affected by the water damage. Damp and discoloration along walls and typically in the basement, are the obvious indications that water is getting in. In addition, pungent odors, puddles and moisture where there should be none, are clear signs that you have leaks. More subtle signs include warped boards and doors, and mold growth. If you notice any of these, that’s your cue to investigate more thoroughly, and the best way is by calling in professional cleaning and restoration experts.
They will inspect your property, give you an accurate assessment and sit down to advise you what to do going forward. Apart from pinpointing the causes of leaks or seepage, you’ll get a comprehensive rundown of the necessary fixes that are most important.
Forestalling repeat damage is vital
Once the source has been identified, you need to make sure it won’t affect your home again. This is the number one priority for long-term peace of mind. If the cause was heavy rainfall and flooding, there may not have been much you could have done to prevent it. It’s force majeure, after all. But there are steps that can be taken to forestall this happening again. Landscaping and ground levels are important issues to consider. Reinforcing the structures around your foundations and exterior walls are vital in order to minimize and prevent future issues. The experts will check that your property has all the correct measures in place to divert rain and flood water away from your house.
Interior issues stemming from plumbing problems such as leaks from pipes, also need to be addressed and repaired as soon as possible. Failing this, wooden material such as floors, wall studs and fixtures could rot and warp and mold will grow. Important support structures may also be compromised. Electrical systems in the affected sections should also be checked for your safety and peace of mind.
Prolonged exposure to surface water can also leave permanent marks on surfaces and structures. While not as critical in terms of durability, restoring these sections is still a good idea and will save money in the long run. You don’t need that water spot reminding you of all the problems the last plumbing leak caused. In case you’re planning to sell your house, keeping surfaces and finishes pristine is also obviously to your benefit.
The best course of action
Water damage is not something you can ignore. Well, you can, but there will be consequences. Let EnviroGreen Cleaning and Restoration assess the problem. We’ll get rid of any remaining water and get your home completely dry. Our experts will also fix and restore any damage and have your home back in its pristine state in quick time. Investing in professional water damage repair will ensure you have a home that’s safe and comfortable to live in.
Call us for a free quote today, we’re the Tri-State area’s acknowledged water damage repair experts.