You don’t always know when you have a water leak. They can happen anywhere in the house, at any time, for a number of reasons. Your first order of business is to move quickly. The longer you leave the mess, the more likely it is for deeper damage to occur. If you’re attempting to conquer water damage restoration on your own, it’s important to not only get your property back to normal as quickly as possible but if you don’t fully assess the situation, you could be putting yourself at risk for bodily harm or illness. Things like hidden structural damage, mold, and contaminants like chemicals or sewage could be a part of the problem and if not handled properly, can be very dangerous and harmful to yourself and others. Read on to learn what you can do in the event of a leak, and truly conquer water damage restoration to make your home feel like home again.
One helpful indication of a leak is a rise in your water bill. If you see a significant spike on your bill, it may be due to a leak in your home. To be certain the spike isn’t due to seasonal changes, compare you water bills on the same month from the previous year.
Additionally, the more obvious signs of a leak are dripping water from your ceilings or walls, signs of failing structural integrity, or often times, the signs are small coffee-colored stains that may expand over time. You may have to do some investigating as water travels fast and far from the leak itself and can cause damage somewhere you wouldn’t expect it.
If you’re able to, remove any damaged drywall to better see where the leak is coming from as well as dry out the area. It’s important to note that the area should be dried out completely! Water often hides inside the structure and can only be found with moisture detection equipment. If you come across mold in your home it’s gravely important to wear gloves and a facemask so you do not inhale the mold in the slightest. If you have any doubts about your ability to conquer water damage restoration, call a professional to get the job done efficiently, accurately, and overall, safely.
All 50 states experience flooding of some sort. Most water damage is due to indoor plumbing fails. While some types of indoor plumbing fails can’t be prevented, many can. The secret to preventing plumbing fails is regular maintenance.
This is a common question we get. Is hiring a professional really necessary? This answer is ultimately up to you, but keep in mind you need to extract the water properly and immediately to avoid a progression of damage to your home. A few important benefits to hiring a professional for your water damage restoration project below:
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