What Do Water Damage Restoration Companies Do?

There are many reasons why a property may suffer from water damage, such as a broken pipe or a natural disaster. But whatever the cause and severity of the problem, it can create a lot of distress for the home owner. Often, the safest and most hassle free resolution is to call in one of your local water damage restoration companies to handle the clean up operation. But what exactly will they do? Essentially, it is the company's job to ascertain how much damage has been done, remove any excess water and carry out any necessary actions to restore your property back to its pre-flooded state. They will also work to determine the cause of the flooding, if it is not immediately apparent, and will give the home owner advice on what steps can be taken to prevent the incident from reoccurring. If appropriate, the company will implement the preventative measures themselves. When water damage restoration companies first enter a property their priority is to make it safe. Home owners will … [Read more...]

What Causes Water Damage To Homes And Businesses?

There are many different reasons why homes and businesses suffer water damage. Understanding the most common causes can help you take precautions to protect your property. Check out our Facebook Page for more tips. Damaged Pipes Leaking or burst pipes are the most common cause of water damage in both residential and commercial properties. Typically, the reason for the leak is a blockage causing extra pressure in the pipes. The culprit for this is often a blocked drain or toilet. Be vigilant for any signs of a pressure build up in the plumbing system, for example problems in the water flow from a tap. Calling in a plumber to check your pipes may seem costly, but in the long term it will be cheaper and less inconvenient than dealing with water damage. If the property is relatively old, also be mindful of the fact that pipes and plumbing joins can deteriorate over the time. Make a habit of checking for leaks in obvious areas, such as under the sink, on a regular basis. Plumbing issues … [Read more...]