Water Damage Clean-up, Repair & Restoration
Water damage is one of the most common destructive problems you can face as a homeowner. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your home can promote electrical hazards, causes expensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishings, and can lead to the growth of mold. ServiceMaster Restoration by Damage Control at your side, providing expert guidance on what to do, with the experience to fix the problem, fast.
What is Water Mitigation?
Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood or due to a leaking roof, plumbing leak, or as a result of any number of water-related problems.
what causes water damage in your home?
Water damage happens for a variety of reasons, including:
A plumbing leak is one of the most common causes of water damage.
When the weather temperature drops during the winter season many homeowners may experience Burst or broken pipes & hoses, and it is a very common issue.
When a drain line is clogged water and waste can’t flush down the drain and this could result in pressure on the wax ring that may result in leaks.
Gaps and cracks in foundation and exterior walls may allow cold outdoor air to seep into the warmer interior wall space. The air will naturally form condensation on surfaces inside the wall cavity, creating a moist environment trapped inside the walls
Appliance leak such as broken dishwasher hose or water heaters are very common issues.
Building envelope failures (leaking roof, windows, doors, siding, etc.).
Water seepage is a common issue that usually occurs after heavy rainfall and it happens when the water flows from one place to another via small holes, the groundwater level will rise and creates pressure against your home foundation.
Water and sewer backup from an aging sewer system and melted snow entering the sewer system.
Storms and Severe weather could generate immense amounts of precipitation that quickly saturate the ground, overwhelm the drainage systems, and swell waterways, rising water can easily inundate homes.
What is the process for Water Damage Restoration and what to do when that happens?
1. Call Water Damage Experts: By calling water damage experts you will be guided from crisis to resolution. Providing expert guidance on what to do, with the experience to fix the problem, fast. And work with your insurance company to ease the process.
2. Inspection: Water damage experts will locate and inspect the affected area and create an effective plan that will result in a successful restoration.
3. Water Removal & Extraction: With high technics and special high functional equipment to remove the water from the affected area.
4. Drying & Dehumidification: After the water has been removed, use water drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the remaining water and moisture.
5. Cleaning & Sanitizing: Sanitize the entire affected area with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using air scrubbers and fogging equipment to help prevent mold growth.
6. Restoration: This is the final step, and it means restoring your home or business to pre-water damage condition. Also, the restoration process could include reconstruction and replacing drywall, carpet, etc.
How long does it take to dry out water damage?
It depends on several factors, but in general, you can expect water and moisture to dry in bout five days. Sometimes it takes several weeks and other times it could take a few days
Can a one-time water leak cause mold and how fast does it grow?
If you have a leak in your house that isn’t properly fixed can cause mold to grow. There’s a great connection between water and mold. Whether the water damage is the result of a storm or a leaky faucet when water is trapped behind walls or paneling, the elements needed for mold growth will most likely be present. Mold isn’t something that takes a long time to grow. Learn more how ServiceMaster Restoration by Damage Control can help you with Mold Cleanup & Remediation
What are the most common causes of basement flooding?
Basements are vulnerable to flooding because they're built partially if not fully below ground. Identifying the cause of a flooded basement can help you prepare your home and ensure that your basement is safe from water damage. These are some of the common causes of basement flooding:
Improper downspouts and improper sealing on the flooring and walls might cause water damage in your basement.
If the drainage tile system has been installed incorrectly or fails, the basement may experience flooding, especially during heavy rains.
Debris in the gutters, if your home is near trees your gutters may become clogged with fallen leaves, seedpods, and other debris. Overflowing gutters will cascade water down the sides of the home where it can seep into your basement.
Having any of your water supply lines, sump pump, or hot water tank is damaged or breaks your basement can be flooded.