Water Damage Restoration: Do’s and Don’ts

Water damage is one of the most severe problems that can affect your home. Improper and inadequate restoration can lead to long-term consequences like mold or even a compromised structure. 

Here are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to water damage restoration.

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When you’ve got water coming into your home from any source, you have a serious problem. Water that is left in place can destroy your personal property, along with the structure of your home. It’s important to get the source of the water addressed and mitigation underway right away.

Do Secure the Area

In the case of water damage from burst pipes or other sources within the home, turn off the water supply immediately. Shut down your home’s power, as well. 

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Standing, Stagnant Water: Secret Places It Likes to Hide

Standing water can cause numerous problems that can harm your home and, if it gets bad enough, your health. Today, we’re going to go over some of the common and not-so-common places that water tends to sit stagnantly.

Stagnant Water

Dangers of Stagnant Water

Having stagnant water can cause serious problems with your bathroom and your health. Below are some of the common problems caused by stagnant water:

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Water Mitigation Services: Why You May Need It and Not Even Know It

What Is Water Mitigation?

Water mitigation is the process of restoring a property to its prior condition before any water damage occurred in the space. The process typically involves cleaning, sanitizing, drying, repairing, and restoring. However, because every property is unique and the extent of the damage may vary, water damage cleanup can look different from one situation to the next. 

Water Mitigation

As a homeowner or a business owner, you expect to perform some maintenance from time to time to keep everything in your building in good working order. However, there are some situations (like a severe storm) that can leave you with repair work that you simply weren’t prepared for. 

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Taking Advantage of Necessary Water Damage Repairs to Make a Few Upgrades

Water Damage Repairs

The recent tropical storms and hurricanes have reminded everyone that water damage is a common occurrence in Florida. If your home has recently sustained water damage, it might be a good opportunity to get some upgrades and renovations you’ve been putting off for water damage repairs. Here are a few upgrades you can easily incorporate into your water damage repair project.

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Flooring Upgrades

If any room in your home was immersed in water, even just an inch or two, you will likely need to replace the flooring. Carpets will definitely need to be replaced, as well as cheaper flooring materials like linoleum or other synthetic flooring

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Moisture in Your Walls: How It Can Harm Your Family

Moisture in Your Walls Can Harm Your Family

Did you know that about half of homes have moisture in the walls? It can gather in your walls as a result of plumbing issues or a leaky roof. Sometimes the damage caused is so minor that you have absolutely no indication that there is moisture gathering in your walls until the problem builds and becomes a severe and visible issue.

Moisture in Your Walls

Moisture build-up in your walls may cause significant harm to your family. The most commonly known result of moisture in the home is the development of mold. Even people who do not normally have allergies can have allergy symptoms when exposed directly to mold. Breathing mold for a long period of time can lead to serious respiratory illness.

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Water Damage Can Harm Your Home and Your Family: Three Ways

Water damage is something that can happen to anyone. It can be caused by flooding from severe storms, burst pipes, plumbing backups, or other sources. While it may seem as though the worst part is the cleanup, there are actually a lot of ways that it can harm your home and family.

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Rot and Mold

When water sits on floors and walls for more than a few days, it can seep behind the paint or wall covering into the guts of the wall itself. This can cause drywall and other materials to become extremely weak. If you have a load-bearing wall that gets water damage, you could be putting your safety at risk. In these cases the water damage causes rot and mold that eat away at the boards inside the walls, requiring them to be replaced.

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