What You Should Know About Water Damage

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  • Almost half of all homeowners in the United States have experience loss due to water damage.
  • 14,000 individuals experience water damage problems, at home or at work, daily. 
  • 98% of basements will eventually suffer from water damage.

Preventing Water Damage

Water damage is more common than one may think! Thankfully, there are measures that can be taken to lessen the chances of a water damage emergency. If a water disaster does happen to your home or business, Proven Professional Construction Services in Raleigh is quick to respond to help minimize the damage and start the cleanup process immediately.

Think of all the many places water flows: kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, sprinklers, inside the walls, under the house, in the yards, through the gutters…water is everywhere! It only takes a leak in a pipe, a detached hose, or clogged gutters to make for a very eventful week. Adopting simple home maintenance techniques can radically reduce the chances of a water related fiasco. Here’s something to calm the mind-93% of all water damage emergencies can be prevented! 

Maintenance techniques:

  • Regularly check roof and gutters for clogs or leaks
  • Examine laundry machine hoses
  • Be wary of planting foliage around water pipes. The roots can potentially become thick enough to break through pipes that may be in their way, thus resulting in a nice unwanted pool of water somewhere. 
  • Detach garden hoses before freezing temperatures emerge. This lessens the possibility of frozen pipes. 
  • Be on the lookout for any sign of warping or bulging in floors, walls, and ceilings. 
  • Periodically participate in a home walk-through and check under sinks and around pipes for signs of water damage, or potential water damage. 

DIY Cleanup Danger

Coming across a wet, moist scene can be alarming. One might feel the need to begin cleaning up immediately. While this is completely natural and rational, wisely consider contacting a water damage specialist as soon as possible. This is always the safest option. Water damage is unpredictable simply because there can be so many hidden factors. One of the biggest factors is mold. 

What is mold? 

Mold is a type of fungi that feeds off of its surroundings. Indoor mold typically feeds off moist or damp matter, such as walls and ceilings that have been exposed to water. Mold is constantly emitting spores. Spores are bits of mold that float around in the air waiting to find something to feed on. They are a survival mechanism the main body of mold uses to keep up with the life cycle. In a home, these spores can become thick in the air and cause potentially serious health problems to unsuspecting families. This is just one reason it is critical to receive professional help when dealing with a water damage emergency. 

Professional Help

Professionals have the equipment necessary for a safe and reliable cleanup process. They have been specially trained to clean and treat water damaged items and structures, quickly, safely, and efficiently. 

Services to ask about

  • Drying and water extraction: professionals will assess damage, identify and clean contaminated areas of the building, as well as take care of standing water.  
  • Leak detection and drain inspection: Because there isn’t one right way for water to damage property, professionals check different sources. 

Restoration services, such as those offered by Proven Professional Construction Services, are to help during difficult times brought on by water emergencies. Immediately call professionals to aid in water cleanup, never attempt to do the work personally, and relax knowing you’re in good hands. 

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