Water Damage: The need to quickly address it

Water Damage

Water Damage

Water damage can be caused by many things: sewer line and toilet backups, sump pump and water heater failures, broken pipes, washing machine, and dishwasher leaks, ice maker problems, flooding due to heavy rain, groundwater seeping into the basement and natural disasters.

It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause tremendous damage. Just an inch or two can destroy carpets and drywall, warp wood floors, damaged building components, and ruin home furnishings and personal items, including photo albums and family heirlooms.

Even after the water seems to disappear, excess moisture can hide in your floor coverings, foundation, wood structures, and walls—causing major damage to your property and creating the perfect environment for mold and other bacterial growth.

If you catch it in time, you can save a lot of the damage, money, and headaches down the road. It’s important that water is removed quickly and the property dried, ventilated and disinfected to stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew and other microorganisms that are harmful.

The key is having the phone number for the water damage restoration team you trust ahead of time, so you can take care of the problem quickly. Here are a few things to look for before choosing a water cleanup company:

  • A well-trained and knowledgeable team.
  • State-of-the-art equipment/techniques. 
  • Professionals should work directly with your insurance carrier so you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
  • They should be available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays.

Most importantly, know who to call before something happens. Researching a local restoration company that’s licensed and insured ahead of time… and having their phone number on hand… can save you time and a lot of headaches if you should ever experience a water leak. Call the professionals at Disaster Restoration and we’ll quickly get your home back in working order. Remember: your restoration company is your choice.