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Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about our water damage restoration services. Check below if you have questions, it may be that somebody else asked first.
There are three types of water you should be aware of. First is clean water (from a sink or busted appliance), which carries a low health risk. Then there’s greywater, which may contain harmful contaminants that can make you sick. And then there’s blackwater, which often has deadly bacteria and other pathogens you absolutely must avoid.
First, look for peeling paint and water-stained wallpaper. Then there’s also mold or rust in hard to reach places like the ceiling. And there’s also musty smells and damp carpets that indicate water damage.
Water is a natural enemy of home decor and can quickly destroy carpets, furniture, and floors. Also, a common effect of water damage in the house are electrical hazards that might be caused by flooding or short-outs. This could have shocking consequences for anyone who comes into contact with them.
Yes, mold can set in after water damage and cause a whole host of problems for health and safety. And whether or not you can see the mold, it’s toxic for anyone who comes into contact with it or breathes its spores. It may even start rotting materials like wood flooring if left untreated too long!
There are a few steps you can take to prevent water from affecting your property. First, seal off any leaks, use flood-resistant caulks and sealants on the outside of doorways, windows, and foundation walls. Also, electrical outlets should be higher than floor levels to protect against electrical damage from rising water levels. Finally, install valves on your pipes to prevent the sewage system from backing up. Regular maintenance and inspection should help you catch most plumbing problems beforehand.
Sometimes a leak or other plumbing issues will be noticeable right away, which can make it easier to fix. If you do spot a leak, turn off the water supply and use towels or some other absorbent material to keep it from spreading. If the water damage is extensive, shut off the electricity in your home or business. And move any water damaged items to a dry space.
The only way to truly know is by using professional water damage restoration equipment. Simply touching the floor or carpeting can give false readings.
It depends. But generally, you shouldn't turn up the heat in order to dry your property quicker. We will adjust the temperature to be optimal for drying conditions.
It's a good idea to keep foot traffic in drying areas to a minimum. You should also wear shoes in these areas as well.
If your insurance adjuster recommends the need to evacuate during the drying process, it is best to follow that recommendation in order for it to be covered.