Your Own Guide To Water Damage

Your Own Guide To Water Damage

23 November 2021
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Water damage is something homeowners should be concerned about. If you own a home, then you want to learn what can cause water damage, what the signs of water damage are, and what is done during the water restoration process if you have water damage. This guide will educate you on these things: 

What can cause water damage?

Water damage happens when water comes into contact with areas of your house it shouldn't. There are a lot of ways this can happen, with some being more common and some being rare occurrences. Ways water can get in these areas include:

  • Leaking pipes somewhere in the home

  • A broken appliance that uses water like a dishwasher or washing machine

  • A leaking roof

  • Leaking window sills that allow rainwater to come inside

  • Doors that don't seal properly and allow rainwater to come in

  • Clogged pipes and toilets

  • A burst pipe

  • Flooding in the home from a storm

What are some signs that indicate there is water damage in the house?

There are many possible signs that there may be water damage in a home. You should familiarize yourself with as many of these as possible. Remember each sign and always be looking out for any of them in the house. You may even want to do your own home inspection once in a while, where you check areas of the home you don't often spend time in. This way, you may find a problem that needs immediate attention that you may not have found for weeks or months otherwise. Here are signs of water damage: 

  • There is rotten cabinetry in the home

  • The wooden floor is stained, warped, has lifting nails, or has lifting floorboards

  • The wallpaper or paint is bubbling or peeling

  • The tile floor is lifting with grout damages

  • There are moist areas

  • There is a musty smell

  • There is mold growth

What does water restoration involve?

When someone comes out to tend to water damage restoration, one of the first things they do is find the water source causing the damage. This way, they can take care of it to prevent more damage from occurring. They will also dry up the location right away. Another thing they will do is look for mold, and determine what type of mold they are dealing with if it is found. They will remove damaged materials, such as drywall and flooring. Disinfecting of the area will be done to keep it free of mold. Everything that was damaged from the water damage will be replaced, this means that your house will be resorted to the condition it was in prior to the water damage occurring.

For more information about water damage, contact a restoration company in your area.

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