Water Damage and Mold Growth
If there is any water damage in a residential or commercial property, the only chance to prevent mold growth to start and keep the quality of the air you’re breathing is this one. The majority of property owners in areas with heavy rain are aware of this and that is why they are so afraid of water damage. The likelihood of this kind of damage is proportional to the intensity of the rain. Water damages almost everything, from wood furniture and upholstered items to electronics and home appliances, and may cost thousands of dollars.
We, at CCR Damage Restoration, have the expertise and the proper tools to speed the flood cleanup process up and make it more efficient. Our trained specialists also have the know-how to restore or replace broken objects while addressing the flood cleanup.
Some aspects of water damage are more relevant than others, but as a property owner, the following issues should be considered essential when managing and/or even preventing water flooding:
Know the details of your water damage insurance policy
Prevent basement water flooding
Know your indoor plumbing system and keep it in good condition
Water damage and Insurance
Be aware that there are different types of water damage insurance policies that provide different kinds of coverage.
Property insurance provides coverage for burst pipes caused by rain and wind. In general, damage caused by water running from the top down, such as rain and sprinklers, is covered in the standard homeowner’s insurance policy. Proper property maintenance and knowledge of these types of water damage insurance are some of the best ways to prevent it from
becoming a catastrophic event.
There are TWO main ways to protect your basement from water flooding. The first action would be to seal or reseal your basement. Water enters the basement through cracks in the building foundation or floor slabs. Painting vulnerable areas with a water sealant can prevent water damage in your basement. Another way is to make sure water drains away from the house. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater flows into the building, down the outside of the foundation wall, and potentially penetrates through any cracks.
Periodic maintenance and knowledge of your interior plumbing systems are very important aspects of preventing water damage to your job site or home. Be sure to:
- Inspect appliance hoses and faucets.
- Inspect showers and bathtubs.
If you are going to be away from home for an extended period, turn off the water supply to the washing machine.
When leaving, never leave the washing machine or dishwasher running.
Know the location of your home’s main water shut-off valve.
Periodically inspect plumbing and heating pipes.
At CCR Damage Restoration all water damage consultations are free. We know how serious and important this type of situation is and we are aware that in these cases professional help is more than advisable, it is essential. CCR Damage Restoration has well-trained, experienced, and committed specialists you can rely on when these difficult and uncertain circumstances strike.
We know that this is a lot of information to digest, but our water damage restoration crew is ready to help you. If you have a water damage emergency in your home or business, it’s important that you act quickly to minimize the losses and prevent damage to the structure. Contact us for professional assistance.