Not only is water damage in the home inconvenient and uncomfortable, but it also can cause extensive property and health damage. In the middle of the mess, you may be asking questions, like how serious is this? Who can help? And how could I have prevented this? Assured Restoration, of Plover, WI, offers some helpful answers to those questions and more below.
5 FAQs About Water Damage
Where Does Water Damage Come From?
Water damage can come from any number of different sources, including foundation leaks, malfunctioning appliances, roof leaks, burst pipes, and sewage backup. Some of these sources are easier to pinpoint than others, but whatever the root cause, the problem should be addressed immediately.
Is Water Damage Dangerous?
There are several dangers associated with standing water in the home that can cause severe health issues. Water, especially floodwater and sewage, can carry deadly bacteria. If left to stand, that bacteria it can destroy any organic material, like wood and textiles. Over time it can cause mold growth, which is destructive and can cause severe respiratory issues.
How Is Water Damage Treated?
First, the issue causing the problem is removed. The appliance is replaced, the plumbing fixed, or the roof patched. All compromised materials, like saturated flooring, drywall and furniture are removed from the property. The area is thoroughly dried out with dehumidifiers and fans. Once the restoration contractor has verified the property is dried our and that everything is disinfected, the repairs can be started.
What Should I Look for in a Restoration Company?
Look for a company that is insured and certified to deal with water damage. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers certifications for contractors to prepare them for water damage cleanup. Work with a company that is good with communication and has positive ratings from previous clients.
How Can I Prevent Water Damage?
There are several preventive measures to you take to protect your home. Properly maintain all the appliances and your septic system. Know where the water shut off valve is in case of an emergency. If you see black mold spots or your water bill rises unexpectedly, there may be a problem that you don’t know about. Contact a restoration service to have your home inspected right away.
Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent or predict flooding in your home. When it does happen, Assured Restoration can provide the friendly, convenient, and thorough service you need. They can also restore homes from storm damage and also damaged by fire. Don’t miss out on their current special of $250 off all services. Contact them today at (715) 544-4855 and visit their website to learn more.